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Roland Ruiz

Roland Ruiz

Managing Director, DDI Philippines

Roland is the Managing Director for DDI Philippines and is responsible for creating and ensuring the execution of the business strategy and managing the operations and financial performance of the Philippines through the development of innovative solutions specially customized for DDI’s clients.

He has 30 years of multicultural business leadership and consulting experience focused on people, leadership and organizational issues.  He has taken on business leadership & consulting roles over the past 23 years at Mercer & Hay Group (now Korn Ferry) overseeing Singapore, ASEAN and Asia Sales operations.  He was also Advisory Board Member for 7 years and served as Deputy CEO with THP Group, one of the largest privately held Food & Beverage company headquartered in Ho Chi Minh, and was responsible for human resources, information technology, quality assurance, and legal functions.

As an organization development consultant, he specializes in organizations which face rapid change, are in rapidly emerging markets, are confronted by the impact of new technologies, or encounter internal organizational pressures for sustainable higher performance. Roland provides coaching for senior executives facing these challenges. He has spearheaded several major workforce planning, talent strategy development, HR transformation and organizational review & design projects across the ASEAN region. In addition, he has also led projects on executive assessment/coaching, executive compensation design, and post-merger & acquisition alignment interventions across ASEAN countries, Greater China, Japan, South Korea, India & Pakistan.

Roland is an empty nester who enjoys relaxing around nature and tool tinkering.

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