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Ken Graham, PhD.

General Manager, DDI-Japan

Dr. Graham has over 18 years of experience in the global talent management consulting industry. As the general manager of DDI’s operation in Japan, he supports a diverse set of clients in designing and executing programs in the areas of leadership and executive development, employee selection, succession management, and coaching. Ken has lived and worked in Japan for more than six years, where he has led numerous large-scale talent engagements across the Asian region and beyond. As a result, Ken brings valuable perspective to any global talent initiative, especially those with a Japanese component.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D./M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The University of Akron
  • M.B.A., Temple University
  • B.A. in Psychology, The University of Akron
  • Member of the American Psychological Association and Division 14 (Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology)

Key Capabilities and Experience

Ken has extensive experience in designing and managing complex, global talent development initiatives. He has collaborated with clients in a wide range of industries to design assessment and training programs, using such tools as 360-degree surveys, personality assessments, classroom and virtual classroom training methods, simulation-based assessment platforms, and individual coaching. He specializes in helping multinational clients build alignment in their talent management programs across diverse regions, with deep expertise in the Japanese market.

Ken presents at industry conferences and events, most recently in Japan on the topic of building systematic processes to identify, develop, and engage global leadership talent.

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