Caryn Solomon, PhD
Head, Organisation Development, Investec Bank, London UK
Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
has worked and taught in the field of Organisation Development and Human Behaviour for over 25 years.
She has a BA degree in English and Philosophy, a Higher Education Diploma in English and History and a PhD in Psychology from Boston University, where she also lectured in Psychology for 6 years.
Before moving to London 13 years ago, Dr Solomon
spent 15 years in South Africa co-running Allen Zimbler Associates
, a Management and Organisation Development Consultancy.
During that time, she
consulted to a broad array of international and South African organisations, dealing with all aspects of Organisation development and change, and specialising in leadership development, team effectiveness and the design and facilitation of broad-ranging organisational change processes relating to the transformation taking place in the country as whole.
Working with many of the largest retail groups in the country during the 1980's and 90's, she
introduced some the first processes to develop and integrate black South African managers, and developed a variety of unique team-building methodologies, using personal storytelling and psychodrama to confront and deal with the effects of apartheid.
Some of those processes are still used in South African organisations today.
For the last 15 years, Dr Solomon
has been living in London.
She is Head of Organisation Development at Investec Bank, where she runs a team of internal consultants, focusing on organisational strategic change and leader development.
also lectures on an MSc Programme at the London School of Economics in Social Psychology and Organisation Development