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Senior Partner and Managing Direc...

Phone: +81 *********
Email: t***@***.com
Local Address: , Tokyo, Japan
Korn/Ferry International Inc.
1900 Avenue Of The Stars Suite 2600
Los Angeles , California 90067
United States

Company Description: Korn/Ferry International (Korn/Ferry) is a global provider of talent management solutions. The Company provides talent management solutions, including executive...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • master's degree , Human Resources Management
    Chapman University
  • undergraduate degree , Asian Studies
    University of Maryland
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Web References
GlobalCCU - Advisory Board, 8 Mar 2015 [cached]
Tom Pedersen DBS Bank, Singapore
Tom ..., 5 June 2014 [cached]
Tom Pedersen
Tom received his master's degree in Human Resources Management from Chapman University, and his undergraduate degree in Asian Studies from the University of Maryland
Work Experiences
Tom has over 35 years work experience in Asia and looks after the leadership and talent consulting practice for Korn/Ferry International in Japan. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry this year, Tom was the head of learning and talent development for a Singapore bank, leading employee engagement, learning, talent management, and executive development programs throughout Asia.
As the former Head of the People and Communications Group and Chief Learning Officer for Shinsei Bank in Tokyo, Tom focused on cultural alignment in creating an integrated financial services firm. Tom¡¯s work was featured in a Harvard Business School Case Study: Shinsei Bank - Developing an Integrated Firm.
Before joining Shinsei, Tom worked at Morgan Stanley, where he led the Asia Workforce Effectiveness team to enhance leadership development, staffing, and organizational development. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Tom taught business courses focusing on globalization and the role of multinational firms in Japan at the International Center, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. He concurrently worked as an independent management consultant, designing and executing strategic human resource and executive development solutions for firms in Asia.
ecu2011 Singapore: Tom Pedersen – Head of Group Learning & Development – DBS, 27 Sept 2012 [cached]
Tom Pedersen - Head of Group Learning & Development - DBS
Tom Pedersen, Head of Learning and Development, DBS, is a passionate advocate for learning and creating learning organisations.
His first career was as a soldier for 20 years in the US Army. After retiring from the Army, Pedersen taught at Japan's Keio University International Center for seven years before entering banking. He has held regional learning and leadership development roles with Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, and was the Chief Learning Officer and Head of the People and Communications Group at Shinsei Bank in Japan.
Pedersen has been a resident of Asia for over 30 years and passionate about growing a sustainable learning culture.
Biography: Tom Pedersen, 27 Jan 2010 [cached]
Tom Pedersen
Tom Pedersen is based in Tokyo where he has lived for the past 16 years. He is senior member of our global Leader Excelerator practice and our Consulting Partner for North Asia. In this capacity he works with our clients in areas of organisation transformation and leadership development.
Tom's expertise is in strategic human resource management and executive development for multinational firms in Asia. He has worked across several industries to develop key leadership capabilities and to build effective executive teams. He has worked with companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, State Street, AIG, Morgan Stanley, Yokohama Rubber, General Motors, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), and Headstrong.
Tom is one of very few Western executives who has held a senior leadership position in a Japanese MNC. He served as the Head of People and Communications Group and Chief Learning Officer for Shinsei Bank. In this capacity, he helped to lead cultural alignment in creating an integrated financial services firm. He led several large organisational change initiatives focusing on sustainable human capital development, and was the transition leader for the 2008 acquisition of the Consumer Finance businesses of GE in Japan. During his tenure at Shinsei Bank, Harvard Business School created a business case of the work led by Tom. He is frequently invited to Harvard to facilitate the case analysis.
Prior to joining Shinsei, Tom served as Executive Director for Morgan Stanley. He led the Asia Workforce Effectiveness team with a focus on leader development, staffing, organisational development, and team learning interventions. As part of this role, Tom developed and delivered leader education throughout Asia for Morgan Stanley's senior leaders and joint venture partners in China and India.
Tom is actively involved in the not-for-profit and education sectors. He sits on the Advisory Board for the Global Council of Corporate Universities, a Paris-based non-profit focusing on aligning social responsibility with corporate learning initiatives. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Tokyo English Life Line (TELL), providing mental health services for the international community in Japan.
In addition, Tom has taught international business courses at the International Center, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Tom has an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies and a graduate degree in Human Resources with an emphasis on Organisational Development.
Global HR Forum 2013, 11 Oct 2013 [cached]
Tom Pedersen Managing Director, Leadership and Talent Consulting, Korn Ferry International
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