President QED Consulting; Creator of The Global Ethics & Integrity and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks
Alan Richter is the founder and president of QED Consulting. He has consulted with corporations and organizations for many years in multiple capacities, primarily in the areas of leadership, ethics and values, diversity, inclusion, culture and change. He has provided strategic consulting and facilitation and program design and delivery for varied organizations globally and has been involved in innovative instructional product design. Alan is a recognized pioneer in the diversity and inclusion, and business ethics fields.
Alan is the creator of The Global Diversity Game — an award winning training tool, and co-creator of the Global Diversity Survey — a self-assessment tool which measures how we deal with difference, the Global Gender Intelligence Assessment – a gender intelligence self-assessment, Global Leadership Survey – a leadership style self-assessment tool, The Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks and The Global Ethics & Integrity Benchmarks — which help organizations measure their Diversity and Ethics initiatives, respectively, against global best practices. He also co-produced Global Words for Global Leaders — an inspirational leadership video, and co-authored Lost in Cyberspace — a team-decision based tool that explores the nature of global virtual teams.
He has worked closely with many leading organizations worldwide, including CERN, NASA and the UN, many Fortune 500 Global companies, and in the academic world has worked with Columbia University, Wharton, Ohio State University, UC Berkeley, Bocconi University, and the University of the Virgin Islands. Within the UN system he has worked with FAO, ICAO, ICC, ICTY, IMF, ITU, OPCW, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNICEF, UNSSC, WFP, WHO, WIPO, WMO and WTO, as well as with CGIAR and The Global Fund.
Alan has consulted and facilitated workshops across Africa, Asia and Europe, as well as the Americas. He is the co-editor of a recent book on global values seen through the lens of comparative jurisprudence.
Alan has an M.A. and a B.A.B.Sc. from the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, London University.