President QED Consulting and Creator of The Global Ethics & Integrity and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks
Dr. Richter is the founder and president of QED Consulting. He has consulted to 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. He is a recognized pioneer in the diversity & 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. He has consulted and facilitated workshops across Africa, Asia and Europe, in addition to the Americas. He has also been a presenter at many conferences such as the Arthur Page Society, the ASJA, ATD, the Conference Board, Diversity Best Practices, Forum on Workplace Inclusion, the Human Resource Planning Society, NASAGA and ISAGA, SHRM, Arabian SHRM, SIETAR, the World Diversity Leadership Symposium and the World HRD Congress. He has been recognized as a Diversity Pioneer (2007) and is listed on the Economist’s Global Diversity List (2015).
Prior to founding QED, he consulted extensively in the emergence of on-line services, taught philosophy, psychology, and interdisciplinary courses at the Open University in the UK and worked as a lexicographer and writer. He is the author of several books and articles, covering aspects of business ethics, diversity and globalization. He has also written chapters in books and articles on ethics, diversity and culture. He is the co-editor of a recent book on global values seen through the lens of comparative jurisprudence.
Dr. Richter 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.