Dr. Tom Verghese

“CQ is essential for leadership effectiveness across distance, culture and time.”
Dr. Tom Verghese

Dr. Tom Verghese is an internationally renowned consultant, presenter, executive cultural coach, author and founder of Cultural Synergies. Tom’s expertise is cultural intelligence, inclusive and ethical leadership and the promotion of sustainable global leadership and high performing international teams.

Tom has over two decades experience working in the field of cultural intelligence, taking him to over 40 countries. Working with diverse business leaders around the world has provided Tom with an international perspective and experience as a specialist consultant who equips organisations and their teams with the skills to effectively work within and across cultures.

With an extensive client base of Fortune 500 companies, he successfully works with a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, airlines, manufacturing, banking, education and food and beverage.

Tom holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, Graduate Diploma and Masters in Education and Training and a Diploma in Management. His qualifications, experience and own multicultural skills position him as an authority in the cultural intelligence and global leadership fields.

Tom applies a practical approach in assisting organisations understand and leverage cultural awareness and diversity for successfully positioning their business in the global marketplace.

Tom speaks a number of Asian languages. He has a genuine interest in and knowledge of a diverse range of cultures. Tom conveys his knowledge and expertise through passion, humour, stories and a level of authenticity that resonates with his clients and brings meaning and relevance.

Born to Indian parents and raised in multi-ethnic Malaysia, he moved to Australia in 1978.

Dr. Tom Verghese is the author of ‘The Invisible Elephant: Exploring Cultural Awareness’ and co-author of ‘Pillars of Growth: Strategies for Leading Your Organisation to Exponential Growth’.