Our Team

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Alan Richter

Senior Executive Consultant

Alan Richter is a recognized pioneer in the diversity and ethics fields and brings enormous depth of knowledge, expertise and skill to the Symmetra team as an Associate. Dr. Richter is the creator of The Global Diversity Game — an award winning training tool, and co-creator of the Coaching Development Assessment – a developmental tool for leader coaches and executive coaches, The Global Diversity Survey — a self-assessment tool which measures how we deal with difference, The Global Gender Intelligence Assessment – a gender intelligence assessment,  Global Leadership Survey – a leadership style self-assessment tool, The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks  and The Global Ethics & Integrity Benchmarks– which helps 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 organizations including: American Express, Avon, BellSouth, Chubb, Delphi, Ernst & Young, Gartner, GE, Home Depot, the IMF, International Criminal Court, Investec, Kohler, KPMG, MetLife, NASA, Nokia, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, RBS, Sasol, Saudi Aramco, Sony, UBS, Unilever, the United Nations, Wharton and WHO. He has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe, in addition to the Americas, and has extensive global experience. Dr. Richter has also been a presenter at many conferences such as the American College of Insurance, the Arthur Page Society, the ASJA, ASTD, the Conference Board, GlobalForum2002 (Bangkok), Integral Leadership Summit (London), the International Institute for Research, the Human Resource Planning Society, NASAGA and ISAGA (North American/International Simulation and Gaming Association), the National Multicultural Institute, PBS’s Adult Learning Satellite Service, SHRM, Arabian SHRM, SIETAR, Veerstichting (Holland) and the World Diversity Leadership Symposium (at the UN). He serves on the Board of the South African American Chamber of Commerce (SACCA) and Kean University’s Global MBA Program.  He has also consulted extensively in on-line services, has taught philosophy, psychology, and interdisciplinary courses at the Open University in Britain, has worked as a lexicographer and technical writer, and is the author of several books and articles. His articles have covered aspects of business ethics, diversity and globalization and he has written chapters in books on ethics and culture in medicine. He is currently editing a book on global values seen through the context of comparative jurisprudence. He is the Founder of QED based in NY, USA