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Desmond Soh


Desmond Soh is a Consultant with Organisational Development Concepts (ODC) specialising in areas of Global Leadership & Talent Development, Cross-Cultural & Diversity Management Best Practices, Lean Enterprise and Strategic Management Consultancy.


Desmond was based overseas for most his professional career and brings with him close to 30 years of Industry experience in Automotive & Consumer Electronics Manufacturing, Construction & Special Purpose Vehicle sectors.


Prior to working with ODC, Desmond was President Asia-Pacific of Oshkosh Corporation - a U.S. Fortune 500 Special Purpose Vehicle company. In his leadership capacity, Desmond was instrumental in the successful green-field startup of profitable business operations in Greater China, India and various countries across the region.


As the regional lead, Desmond was directly responsible for HRM, Finance, Manufacturing operations, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Sales, Aftersales Service Support and P&L management.


Given his passion in people development and enterprise excellence, Desmond volunteered much of his time at the company’s in-house leadership training center (Oshkosh University) for many years to train, coach and mentor team leaders, supervisors and managers in effective communications and leadership development.


Desmond’s ability to effectively engage all levels of Adult Learners makes his a much sought-after trainer. In his career, he has successfully coach and mentor numerous regional leaders to their maximum potential.


As a trainer and consultant. Desmond brings with him a multi-faceted regional experience as a business leader and trainer to provide organisations, teams and individuals with effective solutions that will help strengthen competitive strength for both the enterprise and personal development goals.


Desmond is a strong advocate for Continuing Adult Education to ensure skills and knowledge are relevant in the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) world we all live in.

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