Basil combines more than 20 years of experience in, organizational development and effectiveness, transformation and change, diversity and inclusion strategic, HR business partnering and general management.
Working with large distinguished multinationals across four continents, he worked his way up from advisor level to establishing his own consulting firm.
With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University in Montreal he started his working life with over 5 years experience directly in that field after which, he joined the corporate world commencing his career in HR writing policies, advising and business partnering across all areas of the HR spectrum. Distinguishing himself as a leader in the field and with his achievements, he advanced to managing, directing and setting up HR departments and teams. Within these roles, he had gained extensive experience with change initiatives and transformation programs from medium local to very large global levels. This inspired him to later specialize in organization development and effectiveness, taking on leadership roles in the field, leading, designing and managing transformational and improvement programs as well as start-up organizations, joint ventures and projects, coaching senior and C-level executives and leaders towards achieving operational excellence, delivery of best-in-class results and development of highly capable, effective and high performing organizations, and defining and developing organizational culture.
Basil’s strength lay in is his ability to build long-term trusted relationships with his clients which allows him to be a distinguished thought leader and coach and through which he is able to extract a deep understanding of their requirements in a holistic manner i.e., ensuring the right skills, leadership traits, capacity, potential, personality and cultural fit takes place. He believes real sustainable and continuous improvement results are achieved by examining, understanding and improving on all aspects harmoniously, not in isolation. Furthermore, he has a natural intuitiveness with people which comes in handy when making assessments. < br> Basil has been known for achieving results and inspiring organizations, teams and individuals to perform at their best and an ability to rally people together and nurture a positive working environment.
Basil worked in various locations across the globe whilst working for Gulf International Bank, ResonanceOTI, Ward Howell, Royal Dutch Shell, BAESYSTEMS and British American Tobacco.
Sectors worked in or with include: Energy, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Consultancy, Aerospace and Defense, Health, Government, Banking and Retail businesses.
With a diverse cultural background and speaking 4 languages: English, French, Arabic and Spanish, Basil possesses a broad global mindset with an open-minded and inclusive approach.