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Joel Farnworth MAML
Chartered Fellow CIPD

Based in Bangkok, KF&A deliver a range of Strategy, Leadership and Advanced HR Services to clients in the Asia Pacific and MENA regions.

Currently the Managing Partner, Joel previously enjoyed a 22 year international HR career with HSBC, predominantly in Asia and including roles such as:

  • Global Head of Talent, Learning and ODD
  • Head of HR for Thailand, India and MENA
  • Asia Pacific Training Adviser
  • He has worked in 38 countries with 50+ nationalities.

In both his permanent and consulting roles he has significant time in, and experience of, working with CEOs and Top Teams developing regional and local HR resources to deliverimpactive services to international standards.

Essentially an agent and facilitator of change with an eye always on the output and impact of proposed and implemented improvements. Aided by his significant international and multi-cultural exposure, this has made him a sought after consultant and adviser across the Asia region and beyond.

On the Leadership and Strategy front his multi industry and geographic experience, combined with constantly updated research, has given him a proven approach to the development of today’s and next generation leaders. Whether as a guest speaker or coaching 1:1 his incisive views of effective leadership and his counsel as to how this can be achieved continue to be requested from new and repeat clients alike.

In addition to his MA in Management Learning, he holds Chartered Fellow status with CIPD and has had the benefit of significant personal development at such institutions as Michigan Business School and Roffey Park. He is accredited in the use of a number of assessment and development tools including De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats, OPQ, PAPI and Myers-Briggs.

Key Consulting and Training areas:

  • Performance Management
  • Total Rewards
  • Talent and ODD management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic HR
  • HRBP