Korn Ferry
Ron Meeks

Ron Meeks

Senior Client Partner


For over 15 years, Ron Meeks has guided and supported global clients in their strategies for developing senior leadership talent. With a focus on executive teams and boards, he uses his past experience as a line executive to design and deliver customized programs at the intersection of strategy and talent development.

He is well regarded for his business-based diagnostic skills as well as his ability to facilitate intensive, provocative forums that enable leadership learning.

For the past few years, he has emphasized helping leaders navigate today’s volatile and uncertain markets, create conditions for innovation, and build enterprise senior leaders.

Mr. Meeks always stresses the importance of clearly linking executive development to the strategies and change processes of an organization. He routinely challenges his clients to be very clear about the question: “What type of leadership is needed now?” In 2008 and 2009, he co-edited the Pfeiffer Annual: Leadership Development along with Peter Cairo, David Dotlich, and Stephen Rhinesmith, bringing together a collection of leadership-development approaches to address growth, innovation, and globalization.

His interest in leadership development and change management comes from his 18 years of experience in varied line-management and staff roles within Hoechst AG, formerly one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and chemical companies.

Mr. Meeks holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University. His background includes a two-year assignment with Hoechst in Germany, where he became fluent in speaking, reading, and writing German.