Alan Richter

Alan Richter

Founder and President of QED Consulting


Alan Richter is the founder and President of QED Consulting. He has consulted to corporations for many years in multiple capacities. Primarily, he has provided strategic consulting services in the human resource development and change management arenas, and has designed and developed innovative curricula for corporations and organizations.

Dr. Richter has led teams in the development of leadership programs and processes for companies and organizations from new managers through to senior executives. He has also designed pioneering instructional products in the areas of leadership, business ethics, workforce diversity, globalization, marketing, technology and corporate communications.

He is the creator of The Diversity Game©, an award winning training tool, and The Global Diversity Game© and The Change Cycle Game©. He also 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, GartnerGroup, GE, Home Depot, Investec, MetLife, NASA, Nokia, Principal Financial Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, Sony, UBS, the United Nations, and Wharton. He has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe, in addition to the US.

Dr. Richter has also been a presenter at many conferences such as ASTD, the Conference Board, the International Institute for Research, SHRM, the American College of Insurance, the Arthur Page Society, the ASJA, the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS), NASAGA and ISAGA (North American/International Simulation and Gaming Association), the National Multicultural Institute (NMCI), PBS’s Adult Learning Satellite Service, GlobalForum2002, and SIETAR.

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 such as ethics in a textbook on pathology, and cross-cultural aspects of medicine.

Dr. Richter has an M.A. and a B.A.B.Sc. from the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, London University.

On October 26, 2015, Alan Richter was recognized as one of the Top 50 Diversity Professionals in Industry in the inaugural Global Diversity List 2015, supported by The Economist.

Contact Information

Alan Richter, Ph. D.
President, QED Consulting, LLC
41 Central Park West, Suite 1G, New York NY 10023, USA
Office: +1-212-724-3335; mobile: +1-646-251-1740
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Recognized by the Global Diversity List, Top 50 Professionals