Khoo is the Founder and Executive Chairman of OTi Group, an international management consultancy in Total Organization Renewal, operating in global hubs and networks. With more than 35 years of experience in the areas of leadership coaching, organization development (capacity strengthening), strategic planning and business processes, Oon Theam has founded, built and guided OTi to become one of the leading and largest local management consultancy operating in the region, providing a holistic approach to organization transformation. He was a recipient of the Ford Foundation, Asia Foundation and United Nations Leadership Development Scholarships. A graduate from the University of Malaya (Singapore) in Social Studies, he also holds a M.S. in Group Work and M.A. in Social Psychology and Organization Behaviour from Northwestern University, USA.
One of the pioneers of Organization Development (OD) in Singapore, he founded and directed the Center for Applied Behavioural Science in Singapore and for some years taught Organization Behaviour in the undergraduate and post-graduate programs at the University of Singapore in the Business School and Group Dynamics in the Psychology and Social Work Department. He has also served as the first Director of PA Consulting Group in the Asia-Pacific region.
An accomplished consultant, facilitator and coach, Oon Theam has led top management teams in managing corporate cultural transformation and values alignment. He imparts the principles of strategic planning to equip corporate and industrial leaders to assess situations and formulate appropriate strategies. As mentor and coach, he has impacted the lives of top management leadership in personal transformation. He also received the Leader-Mentor Award at the Global Leadership & Mentoring Congress 2003.
A Certified International Management Consultant (CMC) and honored as Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC), Oon Theam has been a Project Management Advisor, directing and leading his consulting teams to successfully complete The World Bank and Asian Development Bank projects in the region. He has also directed and project managed key Industry Capability Upgrading projects in Singapore (Travel, Jewellery, Furniture and Security) and other Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Strengthening projects and programs.
For this, OTi has won several awards including the recent Human Resources Magazine – HR Vendors of the Year Award 2007 which placed OTi as the Top 5 HR Training Provider of the Year and Top 3 Best Training and Education Provider of the Year (Financial Services Sector). OTi was also recognized by SPRING Singapore in 2001 as its Partner of the Year and awarded the SPRING People Partner Award for leadership in People Developer Consultancy. In August 2008, OTi achieved Work Life Excellence conferred by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower.