Chris Thompson

Head of Executive Coaching, Management & Organisation Development Consultant

External Partner

Chris Thompson has over 25 years of professional experience in Human Resources.

Since 2000, he has specialised in strategy development, leadership, organizational development and talent management, both in a teaching and consulting capacity. Chris is currently a freelance consultant working out of Paris where he has lived since 1974.

He joined the Zalis team in 2002. Over the last 5 years, he has helped to build the team, coached Daniel Cohen and run Zalis seminars. He is involved in the creation of the Zalis methodology and processes. Recently he has played a crucial role in Zalis missions.

Prior to that, from 1991-2000 Chris was HR Development Manager for Microsoft EMEA and started the Microsoft Employee Survey in the EMEA region, the succession planning process and ran the cross-border high potential leadership development program.
In DEC France, he ran the management development group, and started the international training function in ACCOR.

He graduated with a B.A. in Theoretical Linguistics from York University (UK) and thereafter taught in universities in Sweden and France before doing a M.B.A. and moving into management education.