Patrick D. Carmichael Patrick Carmichael is a results-oriented HR executive with extensive international experience developing the professional, management and executive talent of global corporations. Patrick has hands-on experience building leadership development processes and talent management systems, and he is experienced in facilitating executive management teams to formulate and communicate corporate values, desired behaviors and expectations. Patrick has over 30 years experience in challenging HR roles solving the cross-cultural development issues faced by today’s global organizations.

Prior to his retirement from the oil and gas industry in 2010, Patrick Carmichael spent 15 years at Saudi Aramco providing insight and leadership to human resource functions in four business lines of the world’s largest energy producer. Following a six-year term as the business line talent manager for the organization’s downstream business, he joined the company’s Employee Relations & Training Management team. Here, he oversaw the development and implementation of major HR projects to support the company’s business and strategic goals. Patrick originally joined Saudi Aramco in 1996 as a Senior Consultant in the Management Development Department, where he was primarily tasked with the design, development and implementation of training and organization development programs for mid through executive-level management personnel. Prior to Saudi Aramco, he was the Manager of Training and Organizational Development for Aramco Services Company in Houston, Texas. Patrick also worked in the shipbuilding industry, aerospace and education. While a full-time faculty member at San Diego State University, he taught courses in the College of Arts & Letters and was also responsible for international training and development projects. His focus became long-term corporate human resource development and to this end, he worked closely with the Colleges of Business, Engineering and Education in designing projects for clients such as Aramco, SABIC, Kuwait University, Sonotrach, S&S, Pemex, PDVSA, Nissan and Mitsubishi, to name a few. Carmichael is the recipient of the Roger Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award (2010) and was recognized by the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management in 2011 for “Promoting the HR profession and advancing the human capital capabilities of organizations throughout the Arab World.” In addition he serves as Vice President of Senior Executive Boards at the Best Practice Institute, and he is an advisory council member of The Institute for Management Studies and the National Foreign Trade Council. Previously he served as an advisor to the American Productivity and Quality Center, the American Management Association and held board member positions with the American Society for Training and Development, and the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management. Patrick is married, has three children and four grandchildren and enjoys swimming and deep-sea fishing.