In Loving Memory of Our Beloved and Respected Founder Dr. Robert James Brown 2 January 1951 - 25 January 2009
This year, we marked the sixth anniversary of the loss of Robert Brown, our founder, our friend and our mentor. Robert's depth of knowledge and his twenty five years of experience in building collaborative intercultural relations are in no way replaceable. We miss his wisdom and his gentle and compassionate ways. But true to character, Robert has generously left us a heritage, which will forever guide us in our work and in our daily interactions with other people, particularly with those who do not share our worldview. Robert gave us the traditions of learning, of listening, of sense making and of not-judging those we do not understand. He built us a work culture founded on respect, inclusion and excellence. Robert's thirst for knowing and his insistence on fairness are legacies, which we will gratefully and proudly carry forward. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank Robert for guiding us to become better human beings and more effective educators and researchers.
Robert Brown was a role model for all those who worked with him and who knew him. He was an example of what people can be at their best.
As Director of Consulting for Pharos International, Robert was responsible for our Globalisation Consulting and Training practice. He had a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and served on the faculty of several business schools including Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and IFL-Stockholm School of Economics. Robert's expertise was in international executive team building and in post-merger integration of organisational cultures. He served as a personal consultant and confidant to CEOs and senior executives who wanted to increase their leadership effectiveness outside of their home countries. Robert had extensive experience working with global organisations in Europe, United States and Asia, and had been a consultant on international projects with the World Health Organisation. Coming from Northern Ireland, Robert had several expatriate assignments, travelled the world for work and for personal discovery and lived happily in Brussels with his wife.