Amir Ghannad is an expert in the field of leadership development, a frequent and highly sought-after keynote speaker at leadership summits in the US and abroad, and the founder of The Ghannad Group, which offers coaching and consulting services in the area of leadership effectiveness and culture transformation. For over 30 years, Mr. Ghannad has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility and scope in multiple locations in the US, Southeast Asia, and Europe with Procter and Gamble, Sunny Delight Beverages, and Campbell Soup Company. He has consistently demonstrated his mastery in leading the process of transforming groups of talented people into effective teams that deliver breakthrough results. He has effectively led multi-national and multi-functional teams in transforming their workplace culture and delivering superior results.
Mr. Ghannad has had the good fortune of having traveled extensively around the world and having lived in four countries. He has conducted training sessions and facilitated workshops in various locations in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. As a professional facilitator, registered corporate coach, and an accomplished trainer of courses such as Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The Speed of Trust, The Mind Gym, and many others, Mr. Ghannad has designed and delivered numerous customized learning events that have helped organizations successfully achieve results in a variety of business situations, including operations management, start-ups, JV partnerships, acquisitions, divestitures, ERP system implementation, supply chain management, and lean operations.
Mr. Ghannad is proficient in using an array of tools and methodologies to facilitate teams through the process of strategy development and deployment, organizational assessment and design, high-performance organization development, transition management, and leadership development. In October 2015, Mr. Ghannad published his first book titled, The Transformative Leader
, which has received rave reviews from award-winning authors and leading experts in the field of operational excellence and leadership development. His book is available on Amazon and at amirghannad.com, where his weekly blog posts on leadership and culture transformation can also be found.
Mr. Ghannad holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Wilmington University. He and his wife of 34 years, Connie, live in Atlanta, Georgia.