PhD, European University Institute, 1995; MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1991; BA, University College Cork, 1990
Business policy and strategy, international business
Thomas C. Lawton has worked with blue chip corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises and emerging economy companies. Professor Lawton's insights help to forge stronger strategic management systems, enabling companies to reach new heights in innovation and internationalization. His expertise in building leadership capabilities and redefining visions and values enables clients to achieve market breakout and business growth. Deploying 20 years of global experience and an array of research-based tools and techniques, he enables existing and aspiring leaders to develop and deliver high performance strategy. An inspirational speaker, he is also available to deliver keynote talks or to run corporate seminars, workshops and away days. These may focus on fundamental themes such as business growth and customer-centric strategy, internationalization and the global economy, managing political and social stakeholders, and becoming a strategic leader.
Thomas Lawton serves as a non-executive director at Ward Biotech, an emerging global leader in oral health solutions for companion animals. He also runs his own company, Kilcolman Associates, advising on executive development and international business growth. Past and present clients include Air India, Bombardier Transportation, Carrier, Industrial Bank of China, IBM, Mapfre, S7 Airlines and UnionPay. He has been Academic Director of the global Executive MBA in International Financial Services Management for JP Morgan Asset Management. Prof. Lawton has facilitated senior management and board level workshops and run executive programs on corporate strategy, leadership and international business dynamics at universities, corporations and government agencies in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.