Rubens has provided advisory services to more than 100 companies and government organizations in the areas of leadership development, strategic planning and execution, organization design, international HRM, organizational effectiveness, outsourcing and transformational change. Clients include global companies in the defense, automotive, high technology, hydrocarbon, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, financial services, FMCG and manufacturing sectors. Before joining Korn/Ferry and Aon Hewitt, he was President of Resource Development Designs, which provided consulting and training services in transitional markets.
Rubens has more than 18 years of international experience in automobile manufacturing, wireless telecommunications and management consulting. He joined Aon Hewitt in 1995, and from 1996 – 2002 was expatriated to England where he was responsible for building Aon's European Management Consulting Practice. He has managed complex consulting engagements in the United States, Russia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, the Ukraine, Poland, Belgium, France, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. He often helps clients expand their operations in new markets and has actively participated in several organizational startups worldwide.
He earned his bachelor's degree in History and Political Science from Wayne State University, and his master's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations (MLIR) from Michigan State University. He completed additional studies at the University of London, England; the Moscow Academy of Labour, Russia; and the Executive Strategy Program at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
He has written numerous articles about international management topics, and has been a featured speaker at professional venues and universities in the U.S., Europe and Eurasia. In 2006, his first novel, The Siberian Legacy was published. (ISBN-1-4120-5683-7).