carl thong


Carl is a leading expert in learning and development. He has 30 years experience in consulting, completed 100+ consulting assignments and facilitated 1500+ workshops on strategy, leadership, marketing and sales development. Carl completed his masters at a seminary, but his calling is in the marketplace. As a serial entrepreneur, Carl founded the Sunstone Group, a holding company that owns businesses in technology, consumer products, healthcare, business process outsourcing, mining, financial services, real estate, hospitality, education and management consulting. The group is headquartered in Singapore and has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jakarta, Surabaya, New Delhi, Austin (Texas), and St. Petersburg (Russia).

Carl has an inextinguishable passion to help organizations perform through enhancing the capabilities of their people. He has deep insights into the inner workings of various industries, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences and biotechnology as well as fast moving consumer goods. Carl uses his knowledge and expertise to develop industry competency standards and train industry leaders. 

Carl is often engaged as a strategy consultant by MNCs, NGOs and government organizations to drive innovation and strategic leadership workshops. Clients include UBS, Credit Suisse, Chinatrust, Singapore Tourism Board, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Franklin Templeton, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, American Airlines, BASF and Leo Pharma. He sits on the board of several NGOs including Church World Service, Family First Global and serves as a Synod member of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore.