Christopher Metzler Biography

Christopher J. Metzler, M.A., Ph.D., M.L., is President and CEO of HFW¥ a global Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Metzler was Associate Dean at the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Georgetown University, he was on the faculty at Cornell University’s ILR School where he directed the EEO and Diversity Studies program.

At Cornell, he created the nation’s first certification program for diversity professionals and established the Chief Diversity Officers’ Roundtable. He is also the author of The Competencies of the Chief Diversity Officers (2008), the first comprehensive analysis of CDO competencies to date. He was also an adjunct Associate Professor at CUNY (The City University of New York) where he taught Civil Rights, among other courses. Prior to entering higher education, he headed the strategic issues and research practice at an international consulting firm and provided advice to multinational corporations and governments on human rights, human capital, equality, corporate social responsibility, discrimination and diversity. He lectures globally on diversity, global employment practices, human resources and comparative employment systems.

Dr. Metzler is the author of a book, The Construction and Rearticulation of Race in a Post-Racial America (University of Aberdeen Press, 2008). He lectures globally on diversity, global employment practices, corporate social responsibility, human rights, human resources and comparative employment systems. A frequent T.V. and radio commentator, he has appeared on BBC, Sky News, News Channel 8, Channel 7 News, Channel 9 News, BBC Arabic, BBC Radio, 1290 Radio and The Joe Madison show, among others. Dr. Metzler holds a M.A. in Human Rights from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Aberdeen, and a Master’s in Law from Oxford University.