Faculty

Our faculty members are from a constantly growing pool of subject-matter experts who have vast learning delivery experience for board-level participants.

Azim Pawanchik

Azim is a leading innovation expert in Asia specialising in innovation strategy, open innovation and innovation analytics. He had developed innovation measurements which helped in guiding governments and organisations to create data-driven policies by measuring the impact of investing in innovation to create sustainable transformation. Being a thought leader, he had written two books on innovation and spoken about the subject matter in Europe, Middle East, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia. He developed Asia’s first digital innovation management software which is used to accelerate transformation and create measurable impact within organisations. He has worked with National University of Singapore (NUS), Technip, F&N, Petronas, Sime Darby, DiGi, and Malaysia’s National Innovation Agency (AIM).

Datuk John Zinkin

Datuk John Zinkin is well-known for his work in corporate governance, ethics, leadership and board coaching. He has 47 years’ of experience in businesses (30 years in Asia) helming multiple senior positions in major multinational manufacturing, marketing and consulting companies. He has written several books, journals and articles on corporate governance. In recognition, he was awarded the writer of the year in 2014 by MSWG. He is also a visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in Nottingham, UK and is a Member of the Global Coaching Partnership based in Sydney.

Murray Eldridge

A board level operator, Murray has over 40 years of international experience in Shipping, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication and Consulting. He has held executive roles in Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Commercial and as a Managing Director with job scope spanning international joint ventures and alliances (UK, China, Japan, and Indonesia). Murray is active in conducting external board evaluations of companies under the UK Corporate Governance Code. He is currently a Chartered Director, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors UK (IOD UK) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He is the Programme Leader for IOD UK's Chartered Director programme (Strategy and Leadership module) and the author of Leading High Performance.

Ramesh Pillai

Ramesh is currently the Chairman of the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (providing professional certification in Enterprise Risk Management) and the Group Managing Director of Friday Concepts (International) which is a Boutique Risk Management consultancy. He has 30 years of risk management experience through various positions in Conventional and Islamic Banks, Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional and Bank Negara Malaysia. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Gibraltar BSN Life Berhad and AmInvestment Bank Berhad. He received a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics with Accountancy from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Randel S. Carlock

Spanning 25 years of leadership experience, serving first as an executive with a NYSE family business – Dayton-Hudson (now Target Corporation), the founder of four companies, serving as Chairman and CEO of one of them (listed on the NASDAQ) and serving as a director of two public-listed corporations, Dr Randel is the Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and a founding Director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD. He is recognised for his research, teaching and advisory on family businesses, leadership, strategy and governance. Randel had authored and co-authored books, articles, chapters and case studies. He is a sought-after speaker in Asia, Australia, America, Europe and the Middle East.

Stuart L. Dean

Stuart was the former CEO of GE ASEAN, having over 35 years of working experience across GE businesses in the US and Asia especially in senior positions involving sales, services marketing and general management. He is currently on the Boards of Air Asia Berhad, Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Harvard Business School Asia Pacific and the Chairman of Junior Achievement Malaysia. Stu graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics and Political Science and has an MBA from Harvard. He is currently the Executive-in-Residence with IMD Singapore and is passionate about leadership development. He currently serves as the Senior Advisor for ASEAN Advisory Pte Ltd, a consultancy firm based in Kuala Lumpur.

Vincent Loh

Vincent has over 40 years of knowledge, exposure and experience in auditing, consulting, financial and business management. He is currently the CEO of Core Management Resources, providing financial management and business consulting services to clients in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. He also conducts public seminars and customised training programmes for directors & senior management on financial and strategic management topics. Vincent is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA) and also a certified professional trainer (CPT) from the Malaysian Institute of Management. He is also an independent, non-executive director of a public company listed on Bursa (Chairman of the Audit Committee).

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