John Zinkin has 42 years experience in business, of which twenty-nine have been in Asia, holding senior line management and corporate strategy/business development positions in major multinational manufacturing, marketing and consulting companies. Since moving to Malaysia in 2001, John has set up his own independent consulting company specializing in corporate positioning, change management and communication, as well as marketing strategy and training. He was the CEO of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) the training and development arm of the Securities Commission. He was the Managing Director, Corporate Governance at the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre from 2011-2013. John was a founder member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia (ICRM), Vice President of the Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility Malaysia (BCSRM), and is a member of the Global Coaching Partnership based in Sydney.
John has written “Rebuilding Trust in Banks: Leadership and Governance in Finance” just published by John Wiley in 2014, “Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance: Whose business is it anyway?” published by John Wiley in 2010 and “What CEOs must do to succeed” published by Prentice Hall in 2003, and coauthored “Corporate Governance” published by John Wiley in 2005. He writes a monthly comment column in Starbiz on Saturday on board governance matters. He is a regular speaker on corporate governance and trainer of boards in the subject.
John was Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus . He has published articles on CSR in international journals and is a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in Nottingham, UK.
John is recognized for his contribution to Malaysia and has been awarded the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah which carries with it the title ‘Datuk’.