Datuk John Zinkin, our governance chief, had both broad and deep line experience in both Asia and Europe before shifting his attention exclusively into governance in Asia. Earlier in his career, John succeeded in significant roles in corporate strategy, business development and operational positions in major multinationals. His experience in Asia includes being the CEO of the Malaysian Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC). He authored Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance: Whose Business is It Anyway? (John Wiley) and What CEOs Must Do to Succeed (Prentice Hall) and co-authored Corporate Governance (John Wiley). His governance column “Whose business is it anyway?” appeared fortnightly in The Star.
John speaks regularly on corporate governance and trains boards in the subject. He is a graduate of London Business School and Oxford University.