JOHN ZINKIN is Managing Director of Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd and a faculty member of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, Malaysia, specializing in training boards in ethics and governance. John previously served as managing director of corporate governance at the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, Malaysia. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC)—the training and development arm of the Malaysian Securities Commission, where he was responsible for taking the company from its incorporation to financial self-sufficiency. John has more than forty years' experience in business, twenty-eight of which have been in Asia, where he held senior line management and corporate strategy/business development positions in major multinational manufacturing, marketing, and consulting companies.
In 2013, John was awarded the Panglima Makhota Wilayah (PMW) by the federal government of Malaysia, which carries the title of Datuk for services to the nation. John attended the London Business School where he received an MSc in Business Administration, and Oxford where he received a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.