RICHARD JACOB – Vistage Chair Profile | Vistage Malaysia


Richard Jacob is the Founder and Principal Consultant of RCJ Consulting Sdn Bhd. He is an Erickson Certified Professional Coach and a HRDF Approved trainer, an American Management Association (AMA) Global Faculty Member and a Cheryl Blair Foundation Mentor. He has delivered training programs in Cairo, Dubai, Tokyo, Manila, Singapore, Jakarta, Lahore, Karachi, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Saigon, Hanoi, Melbourne and Sydney amongst others.

Richard has 25 years of solid training and facilitation experience both internationally and locally.  His experience includes lecturing in foreign university endorsed programs in Malaysia where he taught Strategic Management, and Sustainable Management.  He has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom, a leading European Business School.  He is an Accountant by training and was an Auditor in an international firm of Accountants for nine years where he acquired significant financial experience.  His significant practical corporate experience comes from being a Financial Manager, Company Secretary and Business Development Manager in a leading Swedish pharmaceutical company by the name of Astra Pharmaceutical (now Astra-Zeneca) where he worked for 14 years under 3 different CEOs.

His impressive client list includes BBraun in Malaysia where he has designed and delivered a Sales Program branded PROSAT (Professional Sales Training) over 7 years with Pre and Post Assessments and Post Program Coaching, Philips units in Asia delivering Marketing modules as part of their Global Faculty for Revolutionary Change in Marketing. Richard has also designed and delivered a Business Essentials program for participants of the Philips China, Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP). He has also designed and developed Marketing Development Programs for 3M Malaysia, Maxis, Astro and Tractors Malaysia.

Given his broad business experience, Richard has moderated in several regional conferences in Astra Zeneca and in some Malaysian High-Level group think sessions.

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