Jon holds a Master in Business Administration from Entrepreneurial Management, Australia and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration in Branding. He is a Certified Global Personal Branding Strategist, Certified Awareness Before Change International Trainer, Certified Money & You Global Training Program Presenter, as well as an ABNLP International-Certified NLP Practitioner (Trainer). In total, Jon brings with him over 20 years of corporate experience.
Armed with his vast management experience at international levels, and professional exposure in communication including branding and journalism, Jon’s training scope covers Branding including Brand Culture, Personal Branding, Persuasive Communication, Coaching & Mentoring and Transformational Leadership, for MNC, public-listed companies, as well as SMI/SMEs.
Jon received the “International Public Speaking Champion of the Year, 2003” (Toastmasters International Tournament, contested by champions of 7 countries). For his contribution towards brand communication, he was accolade international awards such as “World PATA Award” (for Malaysia Airlines) and “World TVC of the Year” (For Kao Japan).
Jon was appointed to the Malaysian 4As Council of International Creative Directors (1990s), mandated to help elevate Malaysian brand communication to global standards.
He has been the International Branding Advisor to the Asia-Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF), since its inception. APBF awards the region’s most prestigious “Brand Laureate Awards” for branding excellence. He also acts as an external branding advisor for the MATRADE brand promotion grant (BPG) division, including conducting global branding programs/training under the aegis of the BPG Division. In addition, he is annually appointed as a judge at international award shows, such as WIPO-sanctioned International Inventions Contest-Exhibitions.
His credentials are much recognized by companies both locally and internationally and these include entities such as Media Group: Star Publications, NST; Global Construction Industry: Bovis Australia; Insurance: MAA, AIA, Jerneh Insurance Bhd, Prudential Assurance, Great Eastern Assurance, Allianz; Property Entities: FIABCI International, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents, Singapore Institute of Estate Agents, Sunrise Bhd, Talam Bhd; Medical Fraternity: Malaysian and International Dental Practitioners Federation; Manufacturing: Kim Hin Bhd, C-Pak Bhd; International Trading: Harrisons, Harpers; Political Parties: Parti Gerakan Malaysia, People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), UMNO; Retail: Kodak (USA), Fujifilm (Japan), ICI, Fraser & Neave and Coca Cola; Aviation: Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia Airports Bhd, Air Austria, Airod; Oil & Gas: Petronas, Shell, Exxon-Mobil; Government & Quasi-Government Sector: Tourism Board of Malaysia, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Defence, Central Bank of Malaysia, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (Companies Commission of Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional; Banks and Financial Institution: Hong Leong Bank, Public Bank, MayBank, Affin Bank, Amanah Capital Group, Bank Islam; Shipping & Logistics: MISC, Nepline, Star Cruise, Oceanic, Jardine; Hospitality: like YTL-JW Marriott, Genting Resorts World; MLM Companies: Amway, Nuskin, Neways, Unicity, Elken; Brand Advertising & Communication Companies: Bozell Worldwide, Bates, Brandz Com (Singapore), Kinestics (Worldwide); ICT Companies: Patimas Bhd, Scope International (SCB), Motorola, Western Digital, Sapura Group, MEM, Alcatel-Lucent; Electronics: Sharp, Flextronics; Cellular Mobile Companies: Celcom, Maxis, Digi; Professional Fraternities : MIMKL, MAICSA, IEM, ACCA, MIA and Power Plants: Malakoff; etc.