Jacob is an Organizational Inheritance Builder who has worked with corporate leaders to embed core values and shape a potential-maximization culture in their teams. Passion and pragmatism define his design and execution of organizational development (OD) solutions.
His career experience spans the world of Public Relations, Direct Marketing, Healthcare-Hygiene, Executive Search and Telecommunications. Jacob has delivered programs in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan and Germany. He has also supported leaders from the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Africa, the Philippines and Middle East.
Jacob was the Regional HR Director of an established MNC headquartered in the US, with responsibilities over Asia-Pacific. As Regional Organizational Development Manager, he also drove and implemented Asia-wide OD interventions for 12 countries encompassing change management, 360-degree feedback, core values alignment, staff communications, employee engagement and talent/career development.
With one of the world’s largest executive search firms, he engaged in sales, marketing, specialist search, regional training and product development. An experienced Search-Career Consultant, he coached franchisee owners (ex-CEOs and Senior VPs from diverse industries) across five Asian countries in sales development, consultant recruitment, performance training and client consulting. In his Business Development Manager role, he also trained and coached their consultant teams to hit sales targets.
As Business Manager for one of Asia’s pioneer Direct Marketing firms, Jacob marketed, sold, won and managed key accounts encompassing multi-channel, multi-lingual and multi-city DM solutions in APAC. He was a pioneer member of the working committee that successfully established the regional DMAsia Conference on the international scene. In corporate communications, he worked for the world’s largest public relations firm taking on marketing projects for top brand names such as Coca Cola, Citibank and American Express.
Jacob holds an NUS BA degree (top 10%); a Post-Graduate Dip. in T&D Management (Commendation Award Winner, T&D Association, UK-SIM); and a Certificate in Direct Marketing (Top Student, DM Association of Singapore). A fully ACTA certified courseware designer-trainer-assessor, he was a pioneer instructor for seven years at the Covenant Vision School of Ministry in its Diploma program in Singapore.