John has over 35 years of experience in Human Resources in the Asia Pacific with work experience in Indonesia ( 20 years ), Australia, India, and in the Asia Pacific. He has a Masters Degree in Human Resources from XLRI , Jamshedpur , an Advanced HR Diploma from IIM Ahmedabad; plus a Master of Business by Research (Competency Based HR Systems), Monash University, Australia which was upgraded to a PhD program and is ongoing.
He is currently Managing Director of Cornestone Jakarta, Indonesia, and also CEO at PT Potentia HR Consulting, a leading HR Consulting and Executive Search company in the Asia Pacific, also located in Jakarta. His areas of Expertise for Executive Search includes Senior Executives / BOD level / Senior Manager Levels for : Mining & Minerals / Manufacturing / FMCG / Human Resources / Finance / Services Sector with the main focus of search in Indonesia / Asia Pacific for both Expats & Local Indonesian Senior Managemen.
John has held positions such as General Manager & HR Director for Coats Ltd (British Multinational in Indonesia 2002-05 / called Madura Coats in India ) ; Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Indorama Indonesia (1994-2010 ). He has also worked with MRF Ltd (Corporate HR Manager), Bank of America, and Best & Crompton, India.