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John Vijayarangam

Key Contact - Indonesia

Current Role

John is currently CEO of PT Potentia HR consulting with over 30 years of HR Consulting & Training, with large Multinationals in Asia Pacific Region. He has International work experience with organizations & universities in Australia, India, Indonesia and UK.

John has also taught Human Resources at the Masters Level and was visiting faculty to

Monash University / Swinburne / RMIT University, Melbourne plus IPMI, Swiss German University at Indonesia.

Experience

John has worked in the Executive Search & HR Consulting industry since 2006 and has worked closely with with Multinational & Local Clients in the SEA region. In addition to his core industry experience in Manufacturing, Coals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical & FMCG and Management John holds knowledge in Banking & Financial Services, IT & Technology industries.

Prior to becoming a member of the SpenglerFox team in 2019, John was Chair – Asia for Cornerstone International Group.

He also held positions such as: General Manager / HR Director Coats Ltd (British Multinational), Sr Vice President (HR) Indorama Synthetics, Corporate HR Head MRF Ltd India, Bank of America.

Qualifications

John has a Postgraduate Honours in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Master of Business by Research / PhD (in process) from Monash University, Australia.

Career Challenges

The most Significant Work Challenge has been to create and build a new company from zero. Starting up an Executive Search Firm in a new country and growing this over a short term to compete with global firms is a very rewarding challenge. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

Motivation

In his professional life, John lives by the motto: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

About John Vijayarangam

Current Role

John is currently CEO of PT Potentia HR consulting with over 30 years of HR Consulting & Training, with large Multinationals in Asia Pacific Region. He has International work experience with organizations & universities in Australia, India, Indonesia and UK.

John has also taught Human Resources at the Masters Level and was visiting faculty to

Monash University / Swinburne / RMIT University, Melbourne plus IPMI, Swiss German University at Indonesia.

Experience

John has worked in the Executive Search & HR Consulting industry since 2006 and has worked closely with with Multinational & Local Clients in the SEA region. In addition to his core industry experience in Manufacturing, Coals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical & FMCG and Management John holds knowledge in Banking & Financial Services, IT & Technology industries.

Prior to becoming a member of the SpenglerFox team in 2019, John was Chair – Asia for Cornerstone International Group.

He also held positions such as: General Manager / HR Director Coats Ltd (British Multinational), Sr Vice President (HR) Indorama Synthetics, Corporate HR Head MRF Ltd India, Bank of America.

Qualifications

John has a Postgraduate Honours in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Master of Business by Research / PhD (in process) from Monash University, Australia.

Career Challenges

The most Significant Work Challenge has been to create and build a new company from zero. Starting up an Executive Search Firm in a new country and growing this over a short term to compete with global firms is a very rewarding challenge. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

Motivation

In his professional life, John lives by the motto: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

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