Victor, an engineer and a graduate of Imperial College, London with a Masters in Business Administration, has served with Shell Malaysia and Shell Singapore for 30 years in various managerial positions, viz. technical engineering, marketing sales, employee & industrial relations, HR strategies & planning, recruitment & compensation. His life-work interest in people and organisational development shifted his focus from engineering to HR & OD issues, particularly in learning and development. Recently, with his continued interest in marketing, he has developed very participative action-learning workshops in business skills and commercial sense. These workshops, introduced into Shell Companies in Asia-Pacific have had excellent reviews and also successfully conducted for Shell customers and business associated companies and, presently, used by companies to develop business management skills for their people.
Victor retired from his last posting in Shell as general manager of the Asia Pacific Zone Learning Centre based in Singapore in 2000. Beginning with his initiatives in positioning the Learning Centre as a self-funded business unit, it has now grown to become part of Shell Learning International, a worldwide in-house learning & management consulting entity that provides programmes in Leadership and Management Development, Strategic and Personal Change Management, Business, Innovation and Engagement Skills.
Outside Shell, Victor has been closely associated with both MIHRM, MIM and SIM for several years. In MIHRM, he served as Director of Education & Training and Vice President and is now a member of the Court of Fellows. In MIM, he served on the faculty of three of their MBA programmes and is currently a Certified Professional Trainer and senior associate consultant with MIM & PSMB. Victor has presented several professional papers at various national and international conferences over the past 20 years. Recently, to enhance and professionalise his executive coaching experience with senior managers of large corporations, he obtained the USA-based International Coaching Federation’s Certificate in Performance Coaching.
Victor, a Malaysian, is now back in Kuala Lumpur as the Principal Consultant of CDC Consulting and is presently engaged in his twin passion of :
- Helping people to develop their talents and, hopefully, to realise their full potential in organisations and
- Helping organisations develop change agility and a stronger business focus and presence.