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Past Programmes

12 CPD points HRDF Claimable

Introduction to Corporate Directorship

John Zinkin

The “Introduction to Corporate Directorship” is a foundation programme for aspiring, prospective and newly appointed directors. It is the first programme in the Directors’ Continuous Professional Development (DCPD) on improving the standards of governance in public listed companies. It is essential for the directors to understand the principles and elements of good corporate governance, the fiduciary duties and liabilities as expected under the law and what it takes to be effective within today’s business environment.

The programme is intended to provide invaluable education and practical insights on effective board structures and important perspectives on their decision-making and oversight role. On the regulatory front, participants will learn about the latest development on their roles and responsibilities under the Companies Act 2016 (CA 2016) and have an overview of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) and the Corporate Governance Monitor 2019, with focus on its 3 principles and 36 Practices as well as the rationale and how they impact listed issuers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles and elements of good Corporate Governance
  • Explain the role of the Board and its respective components
  • Understand the duties and liabilities of being a director
  • Know what it takes to be an effective director
  • Understand the fiduciary duties of being a director under the CA2016
  • Know the expectations of the MCCG in terms of the twelve intended outcomes


Managing Director
Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd

John Zinkin has 47 years’ experience in business, of which thirty have been in Asia, holding senior line management and corporate strategy/business development positions in major multinational manufacturing, marketing and consulting
companies. Since moving to Malaysia in 2001, John has set up his own independent consulting company specializing in corporate positioning, change management and communication, as well as marketing strategy and training.

He is a member of ICDM’s faculty training boards and senior management in corporate governance, ethics and leadership. He was the Managing Director, Corporate Governance of Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre. He was also the CEO of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) the training and development arm of the Securities Commission.
John was Vice President of the Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility Malaysia (BCSRM), and is a member of the Global Coaching Partnership based in Sydney. John has written “Rebuilding Trust in Banks” published by John Wiley in 2014, “Challenges in Implementing Corporate Governance: Whose business is it anyway?” published by John Wiley in 2010 and “What CEOs must do to succeed” published by Prentice Hall in 2003, and co-authored “Corporate Governance” published by John Wiley in 2005. He is a regular speaker on corporate governance and trainer of boards in the subject and a regular writer on issues of governance for the Star and was awarded writer of the year award in 2014 by MSWG.

John was Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus teaching marketing and strategy in the MBA program and International Management and International Marketing in the M.Sc program on International Business. He has published articles on CSR in international journals and was a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in Nottingham, UK.

He is currently the Managing Director of Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd for the past 18 years.

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Tuesday | 29 January 2019
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 10.30am Module 1:
What is Corporate Governance?
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 12.30pm Module 2:
Role of the Board – Panel Discussion
12.30pm – 1.30pm Networking Lunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm Module 3:
Directors and the Companies Act 2016
3.00pm – 3.30pm Networking Break
3.30pm – 5.00pm Module 4:
Bringing It All Together – An Open Discussions
5.00pm End of Day One


Wednesday | 30 January 2019
9.00am – 10.30am Module 5:
Companies Act 2016
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 1.00pm Module 6:
MCCG 2017
1.00pm End of Programme

ICDM reserves the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the event and will not be responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.