John Vijayarangam

CEO and Managing Director
Areas of Expertise
  • CEO/Managing Director
  • Consumer Products/Services
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation Group
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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 along with a Master of Business by Research (Competency Based HR Systems) from Monash University, Australia which was upgraded to a PhD program and is ongoing.

He is currently Managing Director of Cornerstone 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 Management.

John has held positions such as General Manager & HR Director for Coats Ltd (British Multinational in Indonesia 2002-2005 / 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

Main areas of expertise includes:

  • Recruitment & Selection – senior levels
  • Competency Based HR Systems
  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Training & Development
  • Job Evaluation
  • Certified Assessor – Hogan Assessments (, USA)

John has also held positions such as Honorary Secretary of ISTD (Indian Society for Training and Development 1984-1988) and Chairman, ISTD for the period 1989-91.

He was visiting faculty and taught HR as visiting faculty at Postgraduate level in several universities across the Asia Pacific including Monash University, Swinburne University and RMIT, Australia. In Indonesia he was visiting faculty to the Swiss German University and IPMI Indonesia and in India with leading MNCs / Institutes (LIBA and Madras School of Social Work) for Postgraduate levels in Human Resources.

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