Meet the Director – Dr. Alistair King

Dr Alistair King, who heads a team of highly qualified and experienced consultants, has had twenty years experience in education and training in several European, African and Asian countries. He has held university posts both in his home country, the United Kingdom, and in Malaysia. In addition, he has been a correspondent for International News Services, reporting on issues in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Since the mid-1990s, he has been involved in developing all levels of staff of Banks, Corporate Organisations, Manufacturing Companies and Government Departments. His extensive current client list includes many of the top performers in the corporate world, both in Malaysia and in other Asian and African countries.

Under a World Bank sponsorship, he has been involved in Human Resource consultancy with the Government of East Timor since the birth of that nation in May, 2002. Under a European Union-funded Human Resource Development project, he is the Communication Skills Consultant to the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. He has recently been appointed to the Industry Advisory Panel of Universiti Teknologi Petronas, where he has particular responsibility for ensuring that the university’s Humanities Department Programmes meet the requirements of corporate world.

His training philosophy is founded on a deep conviction of the worth of the individual and the potential for the individual to improve him / herself. His own educational background is testimony to this philosophy.

He holds four university degrees, including M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics and Ph.D. in Human Resource Management. He is a certified Vocational Aptitudes Assessor and Psychometric Tester with the British Department of Employment.

His recent publications in Malaysia include:
Effective Business Letter-Writing
Basic Business Conversations
Sudah, Telah and the English Perfect:
A pedagogical description of “tense” in Malay