Our Principal Consultant

founderJacob spent three decades working for a major brewery group in the Asia Pacific region. During this time, he built from scratch its Group procurement function, insurance master program, Enterprise Risk Management and Crisis Management. He is well-exposed to key business functions such as: sales and marketing, production, engineering, workplace safety, human resources, finance, business development. He was tasked with several company programmes e.g. “Cost Control and Management” that resulted in multi-million dollars savings. He had conducted training workshops and presented papers at workshops and seminars in over 10 countries to top/senior/middle management audiences of various nationalities.

In July 1993, Jacob was challenged by his CEO to establish a risk management system that will ensure continued business operations of the fast growing group of companies. Since that day, he has not turned back as he had soon found a deep passion for Business Resilience Programmes such as enterprise risk management (“ERM”), crisis management (“CrM”), business continuity management (“BCM”), and crisis communications. This was when he architected the Total Business Resilience Management concept, as a complete strategy to keep companies fit and robust against calamities. With now 21 years under his belt, Jacob has sharpened his competency in business resilience management, gained credence by sparing his methodologies with business and operations managers stretching from New Zealand, Singapore, Asia to Europe, designed training programmes and developed software applications for them.

In recognition for his work, Jacob was awarded the prestigious Risk Manager of the Year Award in 2006 by the Asian Insurance Industry. Mr Leslie Mout, Regional President, SEA, AIG, the sponsors of the Award had this to say: “the judges were impressed by Jacob’s real passion for risk and Crisis Managements and were certain that the Award would spur him to even greater achievement in the field.” The judges were spot on, as indeed Jacob did spur on………

Jacob is now certified trainer of Media Training Worldwide, an international media training organisation in Times Square, NY, USA. He is accredited as Certified Management Consultant

In January 2008, Jacob registered his own consultancy –

Jacob Business Armour Pte Ltd (“JaBA“) – to provide Business Resilience solutions to organisations in Singapore and in the ASEAN countries. JaBA offers consultancy services, project implementation and training programmes in business continuity (ISO 22301), risk management (ISO 31000), crisis management, crisis communications, supply-chain risk management, occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18000), and strategic risk management. JaBA has since served: multinational corporations, public listed companies, Small and Medium Enterprises – in an extensive spread of industries, and government bodies.