Learn from the Best
DR. V. THANABALAN
Thanabalan has extensive experience in the field of operations performance improvement particularly in various manufacturing and services industries. He is not only an excellent and resourceful trainer, he is also skilled in management and leadership of organizations. He graduated with an honour’s degree in Management and Biochemistry from University of Science Malaysia in 1987. He started his career in the manufacturing operations as a Production Executive and gradually moved in various managerial positions such as Production Manager Packaging Manager, Planning and Logistics Manager, Sales Manager and Factory Manager. To name a few of the organizations that he has worked for are Carsem semiconductor, Baxter Healthcare, London Rubber Company, Solectron, Mona Industries and Asiatic Dipped Products. This experience has given him a thorough understanding of the opportunities and problems involved with managing work, people and customers
While working in the manufacturing sector he pursued an MBA program with University Kebangsaan Malaysia, majoring in General Management in 1996. Upon completion of his MBA in 1998 and also due to his passion for training, he switched his career to Training and development. To date he has conducted more than 900 training programs mainly in the area of employee development, customer management and operations management/ improvement. He is a very versatile trainer not only on the topics that he could train but a bilingual trainer as well. His fluency in Bahasa Malaysia has given him a competitive advantage especially in the present workplace condition
During his career as a corporate trainer he realized a major concern by organizations regarding Transfer of Learning which he became interested to explore. He realized that organizations became concerned in sending their employees for trainings, as they don’t seem to transfer their knowledge/skills gained back to the workplace. Due to this he pursued his PhD in 2007 in order to identify the barriers to Training Transfer. He completed his PhD in 2013. Besides trainings, he also lectures part time in various higher learning institutions for their Degree and Masters programmes. To name a few are University of Malaya, University Sedaya International and University Putra Malaysia.
To date he has conducted many public and in-house trainings in many business areas for government organizations and private sectors such as Ministry of Defence, TLDM, UMW, Titan Group, CS Metal Industries, Sharp Roxy, Petronas, ShinEtsu Sdn. Bhd., Triplus Industry, Metrod Sdn. Bhd., Shinko Electronics, Green Riverwood, Omron Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd., YTY Industry, Maruyama Sdn. Bhd,Top Glove etc. .He has provided quality trainings to more than 5000 clients over the past ten years.
He is a certified trainer with PSMB and to date has also conducted TNA projects and Train the Trainer programs for several companies. He is also a certified business coach representing University Malaya in coaching programs. Participants receive enhance benefits and impactful results from his training programmes because of his vast industrial exposure in various areas. He empowers people to increase their limits, level of commitment, higher level of performance of the individual, team and the organization in achieving organizational goals.