Abdul Razak Manaf

Abdul Razak Manaf, has worked in the government and corporate sectors in various capacities. After graduating from University in 1971, he began his working life as a civil servant. He then joined the hospitality industry, before embarking on a 25 year career with a multinational oil & gas company.

There, Razak started with a stint in training and human resources management. Subsequently, he spent most of his working career in all aspects of Sales and Marketing, including stints in New York, London and Rome.

For the last 20 years, Razak has been an entrepreneur with interest in social activism. While keeping his lifelong interest in both the theory and practice of business in general, Razak's current passion revolves around Entrepreneurship & Innovation. With over 40 years of working and business experience, Razak wants to pass on his knowledge and experience to his younger peers. He wants to mentor them to achieve their full potential. His wish is for young Malaysians to grow and be able to compete internationally.

Past Consulting & Training engagements:

  • Lead trainer & designer in Esso Malaysia, implementing management training programmes for Esso employees throughout Malaysia for 3 years.
  • Lead trainer of Kepner Tregor (KT) programmes in Esso Malaysia, training Esso employees on various KT modules for 10 years.
  • Chief designer and trainer of the Entrepreneur Journey Programme and have conducted 10 EJ Programmes including corporate and public programmes since 2015.
  • Conducted 6 Business Model Canvas (BMC) and Value Proposition Canvas (VPC) programmes for entrepreneurs since 2013

Qualifications & Training:

  • Business Models that Work and Value Propositions that sell, Strategyzer online course, 2014
  • Business Model Innovation MasterClass, Strategyzer, Singapore – 2012
  • Co-creator of ‘Business Model Generation’ book published by Wiley & Sons, 2010
  • Senior Managers Programme, Harvard Business School, USA – 1984
  • Diploma in Management, Malaysian Institute of Management, Malaysia – 1981
  • Certified Trainer, Kepner Tregor Associates, USA – 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) Universiti Malaya, 1971
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