Michael Jenkins is the CEO of HCLI. He is responsible for implementing the company’s vision to become the preeminent centre of excellence for Leadership and Human Capital Development in Singapore and beyond.
Prior to joining HCLI, Michael successfully led Leadership Development organisations in three leading institutions: Roffey Park, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and INSEAD. Throughout his career, he has played a hands-on role in directing research and most recently has been a key contributor to, and thought leader in the topic areas of organisational resilience, compassionate leadership and developing more humane and productive workplaces. Michael has also worked closely with UK public health organisations to promote better mental health at work.
Over the past nine years, Michael has successfully led Roffey Park through a series of macroeconomic challenges and organisational expansion initiatives. Prior to this, he was Managing Director and Vice-President of CCL Asia Pacific where he started up the organisation’s operations in Asia from Singapore. Over a period of four years, Michael grew the business significantly, building from scratch a strong team of talented professionals and associates, while achieving significant business growth. Before CCL, he spent five years at INSEAD, in France and subsequently in Singapore, where he was responsible for strengthening and developing the school's executive education business, and expanding its footprint in China, Japan, India and Malaysia.
Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham and studied Japanese language, politics and economics as a postgraduate at Nanzan University, Nagoya, on a scholarship from Rotary Foundation International. He is a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and served as a member of the South-East England Council of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry). Michael was named among HR Magazine UK’s Most Influential Thinkers in 2014 and 2016 and has been a regular judge for the UK's Personnel Today Awards.