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John Fletcher

John is a highly-experienced international business trainer and lecturer, well used to working at strategic level on issues of business leadership, strategy and finance. He combines an unusually wide experience of business with a down-to-earth practical approach; this enables clients to apply clear business thinking to make a positive difference to their own business.

Professional Background

John is a certified Production and Inventory Control Manager (APICS) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a past Chapter president of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and has been a member of the NACD faculty since 1988. He has led workshops for boards of directors, advised board committees, and conducted board evaluations. His in-house seminars “Building a More Effective Board”, “Selling Your Ideas”, “Building Business Acumen” and "Budgeting For Performance" are conducted internationally. John’s book, "Getting Behind the Numbers", written for NACD to help directors better understand financial statements, is in its third printing and has been translated into Chinese and German.

As a member of “Team Europe”, a lecture group established by the European Union (EU), John participates in the “Leadership Program on Japan”. He has also developed an international management program at Keble College, Oxford University, and trains and lectures in international business competitiveness for governments, universities and corporations.

John is currently managing director of an international consortium of management trainers and consultants, and is on the Board of 5th Mind® Training & Consulting GmbH (Vienna), and Xenia Business Systems (Zimbabwe). He has served on numerous other boards of directors in private industry and academic sectors including Borg Warner Corporation, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and Union Pacific Railroad.

Personal Profile

John served as professor of economics and management at the U.S. Air Force Academy. As a U.S. Air Force commissioned officer, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service and Commendation medals for operations in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam.

John now lives in Luxembourg with his wife, who is a professional singer.