John Gollifer joined the Middle East IR Association (MEIRA) as general manager in January 2019.
John was the general manager and an executive director of the board of the UK’s Investor Relations Society from 2012 to 2018. On joining the IR Society, which works in partnership with other IR associations, including MEIRA, John led IR training for the International Certificate in IR (ICIR) in Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the UK, as well as for the Certified IR Officer (CIRO) in the Middle East. From 2016 to 2018, John lectured at the University of Liverpool in London on the MSc in Strategic Communication programme for the IR module which he created. In 2018, John was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the UK’s IR Society in recognition of his services to IR.
Prior to this, John spent 11 years at the Singapore Exchange where he was senior vice president and responsible for investor relations, among other roles in corporate strategy and communications. He established and ran the IR Professionals Association of Singapore from 2006 to 2008, is a multiple IR award winner and he created and taught an IR course at the Singapore Management University from 2009 to 2012.
John was trained as a banker and spent 15 years from 1985 to 2000 in Asia and Europe in corporate finance and equity capital markets. He worked for Barclays Bank as international manager, Hoare Govett Asia as senior manager and head of corporate finance, ABN Amro Rothschild as assistant director – equity capital markets, Asia and at BNP Paribas as director – equity capital carkets, Asia and Australasia.