Brian Martin

is CEO/Chairman of the IAS Learning Group Ltd. He has an extensive background as a Chief Executive of international companies in Asia, first with the American multi-national Levi Strauss, and then with the German multi-national Triumph International. He has over 25 years of extensive business experience in Japan and Asia. As the President of Levi Strauss Ltd Japan he achieved a turn-around from a substantial loss to a profit position. As Chief Executive with Triumph International, Brian Martin was the first non-Japanese to be appointed to the industry organization that advised the Japanese Government on industry-related matters.

Brian is a senior member of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). In 2001, he received the 21st Century award for achievement in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of business.

He is the author of the book “Who’s In Charge of Your Life”, which has also been published in Japanese. He is actively involved in funding and developing leadership programs for teenagers. He has a strong belief that “the children are our future”. Brian is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Business Faculty of the Auckland University of Technology.