By : nationaladmin Oct 2017
Author, Lecturer, Technologist, and Consultant
Having worked in sales and marketing for over 25 years, Jonar Nader’s last corporate role was as IBM’s E-business Software Manager where he also worked with the IBM Olympic Committee, and was IBM’s industry and media spokesman for deep-computing and high-technology. Previous roles at IBM included the Consumer Manager for Asia Pacific South, looking after eighteen countries.
Before joining IBM, Jonar was the Sales & Marketing Director at Acer Computer, where he also headed Acer Software Pty Ltd. Prior to that, he held senior marketing positions at Compaq, including roles as Manager of Communications, Distribution, Education, and Retail. Jonar also worked for Myer/Grace Bros Retail Group, and was their youngest manager.
Jonar is the author of the best-selling Prentice Hall’s Illustrated Dictionary of Computing. He is the technology writer for Butterworths’ Legal Dictionary, and Student’s Legal Dictionary. He was also the technical editor for the Consumers’ Association publication How to Buy a Computer. With his intimate understanding of technology and society, he is often called upon to serve as an ‘expert witness’ to the legal profession. He was the co-founder of the Australian Information Technology Society, where he served for six years. He has written and edited a range of international fashion, art, and advertising magazines, as well as Formula One racing magazines.
Jonar has served as a director of The Australian Centre for Languages, and as a Director of The Sydney College of Divinity, and is now Chairman of the consulting firm, Logictivity Pty Limited, and director of Plutonium, a media and publishing organization. His latest book How to Lose Friends and Infuriate Your Boss follows the successful release of How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People and How to Lose Friends and Infuriate Thinkers. Merchandise is also licensed to ABC Enterprises and the Ink Group. How to Lose Friends and Infuriate Lovers was launched in April 2009. In 2011, Jonar released How to Lose Friends and Infuriate Competitors. His first suspense thriller is called Z. His books are translated from Brazil to Russia.
For over fourteen years Jonar has conducted courses on technology, leadership, management, motivation, thinking skills, teamwork, advertising, change, terrorism, and politics. He also taught for three years at the Australian Institute of Management and three years at TAFE. He is an award-winning debater, arguing cases for censorship, security, customer service, technology in education, and technology in society.
He co-founded the New Leaders’ Forum (where he served for six years) funded by Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Company, and Qantas. He was also a member of the steering-committee of the New Leaders’ Foundation, whose lectures have been held at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and the University of New South Wales.
Jonar advises many chairmen and CEOs at board-level. He is also an executive coach and assists senior executives when they need technical, professional, market, or management advice.