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Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week.
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HR practitioner appointments
Joanne Lim has been promoted by Abbott
Lim was promoted by the American healthcare company from the role of senior human resource specialist, to the role of human resources operations manager, effective July 2017. Based in Malaysia, in this new role, Lim will be working independently and under broad guidance from the HR director. Her responsibilities include providing HR support in affiliate commercial and plant operations covering areas including recruitment, HRIS, performance management, employee relations, and C&B. Prior to working with Abbott, Lim was a senior executive, payroll and HRIS at Taylor’s Education.
Subashene Sevalingam moves to MBF Holdings
Sevalingam was appointed to the role of group human resources manager by the Malaysian investment holding company in June 2017; moving away from her previous role as the senior human resource generalist at Archer. In her new role, Sevalingam’s responsibilities include all areas of HR functions including recruitment, industrial and employee relations, training and development, compensation management, benefits administration, among others. With this move, she relocates from Kuala Lumpur to Puchong, Malaysia.
Chris Wong returns to Marriott International
After about a year at Pullman Hotels & Resorts as a learning development manager, Wong returns to Marriott International in July 2017 as the hospitality company’s learning development manager, based in Langkawi, Malaysia. Wong was previously with Marriott International from November 2015 to March 2016 in the same role, based in Putra Jaya, Malaysia. Prior to that, she was the learning and development manager at InterContinental Hotels Group.
iflix welcomes Yannick Noah to its talent acquisition team
In July 2017, Noah was appointed by the Malaysian entertainment company to the role of global talent acquisition specialist, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this role, Noah aims to recruit awesome, kick-butt candidates all over the world for iflix – particularly in Southeast Asia, Middle East and North Africa. Prior to that, he was a recruitment consultant for technologies at Randstad Malaysia.
On his priorities in this new role, Noah told Human Resources: “My priority for this year would be building a sustainable talent pipeline that is catered to business needs with the aspect of developing and building capability for tomorrow’s business requirements.”
Jerry Young is Imperial Pacific International’s executive director of L&D
Based in Saipan, Young has been promoted by the hospitality company to the role of executive director – learning and development, effective July 2017. Prior to that he was the director – learning and development at Imperial Pacific International. Before joining Imperial Pacific International, Young was a consultant at Champion Concept based in Hong Kong.
HP welcomes Vincent Wu to its HR team
Effective July 2017, Wu joined the American tech company in the role of human resources manager, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was with Arrow Asia Pac for about three years, with his most recent role being the assistant human resources manager. Wu started his HR career in 2013 as the human resources & administration assistant at Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company.
On his priorities in his new role, Wu told Human Resources, “I aim to collaborate with the business to drive performance culture and employee engagement.”
Ronald Au moves to Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Effective July 2017, Au was appointed by Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong to the role of learning manager, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was with Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong for about four years, most recently being the hotel’s assistant learning and development manager. Au graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a bachelor of business administration (BBA) in HR management and marketing.
Cosy Wong is JLL’s human resources officer
Based in Hong Kong, Wong took the role in June 2017, moving from her previous role as a human resources assistant at Hang Lung Properties. Prior to that, she was a part-time administration assistant in the human resources department at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Bulgari has a new assistant manager of staffing and employee relations
Jeffrey Ng was appointed by Bulgari to the role in July 2017, moving from his previous role as assistant manager of recruitment at Inditex – Zara. Prior to that, he was with Lane Crawford for about three years, joining as an HR executive before being promoted to a senior HR executive. Ng remains based in Hong Kong.
Trang Nguyen joins Yeah1 Network as an HR manager
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen was appointed by the Vietnamese youth digital media entertainment company to the role in July 2017; moving away from her previous role as a training manager at Vietnamobile Communication Center.
On her new role, she told Human Resources, “I have many things to learn as this is the first time I’m joining this industry.”
Nguyen revealed that her priorities in this new role include recruiting people and training and development.
She explained: “We are developing very quickly and most leaders in Yeah1 Network are very young – born in 199x. Hence, they sometimes lack experience and skills. Nevertheless, I am happy to work with the young team here.”
HR solutions provider appointments
Bryan Balangue moves to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
After 13 years at IBM, serving in various human resources leadership roles, Balangue made the move in July 2017 to The Boston Consulting Group to serve as the management consulting firm’s Asia Pacific consulting recruiting operations leader. In his new role, Balangue will lead and support the exciting global and regional recruitment initiatives in the APAC region to help the country teams perform better. He is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Robert Half Technology recruits Tim Neuhaus
Neuhaus joined the staffing firm in July 2017 in the role of division director for information technology – temporary/contracting, based in Singapore. Prior to this, he was the head of financial crime and compliance recruitment for the Asia region in Barclay Simpson. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wollongong.
Balaji Viswanathan joins FocusCore Singapore
Based in Singapore, Viswanathan joined the recruitment company in July 2017 as the director of technology for SEA; moving away from his previous role as the managing executive for technology at Argyll Scott. In this new role, Viswanathan’s focus is to recruit individuals in the areas of data science, digital and cloud computing across South East Asia.
Faststream Recruitment promotes Ellaine Legaspi
In July 2017, Legaspi was promoted to being a senior recruitment consultant (commercial shipping) from her previous role as a recruitment consultant, based in Singapore. Prior to joining Faststream Recruitment in September 2015, she was with ManpowerGroup as a recruitment consultant for the human resources, office and corporate support functions.
Ching Chong Phan joins the Institute for Human Resource Professionals
Effective April 2017, Phan started volunteering in the advisory committee of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) as a member in the engagement and outreach committee. Based in Singapore, Phan is also a council member at the Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council (SGCC). Prior to that, he was the executive director at the action community for entrepreneurship (ACE).
Firdaus Fuad is an educational consultant at JobStreet Education
Firdaus joined the education management company in May 2017, moving away from his previous role as a business development manager at Live Learn Earn Australia. As an educational consultant, Firdaus’ responsibilities include providing and delivering career-related information pertaining to designated courses to individuals through outstanding verbal and written communication, among others. He is based in Malaysia.
Oriental Straits Management welcomes Jay Rakesh
Based in Malaysia, Rakesh joined the executive search firm in June 2017 as an operations manager/ partner, moving away from his previous role as a personnel consultant at Adecco Personnel. Prior to that, he was a senior consultant for specialised recruitment in property (general practice) at Kingfisher Executive Search.
Willis Towers Watson promotes Pinky Thum
Based in Malaysia, Thum was promoted by the global advisory, broking and solutions company in April 2017 from project associate to consultant. No stranger to the company, Thum was previously an organisational survey and insights intern at Willis Towers Watson from August 2011 to September 2011 while getting her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Simon Fraser University.
Sean Ho joins Fullerton Health
After about nine years at Tokio Marine Insurance Group (Asia) with his most recent role being head of strategic initiatives, Ho moved to Fullerton Health in July 2017 to serve as the corporate healthcare solutions provider’s managing director, medical benefits membership services (MBMS). Ho will remain based in Singapore.
Ada Leong scores a promotion at TSL Management Services
Having been with TSL Management Services for about three years, Leong was promoted by the firm from senior officer of human resources to assistant manager of human resources in July 2017. Based in Hong Kong, prior to joining TSL Management Services, she was a human resources executive at ACE Life Insurance Company.
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