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HR job moves of the week from Allergan, SUTD, Oriente and more

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Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week.

If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email writer@humanresourcesonline.net.

And for the pick of HR job opportunities in Asia, check out HRjobs.


HR practitioner appointments

Sai Yew Yeoh joins VietJet Air
Previously based in Selangor, Malaysia, Sai Yew Yeoh moves to Vietnam to become group director in people department of VietJet Air. He comes with considerable experience in the airline industry, working for AirAsia for nearly 10 years. At AirAsia, he was initially head of rewards and people services for 2 years and later became group head for the same function for 6 years. Subsequently, he also held the role of head of people AirAsia X for 2.5 years.

Nishilla McKeogh appointed as VP of corporate and investment bank APAC head of campus recruiting at J.P. Morgan
Prior to this, Nishilla was regional lead of graduate and development, APAC at HSBC. In her previous role, she oversaw the full spectrum of internship and graduate recruitment, selection and assessment. She continues to be based in Hong Kong and has been an active committee member and is now board director of the Hong Kong Association of Graduate Recruiters in the recruitment and development field to understand and establish best practice in Hong Kong. Nishilla has been in the HR sector throughout her entire career and her former companies include KPMG China and Nomura International (Hong Kong).

Allergan welcomes Ray Tan as director of compensation and benefits
Joining Allergan as director of compensation and benefits, Ray Tan brings his experience in external and internal consulting and commercial implementation including HR transformation. Ray was previously with Royal DSM as manager of total rewards APAC and material cluster global. With a bachelor’s degree in finance and accountancy with highest distinctions, Ray is equipped with the skills to take on the necessary responsibilities. He is based in Singapore.

Jaclyn Lee takes up new role at Singapore University of Technology and Design
After 9 years as Senior Director of Human Resources and Head of HR Tech and Analytics at SUTD, Jaclyn Lee was promoted as chief human resources officer in June 2018. In a comment to Human Resources, Jaclyn said in her newly appointed role, she “will be focusing on strategic workforce and capability development as well as international talent brand management. This is in line with Phase II of the University’s strategic vision and goals.” Her responsibilities also include HR strategy, talent and capability development, workforce planning and optimisation for SUTD. She also supports the president in driving international employer branding, and orgainsation development initiatives for SUTD. She has 26 years of experience in the full spectrum of HR at both Singapore and a regional level and continues to be based in Singapore. Jaclyn has also been highly endorsed by her colleagues for her skills in performance management, workforce planning and recruiting.

Avon promotes Mansi Agarwal
In June 2018, Mansi Agarwal was promoted to executive director HR from previously holding the position of director talent management. She has been with the company for 7 years and now oversees both commercial and manufacturing operations. Based in Singapore, Mansi has had extensive experience in leadership hiring, talent management, employee development and creating high performance culture. Additionally, she has played critical role in driving high paced growth for business and also in business turn-around situations.

Foo Chek Wee joins Oriente as vice president of talent
Foo has over 13 years of local, regional and international experience in HR business, previously working as regional HR director for ZALORA Group  and international, regional and local HR business partner with VISA and American Express. Based in Singapore and now as vice president of talent with Oriente, he is to lead the human capital function globally.

Expanding on his responsibilities, he told Human Resources, it includes “empowering Oriente’s HR professionals to be progressive and innovative problem-solvers on people and organisational issues and mandated to lead Oriente in becoming a global employer of choice.”

He added: “Essentially, ensuring that Oriente values talents as capex, and not as opex.”

Foo is determined in enabling a significant positive difference in people’s lives, as well as devoted in serving his organisation. On top of that, he has a Bachelor Honours degree in Arts and Social Sciences, with a major in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore.


HR solutions provider appointments

Yasu Sato makes move to WeWork
After being with Telenor for 2 years as global head of digital capabilities, Yasu Sato joined WeWork in June 2018 as head of people. He will head the HR function for the Pacific Region in Asia and contribute to the rapid and hyper-growth of business, which in turn will help the broader communities and WeWork members. Yasu has gained international experience through several industries such as Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in Singapore and General Electric (GE) in Singapore, Thaialnd, Ireland, USA and Japan but is now currently based in Singapore.

Dan Mitchell accepts promotion at Marsh as Global Learning Leader
After his role as senior vice president and talent, leaning and diversity leader at Marsh for 5 years, Dan Mitchell moves up as global learning leader. Dan was previously based in Taiwan but is now moving to New York to take on his new role. Dan possesses skills that have been highly endorsed by his colleagues such as talent management, leadership development and business strategy. Dan is also passionate about personal and professional growth.


If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email aditis@humanresourcesonline.net.

And for the pick of HR job opportunities in Asia check out HRjobs.

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