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Photos and winners: HR Excellence Awards 2019, Malaysia



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Celebration, camaraderie and cheer marked the seventh edition of the annual HR Excellence Awards 2019, held in Malaysia.

The most exciting night of the year for HR leaders and their teams was held at Sofitel Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, on 17 October 2019, where team Maybank bagged the HR Excellence Grand Winner 2019 after securing gold wins for Corporate Wellness, Employer of the Year, and Learning & Development.

The coveted HR Leader of the Year gold was won by Hong Leong Bank’s Fiona Fong, while American Express Malaysia’s Renuga Govindan was the recipient of the HR Manager of the Year prize.

All finalists and winners performed exceedingly well in the eyes of the jury, which comprises notable HR leaders from across the nation.

The gala night welcomed distinguished guests from the HR fraternity for an evening of celebration, organised by Human Resources Online’s Low Yee Ching.

[Jump straight to: Winners and photos, HR Excellence Awards 2019, Malaysia]


You can also view the full winners’ list below:

Winners: Segment 1 [gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in HR Change Management
AVON MALAYSIA
ETIKA GROUP
SHELL MALAYSIA

Excellence in Employee Work-Life Balance
CIMB GROUP
BASF ASIA PACIFIC SERVICE CENTRE
PFIZER MALAYSIA

Excellence in Innovative Use of HR Tech
EXPERIAN
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (MALAYSIA)
SAMSUNG MALAYSIA ELECTRONICS

Excellence in Recruitment
TELEDIRECT TELECOMMERCE
HSBC BANK MALAYSIA
RHB BANKING GROUP

Excellence in Employer Branding
RHB BANKING GROUP
TENAGA NASIONAL
AMAZON WEB SERVICES MALAYSIA

Most People-Focused CEO
RYAN LAI CHUN FAI, AMERICAN EXPRESS MALAYSIA
DATUK MAIMOONAH HUSSAIN, AFFIN HWANG CAPITAL
PUNIT SINGH, THE NIELSEN COMPANY (MALAYSIA)

Excellence in HR Innovation
AFFIN HWANG CAPITAL
AXA AFFIN GENERAL INSURANCE
HONG LEONG BANK


Winners: Segment 2 [gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in Learning and Development
MAYBANK
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
ETIKA GROUP

Excellence in Workplace Culture
HONG LEONG BANK
ZALORA
AFFIN HWANG CAPITAL

Excellence in Graduate Recruitment & Development
AMBANK GROUP
MAH SING GROUP
BANK RAKYAT

Excellence in Talent Management
SAMSUNG MALAYSIA ELECTRONICS
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
TOP GLOVE CORPORATION

Excellence in Total Rewards Strategy
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (MALAYSIA)
AFFIN HWANG CAPITAL
PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE MALAYSIA

HR Manager of the Year
RENUGA GOVINDAN, AMERICAN EXPRESS MALAYSIA
NIYATI GOEL, AIRASIA
ALLY LOO, IHS MARKIT

Excellence in Retention Strategy
NEXPERIA MALAYSIA
GREAT EASTERN LIFE ASSURANCE (MALAYSIA)
AFFIN BANK


Winners: Segment 3 [gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
DELL TECHNOLOGIES
AMERICAN EXPRESS MALAYSIA
EXPERIAN

Excellence in Business Transformation
MASLOW TRAINERS & CONSULTANTS
PRINCIPAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (MALAYSIA)

HR Leader of the Year
FIONA FONG, HONG LEONG BANK
ANJUM MOMINA GHAFFAR, AMERICAN EXPRESS MALAYSIA
ANGELIN LOW PHIK FONG, ECOWORLD DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Excellence in HR Communication Strategy
ALCON
AFFIN HWANG CAPITAL
HARTALEGA

Excellence in Employee Engagement
ALCON
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (MALAYSIA)
AMERICAN EXPRESS MALAYSIA

Excellence in Leadership Development
PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD (PETRONAS)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES MALAYSIA
AIG TECHNOLOGIES

Excellence in Women Empowerment Strategy
AVON MALAYSIA
MAYBANK
ANSELL


Winners: Segment 4 [gold appears first, followed by silver, then bronze]

Excellence in Corporate Wellness 
MAYBANK
NOVARTIS MALAYSIA
DIGI TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Young HR Talent of the Year
NOOR IRA NADIHA BINTI ANUAR, CIMB GROUP
THIBAAN PILLAY, AMERICAN EXPRESS MALAYSIA
TEE SU HONG, HONG LEONG BANK

Excellence in Workplace Wellbeing
DELL TECHNOLOGIES
VITROX TECHNOLOGIES
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (MALAYSIA)

Excellence in HR Team Collaboration
WESTERN DIGITAL
HONG LEONG BANK
PRASARANA MALAYSIA

Employer of the Year
MAYBANK
MAERSK MALAYSIA
MSD MALAYSIA

Excellence in CSR Strategy
AMERICAN EXPRESS MALAYSIA
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS MALAYSIA
LENOVO TECHNOLOGY

HR Excellence Grand Winner 2019
MAYBANK

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