Workforce Mobility Interactive, February 2019: Asia’s largest conference on employee mobility and the changing workforce.
Exclusive, invite-only conference for HR decision makers and mobility specialists, request your complimentary invitation here. »
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 willl announce your news here – just email firstname.lastname@example.org
And for the pick of HR job opportunities in Asia check out HRjobs.
HR practitioner appointments
Sharmeel Kaur joins DHL as head of human resources
DHL Asia Pacific welcomes Sharmeel Kaur as its head of human resources in June. Prior to this, Sharmeel was the head of human resources at Volkswagen Passenger Cars malaysia. In that role, she was responsible for day-to-day HR operations from hiring activities, talent development, training & development, performance review/management, succession planning, IR/ER related matter, workforce planning, managing external & internal collaboration, managing dealer related project in human resources such as mass hiring, HR Strategies, expat management, graduate training programmes & internships (local & international). She is currently based in Malaysia.
Kulwant Bardh now SVP of talent, learning and diversity
After leaving KNOLSKAPE, Kulwant Bardh has joined a US multi-national in the FSI industry in June 2018. He is now serving as its SVP. talent, learning and diversity leader, Asia. Previously as KNOLSKAPE, he was the CEO, Asia Pacific during the pre-Series A funding investment where his mandate was: to help open up new markets in Asia Pacific for Knolskape’s talent services; manage full spectrum of regional business including in-house HR (talent acquisition to talent assessment, development and senior team leaders coaching), digital Marketing, PR, sales and ensure financial profitability while ensuring top line growth. Prior to this, he was the director, performance and talent practice at Aon. He continues to be based in Singapore.
Bandai Namco introduces human resource manager
Since May, Jessie Ong is Bandai Namco’s human resource manager. Prior to this, she was working at Arvato Digital Services, Nirvana Memorial Garden, and Vsource Asia. Based in Singapore, Ong graduated from Charles Sturt University in 1999. BANDAI NAMCO Studios Singapore, part of BANDAI NAMCO Group, is a global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.
Angela Ryan now head of human resources at FNGA
FOX Networks Group Asia (FNGA) appointed Angela Ryan as its new head of human resources to support FNGA’s bold ambitions in the region. Ryan takes over from Linda Hui, SVP, of human resources, who after 11 years with FNGA will be leaving the company.
Ryan joins FNGA from GroupM where she was chief human resources officer, for Asia Pacific, leading a team of HR and talent professionals across the full spectrum of HR functions including digital transformation. With over two decades in the field, her hands-on human resource expertise spans UK, Europe, China, Latin America and Asia Pacific. For the full release, please click here.
Airbus welcomes Morgan Lim
Joining Airbus in May 2018, Morgan Lim is currently its employment, staffing, and organisation management lead. Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry, offering aeronautics, space and related services.Prior to this, he was with Dassault Systèmes as its HR business partner, Asia Pacific South where he had many key achievements such as a implementing a new leave system. Based in Singapore, Lim graduated from the University College Dublin in 2017.
Wyndham Destinations announces appointment of HR director, Asia Pacific
In June 2018, Grace Ng was appointed as Wyndham Destinations’ HR director, Asia Pacific. Ng was previously with The Timberland Company from 2007 to 2012 as its HR director, Asia Pacific. In that role, she was a member of the Timberland Asia Leadership team and led a team of HR Managers based in Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to drive the development and implementation of the talent management strategy to support the Timberland Asia long range plan. Based in Singapore, she has also worked with Dell EMC and Cisco Systems.
Qatar Airways appoints regional HRBP (head of HR, SEA)
Qatar Airways welcomes Lily Lee as its regional HRBP (head of HR, SEA) in June 2018. Her immediate priority will be building human capabilities to support organisation growth. It entails formulating talent management framework by aligning talent to business objectives to drive organisation’s strategy and accelerate business outcome. Bringing more than 26 years of experience, she was previously with Sodexo as country head of HR. She is currently based in Singapore.
Facebook promotes Nilisha Virmani
Having been with Facebook since 2016, Nilisha Virmani has recently been promoted to its lead for people experience partner team, APAC. Based in Singapore, she is currently managing the people partner team for APAC. This team is responsible for delivering great experience to its employees by supporting them in moments that matter and helping scale people programs and processes. Previously, she has worked as an HRBP at both Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce player, and Google.
HR solution providers
Peoplewave appoints Philippa (Pip) Penfold as Vice President, People and Strategy
Peoplewave has announced Philippa Penfold as vice president of people and strategy. This position is an extension of Penfold’s role as adviser to Peoplewave in her capacity as a senior HR professional for the past two years.
Penfold will be supporting Peoplewave’s rapid growth, building the HR team and providing thought leadership. Her in-depth understanding of HR will be invaluable in guiding product development and creating a gold-class customer service experience for HR clients.
Penfold said: “I’m very excited to be joining Peoplewave. It’s a terrific opportunity to build a HR function from the ground up in a company with ambitious growth plans. It’s great to be joining at a time when I can wear multiple hats, and work with Product Management and Customer Service to ensure we have a first-class product and experience for HR, employees and businesses, that solve real talent management problems. I see great potential for Peoplewave to grow to be a product leader and continue to support the evolution of HR across Asia.”
Stephen Park joins Talent Mobility Asia
Stephen Park joins Talent Mobility Asia (TMA), a boutique management consulting firm providing services to HR teams and business leaders focusing exclusively on global mobility. Park joins TMA as director consulting services, with experience including global relocations, international rewards, business immigration, employment tax, and labour laws. This experience stems from various roles as a strategic HR leader in an in-house commercial environment, as well as a trusted employment tax and international rewards adviser with EY Sydney, London, and Singapore.
Based in Singapore, Park said: “HR leaders must be able to respond with agility and create adaptable global mobility platforms for talent to be on-boarded in cross-border business environments consistently and with as many talent, cost and risk factors being addressed prior to relocation. TMA’s objective is to enable key talent to create value by having the best people, in the right place at the right time, excelling business to give the organisation the best results from their talent investments.”
Photo / 123RF