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HR job moves from Kantar, AkzoNobel, BAT, Amazon and more

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, send us your profile and photo, and we will announce your news here – just email

HR practitioner appointments

Kantar welcomes Jonathan Stewart as Director of Talent Acquisition ASPACJonathan Stewart is now Director of Talent Acquisition ASPAC at data, insights and consulting company Kantar, taking on the role in August 2019. He is based in Singapore.

Stewart joins from his previous role as Head of Talent Acquisition Asia Pacific at Dimension Data, where he led a global talent acquisition process transformation to a new shared service model; managed the regional recruitment team across APAC (excluding Australia); handled over 2,500 positions annually across service desks and C-level; leveraged new technologies and automation to enhance analytics and data measurement; and more.

Stewart has also previously taken on HR roles at Dyson, BASF in Hong Kong, and HSBC amongst others.

Geik Hoon Lim takes on new portfolio at AkzoNobelEffective August 2019, Geik Hoon Lim has moved on from Regional Rewards Head, South Asia to Regional Rewards Director, Asia at Dutch multinational firm AkzoNobel. Lim has been with the company for a little over seven years, starting as Regional Compensation & Benefits Manager, South East & South Asia.

Prior to joining AkzolNobel, Lim held a series of rewards/compensation & benefits portfolios, including at SMRT, Qimonda, Health Sciences Authority, and finally, Tetra Pak. Lim continues to be based in Singapore.

British American Tobacco calls on Felicia Teh as HR DirectorEffective July 2019, Felicia Teh has joined tobacco manufacturing company British American Tobacco as Human Resources Director, based in Malaysia. Teh was most recently Regional Human Resources Director - SEA at Carlsberg Group, where she joined as Human Resources Director close to seven years ago.

She graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from University of Nottingham - Nottingham University Business school, and has previously held roles at AstraZeneca Malaysia/Singapore, Genting Group, and more.

Michael Sirikul now heads HR at Central JD CommerceAs of August 2019, e-commerce firm Central JD Commerce has brought on Michael Sirikul as Head of Human Resources in Thailand.

Sirikul's most immediate role was Human Resources Business Partner at LINE. Prior to that, he took on HR BP roles at Japan Tobacco International for over a year, leading portfolios in Bangladesh, Nepal, Laos, Australia and New Zealand.

Boehringer Ingelheim appoints Kunal Shangloo in C&B lead roleKunal Shangloo has joined pharmaceuticals company Boehringer Ingelheim as Head - Compensation & Benefits - META Region, starting June 2019. Here, Shangloo is responsible for leading the C&B vertical for 70 countries within the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, including operating unites in North West Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, and more. Shangloo is based in UAE.

Prior to joining, he most recently headed the Rewards and Organisation Effectiveness Centre of Excellence at Landmark Group, overseeing 10 countries within the Middle East and North American region, and covering over 35,000 employees.

Camilla Cole joins Save the Children International in talent and learningEffective June 2019, Save the Children International has handed Camilla Cole the portfolio of Director of Talent and Learning. She continues to be based in the UK. Having been with the company for slightly over three years, Cole was most immediately Head of Leadership Development.

Her immediate past company was United Technologies, where she was Senior Manager of Talent and Learning. She has held multiple HR roles at AXA over the years, including Regional Learning and Development Business Partner and Leadership and Talent Development Partner.

Mountaire Farms appoints Dyan Connolly as Director of Performance and LearningDyan Connolly is now Director of Performance and Learning at food production Company Mountaire Farms. She brings with her over a decade of experience in HR, and her core areas of expertise include organisation development; global talent strategy; employer brand; global mobility, and more across the function. She is based in Texas.

Prior to this role, Connolly served as Chief Talent Leader at The Woodshire Group, and has also held roles at Citi, CenturyLink, and GE Capital amongst others.

Amazon appoints Lucy Taylor as Global Mobility Programme Manager APACEffective August 2019, Lucy Taylor has joined technology firm Amazon in the role of Global Mobility Program Manager APAC. She is based in Singapore.

Prior to this, she took on the role of Talent Deployment Manager - EMEA in France, before moving to Singapore as Talent Deployment Manager - JAPAC. There, she led all aspects of global mobility and international assignments, including immigration, benefits, payroll and more.

Taylor brings with her over nine years of experience working both with a consultancy as well as in an in-house capacity, and has taken up roles leading small and large teams, and individual contributor roles.

HR solutions providers appointments

Amita Nandi now leads L&D at LeaderonomicsLeadership development firm Leaderonomics has welcomed Amita Nandi as its Head - Learning & Development, effective August 2019. Nandi's priorities here include managing enterprise learning projects and activities, and she holds over 25 years of experience in developmental and people transformation initiatives, focusing on behaviour change and high performance.

Based in Malaysia, Nandi's immediate past role was Senior Consultant - Business Development at DDI, a role which she held for close to three years.

If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, send us your profile and photo, and we will announce your news here – just email

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