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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 jerenea@humanresourcesonline.net.

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


HR Practitioner Appointments

Zahrah Zaid joins Danone
After a 6-year stint as Malaysia Airlines’ executive vice president of human capital, Zahrah has returned to Danone to serve as the global food company’s transformation director for the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, effective January 2018. Prior to her stint at Malaysia Airlines, she was with Danone as the director of learning and development for the Asia Pacific region. With this recent move, Zahrah has relocated to Singapore from Malaysia.

United Malaya Stores welcomes a new HR executive
Effective February 2018, United Malaya Stores has appointed Krithiga Ravindaran to the role of human resources executive, based in Malaysia. This sees Ravindaran moving away from her previous role as an HR executive at India International Bank (Malaysia). Prior to that Ravindaran was with Verity Intelligence as a research analyst.

Regina Woo is promoted by Ho Bee Land
Effective January 2018, Woo has been promoted by the property developer from the role of manager of human resources to HR and corporate affairs manager. Prior to joining Ho Bee Land, she was a recruitment manager at Adecco Singapor, and has held various roles at Dimensions International College, Kelly Services, and more. Woo will remain based in Singapore.

Gordon Johnston is head of resourcing ANZ at Bupa
Johnston joined the healthcare company in February 2018, moving away from his previous role as global manager, (head of) talent acquisition at Qantas. Remaining based in Australia, in his new role, Johnston is responsible for a large team of talent and resourcing advisors across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisband and Auckland, and will work with key stakeholders to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the resourcing team service provision to the business.


HR Solutions Provider Appointments

Priyanka Baidhya is the HR head at Bloom Consulting Services
Effective January 2018, Baidhya was promoted by the software development company from the role of assistant manager for recruitment (HR) to the role of head of HR. Based in India, Baidhya’s current responsibilities include talent acquisition, HR database management, leave and payroll management, performance management, and completing exit formalities.

Hunters International promotes Dineshini Paramasivam
With effect from January 2018, Dineshini has been promoted from the role of researcher to being a senior researcher at the executive search firm, based in Malaysia. Prior to joining Hunters International, Dineshini was an associate consultant at Hammersonn Asia Pacific, and has held various roles at Randstad Malaysia, Kelly Financial Resources, and more.

Sofiane Alahyane is an associate consultant at WorldLeaders Solutions
As of December 2017, Alahyane has been appointed to the role of account executive by WorldLeaders Solutions, based in China. This saw him take up an additional role on top of his responsibilities as the founder of MoreLife Entertainment – a B2C event consultancy in Singapore. Prior to that Alahyane was an account executive at Art Of Click in Singapore.

FA Talent promotes Sandy Wang
With the promotion in January 2018, Wang has now taken up the role of managing consultant of consumer industry at the talent acquisition company, moving away from her previous role as senior consultant, consumer industry. Remaining based in China, Wang previously held roles at Talent2 and Career International.

Ozbay Memet is talent capital manager, South Asia at Arcc Talents
Based in Singapore, Memet joined the professional services company in February 2018, moving away from his previous role as talent and culture manager at Sofitel. Prior to that he was an HR manager at Natural Beauty Resources, and has held various roles at Job Training Institute, WISE Employment, and Deluge Fire Protection (SEA).

Speaking with Human Resources about his new role, Memet said: “My priorities for the first year in my new role are to focus on championing talent management and people engagement strategies.”

He added that as the firm is moving into developing new lifestyle brands within the hospitality space, his other major focus is “to increase our talent acquisition capabilities in order to support and grow our new businesses within this dynamic sector.”

Raffles Hotel Singapore welcomes Chadi Chemaly to its operations team
Effective February 2018, the hotel has appointed Chadi Chemaly as its executive assistant manager of rooms, based in Singapore. This saw Chemaly moving away from his previous role at Fairmont Mayakoba, based in Mexico, where he was responsible for operation and administration as its director of operations. Chemaly brings with him over 15 years of experience in hospitality.


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 jerenea@humanresourcesonline.net.

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

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