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HR job moves of the week from Unilever, Microsoft, 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, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email

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

HR practitioner appointments

Desmond Clement Nathan becomes Unilever's talent advisorConsumer goods giant, Unilever, has appointed Desmond Clement Nathan as talent advisor. He moves over from Digi Telecommunications, where he was senior recruiter, digital marketing, technology, corporate division, and campus recruitment.

Based in Malaysia, his responsibilities at Unilever are to enable the accomplishment of the talent management strategic goals and resolve issues and challenging situations. As an advisor to hiring managers as it relates to quality and consistency of the work product.

With 18 years of career experience, he brings experience from companies such as Randstad, and Xerox to his new role.

Daryl Wong moves up to GM role at IGE Group of CompaniesAt Myanmar-headquartered conglomerate, IGE Group of Companies, Daryl Wong has moved to the role of GM, corporate human resources, up from his previous role at the company as DGM, organisational development, and strategic initiatives (corporate human resources). He has been with the company since September 2016, and in the new role will oversee a spectrum of strategic HR initiatives, such as corporate restructuring, employee engagement, and continuous improvement on HR practices.

Wong has extensive experience in talent management, talent development, learning & development, designing and implementing succession planning, management trainee programmes, etc. Before moving to Yangon, he was based in Malaysia, where he was assistant general manager for organisational development at Sunway Group.

Standard Chartered Bank promotes Sharon KohHaving been with Standard Chartered Bank for three years, Sharon Koh is now the bank's head, performance reward & benefits advisory, China. Based in Hong Kong, she moves up from her previous role as performance, reward and benefits advisory (private banking, wealth management, and commercial banking). She comes with more than 15 years of career experience, and has previously worked for companies like Johnson Controls and Singapore Exchange.

HR solutions provider appointments

Microsoft welcomes Rita Ngai as head of communicationsRita Ngai has been appointed as the head of communications, based in Hong Kong at tech firm, Microsoft. She has over ten years of agency and in-house experience, and was previously with Edelman as an associate director where she acquired a wide range of experience including corporate reputation, complex project management, large scale and high profile event management, and more. She has also had stints with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and more.

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

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

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