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HR job moves this week from GovTech, Discovery Networks, 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

Evangeline Chua is chief people officer at Government Technology Agency of SingaporeEvangeline Chua is the new chief people officer at Government Technology Agency of Singapore starting this November. Her key drivers are people, passion and performance, which speaks volumes in the need to embed values and culture in GovTech through its transformation journey, and investing in people to drive results collectively.

Most recently, she was managing director of organisation and people at Temasek International. Evangeline has over 20 years of diverse regional experience in human resource management and business operations within the banking and property sectors. She was previously with Citi, Barclays Technology Centre Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank, PREMAS International Limited, Times Publishing Ltd, and EM Services. She is based in Singapore.

Discovery Networks Asia welcomes Jin Tan as HR vice president AsiaJin Tan joined Discovery Networks Asia in November as HR vice president Asia. Prior to taking up this role, he held several HR positions at AXA where he joined in 2011 and worked for five years. Tan started his career in 2001 when he joined Unilever's HR department. Altogether, he has 15 years of industry experience. Tan is based in Singapore.

Total welcomes back Marie Lenail-Chouteau to career management and training developmentMarie Lenail-Chouteau rejoins Total this month in the role of career management and training development. Lenail-Chouteau was a human resources manager with the company from 2006 to 2012, during which period she held positions in training development, international mobility, and HR project management in the Congo, France, Malaysia, and Singapore. She holds a degree in Global Human Resources and is currently attending the Executive Master Coaching and Consulting for Change at INSEAD. She is based in Singapore.

Dasreena Kaur is now talent acquisition manager at MeltwaterDasreena Kaur joined Meltwater in Singapore this November as talent acquisition manager. She will be responsible for the entire SEA recruitment and selection at the company. Most recently, she was a regional talent acquisition consultant at Zalora Group where she was responsible for rolling out talent acquisition initiatives across the region, resourcing-related projects to support significant growth in the region, and managing relationships with business units across the organisation. Kaur is a seasoned recruiter, HR business partner and a strategist. She specialises in stakeholder management, succession planning and retention strategies. She is based in Singapore.

REDtone welcomes Annie Ling as head of organisational developmentAnnie Ling took up her role at REDtone this November. As head of organisational development, she is currently overseeing organisational development, human resources, REDtone Academy, safety and health, and admin and facilities. Ling first joined REDtone in 2014 as head of REDtone Academy. She is based in Malaysia.

Charlene Kwan is now regional HR manager at Rhenus LogisticsCharlene Kwan started as regional HR manager at Rhenus Logistics in October. She holds a degree in Human Resource Consultancy and has over 10 years of experience as a HR professional in Singapore. Previous employers include Fox International Channels, IMS Health Asia Pacific, and J. Walter Thompson. She will continue to be based in Singapore.

Caitlin Heming joins BHP BillitonCaitlin Heming took up her role in senior resourcing at BHP Billiton in October. Most recently, she worked as senior manager - supply chain, procurement and engineering, at Allegis Group. Heming has over 10 years of recruitment experience. Previous employers include Michael Page, Randstad, and Hays. She will continue to be based in Singapore.

Annie Or joins Skyscanner as talent acquisitions consultant, APACAnnie Or took up her new role at Skyscanner this November. As talent acquisition consultant, APAC, she is responsible for attracting top talent to Skyscanner offices across the Asia Pacific region and managing the end to end recruitment process. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Or was a senior consultant at Hays, focusing on recruitment for the banking and financial sectors. She is based in Singapore.

HR solutions provider appointments

Jean-Michelle Wu takes up role of CEO at Grace Blue PartnershipPresently the chief talent officer at McCann Worldgroup, Jean-Michel Wu is slated to lead regional expansion for executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership, effective 1 December 2016. An Asia-based expert in talent and HR for the marketing and advertising services sector, Wu currently leads talent campaigns for McCann Worldgroup’s 10 global communications networks.

Prior to this, he spent over a decade with WPP in a number of senior talent related roles, most recently as APAC regional talent director for executive recruitment and talent management. For his new role, Wu will be based in the regional head office in Singapore. Read more.

David Heng is now co-founder of Global Leadership Dynamics AsiaDavid Heng co-founded Global Leadership Dynamics Asia in November. Most recently, he was managing director and head talent management and culture building at CIMB in Malaysia, where he joined in 2010 as managing director commerce leadership institute. His new role is based in Singapore.

Claire Smart has been promoted to head of human resources South East Asia at RandstadClaire Smart took up her new role at Randstad in September. As head of human resources South East Asia, she is responsible for leading the HR team, strategy, and function across SEA (Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong) including operational teams and Randstad Sourceright. Smart joined Randstad in 2008 as an associate director and worked her way up the ranks. She has 16 years of experience in the HR industry. She is based in Singapore.

KellyOCG welcomes Bernard Chin as vice president - professional services outsourcingBernard Chin took up his role as vice president - professional services outsourcing this November. Chin is an experienced senior leader in Asia Pacific in the fields of business leadership and business development. He has held operational management roles in the business process outsourcing, IT, and telecommunications industries. Most recently, he was the regional business director, BPO, at arvato Financial Solutions. Chin continues to be based in Singapore.

Raj Sundarason joins WalkMe as global head, HR line of businessRaj Sundarason has taken up the position of global head, HR line of business at WalkMe as of November. In his new role, he will be responsible for the WalkMe HR go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining WalkMe, Sundarason was head of strategic people programmes at Bridgestone Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the HR Digital Transformation Programme. With over fifteen years of experience in business development management, Raj has held sales leadership roles within SAP, NGA and ADP. He is based in Singapore.

Direct Search Asia promotes Ryan Kumar to directorRyan Kumar took up his new role at Direct Search Asia in October. Kumar joined the company as business manager in 2014. He has been working in the recruitment industry since 2012 and quickly worked his way up. Prior to joining Direct Search Asia, he was a senior consultant at Faststream Recruitment Asia-Pacific. Kumar is based in Singapore.

ArcBlue welcomes Guy Wiffen as director, Hong KongGuy Wiffen took up his new role as director, Hong Kong with ArcBlue in September. As director, Hong Kong, he will cover the whole spectrum of procurement consultancy services the company offers, as well as recruitment with procurement. Wiffen has 11 years of experience in the procurement recruitment sector and started his career in the United Kingdom. Since 2013, he is based in Hong Kong, where his previous employers include Drake and Vertical Talent.

Sujeetha Subramaniam takes on a new role at Randstad Sourceright APAC Sourcing CentreSujeetha Subramaniam started her role as team lead this November. Her main focus will lie with performance and people management, and account management. Before joining Randstad Sourceright APAC Sourcing Centre, Subramaniam held various HR and recruitment roles for companies like KellyOCG and Cargill. She has more than ten years of experience in the industry and is based in Malaysia.

RLC Recruitment and Outsourcing promotes Mark Pandey to senior researcherMark Pandey has been promoted to senior researcher at RLC Recruitment and Outsourcing. Panday joined the company in 2015 as executive researcher and was responsible for multple aspects of the recruitment process, including market mapping, headhunting, and phone screening. Before joining RLC Recruitment and Outsourcing, Panday worked as an executive researcher at 360° Search Recruitment. He is based in Thailand.

ManpowerGroup welcomes Grace Ooi to its recruitment teamGrace Ooi joined ManpowerGroup as senior recruitment consultant in September. Prior to taking up her new role, Ooi worked at Covance (Asia) as resourcer - recruitment and talent advisors, Asia Pacific. She has six years of experience in the recruitment industry. She will continue to be based in Singapore.

Jezvynna Saini joins Harrison Assessments as senior consultantJezvynna Saini takes up her role as senior consultant with Harrison Assessments this November. Saini has over six years of experience in the field of psychometric assessments and human capital consultancy initiatives. Her expertise includes behavioural, personality, and competency trainings and assessment development. Most recently, she worked as a training consultant for ACT Australia. Saini holds a degree in psychology. She is based in Malaysia.

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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