Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week.
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HR Practitioner Appointments
Agnes Goh finds senior HR leadership role at LVMH in Singapore Luxury goods retailer LVMH welcome new regional HR director for South and Southeast Asia, Agnes Goh, based in Singapore. She was previously the director of executive recruitment for growth markets and Greater China at Philips, and has also worked at Korn/Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles.
Shamsul Husaini joins Village Grocer in HR operations role After gathering retail experience from Carrefour Malaysia, Tesco Stores Malaysia, and GCH Retail (formerly known as Dairy Farm Giant Retail) since 2003, Husaini has taken up an HR operations role at retailer Village Grocer Holdings. He is based in Selangor, Malaysia.
Diversified firm Wadi Degla Holding promotes Peter Bahgat Wadi Degla Holding, with operations in sports facilities, telecommunications, real estate developments and industrial projects, has promoted Bahgat from HR specialist to senior HR specialist, based in Cairo, Egypt. He has been with the company since 2012.
Bahgat spoke to Human Resources: "I am responsible for the new organisational charts and any jobs structural reports or amendments, along with the OD department. Executing a retention plan for those with real competences is a top priority. I also believe that dealing with our colleagues professionally and in a humane-manner must be taken in consideration seriously here in Egypt."
Judith Ng moves from Dentsu Aegis Network to We Are Social Marketing and advertising agency We Are Social has appointed Ng as senior HR manager, snapping her from Dentsu Aegis Network, where she was recruitment manager, whilst still based in Singapore. She has 22 years years of experience in both advertising and client management before moving to HR.
McDermott APAC adds Mohamad Faez Azemi to HR team in Malaysia Effective February 2016, Azemi has moved from Jacobs Engineering Group to engineering and construction firm McDermott Asia Pacific, as part of the HR team, based in Kuala Lumpur. He has previously worked with UEM Group as well as PETRONAS.
Comcast appoints Darren Oliver as vice president for the California region Also joining the California senior leadership team, Oliver reports to Hank Fore, regional SVP for Comcast California. He replaces Micah Hawk who was promoted to divisional VP of HR in Denver, and he has served five years in the Comcast Oregon/South West Washington Region as the VP of HR.
Ann A Adams succeeds Juan K Cunningham as VP HR at Norfolk Southern Based in Norfolk, effective April 1, 2016, Adams replaces Cunningham, who retired earlier this year. She will be responsible for all employment planning, development, benefits, compliance, and more. She joined Norfolk Southern in 2001 as HR manager and subsequently served in a number of HR roles.
African Development Bank Group bags David Ssegawa as director of corporate HR The appointment is effective May 1, 2016, and based in Kenya. Ssegawa joins the Bank from Bharti Airtel Africa where he was CHRO for its operations in 17 African countries. President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said: "He (SSegawa) will join our leadership team as we build a world-class work force and drive a new culture of enhanced organisational and staff performance to deliver greater developmental impact all across Africa."
Delton Li moves up the ranks at Bank of China (Hong Kong) Tenured with the company since 2011, Li has been promoted several times, and the latest one sees him becoming the head of talent acquisition at personal banking, up from head of recruitment support, where he was credited with reengineering the recruitment processes.
Millicom International Cellular gets Daniel Loria as EVP of HR Effective April 1, 2016 Loria takes on the HR role at the telecom and media company. Prior to joining Millicom, Daniel was head of HR for Syngenta North America. Mauricio Ramos, group CEO of Millicom said: "His (Loria's) success in organisational transformation at a global level will be invaluable as we continue to focus on enabling our talented people to innovate and transform our company for the future." Added Loria: "...I am excited to join Millicom’s global team and apply best cross-sector practices to further strengthen the company’s operations."
Shilla Travel Retail catalyses the career development of Ginny Then Having been with the airport retailer since 2014, Then has been promoted from executive HR to assistant manager HR, based in Singapore. She is managing the full spectrum of HR in this role. Her past experience includes stints at Dickson Stores, Cortina Watch and Liang Chew Hardware.
HR Solutions Provider Appointments
Cartus Relocation Hong Kong bags Mahlon Campbell as consultant Campbell joins Cartus as consultant for destination and real estate services, based in Hong Kong, where he is leading relocation support for assignees, identifying suitable properties, and the general delivery of relocation services. He was previously destination and schooling specialist at Crown Relocations.
Gopal Kishore exits Knolskape to join GetIT Comms Having been with gamification and simulation software firm Knolskape for more than one-and-a-half years as head of marketing, Kishore now leads content for a B2B technology marketing firm GetIT Comms.
Sirota welcomes Kimberly Fravil as team leader A research specialist with 20 years in the industry on the supplier side, Fravil joins Sirota after working with Blackbox Research as research director, MD of Thailand at ABN Impact, and director of loyalty at Ipsos. At Sirota, she is team lead for Asia Pacific consulting team, to ensure successful delivery of employee research and engagement programmes to clients. She reports to Lewis Garrad, MD of Sirota Asia Pacific.
She spoke to Human Resources on her mandate for this year: "My priority is driving improvement in how managers and HR use employee attitude and engagement data to drive their business, with a particular focus on integrating engagement further into business best practice."
Lawrence Chee is TBC HR Consulting's senior recruitment consultant Previously the consulting manager at Achieve Group, Chee has joined TBC HR Consulting as senior recruitment consultant, based in Singapore. He told Human Resources his focus this year is to "grow the mid- to senior-level recruitment" for the business.
Cartus Corporation appoints director of business development for Southeast US Jana Smith, with 20 years of experience in the relocation industry, will focus on both domestic and international business development in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. She has been with Cartus for 11 years, previously in the role of director of client services. "Jana's work at Cartus during the past decade positions her very strongly for her new role, allowing her to hit the ground running in the Southeast region," said Kathi Feczko, SVP for global business development.
Oliver Liegel cast as director of executive search at Ginkgo Search Partners Liegel joins the Beijing-based executive search in March 2016, and he was previously senior consultant for executive search in China at Signium International. He spoke to Human Resources on the new role: "There is an increasing need for comprehensive executive search and leadership consulting services that go beyond transactional recruitment services. I would therefore consider executive search rather as an extension of management consulting."
"I see a growing demand for consulting services that address the specific needs for SME to enter and expand in the Chinese market... Furthermore I would like to develop our practice groups in order to guarantee specialised consulting services in each industry sector."
Melanie Pereira joins Karvy Private Wealth in Mumbai The financial services provider, a division of Karvy Stock Broking, has engaged Pereira as senior manager HR, reporting to the head of HR; bagging her from Ador Welding where she was deputy manager for corporate HR. Managing and retaining talent is a key priority in her new role, Pereira told Human Resources. "Improving performance management and rewards also plays a critical role."
And for the pick of HR job opportunities in Asia check out HRjobs.