Based in Hong Kong Bono Lee is responsible for leading Hong Kong Human Resources team at Tricor Group where he focuses on enhancing employee engagement and ESG initiatives.
Tricor Group has appointed Bono Lee as Hong Kong's Head of Human resources, effective August 2021.
In this role, he is responsible for leading the organisation's Hong Kong HR team to where he is committed to keeping businesses momentum going while investing in people.
Lee continues to be based in Hong Kong, as with his previous role as Human Resources Lead at Hong Kong Maxims Group.
Lee brings with him more than two decades of experience and expertise in the HR space to the fore, having worked in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Lee has worked at TNT Express, Lloyds register, CTBAT (A joint venture between China Tobacco and British American Tobacco) and Elekta over the years.
Tricor Group (Tricor) is a business expansion specialist in Asia, with global knowledge and local expertise in business, corporate, investor, human resources & payroll, corporate trust & debt services, and strategic business advisory.
On this exciting development, Human Resources Online caught up with Lee for an exclusive insight into his career journey. Excerpts below:
Q. Congratulations on your new role, Bono. You’ve been with Tricor for about four months now, what has been your most cherished moment with your former team and company (Hong Kong Maxim’s Group)?
Thank you! Indeed, it was a privilege to have been part of the Maxim’s Group. It was a very fruitful journey and it definitely gave me insights into human resources management. I am delighted to have been presented with the opportunity to join Tricor and become one of the proud Tricorians!
Q. What are you most looking forward to at Tricor? How does your dream of tomorrow look like, especially for the HR department?
So far, the experience at Tricor has been great! I am still learning about the business. People around are collaborative and helpful. From meetings, interactions with all levels, and even some small coffee chats in our own cafeteria Floow – it’s clear that my colleagues are diligent and professional and committed to serving our clients.
This set the tone for me in delivering the right set of values in HR going forward.
Q. As Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong, what are the core responsibilities in your new role? How is it different from what you were working on previously? In this role, what is your number one priority for this coming year? Could you also share with us some of your personal professional goals?
I think the beauty of my role at Tricor is to be able to help keep the business momentum going! We have the right platform with good leadership, talented staff, and talent development. We put much focus on enhancing employee engagement and ESG initiatives – the recent Olympics, Fitness Challenge and Breakfast events have boosted morale and staff collaboration.
On personal level, I would very much like to give back to the community – I enjoy my experience so far as a part time lecturer and mentor in HR.
Q. You’ve been in HR your entire career. What do you love about it?
I am lucky enough to work with organisations which put emphasis on people. Also, it is always great to be at the forefront to ensure the investment in people works for the businesses.
Q. You've worked in HR in both China and Hong Kong Give us a flavour of how the HR function varies in its maturity and challenges faced across these markets.
Yes, I appreciate every environment is different, and I always remember the words of wisdom from my mentors in early days – it is important for HR practitioners to be agile enough to anticipate different environments and gel into the business to be successful.
Q. What's the one thing you’re keen to start doing more of, and another that you’re keen to stop doing?
It is a good question! Hopefully I will be able to connect with fellow HR practitioners - I believe by sharing our experiences and ideas we could create an even better place to work.