Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has appointed Pamela Teo as its regional HR director for Asia Pacific.
Teo has more than 20 years’ industry experience. She comes to the firm from Zenith Optimedia Group where she served as South East Asia talent director. Prior to this, she held positions at Ogilvy and Mather, Publicis, D’Arcy Massius Benton & Bowles, and McCann Erikson.
Teo will be based in Singapore and report directly to Vivian Lines, global vice chairman and chairman Asia Pacific.
"Innovation and creativity is central to the success of our growth strategy for Asia Pacific and as a result our search for talent focuses on those with backgrounds beyond traditional PR, including digital, content creation, analytics and publishing," said Lines.
"Pamela is a senior HR practitioner with considerable experience developing and executing human resources programmes for some of the key global creative and digital players. She is therefore very well positioned to align our talent acquisition strategy with our business objectives for the region and I am delighted to welcome her to the firm."
As well as overseeing the talent management function throughout Asia Pacific, Teo will support the activation of H+K’s global and regional HR initiatives across all markets in the region.
These include managing the H+K University, the Dave Robinson Scholarship which gives consultants an opportunity to work in a different country, and the Virtual Mentoring programme which enables consultants to learn from experienced leaders in the H+K global network.
“I am looking forward to working with H+K’s teams across the APAC region to broaden capabilities across the full creative spectrum to meet the evolving needs of our clients,” Teo said.
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