Effective 4 September, he is responsible for delivering the HR agenda across Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Oceania.
Effective today (Monday, 4 September 2023), Paul Simons (pictured above) has taken on the role of Chief Human Resources Officer for Asia Pacific at MUFG Bank (MUFG).
Based in Singapore, Simons will be a member of MUFG's Apac Regional Executive Committee, and will also sit on the global HR leadership team. In this role, he will be responsible for delivering the HR agenda across the organisation's presence in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Oceania.
Simons will report to Masakazu Osawa, Chief Executive for MUFG Asia Pacific and Angus MacGregor, Head of Global HR for MUFG Bank. Commenting on the appointment, MacGregor said: "Paul is a proven leader with a great track record in attracting, retaining, and developing talent, and driving organisational transformation and success. We are looking forward to having Paul lead the APAC region as we continue our drive for more globalisation, an integrated APAC growth strategy and an efficient and effective global HR target operating model.
"His experience will ensure MUFG continues to execute at a high-level across all aspects of our business."
Simons brings to the role more than 30 years of experience in HR across multiple geographies and industries, including senior leadership positions in Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore), Centrica (UK), Diageo (UK), and GlaxoSmithKline (UK). Prior to his current role, he held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer for Prudential's Insurance Growth Markets group, based in Hong Kong, leading its HR function across 16 markets in Asia and Africa.
HRO has reached out to Simons for more details on his immediate priorities in the role. Watch this space!