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How AIG, Citi and Sanofi recruit first-rate talent

"The Asia Recruitment Award is the oscars of the recruitment industry. A display of the best of the best!"
Start your entries preparation early.
Open to both in-house recruitment & talent acquisition teams and recruitment solution providers.

One powerful technique in conceptualising a successful recruitment strategy is studying the successful employment practices of major companies, such as AIG, Citi and Sanofi. The HR leaders and senior heads of talent acquisition of these companies will share the key principles of their hiring blueprints at Recruitment Asia, the region’s most comprehensive and insightful event in recruitment and talent acquisition.

Recruitment Asia 2016 is a two-day conference happening in Singapore on 1-2 November and in Kuala Lumpur on 15-16 November.

“With so many issues and options attracting the talent today, HR officials and recruiters tend to try out everything and go overboard without properly considering ideal results and organisational agenda,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine. “Recruitment Asia 2016 will present practical ways delegates can get best results and stay relevant to the talent market while reaching business goals.”

Recruitment Asia 2016 will discuss the latest sourcing strategies, retention programmes, impact of technological integration, and employer branding essentials. Imparting their experiences in these fields are some of the most trusted HR practitioners in Asia.

Sunil Kumar is passionate about creating a meaningful business-driven people agenda in organisations to improve retention and talent quality. As the Asia Pacific senior director for talent management at AIG, Kumar is responsible for talent management strategy and execution of people agenda in scaled operations. He also oversees performance management, succession planning, talent reviews, change management and OD analytics. With over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, Kumar has held leadership roles in major companies such as Credit Suisse and HSBC.

Boasting over 15 years of professional experience, Cindy Dermawan is known for her expertise in talent management, learning and leadership development. In her role as head of talent and learning management for diversity and inclusion at Citi, Dermawan supervises talent management and succession planning at the country leadership level, professional and leadership development programmes for employees across levels, and a country agenda for diversity and inclusion. Dermawan holds a Master of Arts in Organisational Communications and Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Sanofi’s chief talent officer, Freddie Chow, carries more than 20 years of experience in human resource management and 24 years with the Sanofi Group. Chow has extensive HR management experience, holding various leadership HR positions in manufacturing, commercial and the region. Among Chow’s awards are “China HR Director of the Year” as well as being named as one of the “15 People of 15 Years” at the China Staff Awards. Chow finished his Masters in Human Resource Management at Rutgers University. He is also a Certified Compensation Professional with World at Work and is currently a teaching faculty member in China and Singapore.

Past Recruitment Asia participants are senior HR leaders from major employers in the region, such as Petronas, Maybank, L’Oréal, Shell, Unilever, and Weir Group.

All presenters and panellists, such as Bandhana Rai, talent acquisition director, South Asia and ANZ at Dell, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Malaysia and Singapore in November, Recruitment Asia is the region’s most comprehensive discussion recruitment and retention.

Senior HR professionals and recruitment specialists who do not want to be left behind about the latest recruiting strategies and issues can visit For more information, please contact:

For Malaysia:
– Adrian Ray, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:
– Renamel Torres, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:

For Singapore:
– Che Fantonial, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:
– Hema Siranjeevi, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email:

"The Asia Recruitment Award is the oscars of the recruitment industry. A display of the best of the best!"
Start your entries preparation early.
Open to both in-house recruitment & talent acquisition teams and recruitment solution providers.

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