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Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week.

If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email

And for the pick of HR job opportunities in Asia, check out HRjobs.

HR Practitioner Appointments

Sandeep Khanna to join Grab
Starting June 2017, Sandeep Khanna starts afresh with Grab, as its new regional lead for people and organisational development. In this newly created role, he will be looking after performance management, change management, learning and development, as well as diversity and inclusion. He reports to Chin Yin Ong, who is the head of people at Grab. He remains based in Singapore. With over 25 years of experience in marketing and branding, Khanna made the first move to human capital management, two years ago when he joined Facebook as its regional learning and development partner for Asia Pacific.

Rob Mom to head the HR department at ABN AMRO Bank
Rob Mom, who has served in the bank since 1976, has been promoted to head human resources corporate and institutional banking APAC in June.  Previously he was the bank’s chief human officer Greater China and regional HR head international clients. He is the based in Singapore.

Moody’s appoints APAC talent acquisition lead
Sinan Atahan has joined the talent acquisition team as APAC recruitment lead in the Hong Kong office of Moody’s. In this role, Atahan will be responsible for hiring for the Moody’s investor services (MIS) and shared services (MSS) groups in the APAC region outside India. Prior to joining Moody’s, Atahan was an executive director and head of fixed income and debt markets for a boutique search firm in Hong Kong.

Miles Horca relocates to London
BP’s head of HR, shipping eastern hemisphere, and maritime employment business in Singapore, Miles Horca is moving to London to serve as the  company’s change management lead, HR modernisation.  He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in human resources.  He joined BP in Singapore as head of HR in 2013. Prior to BP he was global shared services manager at AMD.

Red Bull promotes HR Manager
Amelia Quick was promoted in June to HR Manager – South Asia.  She joined the company in 2014 as a HR specialist. Prior to Red Bull , she was a senior consultant at Miller Hay. She is based in Hong Kong.

Kimberly-Clark enhances hiring team
Marianne Lim was appointed APAC talent acquisition sourcer at Kimberly-Clark in April.  She started her career in recruitment in 2011 as a recruitment advisory for Shell.  Her previous role was regional recruiter at AdParlor Asia Pacific. She is based in Malaysia.

VSB welcomes new head of human resources
In his new role as head of human resources, B.Manjeet Kaur Sidhu will focus  on developing the company’s human resource transformation programme and serving as a strategic planner within key business areas. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in human resources, previously, he was the divisional manager – strategic human resources and legal compliance division at NameHino Motors Manufacturing Malaysia.  He is based in Malaysia.

Didi Chuxing welcomes new head of global talent acquisition
Train Luo was appointed the role in April.  He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in human resources.  His previous appointment was VP of executive recruiting at Legend Holdings.  He is based in Beijing.


HR Solutions Provider Appointments

SAP appoints new managing director for Singapore
Khor Chern Chuen was a appointed the role in June.  He joined SAP in 2007 and prior to his appointment as managing director, he was the head of cloud in SAP Southeast Asia, responsible for the overall SAP Cloud business in Southeast Asia. In his new role, Khor will lead the SAP Singapore team to help businesses run simpler through co-innovation projects, as well as continue to cultivate the workforce of the future.

Sage appoints vice president for Asia business
Robin Chao joined Sage as vice president in June.  In his new position, he will lead sales, business strategy development, personnel management, and scale business and sales performance for Sage in Asia. A 22-year veteran in the IT industry, Chao has experience covering sales in IT and outsourcing, product marketing, new market expansion, GTM build-up and partner development and management.  Chao was most recently regional sales director for South Asia at Epicor Software Asia.  He is based in Singapore.

Management movements at Willis Towers Watson
Taro Ogai will start his new role on 1 July as head of investments for Asia Pacific .  He will succeed Naomi Denning, managing director and head of the Asia Pacific investment business, who will be leaving the company to relocate to Canada in a long planned move with her family.  Ogai will be based in Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Jayne Bok has been appointed as head of investments for Asia.  She will transition from her current role as head of sovereign advisory for Asia.

In her new role, Bok will be responsible for the company’s investment activities in Asia Pacific outside of Japan and Australia.

Michael Page promotes senior consultant
Prerna Bajaj was promoted to senior consultant (banking & financial services specialist) at Michael Page.  She joined Michael Page in 2016 and was promoted in June 2017 from the consultant role.  Previously, she was a consultant at Hays focusing on the banking sector.  She is based in Hong Kong.

Airswift Malaysia hires delivery consultant
Asha Thangaraju joined Airswift Malaysia as delivery consultant in April.  He brings with him almost 10 years of experience in recruitment.  Prior to Airswift Malaysia, he was a recruitment consultant at NES Global Talent.  He is based in Malaysia.

Elyse Gani joins Flex
Gani was hired as recruiter – talent acquisition in April at Flex.  Her last appointment was senior consultant at JAC Recruitment.  She is based in Malaysia.

New managing director at Harrier Talent Solutions
After almost two decades at ManpowerGroup, Sue Howes has made the jump to Harrier Human Capital.

In her new role as managing director, Howse will support CEO Kelly Quirk in driving Harrier’s holistic approach to total talent management. She will focus on developing creative, agile solutions across RPO and MSP services for new and existing clients.

Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week.

If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email

And for the pick of HR job opportunities in Asia, check out HRjobs.

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