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Up the ranks: Shahzad Umar is Nestlé Malaysia’s executive director, group HR

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As of March 2016, Shahzad Umar’s new designation is executive director, group human resources for Nestlé Malaysia.

Previously the head of human resources for Nestlé Pakistan, Umar currently reports to the managing director of Nestlé (Malaysia), Alois Hofbauer.

Umar told Human Resources that his “key responsibility is to oversee various training and leadership programmes to nurture and strengthen the capabilities of employees.

“In my current role, it is also pertinent to provide support to our leaders to create the conditions for success in their teams, and in turn, the company itself.”

He added that Nestlé prioritises hiring talent with the right cultural fit.

“It is imperative that we hire the right people for the right job as our talent pool is the backbone of Nestlé, encouraging bigger achievements and propelling the company to greater heights.”.

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