Developing HR Leaders for HR 4.0: Best Practices to Help HR Succeed

Victoria Bethlehem, Regional HR Lead, Adecco; Carmen Chan, Head of HR, Asia Pacific Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson; Matthew Chapman, Founder, ChapmanCG; Andrew Cheong, Senior HR Manager, GE Aviation; Soon Eng Sing, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Leadership Institute; and Moderator Tom Kraabel, Vice President HR APAC, Pall Filtration

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : October 03, 2017

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $10.00

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The world of work is evolving at a rapid pace. HR leaders are at the forefront of human capital management and recruitment. How can HR succeed with several disruptions and factors like technology, workforce trends, newer business models, diversity and macroeconomic shifts? We hear from the panel on what keeps them up at night and share some best practices for developing HR leaders for Human Resource 4.0.

About the Panelists

Victoria Bethlehem
Regional HR Lead

Victoria has over 22 years of experience within the recruitment industry, with 11 years in human resources. Her expertise lies in the areas of change management, organisational development, learning & talent development, and talent attraction & acquisition. Victoria is currently Head, Human Resources, Asia Pacific, The Adecco Group. In this role, she holds overall responsibility for human resources and talent planning for The Adecco Group across the APAC region.

Carmen Chan
Head of HR, Asia Pacific Supply Chain
Johnson & Johnson

Carmen is currently leading the Human Resources Function for the Asia Pacific Supply Chain Organization in Johnson & Johnson.

She leads the implementation of the talents solutions aligned to Supply Chain People Strategy. As a HR business partner, she is responsible for talent management & development, organization design and effectiveness; organization change, manager coaching as well as employee engagement.

Carmen first joined Janssen, the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson in June 2012 as Talent Director for the APAC region. She was responsible for supporting and implementing the overall design and development of talent strategies for building the pipeline of current and future leaders in the APAC Pharmaceutical business. In 2014, Carmen was appointed as the first Enterprise HR Leader in South East Asia region where J&J integrated all three sector businesses under one single accountable business leader across 6 markets in SEA. Carmen led the people integration and change associated with the new go-to-market model in SEA. During her 3 years leading SEA HR, the team evolved into a new HR Operating model, pioneering the HR Transformation journey for the function.

Carmen has been a Human Resources practitioner for the past 16 years in the IT/Telecommunications industries. Up until she joined Johnson & Johnson, she was the HR Director for Microsoft’s Regional Headquarters based in Singapore. In this geography HR leadership role, Carmen was responsible for driving talent management across all the regional businesses in Singapore. Carmen spent 11 years with Microsoft and assumed a variety of Business HR roles as well as being a Total Rewards specialist and HR Operations Manager for South East Asia.

Carmen also held various HR Generalist roles when she worked at MobileOne Pte Ltd and Matsushita Group of Companies earlier in her career. Carmen graduated from the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and holds a Bachelor of Business, with a major in Human Resource Management.

Matthew Chapman

Matthew Chapman is an entrepreneur with broad interests but who is most well known for his passion and knowledge in the human resources ("HR") world.

He co-founded ChapmanCG in 2008 and mentoring HR Leaders across the globe remains his greatest focus. ChapmanCG is proudly the world's premier search firm dedicated to the Human Resources profession. It is a one of a kind organisation that holds together the global HR profession through exceptional service, mentoring and friendship. ChapmanCG has a search presence across The Americas, Europe, The Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific.

As of 2017, ChapmanCG's global HR network exceeds 150,000 HR leaders across the world. Since beginning in Singapore in 2008, ChapmanCG has appointed more than 1200 HR Leaders in over 62 countries.

Chapman is a co-owner in EthosBeathChapman, Aperio and RMI. He is a part owner of Bawah Island, a pristine ecological island in Indonesia which opened in August 2017, and owner of Parihoa, a 600 acre farm and private wellness retreat in New Zealand. He has also recently become an investor in the networking platform Howdy.

Matt has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Business Law & Taxation from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a Singapore Citizen.

Outside of HR, Matt is a wellness, self-improvement and fitness junkie; he has completed six desert, 250km ultra-marathons in Chile, China, Egypt, Antarctica, Namibia and Madagascar. His next is in Patagonia in 2017.

Andrew Cheong
Senior HR Manager
GE Aviation

Andrew Cheong is the HR Leader for GE Aviation, Engine Services - Singapore.

He came with strong manufacturing experiences, driving organizational results and solid employee relations experience.

Andrew began his career as a Quality profession since 1991, with multi-national companies like Honeywell, Sun Microsystems, and Eaton Corporations.

He was given a career change into Human Resources as HR Director in Schneider Electric and Applied Materials.

Andrew earned his Bachelor’s degree from Glasgow University in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to earn his Master of Arts degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University and a Diploma in Organization Psychology from Singapore Human Resource Institute.

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys the endurance sports of triathlon as well as spending quality time with his family. He is happily married and has 3 teenagers.

Soon Eng Sing
Senior Vice President
Human Capital Leadership Institute

Eng Sing is Senior Vice President at the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), a subsidiary of Temasek Management Services (TMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.

Eng Sing has two decades of corporate and consulting experience where he worked in various global investment and commercial banks in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. Eng Sing was an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs Hong Kong and Singapore from 2010 to 2014, where he worked in the Human Capital Management division and covered investment banking, wealth management and asset management businesses in Asia Pacific. Between 2007 and 2010, Eng Sing worked as a Learning Partner in UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong.

Eng Sing sits on the board of a healthcare and multi-level marketing company listed on Bursa Malaysia, as an independent director and a member of nominating committee and remuneration committee.

Eng Sing has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About the Moderator

Tom Kraabel
Vice President HR APAC
Pall Filtration

Tom Kraabel is an accomplished human resources leader with nearly two decades’ experience living and working in countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, in addition to his home country of the United States.

Over the last fifteen years, he has served Fortune 500 companies, Private Equity firms, US multinationals, locally owned enterprises, and individuals from bases in Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, and Brussels.  Prior to his career in human resources, he also lived in Israel and attended school in England.  Throughout his life he has traveled extensively, visiting nearly fifty countries.

Currently living in Singapore, Tom is using his HR, commercial and international experience to improve organizational and functional capability at Pall Corporation, the world’s leading provider of purification and filtration solutions. Prior to his current role, Tom helped select companies improve organizational performance through his work at LeBaark Consulting, a provider of interim HR leadership, executive coaching, and strategic consulting services. Preceding his venture into entrepreneurship with LeBaark, Tom was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MasterCard’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region.  Based in Singapore, Tom was responsible for the creation and execution of MasterCard’s human capital strategy across APMEA.

Before joining MasterCard, Tom was Vice President for Human Resources & Services with Ingram Micro.  Based in Brussels, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region’s human resources strategy.  While in this role, Tom served as a core member of the team responsible for repositioning Ingram’s EMEA business strategy.  In addition to his work in human resources, he also managed the EMEA 6 Sigma and corporate communications teams.  Tom joined Ingram Micro in 2004 as Senior Human Resources Director for Asia Pacific.  During his tenure with Ingram in Asia Pacific, Tom was responsible for leading the HR component of Ingram’s acquisition of Tech Pacific, the largest in the corporation’s history.

Early in his human resources career, Tom served for nearly a decade with Honeywell, and its predecessor AlliedSignal, in the US and Asia Pacific.  While with AlliedSignal, he played a pivotal role in the integration of AlliedSignal’s Honeywell acquisition.  Before embarking on a career in human resources, Tom worked for United Parcel Service and The Fisher Group Companies where he held positions in operations, customer support, marketing, and sales.

Tom served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation radar technician and instructor.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Luther College and a Master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business.


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