Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week.
HR practitioner appointmentsUber appoints Anu Ambikaipalan as Legal Director, Employment in Asia Pacific
As of March 2019, Anu Ambikaipalan has moved up from Head of Employment Legal, APAC to the role of Legal Director, Employment - APAC at ride-sharing company Uber. She is based out of the company's regional headquarters in Singapore.
Ambikaipalan joined Uber in January 2016 as Employment Counsel, APAC, before heading the employment legal team in October 2017. Prior to joining Uber, she was a lawyer with Ashurst, and a legal counsel at Telstra (Melbourne and Singapore).
Tze Yuh Shu now heads HR strategy and engagement at Samsung Malaysia
Tze Yuh Shu has joined technology company Samsung Malaysia Electronics as Head, HR Strategy & Engagement effective March 2019.
Speaking to Human Resources on the focus of his new role, Tze said: "My immediate focus includes: Increasing attractiveness for the brand as an employer through strategic channels on its Employer Value Propositions; leveraging on Samsung's existing in-house assets and technologies to boost HR analytics; and maximising engagement through internal branding, for greater drive to achieve business outcomes."
Based in Malaysia, Tze brings with him years of HR experience in Maybank, and most recently Mah Sing Group where he was Head of People Strategy & Engagement.
Monir Azzouzi joins GOJEK Indonesia in a VP role
Effective March 2019, ride-hailing transport service provider GOJEK welcomed Monir Azzouzi as Vice President, People Experience & People Relations, based in Indonesia.
Prior to this, Azzouzi was based in Malaysia as Head of Employee Experience & HRBP at Maxis, where he was responsible for people and organisational transformation initiatives.
Azzouzi brings with him extensive experience in digital and culture transformation, as well as organisational development. Before joining HR, Azzouzi has started his own departments and companies within and outside of the digital role, and has held senior leadership roles in both Europe and Asia.
Lynne Sit takes on talent acquisition role at Caterpillar
Having held several roles at Alexander Mann Solutions for close to three years, with her most recent being Interim Head of Talent Acquisition, Lynne Sit has taken on a new role as Talent Manager Asia Pacific at manufacturing company Caterpillar.
She comes with talent acquisition experience at GE Healthcare, DKSH and more, and with some roles covering Asia Pacific. Sit is based in Singapore.
Anglo American welcomes Benjamin Sim as HR Manager, Asia Pacific
Benjamin Sim has joined global mining company, Anglo American, in the role of HR Manager, Asia Pacific, effective March 2019.
Based in Singapore, he was previously Director, Human Resources at RBC where he also played the role of HR Business Partner for the Singapore market. Prior to that, he was Associate Director, Human Resources at UBS where he also acted at the HR Process Lead, HR Transformation.
HR solutions provider appointmentsNew leadership appointments at AXA Insurance
AXA Insurance, an insurance and asset management service provider has made the following leadership appointments to its Executive Committee, effective end February 2019:
Hayley Yap has taken on the role of Chief People Officer She succeeds Priya Shahane, who has been appointed Global Head of Executive Talent Resourcing of AXA Group. Yap comes with over two decades of experience in human resources, risk and assurance, and strategic business planning and partnering. She was previously the Head of Business Execution for South East Asia, India, and Middle East at ANZ. She will continue to drive AXA’s strategic people agenda while aligning to its business objectives for growth.
Kevin Leong has been named Managing Director, Commercial Lines In his new role, Leong will be leading the commercial lines businesses of AXA Singapore. This is in addition to his current responsibilities as Country Leader, Singapore - Insurance for AXA XL, a division of AXA Group. His dual-roles will position him to drive development of and synergies in AXA’s commercial lines business across both AXA Insurance and AXA XL in Singapore. Kevin will be co-reporting to Jean Drouffe, CEO, AXA Singapore, and Craig Langham, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific, AXA XL.
Juliet Khew has been promoted to Managing Director, Health She will now head the newly created Health Strategic Business Unit, which will play a key role in AXA’s journey to partner its customers in various aspects of their lives. She will be responsible for driving the continued growth of AXA’s health business. Khew previously held the position Director, Commercial Health.
Center for Creative Leadership names Elisa Mallis as new Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific
Effective 15 April 2019, Elissa Mallis joined Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) as Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific.
Mallis will lead CCL's efforts to accelerate the leadership development and results of clients throughout the region, from multi-national corporations and government agencies to domestic organisations, while also contributing significantly to CCL’s global research agenda.
She most recently served as Singapore Country Director and Head of Executive Development for Management Development Services (MDS). Prior to that, she worked in Beijing for Accenture as Human Capital Strategy Lead, Asia-Pacific, following her service as a talent and organisation consultant for Accenture’s New York and London offices.