Executive moves at Charoen Pokphand Group, AIA and more

Here are this week's latest HR appointments from across the region.

If you or an industry colleague recently made a move, do reach out to us at kelvin.ong@hrmasia.com.sg, and we will be happy to announce your appointment.

Kulshaan Singh, Co-Chief People Officer, Charoen Pokphand Group

Charoen Pokphand Group has appointed Kulshaan Singh as Co-Chief People Officer.

Singh, who joined the group at the end of 2017, will be responsible for building and managing C.P. Group’s global employer brand as well as developing a strategy to build a world-class HR function across the group.

In this role, he will work closely with Dr. Naris Thamkuekool, Co-Chief People Officer at C.P. Group, to oversee execution of strategies to attract, motivate and retain talents at C.P. Group.

He will report directly to Suphachai Chearavanont, CEO of C.P. Group and will work closely with Dhanin Chearavanont, the company’s Senior Chairman, on identifying, attracting and developing the future leaders of C.P. Group from a global talent pool.

Singh has had 20 years of global experience in the professional services and management consulting industry, with expertise in talent and leadership development, organisation change and HR transformation, employee engagement and performance and talent management. 

Leonard LaiLeonard Lai, Director of Group HR Transformation, Analytics & Governance, AIA

Leonard Lai has taken on a new role at insurance firm AIA as its Director of Group HR Transformation, Analytics and Governance.

Based in Hong Kong, Lai’s new portfolio will see him lead and direct the organisation’s HR digitalisation and transformation, as well as organisational change and systems implementation.

He was previously the Director of Group People Development and Culture as part of the Group HR team.

He possesses over 20 years’ HR experience, and his expertise includes HR strategic planning, driving business process re-engineering, HR data and analytics, as well as HR governance and people risk management.

Juan Jim TanDr. Tan Juan Jim, Talent and Rewards Leader, Malaysia, Willis Towers Watson

Global advisory and brokerage firm Willis Towers Watson has made Dr. Tan Juan Jim the new Talent and Rewards Business Leader for its Malaysian offices.

In this role, Tan leads the Talent and Rewards consulting business in Malaysia which consists of business lines including, but not limited to: executive rewards, employee insights, rewards data services, talent management, assessment and organisation development.

Tan brings with him expertise in rewards and HR consulting, with experience spanning 17 years in Malaysia and Singapore, and across Southeast Asia. He has worked in areas of line management, management consulting and computational science, where he helmed teams in capability and talent building, performance management system design, long and short-term incentives, and employee engagement initiatives.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Tan was Group Head of Human Capital Management for IHH Healthcare Berhad and Parkway Pantai Limited, where he oversaw its operations across six geographies with over 30,000 employees.

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