HR Talent Ladder – BNP Paribas, Unilever and more

Here are some of this week's latest promotions and job moves within the Asia-Pacific HR scene.

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

Shradha ChopraShradha Chopra, Vice President, HR, Asia-Pacific, BNP Paribas

Shradha Chopra has been appointed the Vice President of HR for Asia-Pacific at French bank BNP Paribas.

She joins from Gartner (formerly CEB), where she was a Research Director for the HR Practice Asia division.

In that role, she directed research for CEB’s regional HR practice that serves over 150 clients across the region. Her role involved running advisory sessions for HR leaders and leading the research team for the regional HR practice.

She is a seasoned human capital consultant and advisor to HR leaders across Asia Pacific. 

Lim Zhi Rong, HR Director, Unilever 

Lim Zhi Rong takes on a new role as HR Director at Unilever, Asia, Africa & Middle East (AAME).

He was formerly the Regional HR Business Partner at Unilever, Southeast Asia for the past one year, and brings with him more than ten years of experience in HR management.

In this new role, Lim partners the Executive Vice President of Unilever Food Solutions AAME on future talent agenda and reports to the Global Vice President of HR, Foods & Unilever Food Solutions.

He will also work closely with business stakeholders, including the Unilever Food Solutions Leadership Team of AAME and the HR team around the region to drive business performance by enabling people initiatives. 

Lim began his career at Temasek Holdings as part of their HR Management Associates Programme.

Peter William RaarPeter William Raar, HR Director, Commercial Functions, APMEA, Kerry

Peter William Raar joined food and beverage company Kerry earlier this month as HR Director of Commercial Functions for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

He comes from financial services company DLL, where he was the Head of HR for Asia-Pacific, responsible for designing and implementing the people strategy in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, China, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

In that role, Raar and his team designed a new organisational structure to support business strategy.

He says he is a “customer orientated, pragmatic and passionate international HR professional who uses excellent relationship skills to partner closely with all stakeholders and deploys analytical skills to identify business needs, status and solutions”. 

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