HR Talent Ladder - UOB, Capella, and more

Here are the latest HR promotions and job moves from across the region.

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Danielle KuahDanielle Kuah, Assistant Vice President - Group HR, Corporate Learning & Development, United Overseas Bank

Danielle Kuah has been promoted to the role of Assistant Vice President of Group HR, Corporate Learning & Development at United Overseas Bank, effective March 2018.

Kuah was previously the Manager – Group HR, Corporate Learning & Development, from July 2015 to February 2018.

Kuah’s foray into learning and development started in 2010, when she joined ANZ Bank as Manager of learning and development.

In that role, she managed the learning needs of internal stakeholders in Retail Banking, and created and presented learning pathways aligned with ANZ Recruitment’s hiring competencies to internal stakeholders, among other responsibilities.

Christian Wolny, Hotel Manager, Capella Singapore

Capella Singapore recently appointed Christian Wolny as its Hotel Manager, overseeing the overall hotel operations and reporting to the General Manager, Mr Fernando Gibaja.

Equipped with vast industry knowledge, Mr Wolny brings to Capella Singapore close to 20 years of extensive international experience in hotel operations, development and management.

He started his hospitality career in 1999 as a bellboy in the largest convention hotel in Berlin, Germany, Estrel Hotel & Convention Center. Wolny later advanced on in his career in the front office and Rooms departments. Most recently, he was the acting General Manager of the 330-room Al Faisaliah Hotel, an ultra-luxury hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Wolny says he never settles for less than the best and establishes high standards for performance. Energised from within, he motivates his staff through leading by example.

Shameen Mohamed DahalanShameen Mohamed Dahalan, Senior Manager, Group Organisational Development, Talent Acquisition & Culture at UEM Group Berhad

Shameen Mohamed Dahalan has taken on a new role at his present employer UEM Group Berhad, as Senior Manager, Group Organisational Development, Talent Acquisition & Culture.

Before his current portfolio, Mohamed Dahalan was the Acting Head of Employee Experience, where he project managed the successful delivery of a range of employee engagement-owned activities including UEM’s Live Well, Work Spend Well Programme.

Mohamed Dahalan writes that he is an HR Generalist /Specialist with substantial HR experience on recruitment and employee relations. He adds that he has the “ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight time frames, and simultaneously manage several projects with experience in participating and facilitating group meetings”.

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