Latest HR moves at PARKROYAL, Scoot, and more

Here are some of the week's latest HR promotions and job moves from Asia Pacific.

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.

Catherine AngCatherine Ang, Director, Human Capital & Development, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

Catherine Ang became the Director of Human Capital and Development at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road in Singapore starting June 2017.

In this role, she heads HR and Learning and Development in the Hotel and Shared Service divisions.

Prior to this, she was the HR Director of Minor Food group Singapore, which owns over 70 food and beverage outlets in Singapore and Malaysia, including brands like Thai Express, Hong Kong Xin Wang Café and Poulet.

She has extensive years of experience in HR, training and quality experiences in the hospitality and service industry. Her HR expertise areas include talent management, industrial relations, quality and process improvement, compensation and benefit, learning and development, resourcing and system set-up.  

Marda Romillo- SaturnoMarda Romillo-Saturno, Group Chief HR Officer, Citadel Pacific Ltd.

Marda Romillo-Saturno was recently appointed the Group Chief HR Officer at Citadel Pacific, the engineering consultancy arm of Citadel Holdings, one of the largest private investment firms in The Philippines.

She joins from building materials provider HeidelbergCement, where she was its HR Director for Asia-Pacific.

In that role, she reported directly to the CEO of APAC, acting as strategic adviser and key support to the CEO in terms of over-all HR management matters, change-management, succession planning and communication. 

Romillo-Saturno prides herself as a highly strategic yet tactical and operational HR Director with more than 25 years of HR leadership experience in global companies covering multi-countries in Asia-Pacific, South Africa, South Asia.

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- 19 Sep 2018
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- 17 Sep 2018
This follows almost a decade of a protracted labour dispute between the carmaker and employees who were forcefully let go in 2009.
China targets Taiwan’s top tech talent
- 06 Sep 2018
China's efforts to recruit Taiwanese engineers — via competitive benefits packages — are paying off.
Malaysia set to sign labour deal with Nepal
- 03 Sep 2018
The two countries are reportedly close to finalising an agreement which lays out mandates for the supply of Nepalese workers to Malaysia.
Thailand lifts restrictions on foreign work permit holders
- 03 Sep 2018
Thailand's work permits now allow the holders to work for any employer in Thailand, rather than being restricted to one specific employer.
Philippines inches closer to 100-day paid maternity leave
- 29 Aug 2018
The proposed law is progressing through the Filipino House of Representatives; one of the country's two law-making bodies.