HR Tech Fest Awards 2023: Celebrating Asia’s best HR leaders and teams

22 finalists will compete in eight categories at HR Tech Fest Awards 2023, which will be taking place on May 10 as part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2023.
By: | April 11, 2023

The HR Tech Fest Awards 2023 is set to celebrate and recognise the exceptional achievements of top HR leaders, organisations, and teams from various sectors in the Asia region. The awards will take place on 10 May 2023, at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, where finalists will compete for top honours in eight categories.

The HR Tech Fest Awards 2023 has attracted 22 finalists, who will compete in categories such as Employer of Choice, HR Team of the Year, Best HR Leader, Best Workplace Culture & Engagement (above 500 employees) and Best Workplace Culture & Engagement (below 500 employees), Best Use of Technology, Best C-Suite Leader, and the newly added category, Best ASEAN Human Development.

The Best ASEAN Human Development award is presented in partnership with the ASEAN Human Development Organisations (AHDO) to recognise organisations that embrace fair and inclusive development of employees and stakeholders in at least two ASEAN countries. The finalists for this category include:

  • Mewah Group
  • Shell Eastern Petroleum
  • PT Kilang Pertamina International

The categories in the HR Tech Fest Awards 2023 are well-crafted to cover various aspects of HR practices. Specifically, the Employer of Choice category, sponsored by CIPD, recognises organisations that provide an exceptional working environment, while the HR Team of the Year category acknowledges teams that have excelled in delivering HR services. The Best HR Leader category, sponsored by IBM, honours individuals who have demonstrated excellent leadership qualities, while the Best Workplace Culture & Engagement categories recognises organisations that have fostered a positive and productive work culture.

The Best Use of Technology category, sponsored by Androgogic, acknowledges organisations that have used technology to enhance HR processes, while the Best C-Suite Leader category recognises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at executive level.

The finalists for these categories are:

Employer of Choice, sponsored by CIPD

  • Bukalapak
  • PT Global Tiket Network
  • Reed Elsevier Philippines

HR Team of the Year

  • Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore
  • Orica Singapore – Philippines Branch
  • PT Wismilak Inti Makmur Tbk

Best HR Leader, sponsored by IBM

  • Ingo Laubender, Head of People, foodpanda
  • Ma. Theresa Llamas, Chief Human Resources Officer, Newport World Resorts
  • Sasiwimol Arayawattanapoong, Executive Director, Head of Human Resources, United Overseas Bank Limited

Best Workplace Culture & Engagement (above 500 employees)

  • Employment Hero
  • Marriot International
  • Vale

Best Workplace Culture & Engagement (below 500 employees)

  • Best World International
  • Hummingbird Bioscience
  • Flywire

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by Androgogic

  • PT Kilang Pertamina International
  • PT Telekomunikasi Selular
  • Public Service Division
  • Thai Beverage

Best C-Suite Leader

  • Rick Hammell, Founder and CEO, Atlas
  • Dr Amor B Calayan, Nurse Director, Natangas Medical Centre
  • S Ramann, Chief Managing Director, Small Industries Development Bank of India

The HR Tech Fest Awards finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished judges, including Elisa Mallis, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Centre for Creative Leadership; Rachele Forcadi, Founder, XYZ@Work; Philippa “Pip” Penfold, Managing Director, Integrating Intelligence; Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, AHDO; and Nadiah Tan Abdullah, Regional Chair of AHDO for 2023 and CHRO, S P Setia.

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The HR Tech Fest Awards 2023, which will be taking place as part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2023, is an excellent opportunity for HR professionals to learn, network, and celebrate the achievements of the best HR leaders, organisations, and teams in the Asia region. The awards ceremony will also provide a platform for sharing and learning about innovative HR practices, and attendees will have the opportunity to discover the winners in each category. To find out more, click here.