Celebrating Asia’s top HR leaders and organisations 

Winners of the HR Tech Festival Asia 2023 were recognised for setting the benchmark of excellence and innovation in the HR industry.
By: | May 11, 2023

Rick Hammell (right), CEO and Founder, Atlas, clinches the Best C-Suite Leader, sponsored by Ikas.

Some of Asia’s top HR leaders, teams, and organisations have been recognised for their exceptional achievements at the HR Tech Fest Awards 2023, which took place on Day 1 of HR Tech Festival Asia 2023. 22 finalists across a diverse range of sectors competed for top honours across eight award categories, with the winners chosen for demonstrating excellence in their respective categories. 

Here are the winners of the HR Tech Fest Awards 2023. 

Best Workplace Culture & Engagement (above 500 employees) 
Marriott International 

Best Workplace Culture & Engagement (below 500 employees) 
Hummingbird Bioscience 

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by Androgogic 
Public Service Division of Singapore 

Best ASEAN Human Development 
Mewah International  

Best Employer of Choice, sponsored by CIPD 
Reed Elsevier Philippines 

HR Team of the Year, sponsored by Sanderson-Ikas

Best HR Leader, sponsored by IBM 
Ma. Theresa Llmas, Chief Human Resources Officer, Newport World Resorts 

Best C-Suite Leader, sponsored by Sanderson-Ikas
Rick Hammell, CEO and Founder, Atlas  

Additionally, PT Kilang Pertamina International was presented with a Certificate of Special Merit for their  achievements in utilising technology in the workplace. Their integrated solution consisted of a comprehensive database that contained more than 5,000 employee data records, which were categorised to facilitate the selection of human capital for development and promotion. Nurdin Tri Wibowo, Senior Manager Organisation Capability at PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional, was called to the stage to receive the award from Catherine Wong, Managing Director of HRM Asia.

The HR Tech Fest Awards 2023 winners 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. 

Congratulations to all the winners and deserving finalists of HR Tech Fest Awards 2023, who have set a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the HR industry in Asia. HRM Asia would also like to extend our gratitude to the partners of HR Tech Fest Awards 2023—Androgogic, CIPD, IBM and Sanderson-Ikas—for their contributions to the success of the event.  

With the theme of Navigating the New Paradigm of People and Work, HR Tech Festival Asia 2023 continues May 11 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.