HR movers and shakers at Unilever, AkzoNobel and more

Here are this week's latest HR appointments from across the region.

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.

Anish SinghAnish Singh, Head of HR, Australia and New Zealand, Unilever

Anish Singh has been made the Head of HR for Australia and New Zealand at consumer goods giant Unilever.

Singh takes on this role after having spent two and a half years as HR Director of Southeast Asia and Australia Marketing, and the Global HR Head of Unilever International.

In those roles, he helped to drive the business agenda in a very systematic way as well as set up a strategic HR framework to drive the agenda at a global scale.

Singh has been with Unilever for almost ten years. His leadership philosophy is to “play and paint together a masterpiece”.

His professional achievements include having led large-scale programmes in: change management, people development, employer branding, sales HRBP and industrial relations.

Geik Hoon Lim (CCP, GRP)Lim Geik Hoon, Regional Rewards Head for South Asia at AkzoNobel

Lim Geik Hoon is now the Regional Head of Rewards for South Asia at chemicals producer AkzoNobel.

In this role, Lim is responsible to lead and drive the design and implementation of Total Rewards in the region. As a strategic partner to the countries, her goal is to ensure that rewards strategies are competitive in the marketplace to drive a highly engaging and performance-based culture.

This is a new designation for Lim. She has been the company’s regional compensation and benefits manager for Southeast and South Asia for five and a half years.

Lim says she has extensive and in-depth exposure to different HR facets such as Compensations & Benefits, Mobility, Human Resource Information System, Performance Management, Business Partnering and Talent Resourcing.

Debbie LeeDebbie Lee, Head of HR, ZACD

Debbie Lee has been promoted to the position of Head of HR at Singapore property investment firm ZACD.

Lee will now oversee the full spectrum of the company’s HR needs. She was previously its senior HR manager for a little over two years.

Prior to ZACD, Lee was an HR operations manager at Miele Pte Ltd, where she was involved with HR management and development functions for the kitchen appliance company’s Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand operations.

Her career achievements include setting up the HR information system in a startup, as well as having worked with reputable MNCs using systems such as SuccessFactors, Times Software and Infopay. 

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