HR moves at Signify, British American Tobacco, and more

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

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Mausami Arora, Head of HR, British American Tobacco Singapore

Mausami Arora has been promoted to the role of Head of HR at British American Tobacco (BAT) Singapore, effectively immediately.

In this role, she will provide HR leadership across business lines (manufacturing, regional operations and corporate functions), enable business leaders to solve complex business challenges, shape functional and organisational agenda for talent, as well as lead a multi-disciplinary team of HR experts.

Before this, Arora was a senior HR Business Partner. She joined BAT Singapore in March 2016 as am HR Manager.

Backed by a range of roles across domains in HR, Arora has worked in business partnership, employee relations and programme management within in-country, regional and global teams.

Fevian Leong, Southeast Asia HR Director at Signify

Following the rebranding of Philips Lighting into Signify that took place on May 16, Fevian Leong is now the HR Director for Southeast Asia at the new entity.

Before the reorganisation, Leong was the Head of HR for Southeast Asia at Philips Lighting. She joined the company in September 2016.

Prior to joining Philips Lighting, she was the Strategic HR partner at IBM Singapore, where she helped to drive and implement IBM's people strategy and solutions focused on skills, leadership, and engagement specific to the business units.

She has over 20 years’ HR management & development experience, with exposure to the healthcare, hospitality, shipping and logistics, and IT and software services industries.

Calvin Tay, Head of HR, International Business Units, SF Express

Calvin Tay has been appointed the Head of HR at Chinese logistics company SF Express.

Based in Shenzhen, China, Tay will oversee the company’s global workforce strategies in this role.

He was previously the senior HR director at real estate company CFLD International, where he was a HR business partner to the Industry Development Business Group and Global Chief Investment Officer Office.

An experienced and commercially minded HR practitioner with more than 15 years’ experience across the Asia-Pacific region, Tay has worked in various multinational companies at senior country and regional level positions. 

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