HR Talent Ladder - Standard Chartered Bank, Qualys and more

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

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Anish LalchandaniAnish Lalchandani, Global Head Talent, Learning and Culture Optimisation/ Lead Executive Talent Management, Standard Chartered Bank

Anish Lalchandani is now the Global Head of Talent, Learning and Culture Optimisation, and Lead of Executive Talent Management at Standard Chartered Bank, effective February 2018.

He continues to be based in Singapore, where he was the bank’s Global Head of Talent and Succession Management for two years.

Lalchandani writes that he is a business person turned HR professional, specialising in Talent Management, Learning, HR Strategy and Change Management. He says he focuses on business outcomes with a very pragmatic approach, balancing tactical and strategic priorities. 

In his current role, he aims to lead a global change for designing signature talent management practices by integrating talent and performance management.

Kamal VatnaniKamal Vatnani, Vice President HR, India and Asia-Pacific, Qualys

Kamal Vatnani is now the Vice President of HR for India and Asia-Pacific (APAC) at cloud security solutions provider Qualys.

Based in Pune, India, he is responsible for managing the end to end HR function for Qualys India and APAC. This includes strategy, HR delivery and recruitment across all business verticals of Qualys Inc.

Prior to this, he was the Vice President of HR at PTC Software India, where he was involved with end to end HR delivery and business partnering with R&D, Global Services, Technical Support and Field organisation.

Vatnani writes that he has over 18 years of “progressive experience as seasoned HR and operations leader, having worked with leading IT organisations (mostly product development and R&D) in leadership roles”.

Kingley LimKingley Lim, Head of Campus Recruitment & HR Business Partner at CFLD International

Kingley Lim has been promoted to the role of Head of Campus Recruitment and HR Business Partner at real estate company CFLD International.

Lim was previously Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Recruitment Lead at the company, which he first joined in 2016.

He has over 8 years of HR and Financial Services Consulting background. This is on top of his current portfolio of managing the Global Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering as well as driving the Graduate/ Campus management and development for CFLD International.

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