Job updates from Pratt & Whitney, Al-Futtaim, and more

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


If you or an industry colleague recently made a move, do reach out to us at, and we will be happy to announce your appointment.

Stephanie ChuaStephanie Chua, HR Business Partner, Pratt & Whitney

Stephanie Chua has been appointed to the role of HR Business Partner at aviation engineering firm Pratt & Whitney.

She is based in the company’s Singapore office for this role.

Chua joins Pratt & Whitney from industrial product manufacturer Eriks, where as HR Manager, she was accountable for a full spectrum of HR functions in Southeast Asia - Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam. There, she also ensure compliance with State and Federal employment laws, and played an integral role in talent management, key decision making and team leadership.

A strategic HR Manager who translates business objectives into HR initiatives, Chua writes that she “adopts a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organisation's greatest asset”.

Deidre Ong

Deidre Ong, Senior Manager, Regional Talent Acquisition, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Al-Futtaim

Deidre Ong is now the Regional Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at United Arab Emirates conglomerate Al-Futtaim.

Ong will drive and support the organisation’s talent acquisition plans across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Prior to this, she was involved with talent acquisition on a regional scale at JLL as well as Samsung, where she worked closely with HR business partners and the leadership team to provide and attend to their resourcing needs in recruitment.

Ong writes that that she has “experience in recruiting office support roles – finance and operations, legal, HR, sales and marketing, engineering candidates”, and has demonstrated “success of sourcing diversity candidates and the experience interfacing with executive staff and management”.

Annie OhAnnie Oh, HR Manager (Singapore, Taiwan, China) at Aslan Pharmaceuticals

Annie Oh has joined Aslan Pharmaceuticals as HR Manager for the Singapore, Taiwan and China markets.

In this role, she will support the three countries’ recruitment and talent management needs. Aslan Pharmaceuticals is an oncology-focused biotechnology company developing a portfolio of immuno-oncology agents and targeted therapies.

Oh was previously an HR manager at Bottomline Technologies, where she was responsible for daily HR and Admin operations in Singapore and its offices in Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Oh has over ten years’ experience in HR and staffing, having started her career as a recruitment consultant.

Click here for more Compensation and Benefits News Click here for more Employee engagement and experience News Click here for more HR professional development News Click here for more HR Technology News Click here for more Recruitment News Click here for more Talent Management News
Majority of Asia-Pacific employers fail to compensate staff fairly
- 19 Sep 2018
Less than half of companies in Asia Pacific are currently getting compensation right, according to a new survey.
South Korea's automaker Ssangyong to reinstate 119 laid-off workers
- 17 Sep 2018
This follows almost a decade of a protracted labour dispute between the carmaker and employees who were forcefully let go in 2009.
China targets Taiwan’s top tech talent
- 06 Sep 2018
China's efforts to recruit Taiwanese engineers — via competitive benefits packages — are paying off.
Malaysia set to sign labour deal with Nepal
- 03 Sep 2018
The two countries are reportedly close to finalising an agreement which lays out mandates for the supply of Nepalese workers to Malaysia.
Thailand lifts restrictions on foreign work permit holders
- 03 Sep 2018
Thailand's work permits now allow the holders to work for any employer in Thailand, rather than being restricted to one specific employer.
Philippines inches closer to 100-day paid maternity leave
- 29 Aug 2018
The proposed law is progressing through the Filipino House of Representatives; one of the country's two law-making bodies.