Aslam Sardar Joins IHRP as Deputy Chief Executive Officer
IHRP appoints new Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr Aslam Sardar
SINGAPORE, 23 MAY 2022 – Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) today announced the appointment of Mr Aslam Sardar as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
In his new role starting today, Aslam will provide strategic leadership and managerial oversight to IHRP certification and customer experience as well as corporate functions such as IT, HR, Finance, and Marketing.
Commenting on his appointment, IHRP CEO Mr Mayank Parekh said, “Aslam brings a broad range of L&D experience in corporates and start-ups. He will build upon IHRP’s extensive network of HR professionals, partners and other stakeholders to achieve our vision of HR as a key enabler to help employees adapt and businesses to transform in a changing world of work.”
“The role of HR is increasingly pivotal as evidenced over the last few years by business disruption, the need for transformation, and not least the pandemic. Against this backdrop, IHRP plays an important and consequential role as not just the preeminent institution supporting HR standards of excellence through certification, but also as an important developer of the ecosystem that enables workforce transformation that drives change and innovation. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to work with the Board, CEO and the team to take the vision and mission of IHRP to the next level.”, said Aslam.
Prior to joining IHRP, Aslam has served in various management positions at ST Engineering, APL Logistics Ltd., and Neptune Orient Lines Limited (renamed to CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited). In his previous roles, Aslam was involved in large transformation projects and change management. He is also experienced in business development, process improvement, and commercial performance monitoring and reporting.
Earlier on in Aslam’s career, he worked extensively in the learning and development sector, having co-founded a boutique training and consultancy firm. During that time, he designed, delivered and trained corporate executives in Asia, and expanded the organisation from a start-up to a firm with a regional client footprint.
Besides serving in Taman Jurong as an active community volunteer, Aslam is also a District Councillor at the South West Community Development Council. He was presented the Public Service Medal in 2016. In addition, Aslam takes a personal interest in green initiatives and played an instrumental role in establishing GreenSG COLLAB Ltd, a charity focusing on issues related to the climate crisis and sustainability.
Aslam was awarded an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and obtained a 1st class honours degree in Marketing from Curtin University of Technology. He has a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP), he is also a Certified Adult Educator, Certified Scrum Master® by the Scrum Alliance, Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner, and is trained in the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Technology of Participation (ToP) Group Facilitation.
The Institute for Human Resources Professionals (IHRP) was established to professionalise and strengthen HR practice in Singapore. IHRP sets the benchmark standards of excellence for HR and human capital development in organisations. Through national human capital programmes such as the IHRP Certification, Human Capital Diagnostics Tool and IHRP Knowledge Partner Programme, IHRP aims to develop HR as a strategic enabler of business and workforce transformation and foster a vibrant HR services eco-system to drive innovation and change.