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Morning Keynote Presentation:

Business@Crossroads

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Mr Wong Kim Yin
Group President & CEO
Sembcorp Industries Ltd

Fireside Chat:

Business@Crossroads - Unlocking Business & People Opportunities

  • Follow-on questions with Keynote speaker to discuss opportunities and impact of the new business direction to business and people strategies
  • Spotlights the partnership between CEO and CHRO to drive the people agenda
  • Audience can participate in open Q&A
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Mr Wong Kim Yin
Group President & CEO
Sembcorp Industries Ltd

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Robert Chong
Chief Corporate and HR Officer
Sembcorp Industries Ltd

Moderated by:

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Deanna Ong
Chief People Officer
GIC

Afternoon Keynote Presentation*:

Driving Strategic Value

  • Delivered by a renown HR Guru, Mr Dave Ulrich
  • Focus on HR’s evolving role as a strategic enabler to the business
  • Inspire HR to upskill and prepare themselves as a strategic enabler
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Mr Dave Ulrich
Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Partner, RBL Group

*Pre-recorded message

Business & HR Panel:

HR@Crossroads - Driving Strategic Value

  • Speakers includes CHROs and CEOs
  • Discuss how can HR drive strategic value to unlock transformation growth opportunities
  • Align business with people strategy
  • Inspire and advise next gen HR on how to level up their credibility with the C-Suite
  • Audience can participate in open Q&A
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Ms Doris Sohmen-Pao
Chief Executive Officer
HCLI

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Ms Renata Janini Dohmen (IHRP-MP)
Global Head of Early Talent Attraction
SAP

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Mr Tan Kwang Cheak (IHRP-MP)
Chief Executive Officer
Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)

Moderated by:

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Ms Low Peck Kem (IHRP-MP)
President, SHRI
Chief HR Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Public Service Division

HR Leaders Panel:

Business@Crossroads - Discover, Uncover and Reimagine Talent

Panellists will discuss how they have applied creativity and innovation to discover new avenues for talent:

  • Find out how to tap non-traditional talent pools to tackle the talent crunch
  • Leverage talent marketplace and gig project platforms to unlock internal workforce capabilities
  • Redesign work to transform jobs to be more value adding and rewarding for employees
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Mr Dean Tong
Managing Director & Head of Group HR
UOB Bank

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Ms Pearl Yu
Director, Marketing & Human Resource
Keystone Cable Singapore

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Ms Justina Tan
Managing Director, People
Changi Airport Group (S) Pte Ltd

Moderated by:

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Mr Alvin Goh
Executive Director
Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)

Information is accurate as of 2022

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Mr Wong Kim Yin

Group President & CEO
Sembcorp Industries Ltd

Mr Wong has over 20 years of leadership experience in the energy sector and in investment management. He is instrumental in leading Sembcorp’s transformation of its portfolio from brown to green.

Mr Wong was the group chief executive officer of Singapore Power (SP Group) from 2012 to 2020. Prior to SP Group, he led investments and project development in his roles at Temasek International and The AES Corporation.

Mr Wong is the chairman of SkillsFuture Singapore, and serves on the boards of the National Research Foundation, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and DSO National Laboratories. He is also a board member of China Venture Capital Fund Corporation.

Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mr Wong Kim Yin

Group President & CEO
Sembcorp Industries Ltd

Mr Wong has over 20 years of leadership experience in the energy sector and in investment management. He is instrumental in leading Sembcorp’s transformation of its portfolio from brown to green.

Mr Wong was the group chief executive officer of Singapore Power (SP Group) from 2012 to 2020. Prior to SP Group, he led investments and project development in his roles at Temasek International and The AES Corporation.

Mr Wong is the chairman of SkillsFuture Singapore, and serves on the boards of the National Research Foundation, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and DSO National Laboratories. He is also a board member of China Venture Capital Fund Corporation.

Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Robert Chong, IHRP-MP

Chief Corporate & Human Resource Officer
Sembcorp Industries

Mr Chong oversees the Group’s human resource, integrated communications, health, safety, security and environment, procurement, and corporate secretariat functions. He has over 30 years of senior management experience in HR, organisational transformation and diverse corporate functions supporting business growth.

He helmed senior roles at various global companies such as the Shangri-La Group, Keppel Corporation, Temasek International and Shell (Asia Pacific & Middle East).

He is certified as a Master Professional by the Institute for Human Resource Professionals.

Mr Chong holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from NUS and an MBA in Accountancy from NTU. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA, and other senior leadership programmes at INSEAD, France, and IMD, Switzerland.

Deanna Ong, IHRP-MP

Chief People Officer
GIC

Deanna Ong is Chief People Officer and Managing Director at GIC, responsible for Human Resource & Organization, and Corporate Governance for the GIC group. GIC is a global investment management company established to manage the foreign reserves of the Government of Singapore, investing in public equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity and infrastructure assets.

As Chief People Officer, Deanna oversees people strategy to attract, develop and retain talent for enterprise performance, seeded with the right values and culture for GIC. As part of the Group Executive Committee, her areas of focus include talent strategy, leadership development, reward and engagement for organization effectiveness. As Company Secretary, she oversees corporate governance and client relations.

Deanna was previously Director Finance from 2009 to 2014, where she headed the Finance Group responsible for financial management across GIC’s portfolio, covering financing arrangements for assets, tax planning, investment holding structures, accounting and management of revenue and expenditure.

Deanna is a board member of Swiss Re Ltd, and an advisory board member of Nanyang Business School. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and completed the Stanford Executive Programme.

Mr Dave Ulrich

Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Partner, RBL Group

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields.

Organization. With co-authors, he has influenced thinking about modern organizations (Reinventing the Organization) by empirically showing how organization delivers 4 times business results over talent (Victory Through Organization), defined organizations as bundles of capabilities (Organization Capability) and worked to delineate capabilities of talent management (Why of Work; Talent Accelerator), culture change (GE Workout), learning (Learning Organization Capability), and collaboration (Boundaryless Organization).

Leadership. With colleagues, he has also articulated the basics of effective leadership (Leadership Code and Results Based Leadership), connected leadership with customers (Leadership Brand), shown how leadership delivers market value (Why the Bottom Line Isn’t), shapes investor expectations with an ability to measure leadership (Leadership Capital Index), and synthesized ways to ensure that leadership aspirations turn into actions (Leadership Sustainability).

Human Resources. He and his colleagues have shaped the HR profession and he has been called the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies, and practices (HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In). He spearheaded a “gift” book on the future of HR (The Rise of HR) distributed to over 1,500,000 HR professionals), in which 70 thought leaders freely shared their insights.

Ms Doris Sohmen-Pao

Chief Executive Officer
HCLI

Doris is Chief Executive Officer of the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI). Doris joins HCLI from the Singapore Public Service Division where she was the Director for External Outreach, with a focus on developing relationships and synergies between the public and private sector.

Before joining the Singapore Civil Service, Doris was one of the founding leaders of Yale-NUS College. Her first role at the College was the EVP of administration where she set up and oversaw the admissions, finance, human resources, public affairs and grounds and building departments. Her last posting at Yale-NUS was as the EVP for Institutional Projects - a role which covered public affairs, institutional research, alumni affairs and external outreach.

Doris’ experience spans industries and geographies. She was the Director of Human Capital at Bain & Company, and before that, the Director of the MBA Program at INSEAD and then at Singapore Management University, where she created and launched the MBA program. She was also briefly at Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a Visiting Lecturer. Her experience also extends to working in multiple media ventures, including an internet start-up, Time Inc. International, Hearst New Media and Price Waterhouse LLP in their telecom and media division. Over the years, she has worked in Hong Kong, London, New York, France and Singapore.

Doris graduated with a B.A. in Politics and Environmental Studies from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University. She has experience working on a number of boards of educational institutions including Princeton University, United World College (SEA), and the INSEAD Advisory Committee of Southeast Asia. Currently, she serves on the Institute for Human Resource Professionals, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, and Singapore National Gallery Boards. She is also an EXCO member of the International Women’s Forum Singapore. She is Korean-American.

Ms Renata Janini Dohmen (IHRP-MP)

Global Head of Early Talent Attraction
SAP

Renata Janini Dohmen is a global award-winning senior executive in Strategic Human Resources. Based in Singapore, Renata has over 30 years of professional experience in Latin America and Asia Pacific countries, partnering with and helping businesses and talent prepare for the Future of Work.

Internationally recognized for her individual achievements and for the successes of people and organizations under her leadership, Renata is currently responsible for attracting and recruiting thousands of entry-level talent to SAP worldwide and brings her extensive experience from the many years she has served as Head of Human Resources for American and European organizations across Asia Pacific and Japan. Before moving with her family to Singapore in 2011, Renata developed an outstanding career in Latin America, where she held country and regional positions of increased responsibility in Training & Development and Human Resources Business Partnership.

Renata holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and most recently has been conferred the distinguished title of IHRP-MP by the Institute of Human Resources Professionals in Singapore. Renata is a regular speaker in international events and an active contributor to the growth and development of Human Resources.

Mr Tan Kwang Cheak (IHRP-MP)

Chief Executive Officer
Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)

Kwang Cheak is the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).

He started his career in the Singapore Public Service and spent more than a decade in the Singapore Administrative Service, serving in various appointments in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Manpower and JTC Corporation. He subsequently joined McDonald’s Singapore where he was the Senior Director for Operations, Business Planning and Human Resources, before he became the Assistant Executive Director in the Singapore National Employers Federation. He was also the Director for Human Resources and Talent Development in MOH Holdings Pte Ltd, the holding company for the six public healthcare clusters in Singapore, and the Chief Human Resources Officer at NTUC Fairprice Cooperative Ltd in Singapore.

Ms Low Peck Kem (IHRP-MP)

President, SHRI
Chief HR Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Public Service Division

As the Chief HR Officer and Advisor (Workforce Development) for the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore, Peck Kem is responsible for professionalising HR in the public sector of 16 Ministries and more than 60 Statutory Boards.

She is also the elected President of the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI).

Prior to her current appointment at the PSD, she was the Senior Director for HR & OD for a not for profit organization, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) based in Geneva, where she was responsible for HR, OD, Legal, Internal Audit and Corporate Administration for the 15 global offices at GAIN.

Peck Kem has the unique combination of experience from a quality engineer to manufacturing manager to VP Human resources in the private sector (Tandon, Western Digital, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies & Avago Technologies), a Divisional Director of National HR Division in the Singapore Ministry of Manpower in the public sector, a Senior Director ODHR in GAIN, a not for profit organization based in Geneva to now a Chief HR Officer for the Singapore Public Service Division. This combination has widened her perspective in private, public and NGO sectors, and viewing the leadership from an Asian and European perspective.

Peck Kem has a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NTU. She is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and IHRP Master Professional.

Mr Dean Tong

Managing Director & Head of Group HR
UOB Bank

Mr Tong joined UOB in 2018. He heads Group Human Resources. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Mr Tong has 24 years of leadership, talent, and transformation project experience across Asia, Europe and the Americas in the financial services, consumer goods, and telecommunications industries.

Ms Pearl Yu

Director, Marketing & Human Resource
Keystone Cable Singapore

Pearl Yu is Director at Keystone Cable, a leading Singapore-based cable manufacturer and supplier for infrastructure, data communications, and industrial sectors. Pearl drives human capital development, branding and i4.0 transformation strategies for the growth and sustainability of the business.

Prior to joining Keystone Cable, Pearl was with Roche Pharmaceuticals on its global rotation program, with roles in Global Marketing, Product Marketing and Sales Analytics. Pearl began her career at Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), where she focused on bringing in Medical Technology FDIs into Singapore.

Pearl has a ScB. Biomedical Engineering degree from Brown University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Ms Justina Tan

Managing Director, People
Changi Airport Group (S) Pte Ltd

Justina Tan provides strategic leadership to ensure employees of Changi Airport Group would have the competency and commitment to accomplish the organisation’s business plans and objectives.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the airport industry and has held senior positions in various airport business functions from international relations, airline marketing, airport retail and airport consultancy. She was appointed to head the Human Resources function to drive the transformation of the HR function, and has been in the HR field since 2004. She has a passion for organizational development work, and over the years she has drove cultural initiatives, initiated a more structured approach for talent management and leadership development, spearheaded employee engagement efforts, as well as looked into the design of rewards and performance management systems to drive organizational performance. Under her leadership, Changi Airport Group has been recognized in recent years as an employer of choice through various Employer Brand Awards, and recognized by industry partners, including Union partners, through various other awards. In recognition of her contributions and achievements within the HR industry, Justina was conferred the Institute of Human Resource Professionals Master Professional (IHRP-MP) certification.

Mr Alvin Goh

Executive Director
Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)

Alvin is an accomplished international senior business manager with over 20 years’ of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that has translated to net bottom line growth of USD100million. He spent the last 7 years in a regional bank covering 15 cities as the Head of Human Capital and Head of CEO Office.

Highly adapt at corporate transformation, human capital management and business growth, Alvin enjoys the challenges of solving complex business issues. Both his practical competencies and influential people skills have been well evidenced in various M&A; transformational and corporate development projects that he has personally undertaken. He was also instrumental in conceptualisation & development of a predictive and preventive human capital model that has enabled the identification of talent earlier in their careers and deployment of these talents. As the Executive Director of SHRI, he leads the organisation in partnering government agencies and other HR platforms to drive the adoption of progressive people practices in Singapore through the various academic and advisory services that SHRI provides.

Alvin has lived and worked in China, France and Vietnam and has done long term global consulting engagement work where he deepened his international business acumen and an appreciation on the need to have diversity of thought. He obtained his Bachelor of Business from Australia where he graduated with distinction and subsequently, pursued his MBA from the University of Western Australia, Graduate School of Management.