Global Speakers


Audrey Ciccone

Chief Strategist

Analytic Perspectives

Audrey Ciccone is a senior Human Resource professional with more than 15 years consulting experience in Australia and Canada. As the Chief Strategist of Analytic Perspectives, Audrey’s experience ranges from consulting within small entrepreneurial businesses to advising executive teams in mid-cap organizations in a variety of industries including manufacturing, security, logistics, telecommunications, life sciences and professional service firms. Audrey’s passion lies in analyzing the connection between HR and operational effectiveness. Combining her consulting expertise with skills in data analysis, interpretation and visualization, she works with clients to diagnose business risk and shift practices to increase profitability. Audrey is an engaging and thought-provoking speaker who has developed and facilitated public workshops and presentations with Murdoch University, the Certified General Accountants of Canada, the University of British Columbia, Canadian HR associations and others. Organizations whose managers have benefited from Audrey’s workshops include Citic Pacific Mining, Wesfarmers, Rio Tinto, Mantra Group, Bank of Queensland, John Deere, City of Busselton, Ikea, WA Department of Education Services and many others.


Geoff Ho

People Analytics, Behavioral Scientist


Geoff Ho is a behavioral scientist working in Google’s People & Innovation Lab to conduct innovative research that transforms organizational practice within Google and beyond. His award-winning and legislature-impacting research on diversity and leadership has been published in prestigious academic journals and covered in media outlets around the world.


Eugene Lam

HR Director


Eugene has more than 20 years of HR experience, covering a broad spectrum of human capital domains including HR Strategy, Staffing, L&D, Performance Management, Transition Management, Resource Management, and Org & Human Performance Consulting. He has led HR teams across geographies (US, Latin America, CEEMEA and Asia Pacific),and has worked in the Ministry of Defence and Technology sector.Eugene is currently the Regional HRDirector at Kimberly-Clarkwhere he leads the HR function across all business and global functions in ASEAN. Prior to this, Eugene’s work experience includes: HR Leader APAC, Juniper Networks; Vice President HR Applied Global Services and Asia Pacific, Applied Materials; Vice President HR AP-Japan, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett Packard; HR Leader Growth Markets Unit, Global Business Services, IBM; Singapore/South Asia HR Lead, Accenture.He speaks and participates in HR forums both locally and within the Asia region.


Marcus Champ

Senior Manager HR Analytics

Standard Chartered Bank

Marcus’ professional background is in behavioural science, with undergraduate and graduate qualifications in Organizational Psychology. Marcus has worked in the area of HR analytics, generalist HR, and evidence-based management for around 15 years, in a wide range of industries, including: Health, Law, Public Infrastructure, Engineering, Information Technology, Mining and HR Consulting. Some of the key projects Marcus has worked on in the past include: modeling retention, analyzing safety behaviour, productivity assessment, assessing and quantifying human capital, strategic workforce planning and workforce segmentation. Some of key projects Marcus is currently working on include: human capital forecasting, productivity analysis, predictive attrition modeling, and performance analysis.


Cheryl Toth

Asia Pacific Region Leader, IBM Smarter Workforce


Cheryl Toth is the Asia Pacific Region Leader for IBM Smarter Workforce Consulting based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Cheryl specializes in business analytics as an enabler for business decisions, organizational change and talent optimization. She currently manages a regional team of consultants who improve business performance through people insights using the domains of surveys, competencies, assessment and analytics. Prior to this, she was HR Senior Manager for Workforce Analytics responsible for setting up and managing a global analytics delivery center within IBM. She joined IBM as a Human Capital Management Consultant within Global Business Services and has over 20 years of consulting experience in a variety of organizations, industrial settings, and countries.


Yos Rizal Setiawan

HR Director


Yos Rizal has over 20 years of extensive experience in a full spectrum of Human Resources and Management Development functions in various major multinational companies. He has proven track records, is particularly instrumental in designing and executing the full spectrum of Human Resources strategic platforms, such as: Talent Acquisition, Leadership/Talent Management, Competency Development, Performance Management, Compensation Management, HR Business Process/Analyst, HR Information System, Employee Engagement, Industrial Relation, etc. and has proven achievements in managing the merger and acquisition process, more specifically in leading change management, organization development, transformation process, culture building, and managing people-related issues.


Anuradha Purbey

HR Director


Anuradha has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, HR business partnering, change management and talent engagement in countries such as India, the US, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam. Building capability and helping people realize their true potential is her passion.


Anitha Ramakrishnan

HR Director, Asia Pacific and Japan

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Anitha Ramakrishnan is the Asia Pacific & Japan HR Director for Talent Management at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She has experience in the fields of Talent, Leadership and Business Partnering across different companies, cultures, business environments. She consults with businesses on Leadership Development solutions and also coaches’ senior management teams on the breadth of HR solutions ranging from Change to Performance Management. Anitha has extensive experience with partnering across from Sales to Global Functions. This year she also led the Change management efforts for Hewlett Packard’s separation efforts for APJ.


Jagmohan Singh

Former Field HR Director, China & South East Asia

Medecins San Frontieres

Jagmohan who is currently on a 6 month sabbatical break, was until recently the former Field Human Resources Director of MSF-Hong Kong since 2009. During this time Jagmohan led HR strategies and activities spanning over 13 countries, which included Mainland China, greater China and South East Asia. As part of his role, he represented the region in international HR platforms (Belgian group of 9 & International Human Resources Director’s group of 24) and contributed to the strategic HR domains for the movement, worldwide. Over the years, with the valuable support of a great team, he built a solid reputation for MSF-Hong Kong, which became known as a key HR player within the global movement. Jagmohan also led the formation of the HR group of APAC sections.


George Ho



George is a Director in the Technology Consulting unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers South East Asia Consulting practice. He possesses in-depth experience of APAC markets over 16 years. He has worked with various clients across industires on advising them on HR technologies strategies, on-premise and cloud solutions and aligning with HR service delivery. Prior to joining PwC, George was the HR Technology Practice Leader in Towers Watson and built the technology consulting practice in APAC.


Philippa Penfold

HR & Talent Director APAC


Philippa Penfold is the HR & Talent Director APAC for GroupM, part of the WPP Group. GroupM is the world’s largest advertising media company in terms of billings and serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare, Xaxis and Vocanic. During Philippa’s 17 years in HR she has worked in senior roles across various industries including Media, Finance, Mining, IT and Professional Services, primarily in MNC’s. In her current position she is analyzing and redesigning HR programs and supporting the implementation of new HR practices. In recent roles Philippa led the change management aspects of major transformation projects including restructures. She is curious about how social capital and networks contribute to innovation and renewal and how organization can leverage them for business sustainability and future performance.


Anika Grant

APAC and ASEAN HR Director


As part of Accenture’s global Human Resources management team, Anika Grant is the HR lead for ASEAN and Asia Pacific. In this role she is accountable for all HR service delivery in ASEAN and for the execution of our Talent Strategy across the APAC region (China, Japan, ANZ, South Korea, ASEAN and the Philippines).


Lisa Mulligan

Director Human Resources - Asia Pacific & Middle East

MRC Global

Lisa has over 18 years’ experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development gained at domestic and global listed companies operating in the Retail, Distribution, Insurance, FMCG, Port Management and Manufacturing industries. Her passion and focus is developing people, and in particular, leaders in organization to help them create an effective organizational culture. Lisa is currently the Director HR Asia Pacific and Middle
East for MRC Global, a Fortune 500 US multinational and the largest distributor of pipe, valve and fitting products and services to the energy and industrial markets. Lisa has gained experience across the region in devising and driving HR strategy, acquisition integration, start-up businesses and delivering key talent development programs.


Manu Khetan


Rolling Arrays

A recognized technology leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals, Manu offers a unique blend of executive acumen, hand-picked team building credited with demonstration of business productivity measurement and SAAS applications adoption parameters at Rolling Arrays. As Chief Executive Officer, Manu has built a niche IT Organisation that has consistently delivered excellence in modern software solutions in the field of Human Resources, Cloud and Mobility. With a reputation for adopting latest technological trends, Manu’s work has been instrumental in providing Rolling Arrays with an SAP Gold Partner Status and Best BPO Partner Award in 2013 along with ’Best Cloud Partner of the Year award for two consecutive years 2014 and 2013. Prior to Rolling Arrays, Manu has worked for SAP Labs at Germany, Bulgaria, Israel and India and thereafter consulted for various blue chip clients worldwide.


Gyan Nagpal


PeopleLENS Global Associate Consulting

Gyan Nagpal is an award-winning talent strategist and commentator, who has deep expertise in researching ongoing changes to the global talent pool. As CEO and Principal of PeopleLENS Global Associates, Gyan helps clients in 11 countries enhance the effectiveness of their long-term talent strategy. Gyan’s bestselling book Talent Economics – The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent is a former No 1 on’s “Hot New Bestsellers in HR” list, and was selected by Soundview as one of the “30 best business books of the year”.


David Hardoon

Executive Director, Chief of Analytics


Dr. David R. Hardoon is an Executive Director at Azendian Solutions Pte. Ltd. where he heads up the advanced analytics practice and is responsible for the positioning of business analytics advisory and services to clients across different business sectors across the region. Previous to his current engagement he had established expertise in developing and applying computational analytical models for business knowledge discovery and analysis through his involvement in a number of research projects in the domains of taxonomy, neuroscience, aerospace and finance.


Norbert Modla

Global Head of HR

JF Hillebrand Group

Norbert has more than 18 years of international experience across Asia, Europe and the Middle-East. Norbert has a diverse mix of business (P&L responsibility), management consulting and HR professional experience. Norbert has proven track record of delivering value while leading cross-functional and regional teams in both emerging and mature market environments, demonstrating strategic agility, leadership and business acumen in connecting with and impacting senior management teams globally of complex multinational organizations across several industries such as Consumer goods, Banking, Insurance, Telecom, Oil and Life science.


Srikanth Chandrashekhar

Head of Talent Management - Asia Pacific

Pall Corporation

Srikanth Chandrashekhar is the Head of Talent Management (Asia Pacific) at Pall Corporation.


Jayesh Menon

Global OE Leader - Asia

Micron Technology

Jayesh is a global focused HR business partner, and leader who has lived, and worked in India, China, Malaysia, and Singapore managing entire APAC region including Australia, and Japan. Jayesh has been the keynote speaker in various HR and business events held across the region. Jayesh has experience in hands-on setting up of new locations/ entities/factories, global shared services across multiple countries in the Asia Pacific region, and staffing leadership teams from scratch, to managing HR operations for about 80,000 employees, and leading a team of about 197 HR team members in fortune 500 companies. He is also the finalist in the HRM Asia “Robert Walters Best HR Leader Award – 2015”