Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Compensation, Benefits and Mobility Manager, ANZ
Holcim Australia Pty Ltd
Adnan is an experienced HR Manager who specialises in the fields of remuneration, performance management, employee benefits, mobility and workforce analytics. He has worked in the insurance, engineering, infrastructure and construction, manufacturing and health care industries and was educated in the fields of Human Resources, Accounting and Information Technology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Monash University, Melbourne. In his career to date, Adnan has worked for both Australian and global companies and has spoken at a number of HR conferences on remuneration and mobility in Australia and Singapore.
Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
Tina heads Community Business’ Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) – the leading network of companies and professionals committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in Asia. Her work takes her around Asia where she engages with local partners, conducts workshops, and speaks at conferences on issues such as D&I Strategy, Culture, Gender, Disability, LGBT, and broader workplace inclusion. She has co-authored and contributed to Community Business’ pioneering, Asia-focused research. Prior to Community Business, she was a corporate governance advocate working with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) in Manila
International Mobility and Benefits Manager
Patrick is responsible for the international mobility program and employee shareholding of Societe Generale in the Asia Pacific region and also for its benefits operations in Hong Kong. Patrick relocated to Asia from Societe Generale in London in May 2015. He was previously Director of Global Mobility Services at Newedge (acquired by Societe Generale in 2014) and Senior International Talent Deployment Specialist at Standard Chartered Bank. He also held global mobility roles at digital services company, Atos.
Account Management Lead, FSO & Advisory
Lizzie partners with the Global Service Lines at Ernst & Young to ensure that mobility is directly aligned to the needs and priorities of the business. Prior to this, she was the Asean Mobility Leader and was responsible for all aspects of mobility into and out of the Asean region. She has been with EY for six years having started with the firm to set up the Business Travel Compliance function in Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining EY, Lizzie worked for a number of years in mobility within professional services both in Hong Kong and the UK.
Senior Sales Director
Aetna - Government and Key Accounts
Senior Manager, Programs & Development
Florence manages training and consulting, research and special projects. As a UK-qualified solicitor, she first worked in human rights and immigration law before moving into business immigration and global mobility at PwC in London. She worked for EY in Singapore as Regional Immigration Manager (ASEAN) and employment law specialists, Lewis Silkin in Hong Kong. Florence’s interest in thought leadership, inclusive business practices and employee rights led her to join Community Business, a not-for-profit organisation harnessing the power of business to drive social change. Co-authored/contributed publications include Women on Boards HK 2017 Report and LGBT+ Inclusion Index HK 2017.
Rajeeva is a Senior Manager leading the Asia-Pacific Regional Advisory & Compliance Practice based in Singapore where he is responsible for the setting up and development of the regional practice. Rajeeva works closely with the regional leadership in driving the firm's business development and market strategy. He is also responsible for development and roll-out of consistent methodology and delivery. Prior to joining Fragomen, Rajeeva was a Senior Manager with the Advisory Services practice of a Big 4 consulting firm and has extensive experience in designing business processes, internal controls, policies & procedures, risk management, compliance, internal auditing and business transformation.
Head of HR, Australia and New Zealand
Tata Consultancy Services
Prabal has almost two decades’ experience as an HR professional. Currently he is designated as the Head of Human Resources for TCS for ANZ. During his career, he has worked both in Australia and overseas and across the IT and manufacturing industries. Within TCS, where he has worked for the last 15 years, he has held various leadership positions in the HR organisation, partnering business in achieving Industry leading growth across the globe. Prabal’s current focus is making TCS an employer of choice in the ANZ region and contribute towards making it the no. 1 IT consulting partner.
Vice President, GHR Shared Services APAC
Soumen has more than 14 years’ experience in international HR, global mobility, HR relationship management and HR operations / shared services organization. He has cross-functional expertise in HR procurement and has undertaken large scale RFPs on a global scale. Soumen also has experience in setting up offshore service delivery teams, migrating processes, has good knowledge and expertise on cross border risk, regulatory issues, compliance, international tax, financial topics, payroll administration and compliance, HRIS, and management of end to end processes. He is highly experienced in drafting and implementing policies and processes as well as re-engineering and implementing technology solutions.
Director, Head of Accounting, Tax & Trade Services
Judy is a Certified Tax Advisor in Hong Kong specialising in corporate and individual tax, cross-borders accounting and tax, initial public offerings, financial due diligence, corporate governance and M&As. She is also involved in visa applications, tax equalization and employer-employee cross-border compliance. Before joining TMF in 2010, Judy had an illustrious career with two of the Big 4 for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS).
Director of Client Services, Asia
Crown World Mobility
Liana oversees the regional account management team to share her industry expertise and strategic thinking to foster long-term business relationships with clients in this region. She has been in the mobility industry for over 12 years and brings to Crown extensive knowledge and experience in operations and account management. Liana’s experience includes maintaining a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients with large mobility populations, leading global teams that delivered domestic and international services with varied delivery models, and the implementation of compensation services for a top-five client.
Talent Mobility Search
Sean is an international HR executive with over 20 years’ experience in Asia, helping global organizations manage their talent mobility programs. Sean’s career covers both service delivery and in-house talent mobility management, most recently managing the global mobility programs for Microsoft in Asia for eight years. Sean is a designated industry expert, two-time EMMA award winner for Best Mobility Program in Asia and is a regular speaker at industry forums. Originally from the UK, he has called Singapore his home for over 14 years and has also lived and worked in France, Switzerland, Australia, China, Mongolia and Myanmar.
Founder & CEO
People Builders Institute
Grant has over 35 years’ experience as a leadership trainer and coach and feels that the key to developing others is to first help them replace the mindsets and behaviours that are currently sabotaging their results. Grant partners with many HR and L & D professionals across the globe to help them implement programs in their organisations that meet the demands of the VUCA world of globalisation and technological change. As a leadership mentor and executive coach, he helps executives to reduce stress and conflict by increasing social and emotional intelligence and authentic leadership capabilities.
Head of Global Mobility, Group HR
Jay has over 14 years’ experience in international HR and consulting. She is a specialist in global mobility and has also held HR roles in executive remuneration, reward and performance, generalist HR and employee benefits. Jay was a Registered Immigration Agent in Australia between 2014-2016. She has worked in Sydney, Bangkok and in 2015 she relocated to Hong Kong to join the Bank of America Merrill Lynch team as the APAC Regional Manager for Global Mobility since then, she has moved to her current position at Jardine Matheson.
Country Manager – Hong Kong
Kevin is currently the Country Manager for Aetna International in Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Hong Kong almost two years ago to assume the position of Country Manager, he was the Senior Sales Director at the Aetna Shanghai Office. A seasoned private medical insurance professional, Kevin boosts of more than 30 years of experience working in the international medical and UK domestic health insurance markets with international insurers including Interglobal, Prudential and Goodhealth Worldwide.
VP, Global Head of Talent Mobility Consulting
Ellyn has global responsibility for the strategic leadership of BGRS’s consulting practice. With over 24 years’ experience both in corporate and consulting roles, she has designed and implemented HR strategies and mobility programs. Previously, Ellyn was Head of International Mobility in Mercer’s Talent Business. She has also held leadership positions around the globe with assignment management, automotive, the Big 4 and investment banking firms. Ellyn holds a Master’s degree in HR Management and a Bachelor’s in French and International Relations. She has lived and worked in France, the Netherlands, Ireland, US, UK and Asia.
Regional Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Asia Pacific.
Avery Dennison Hong Kong B.V.
Barbara has been in the global mobility industry for more than 17 years. She began her mobility career with Procter & Gamble in Hong Kong then took an international assignment in Manila working on regional expatriate payroll migration projects and re-engineering work processes. Taking all this expertise in expatriate compensation in Asia, she set up a regional team providing expatriate payroll services to the Procter & Gamble account for the EMEA region with IBM UK. Barbara currently oversees the global mobility program for the Asia Pacific region at Avery Dennison and is involved with policy design, process review, and new initiatives.
Kenneth manages the firm's Asia Pacific Coordination Center (APCC). In this capacity, he supervises a team of experienced consultants, coordinating international personnel transfer programs into the region, and holds oversight of the APCC's regional network of partner Local Advisors. In addition, Kenneth has experience within Fragomen as an Associate and Global Client Services Manager, previously based in Santa Clara and Phoenix. His experience includes assisting a variety of clients with their global immigration needs, including coordinating and strategically consulting on their employees' moves worldwide. Before joining Fragomen in 2008, Kenneth was a global associate with a U.S.-based immigration law firm.
Regional Director, Compensation & Benefits
Justin is responsible for developing, implementing and leading AXA's compensation, benefits and HR information system strategy and policies and has helped shape the international mobility and HRIS landscape in AXA Asia. He is also head of HR, covering a diverse and sizeable population of senior executives and professionals, including locals and expats. He has been at the forefront of change at AXA, one of the largest international insurers in Asia. Prior to AXA, Justin led the reward practice for Mercer Consulting in Hong Kong, and has been an advisor to companies on HR and remuneration topics in Asia, Europe and Australia.
Dwellworks Hong Kong Ltd
Paul is Canadian by birth and moved to Hong Kong in 1989. In 1993, he established his first business venture: a boutique DSP and residential agency, which has grown to be a leading corporate residential leasing firm in Hong Kong. Focused primarily on serving the financial services sector, Dwellworks, services six of Hong Kong's nine largest global financial services institutions. The company was originally acquired by Pricoa Relocation & Real Estate Services (2002), then BGRS (Brookfield), and most recently, Dwellworks, Cleveland (2016). Paul studied for a Master program at Berkeley, California and brings a wealth of industry experience to Dwellworks.
Director, Global Immigration and Visa Services
Mahrukh is an Australian Registered Migration Agent, and has over 15 years’ experience within the Australian migration industry. She has extensive experience in the management of large scale immigration programs and in consulting and advising clients across a wide range of industry groups. In particular, she has worked with a strong client base of Indian-headquartered businesses in the ICT and other sectors. She also has experience in helping small and start-up companies in the movement of staff and establishment of suitable immigration immigration programs for their foreign workforce.
Regional Mobility Manager, Asia Pacific
In her current role, Vivian supports and leads the HR center of excellence for mobility solutions. Providing consulting services, implementing, managing, coordinating and communicating mobility related issues in the APAC region including expatriate relocation, cross-border activities, immigration compliance, benchmarking, expatriate taxation and cost management. Previously, Vivian worked for PwC in Hong Kong for 10 years specializing in providing personal tax compliance and advisory services to a range of companies and industries. She has extensive experience in advising on individual income tax planning and designing tax effective compensation packages for expatriate employees, expatriate cost management and cross-border taxation.
Fragomen (Hong Kong)
Joanne has over 10 years of experience in providing Hong Kong immigration services to a wide range of clients, including global investment banks, and multinational and high-tech companies. Her areas of focus include employment visas, dependent visas, training visas and admission schemes for mainland talents and professionals. Prior to joining Fragomen, she led an immigration team for one of the Big 4 CPA firms in Hong Kong.
Head of Global Mobility
Stephen is based in Singapore, with a remit covering Asia-Pacific, Americas and EMEA. Fonterra has 22,000 passionate people across New Zealand and the world, working to make dairy products available to consumers every day in more than 100 countries. More than one billion people will enjoy Fonterra’s dairy products around the world this year. Stephen has over 17 years of experience in global relocations, immigration law and expatriate tax management in companies such as Cisco Systems and EY in Singapore, London and Sydney.
Head of Operations - IM, Shares & Benefits
Standard Chartered Bank
Sririam is a Chartered Accountant by training and a senior HR professional with more than 15 years’ experience in operations, risk management, HR, M&A, equity management and global mobility. He has worked in multiple locations across the globe including shared service centre set up. Sririam is currently at Standard Chartered Bank with a global workforce of 85,000 where he is responsible for the delivery of mobility, shares and benefits operations across all markets in coordination with Talent Acquisition Operations, Reward Centre of Expertise (COE), the Executive Compensation Team and other HR service delivery teams within the Global Business Service (GBS).
Natalie is British, but has been an expatriate since birth, and was educated in Hong Kong, Beijing and the UK. She has worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Singapore before relocating back to Hong Kong in 2015. Natalie is fluent in Mandarin. She holds a BA in Chinese and an MA in Chinese and Business Management from Leeds University, UK.
Global Mobility Director
Magdalene has over 20 years of experience in inbound and outbound immigration services. Prior to joining Fragomen, she worked in Big 4 CPA firms in Hong Kong for over 15 years heading their visa and migration departments. Magdalene’s career in immigration began with the Australian government where she worked for the Australian High Commission in Hong Kong and initiated the Immigration Section of the Australian Embassy in Beijing. Magdalene is a popular speaker on Hong Kong immigration issues and has appeared on television and in the Hong Kong press. Magdalene is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghainese.
Head of Content
Forum for Expatriate Management
VP of Technology
Tim has worked in the global mobility industry for the last 16 years both as an in-house leader of large corporate programmes and more recently as an independent consultant, advising a range of clients across multiple industry sectors on mobility practices and policy development. He has significant experience of change management in global mobility programmes, has authored a number of articles in a variety of global mobility publications and currently sits on the judging panel of the Association of Relocation Professionals.
Wendy is an experienced Director based in Fragomen’s Shanghai office. She consistently and effectively manages the firm’s immigration teams for a wide range of high profile global corporate and local clients. Wendy also leads the China consular and document procurement team which provides end to end immigration solutions. Prior to joining the Shanghai office, Wendy worked in Fragomen’s Sydney office and previously for another law firm in Australia. Wendy is a qualified Australian Registered Migration Agent and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Shanghainese and Cantonese.
Regional Mobility Manager, APAC & MEA
Regional Head of HR, North Asia and Hong Kong
AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd
Maggie joined AIG as Regional HR Lead, North Asia and Head of HR, Hong Kong in 2014. In her post, she oversees the HR function for China and Taiwan, as well as the overall HR services for Hong Kong. Prior to AIG, Maggie held different senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank, including Head of HR for Commercial Clients and Corporate & Institutional Clients, Hong Kong; Head of HR Business Partner for Support Functions, China, and Head of HR for China Regions. Maggie holds an MBA degree from Fudan University.