Asia-Pacific Mobility Leader
Penny has overall responsibility for EY’s internal mobility function. Penny has over 20 years’ experience in mobility with expertise in the development of mobility programs that are strategically aligned with business and talent agendas. Penny’s specialisms include mobility transformation, mobility program design and execution, talent management, employee mobility and policy design. Prior to EY, Penny spent more than 10 years specialising in expatriate taxation issues, HR consulting and employee share scheme taxation advice for large multi-national companies. She is also a Chartered Accountant. Penny has spent the last 10 years working in Hong Kong, and has recently relocated to Melbourne, Australia.
Head HR - TCS 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.
Regional Global Mobility Manager APAC
Liz is an experienced senior HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in an international business environment. Liz has an excellent skill set which brings both a generalist HR background coupled with the specialized area of global mobility and international HR. Liz currently oversees the end-to-end mobility function for the region. This role is very diverse encompassing, tax, immigration, relocation, compliance, policy, procedure, family support, recruitment, cultural differences and more. Liz reports into Jacobs Corporate HQ in the US and is part of the Global Mobility Leadership Team within the Centre of Excellence operations.
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.
Manager - Global Mobility
Reema is responsible for senior level moves, documentation and assignment policy reviews, due diligence on various policy and process for Cognizant Technology Solutions, an American multinational IT services company. Reema began her career in the immigration department of the US Consulate. She now has more than 10 years of corporate experience in the field of global mobility. Reema has a robust background with experiences in global relocation, assignment program management, expatriate payroll administration and immigration. Before joining Cognizant, Reema was a Mobility Manager at Standard Chartered Bank.
Global Employee Mobility Director
Kerwin is Worldwide Leader of Global Employee Mobility at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In When HPE split off from HP in 2015 it went into a series of divestitures and mergers where Kerwin was responsible for raising a mobility program for the new company. The enterprise is founded on the belief that global employee mobility enables and accelerates business success, generating revenue and optimizing cost; propelling the company’s culture of transformation, and fulfilling the demands in building the workforce of the future.
Eva is a US Certified Public Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in Global Mobility, Human Resources and International Assignment Tax in Asia. She was a Tax Manager with Deloitte in Beijing and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Boeing, she relocated to Singapore to lead the Global Mobility Asia Pacific function at AIG. Eva has taken a few assignments with Boeing including Integration for Enterprise Services. She recently taken up a new regional lead role for Global Mobility in Asia.
Global HR Director - Information Technology & Aspire Lifestyles
Anastasia focuses on the effective talent management of IT and Aspire Lifestyles staff globally, where the role includes facilitating the decision-making process on recruitment, career transfers, employee retention, succession planning and change management projects. Anastasia joined International SOS in April 2006 as Employee Relations Manager – International Human Resources and has headed the Regional Business Partnering team, responsible for supporting and implementing the International Assignee Services (IAS) strategies and programs such as talent management, rewards, benefits and employee engagement. Prior to joining International SOS, Anastasia was with the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, managing communication and diplomatic events.
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.
Group Manager, Mobility – APAC Services
WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd
Karen has responsibility for global mobility across numerous locations in the Asia-Pacific region at WorleyParsons, which has over 23,000 people throughout 112 offices in 42 countries. Karen’s primary focus is overseeing the international and domestic mobilization and movement of Executive and Project-specific resources into established and new country locations in the region as well as providing costing and mobility advice into the commercial aspects of proposals and bids where there are elements of mobility. She has over 20 years’ experience in international HR and global mobility, with an early background in the military and then across the engineering, construction and project management industries.
Senior Lecturer, School of Human Development and Social Services
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Yvonne has held academic appointments at Shanghai University and James Cook University. She has published over 100 academic articles, book chapters and conference papers on expatriates and expatriation, and her research has been extensively cited in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, BBC Radio, and Economist Intelligence Unit, among others. Yvonne’s research interests include expatriate return on investment; expatriate families including the trailing spouse, dual-careers, third culture kids, expatriate divorce, and The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction; expatriate entrepreneurs; expatriate crises; and non-traditional expatriates including single-parent, LGBT, split-family, overseas adoption, semi-retired, and female breadwinner families.
Regional Head of International Mobility, RASO
Keryn has over 11 years’ experience in global mobility across a variety of industries, working with Boeing and Rio Tinto. Keryn began working with Ericsson in 2011, managing the Australia & NZ Mobility function, then moving to overseeing alignment and efficiency of Ericsson’s International Mobility Program across RASO region, and involved in expatriate tax, vendor services, immigration compliance and assisting the local businesses with policy application and escalations. Keryn is also a founding member of the FEM Melbourne and in 2014 was awarded the APAC Best Global Mobility Program in the Technology/Media Sector for Ericsson Australia, at the FEM EMMAs.
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.
Yeoh Sai Yew
Head, People Department
AirAsia X Berhad
Yeoh joined AirAsia Group in 2010 and as Head of People, oversees all human resources deliveries. Yeoh brings with him 18 years of experience gained from different disciplines in HR in diverse industries, ranging from telecommunications to IT, banking, hospitality, aviation and retail. During this time, he has managed the implementation of PeopleSoft and SAP HR Management Systems (HRMS) in a previous organisation as well as at AirAsia. Prior to joining AirAsia Group, he was with Genting Resorts Berhad; CSA Sdn Bhd, and DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd. Yeoh holds an MBA and has spoken at numerous HR conferences across Southeast Asia.
Head of International Mobility, APAC HUB
Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd
International Mobility Advisor
Capgemini Australia Pty Limited
Claire is the International Mobility Advisor for Capgemini Australia. Capgemini globally, is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, covering over 40 countries with 190,000+ employees worldwide. Claire’s role is to manage the mobility function for Australia and New Zealand and provide support for the APAC region. Claire works closely with key stakeholders of the business to drive the Group mobility agenda and local mobility initiatives. Claire is originally from the UK but has lived in Australia for the past 15 years and has a professional services background with experience in mobility and expatriate tax.
Pacific Mobility Specialist
Melissa is based in the Adelaide office of Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation with over 160,000 employees across operations in more than 100 countries. Responsible for the management of international and domestic mobility for all Schneider Electric entities in the Pacific, Melissa provides solutions and support to the business on international transfers, partnering with HR, implementing practices, and the management of all life cycle processes for international assignees and vendor management. Previously, Melissa was involved in all aspects of international payroll at the BHP Billiton Shared Services Centre, including undertaking an international assignment to the US.