Maimunah is Assistant Manager at Fragomen’s Singapore office, where she leads a team of consultants assisting corporate clients with their employees’ Singapore immigration needs. Maimunah partners with the global mobility and HR client contacts to provide them with training and updates on changes in regulations that might impact their immigration program, and to help them develop compliant and sound solutions. Maimunah has 10 years of experience in providing immigration and international assignment services.
Before her academic career, Dr. Blount worked in senior management and consulting roles relating to information systems in the banking and IT sectors. Dr. Blount’s areas of expertise include anywhere working (telework, telecommuting), cyber security, cyber governance, artificial intelligence and the future of work, the sharing economy, effective utilisation of information and communication technology (ICT). This includes social media and the utilisation of ICT in learning and teaching. Dr Blount’s research program utilises multidisciplinary approaches to investigate how information systems achieve organisational strategies and objectives with an emphasis on the future of work. Dr Blount is a member of the Centre for Workforce Futures research centre and the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub. She is also a member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association of Information Systems (AIS).
Marie is a leader of leaders, guiding teams managing the whole employee life cycle of the Asia expatriate population in Unilever. This involves working on strategies to keep the company’s policies market-competitive and improving processes with agility in an ever-changing environment. Over the course of nearly a decade, Marie has built a strong track record on global mobility policy and operations. Prior to Unilever, Marie was International Mobility Manager for Australia New Zealand Bank (ANZ) for five years and, previous to this, spent four of her 13 years in the energy company Chevron as Global Mobility Operations Counselor and Processing Supervisor. As a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Marie is adept to global trends not only in the mobility world but in international human resources as a greater function. She also works on collaborative projects for the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
Rita is a Global Mobility professional with over 20 years of experience across senior leadership roles. Prior to recently joining TMA, she was the Global Lead for Policy & Compensation for General Motors (GM) where she was responsible for the governance, development and implementation of global common policies and processes to support and manage partner relations. Rita provided consulting support and drove consistency in the administration and interpretation of policies globally. Prior to assuming the global role with GM, Rita was responsible for GM’s Global Mobility Shared Services Center for the Asia Pacific region. Rita also held the positions of Head of Human Resources International, Asia Pacific for Deutsche Bank AG, and Tax Manager for Arthur Andersen. Rita is based in Singapore and holds degrees in Law and Accounting from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Sean is the Managing Partner at boutique mobility recruitment firm and the Founder of Talent Mobility Asia, an independent consulting practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in Asia helping organisations manage their talent mobility programs. Sean’s career covers senior roles on both the service delivery side as well as in-house. 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 and Myanmar.
Grant is the founder and CEO of People Builders, a leading supplier of training and coaching solutions throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East and the UK. 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. Grant believes in staying up to date and relevant so he is an International Master Trainer in the Neuroscience of Leadership with the About my Brain Institute, Social + Emotional Intelligence with The Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence and Behavioural Profiling with Extended DISC International. Grant was recently awarded for his global leadership in the fields of training and coaching by the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.
Sonia is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in building successful international business HR service delivery for large global corporations across Europe, USA, Middle East, South Asia & South-East Asia. With a focus on revenue growth, her varied roles in HR have seen her driving Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Learning & Organization Development; as well as Mergers & Acquisitions, Organizational Effectiveness, Enterprise Risk Management, Digital HR, Global Mobility, Transformation and Change Management.
Jenny is a Senior Manager in the inbound practice of Fragomen’s Singapore office and has more than 10 years of experience providing inbound immigration services. She is responsible for the delivery and coordination of immigration consultancy and compliance services regarding the movement of employees into Singapore for a wide range of clients, including multinational, regional and local corporations. In addition to having extensive immigration experience in Singapore, Jenny has provided immigration services in Hong Kong and London. Prior to joining Fragomen, Jenny led an immigration team for a Big Four accounting firm in Singapore. She also has several years of in-house human resources experience within a number of major multinational corporations.
Aditya is the Security Director – Security Solutions for the Asia Pacific Region for International SOS. Based currently in Singapore, Aditya leads client engagements around Asia and Australasia, developing bespoke solutions in support of organisations and managing their travel risk mitigation strategies, policies and procedures.
Prior to taking up his most recent role, Aditya was the Regional Security Information Manager, where he served as head of the security intelligence team in Asia Pacific responsible for planning and intelligence delivery. He was also responsible for building and managing strategic partnerships with government entities and local information providers (journalists, academics, and logistics and security organisations) to further enhance the quality of International SOS’s intelligence output.
Yvonne is a globally recognized expert on expatriates and international work and has published over 100 academic articles, book chapters and conference papers. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist. She serves as Associate Editor at the Journal of Global Mobility and The International Journal of Human Resource Management. She is co-author (with Chris Brewster) of Working Internationally: Expatriation, Migration and Other Global Work (Edward Elgar, 2019) and co-editor (with Jan Selmer) of the Research Handbook of Expatriates (Edward Elgar, 2017).
With over 20 years in various global roles specifically focused on mobility and international HR, and five years in UK roles focused on UK HR, Learning & Development and Relocation service provision, Carolyn has enjoyed watching the role of HR evolve. She has also seen the role of the mobility function change from transactional support function to strategic, and the place of work develop almost beyond recognition. Carolyn combines curiosity and creativity with a strong ‘common-sense’ approach to global mobility, and has a keen focus on the future of workforce planning. Highly collaborative, she is also focused on quality of employee experience as an EVP and achieving optimum business results for the ROI measures. Carolyn has a degree in psychology and sociology from London Metropolitan University, and is UK CIPD qualified, and is frequently asked to speak on the topic of changing landscape of mobility.
Archana is a senior management professional with varied HR experience having worked in technology, design, animation and engineering industries. She is currently working with SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins as Head of HR based in Singapore for the last 7 years. She has held various leadership roles including head of global mobility and reward for Asia, previously. She currently is the HR Business Partner for their business in Asia and also heads learning and talent development in the region.
Shazy is Dyson’s Global Mobility Manager based in Singapore. In this role, Shazy is involved with daily operations as well as strategic projects involving cross-border moves. She also maintains stakeholder and supplier relations and manages quality assurance and operational excellence among many other responsibilities.
Shazy’s Global Mobility career over the last 9 years has spanned several industries including electronic manufacturing, business solutions, hospitality and banking. Through the years, Shazy had the opportunity to be a part of multiple HR Transformations and Policy reviews.
Claire is the Global Director of Content & Marketing at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM). Claire has more than 20 years’ experience in communications, working for major publishing platforms as a senior managing editor, writer and journalist at events, in print and the digital world. Now directing the FEM website, events and reports, Claire leads the FEM London Chapter and produces and chairs all the major conferences, summits and awards (EMMAs) in the Americas, APAC and EMEA where she is keen to engage with new members and to broaden the FEM community.
has been in the Mobility industry since 2002. She held an in house Mobility and
Supply Chain Management role with top FMCG MNCs based in the Philippines. She and
her family relocated to Singapore in 2007 and this experience provided her with a
deeper insight and understanding of relocation challenges. Girlie
has 16 years of assignment management experience. She has held both in house
and service provider’s roles that cover assignment coordination, relocation accounting,
project implementation, service delivery ownership, people management, training
delivery, and account management. At SIRVA, Girlie is a Director, Global Account Management of SIRVA Relocation, responsible for
maintaining the relationship with and strategy for a group of key clients in Asia.
Heather is a seasoned practitioner in all aspects of leading global mobility functions, at remote site, head office and consultancy. With over 20 years’ experience, she has worked in a variety of industries including Mining and Resources, Banking and Finance, Transport and Relocation, Manufacturing, Health Services. Heather and her family have lived in four countries and 4 states of Australia, as well as experiencing a variety of assignments including IA, FIFO and domestic Relocations. In addition to leading global mobility functions, she has held roles in General Management and Talent and Culture, and was a non-executive director of the Asia Pacific and Middle East board of a global publicly listed organisation.
Currently heather is applying agile principles and practices to the global Mobility function in her current role to align with her organisations vision for Talent and Culture for the future
Maggie Zhang joined AIG as HR Lead, North Asia and Head of HR ,Hong Kong in December, 2014. She was appointed as Chief HR Officer for International GI business in Feb 2018. Maggie is also shepherding the D&I teams in the geographies globally on top of her International HR lead role. Prior to AIG, Maggie has held different senior positions in Standard Chartered Bank and worked in the main financial centers in Asia including Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Maggie holds a MBA degree from Fudan University.
Miqi is accountable for Talent Management initiatives including Performance Management, talent program design and delivery in APAC and international regions. She assumed this role since 2018 Jan. Miqi is passionate about talent development and diversity & inclusion. She is the chair of AIG Singapore Young Professionals Employee Resources Group and also serves on the Board of Directors of PrimeTime, which is a Non-Profit organization in Singapore focusing on international professional women empowerment and development. Miqi joined AIG in 2014 July as part of global Graduate Development Program, HR track, based in Singapore and has rotated in various HR functions including HR planning, Talent Management and Com & Ben. In 2015, she worked in Tokyo to support workforce planning and culture transformation for a major corporate Merger project. From 2016 – 2017, Miqi was based in Hong Kong as HR Business Partner, partnering with local departments and functions in areas of change management, talent development and engagement, HR daily operations and planning. Miqi holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the National University of Singapore, with second major in Economics.