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Global HR Update Q1 2023

It has been a busy start for HR search in 2023. Our Global HR Outlook provides a summary of where we are seeing opportunities for HR professionals looking for new roles early in the year. As a related topic, Managing Director Finian Toh offers some practical suggestions and observations on how HR leaders can think about their own career development.

We feature two “Conversations with HR Leaders” podcasts: Executive Advisor Frieder Rummel talks with Martin Barner, Head People & Organization Operations and Digital Solutions at Sandoz about the future of work and company culture; and we talk with Ollie Phillips, Founder of Optimist Performance, on how he uses his experience as an international rugby player to work with organisations to develop team and leadership skills.

We hope you enjoy our first edition of the ChapmanCG Global HR Update for 2023.

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Global HR Outlook

While we are happy to see a more positive and faster start to senior HR hiring in 2023 than was generally expected, some areas of HR are doing better than others. In this Global HR Outlook, President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson looks at early-year HR search activity and hiring trends.
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Navigating Your HR Career Path

HR leaders are well versed in career and capability development and in up-skilling their team and workforce. But do they focus enough on their own career planning? Managing Director Finian Toh shares a few tips and thoughts on this important topic.
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The Future of Work and Company Culture

Can companies successfully operate a hybrid work model and maintain strong team and cultural bonds? Martin Barner, Head of People & Organization Operations and Digital Solutions at Sandoz AG, shares his experience and thoughts with Executive Advisor Frieder Rummel.
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Creating Winning Cultures

Rugby Sevens legend turned leadership coach Ollie Phillips of Optimist Performance revisits the challenges he overcame as a rugby player and shares how he uses those learnings today to support corporate teams through cultural and leadership challenges.
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Director Human Resources

We are proud to work with one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), to recruit an experienced Director of Human Resources based in Singapore.
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Key Contributors:

Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

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Global Management

Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

Stefanie Cross-Wilson is President and COO at ChapmanCG, based in Los Angeles. Along with the other members of the company’s executive team, Stefanie is responsible for the day-to-day running of ChapmanCG. She also leads complex HR searches globally for ChapmanCG’s top clients.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Stefanie was President, Recruitment & Talent Management for North America at Hudson (NASDAQ: HSON). Prior to that she lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years, most recently as Hudson’s Asia CEO.

Stefanie has worked extensively with leading multinational employers across a broad range of geographies and industries. Working closely with HR and business leadership teams, she advises on the development and implementation of best practice HR and Talent strategies.

Stefanie is originally from Chicago and a graduate of Sydney University in Australia. She is an international speaker and subject matter expert on global Human Resources and Talent Acquisition trends, and working cross-culturally.

Frieder Rummel
Frieder Rummel

Executive Advisor

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Frieder Rummel
Executive Advisor

Frieder Rummel

Executive Advisor

Frieder Rummel is an Executive Advisor for EMEA with ChapmanCG based in Vienna, Austria. He supports the EMEA team to build relationships with CHROs and global HR leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a primary focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Frieder also works as a leadership consultant and coach, and he leads assessment and talent projects for ChapmanCG. His experience involves decades of intense corporate work, including 18 years with Procter & Gamble, 12 years with Allianz and three years with Hershey’s.

Frieder has worked in Germany and Austria and, most recently, spent eight years in Asia. The focus of his work has been on Human Resources, but he has also spent time as a Managing Director and Head of IT, as well as acting as a company spokesperson. His last corporate role before joining ChapmanCG was as Senior Director, Human Resources, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Hershey Company.

Frieder is originally from Germany and holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Philipps University Marburg and a Doctorate in Mathematics from Technical University Darmstadt. He speaks both German and English fluently. In his spare time, Frieder enjoys nature and culture and has completed more than a dozen full marathons, with half a dozen in tropical climates.

Finian Toh

Managing Director

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Consulting Team

Finian Toh

Managing Director

Finian Toh is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. His focus is on senior-level appointments across the full spectrum of HR functions in local and global multinational organisations.

He is a knowledgeable subject matter expert in HR who has a successful track record of leading senior HR searches and provides deep insights into HR market trends, talent landscape and astute career planning advice for HR professionals. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Finian led the Human Resources Practice of a leading regional search firm in Singapore where he was instrumental in building the business as well as successfully delivering senior HR mandates across various industry sectors in Asia Pacific.

Finian graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Commerce from The Australian National University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from The Governance Institute of Australia. He is qualified as both a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Secretary. He speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.

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