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Man's New Best Friend: AI and the Future of HR

Hosted by: Danone

AI and automation are set to become big players in the HR sphere, but will AI become man’s best friend? HR leaders discussed their views on how this new technology can be harnessed to tackle some of the challenges we currently face at a ChapmanCG roundtable in Singapore. Understanding how technology can improve your organisation, and getting the workplace to embrace it are challenges we currently face.
Our special thanks to Ellen Ruan Lan and Bhawna Gandhi, from Danone for hosting, and Wee Ling Ho from SAP for sharing her insights. Also thanks to all the HR leaders who joined ChapmanCG’s Steve Brown, Vargin Yeke, Georgie Chong, Andrea Merrigan, Tygan Lyntton and Tracy Goh in the discussions.

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Key Contributors:

Andrea Merrigan

Director

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Andrea Merrigan

Director

Andrea Merrigan is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. Andrea works closely with the APAC team to deliver regional searches for ChapmanCG’s major clients across a range of industries, and identifies high-calibre senior HR executive talent focusing specifically on Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Andrea was an HR recruitment specialist with Profile Search & Selection in Singapore and a Talent & OD Professional, working both in consulting and in-house.

Andrea is originally from the Republic of Ireland and has spent over seven years living and studying in New York, Hawai’i, China, Japan and Singapore. Outside of work Andrea loves to travel and dance. She is part of a salsa performance team and is passionate about Brazilian Zouk.

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Georgie Chong

Director

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Georgie Chong

Director

Georgie is a Director with ChapmanCG and is based in Singapore. With more than 15 years of experience in executive recruitment, she works with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Georgie held senior management positions at various international search firms. From 2006 to 2009, she was based in Shanghai where she double-hatted as General Manager and Head of the HR practice group. In her earlier life, Georgie spent time in the financial services sector where she led the Singapore/Asia businesses for well-known international companies. Georgie started her career as a journalist in the energy markets.

A disciplined and focused individual, Georgie is an avid reader and exercises regularly. She counts the analysis of financial statements as a hobby and continues to travel extensively.

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Steve Brown

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Steve Brown

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Steve Brown is Managing Director with ChapmanCG based between Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. He leads the ChapmanCG team across Southeast Asia and Greater China. Steve has 20+ years’ experience in the search industry, gained in the United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific.

Steve has developed a strong track record of successfully delivering multiple high-profile HR searches across Asia, and across various industry sectors. He is passionate about fostering long-term partnerships with HR influencers and top HR talent regionally and globally.

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Private: Tracy Goh

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Private: Tracy Goh

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Tracy is a Hong Kong-based Director with ChapmanCG. Through significant in-depth research and leveraging regional and global HR contacts, she identifies HR talents across Asia Pacific for strategic HR appointments, with a spotlight on HR leadership roles across all sectors in markets including Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Tracy worked for a leading national education firm where she was responsible for client management and business development, with a strong focus on both regional and global hiring. She managed the end-to-end onboarding process of high-caliber candidates, while overseeing the consistency of corporate branding. Her passion to foster strong client relationships, combined with a focus on economics, helped to drive revenue growth across tangential markets in her previous employment.

Before relocating to Hong Kong, Tracy resided in Singapore, and she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore. She is an avid traveller and has backpacked across Europe and the US, and has also visited other regions. Passion mixed with compassion aptly sums up her outlook towards life.

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