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Challenges for Hong Kong HR Leaders

Hong Kong is an interesting market with a distinctive culture that creates a unique set of challenges for its HR Leaders. Deciding whether to be a policy follower or risk-taking leader, repositioning itself in the global context and growing its own leadership base are key to Hong Kong’s future. Listen to Odilia Poon, Tracy Goh, and Tim Spriggs share their experiences on this versatile market.

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Key Contributors:

Odilia Poon

Executive Advisor

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Executive Advisor

Odilia Poon

Executive Advisor

Odilia is an Executive Advisor with ChapmanCG based in Hong Kong. She supports the Asia Pacific team to build relationships with CHROs and global HR leaders across the Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on Greater China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Odilia lived and worked in China for 13 years before her relocation back to Hong Kong in 2013. Whilst in China, she established operations for two international recruitment companies, growing both businesses to a sizeable scale.

With a background in marketing, operations and management consulting, Odilia has held prominent regional management positions with several leading international organisations, including Carlsberg, Pepsi-Cola and Rothmans International. She has extensive experience managing large global teams, with a focus on delivering Human Resources and recruitment solutions.

Having earned a Master of Science in Marketing Management from the University of Salford in the UK, Odilia also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of East Asia, Macau. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese and has lived and worked across the Greater China markets of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Latest Articles by Odilia

Talent Development 15 October 2018

What Makes an HR Leader Stand Out in China?

When multinational companies first entered China, companies looked abroad for international HR leaders to train…

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ChapmanCG News 2 October 2018

Matching Workforce Talent to China’s Productivity Challenge

Originally published in Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management’s HR magazine. As multinational and…

Katherine Qu
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Talent Development 8 April 2018

Challenges for Hong Kong HR Leaders

Hong Kong is an interesting market with a distinctive culture that creates a unique set…

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Culture & Business Transformation 30 June 2017

HR’s Impact on Culture—And What’s Gen Y Got to Do With It?

Recently, ChapmanCG and AIA co-hosted another HR Leader Networking Section in Hong Kong. Chaired by…

Ringo Lau
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Talent Acquisition 16 June 2017

Employer Branding in China Has Gone Digital

ChapmanCG had the pleasure of bringing together around twenty senior Talent Acquisition leaders in Shanghai…

Ringo Lau
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Talent Development 15 February 2017

Building Global Leaders, the Asian Talent Challenge

The 9th February was the latest in our ‘Lunch With a CHRO’ series. We were…

Tim Spriggs
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Digital Transformation 9 November 2016

Technology, With a Purpose

Charles Bendotti, Global CHRO at Philip Morris International, David Thomas, APAC HR Head at Manulife…

Tracy Goh
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Digital Transformation 15 April 2016

HK Talent Management and Talent Acquisition Leaders Meet at Bloomberg: Digiti...

Greater digitisation and the maturity of analytics in HR were twin topics featured in Hong…

Matthew Chapman
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Talent Acquisition 15 January 2016

APAC Talent Life-Cycle Trends

In December, ChapmanCG and Commonwealth Bank of {nolink}Australia {/nolink}brought together a diverse group of senior…

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Talent Acquisition 23 November 2015

Retention Through Talent Acquisiton and Employer Branding

ChapmanCG’s latest series of HR roundtables took us to Shanghai where we were hosted by…

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Ringo Lau

Director

Consulting Team
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Consulting Team

Ringo Lau

Director

Ringo is a Director with ChapmanCG and is based in Hong Kong. His role involves in-depth research and analysis to seek out high-calibre HR talent across the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on Hong Kong and North Asia. He also assists the group in the design and delivery of strategic internal projects involving process and operation development.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Ringo did several internships as a business analyst and photographer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Organisational Analysis from the Warwick Business School, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Outside of work, Ringo enjoys travel, outdoor activities and photography. Prior to his study abroad, he was one of Hong Kong’s top competitors in athletics.

Latest Articles by Ringo

Talent Development 15 October 2018

What Makes an HR Leader Stand Out in China?

When multinational companies first entered China, companies looked abroad for international HR leaders to train…

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Talent Development 8 April 2018

Challenges for Hong Kong HR Leaders

Hong Kong is an interesting market with a distinctive culture that creates a unique set…

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Culture & Business Transformation 30 June 2017

HR’s Impact on Culture—And What’s Gen Y Got to Do With It?

Recently, ChapmanCG and AIA co-hosted another HR Leader Networking Section in Hong Kong. Chaired by…

Ringo Lau
Read
Digital Transformation 9 November 2016

Technology, With a Purpose

Charles Bendotti, Global CHRO at Philip Morris International, David Thomas, APAC HR Head at Manulife…

Tracy Goh
Read
Digital Transformation 15 April 2016

HK Talent Management and Talent Acquisition Leaders Meet at Bloomberg: Digiti...

Greater digitisation and the maturity of analytics in HR were twin topics featured in Hong…

Matthew Chapman
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Culture & Business Transformation 25 February 2016

Managing Change in Korea: Do You Have a Fat Middle?

In mid-February 2016, ChapmanCG held a series of meetings in Seoul for our community of…

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Talent Acquisition 15 January 2016

APAC Talent Life-Cycle Trends

In December, ChapmanCG and Commonwealth Bank of {nolink}Australia {/nolink}brought together a diverse group of senior…

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Culture & Business Transformation 15 December 2015

Influencing Change in Japan: Regional HR Successes and Misconceptions

In early December, ChapmanCG hosted an exceptional meeting for Singapore-based regional HR leaders on the…

Paul Jury
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ChapmanCG News 17 April 2015

APAC Regional HR Leaders in Hong Kong Discuss the Shift in Working Patterns a...

In March, The Chapman Consulting Group brought together a group of Regional HR Leaders at…

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Talent Acquisition 2 April 2015

Blurring the Lines of the Traditional Employer/Employee Relationship in Hong ...

In March, the Chapman Consulting Group facilitated two APAC Talent Leaders’ groups with Moody’s and…

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Tim Spriggs

Managing Director

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Tim Spriggs

Managing Director

Tim Spriggs is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in the UK. He works with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across EMEA and internationally.

Tim has worked on behalf of some of the top global multinationals and has a background in global HR search. He works with our teams across Europe, APAC and North America to foster our strong links between our global headquarters and the regions.

Tim spent five years in Singapore where he was instrumental in building the China business and covered international work out of Asia. Prior to ChapmanCG, Tim worked for JD Haspel, a boutique London-based executive search firm, where he specialised in EMEA HR search assignments across multiple sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services and natural resources.

Before moving into executive search, Tim’s passion for sport led him to his first career in sports marketing and media sponsorship with Octagon. He has a BA (Hons) in American Studies from the University of Nottingham, and a CIM Diploma from the London School of Marketing.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys running and cycling in the Chilterns and is known to have the occasional swim in the Thames near his home in Henley.

Latest Articles by Tim

Future of Work 29 May 2019

Destination Agile: HR’s Role in the Journey

A group of HR leaders took part in this session with a topic of ‘Destination Agile:…

Kirsty Jucker
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Future of Work 19 January 2019

Re-imagining Performance Management

As companies continue to grapple with finding an effective performance management solution, HR leaders are…

Kirsty Jucker
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ChapmanCG News 10 January 2019

Top HR Podcasts of 2018

Since our launch of the ChapmanCG Global HR Interview podcast series in 2015, we have…

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Talent Development 27 December 2018

How are HR Leaders’ Roles Evolving?

What will HR leaders’ roles look like in the future? The ChapmanCG share their observations…

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Culture & Business Transformation 28 November 2018

Transitioning to an HR leadership role in a start-up

Considering transitioning to an HR leadership role in a start-up? ChapmanCG’s executive search team provides…

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Digital Transformation 22 October 2018

Five Ways Digitalisation Will Impact HR

Digitalisation is transforming the function of human resources. As organisations look more-and-more towards digitalising their systems…

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Talent Development 15 October 2018

What Makes an HR Leader Stand Out in China?

When multinational companies first entered China, companies looked abroad for international HR leaders to train…

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Culture & Business Transformation 9 August 2018

Enabling the Cultural Revolution

How are HR leaders spearheading culture change programs? The ChapmanCG team shares their insights on…

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Digital Transformation 17 July 2018

Four Essential Tips to Attracting and Retaining Quality Digital Talent

Attracting high-calibre digital talent is one of the hottest talent and leadership topics and is…

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Talent Acquisition 17 July 2018

The Changing Landscape of Singapore’s HR Talent

In Singapore, hiring quality talent remains a key challenge for most CEOs and senior leaders.…

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Tracy Goh

Director

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Tracy Goh

Director

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.

EA Registration Number: R1767256

Latest Articles by Tracy

Digital Transformation 11 December 2018

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

AI and automation are set to become big players in the HR sphere, but will…

Vargin Yeke
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Total Rewards 6 December 2018

An HR Leader's Guide to Compensation and Benefits

Traditionally, many rewards functions have offered compensation and benefits that are ‘one size fits all’.…

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Culture & Business Transformation 9 November 2018

HR Leaders' Guide to Managing Change: Five Insightful Points of View

How can HR leaders manage change? How can they implement the strategies needed to effect…

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Diversity and Inclusion 25 September 2018

What Makes China’s HR Market so Unique?

One of the things that makes the China HR market so unique is the sheer…

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Digital Transformation 20 September 2018

The Evolution of Performance Management

How important is it to provide effective feedback and coaching, and what is the place…

Vargin Yeke
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Culture & Business Transformation 15 August 2018

Change or be Changed – Adapting to Change

‘Change or be changed’ was the catch-cry at a recent ChapmanCG HR leaders panel event…

Tracy Goh
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Talent Development 8 April 2018

Challenges for Hong Kong HR Leaders

Hong Kong is an interesting market with a distinctive culture that creates a unique set…

ChapmanCG ChapmanCG
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Future of Work 30 January 2018

Workplace of the Future

Discussions around “Workplace of the Future” kickstarted ChapmanCG’s first HR Leaders meeting of 2018. Hosted…

Tracy Goh
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Culture & Business Transformation 30 June 2017

HR’s Impact on Culture—And What’s Gen Y Got to Do With It?

Recently, ChapmanCG and AIA co-hosted another HR Leader Networking Section in Hong Kong. Chaired by…

Ringo Lau
Read
Talent Development 15 February 2017

Building Global Leaders, the Asian Talent Challenge

The 9th February was the latest in our ‘Lunch With a CHRO’ series. We were…

Tim Spriggs
Read