Meet the Team

Our people are driven by global experiences and robust relationships.

Global Management
Matthew Chapman

Founder

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Global Management

Matthew Chapman

Founder

Matthew (Matt) Chapman is the Founder of ChapmanCG. Matt oversees ChapmanCG’s future strategy, innovation and image across the globe. He also personally provides HR search and career counsel to HR leaders whose careers have grown alongside ChapmanCG — some of whom are now the biggest HR names in the world.

Matt has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Business Law from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a Singapore Citizen and divides his time between Asia Pacific, the Americas and EMEA.

Matt is a wellness, self-improvement and fitness addict. He has completed six desert, 250km ultra-marathons in Chile, China, Egypt, Antarctica, Namibia and Madagascar.

EA Registration Number: R1111550 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Matthew

Well-being 31 May 2022

Well-Being and Resilience

In October this year I will be undertaking the ultimate test of resilience, competing in…

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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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Well-being 22 March 2022

Reflections on Well-Being as We Look to The Year Ahead

In June 2021, ChapmanCG and Development Beyond Learning (DBL) partnered to deliver a World Well-Being…

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Future of Work 10 March 2022

The Role of Well-Being in Unlocking a Sustainable, High-Performance Culture

The well-being space has always interested me. I remember back in 2004 when I did…

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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

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Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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Future of Work 6 December 2021

Unlocking Human Potential Through Remote Working

When I founded ChapmanCG, remote working was the lifestyle I wanted. The idea came about…

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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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Well-being 10 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Well-being has taken on a renewed focus in the light of the global pandemic in…

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Well-being 20 September 2021

Make It a Priority

Our bodies and minds are capable of a great many things. Pushing ourselves and persevering…

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Ben Davies

CEO

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Global Management

Ben Davies

CEO

Ben Davies is the CEO at ChapmanCG and is responsible for the continued expansion of the business globally.

He has played a pivotal role in driving ChapmanCG’s rapid growth across the Americas, EMEA and the Asia Pacific. Ben’s previous experience included leading senior executive search assignments for top multinationals in EMEA, North America and the Asia Pacific for ChapmanCG and prior to that, for the London office of Korn/Ferry International. His global mandate includes enhancing ChapmanCG’s ties with global client headquarters in EMEA and North America.

Ben is passionate about best practice executive search and recruitment methodologies and processes. As a result, he has a heavy focus on driving innovation internally at ChapmanCG. He also advises key clients as they build their businesses internationally, and in particular across rapid-growth and emerging markets.

Ben studied Sports Science at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has successfully completed ultra-marathons in Mongolia and Ecuador.

EA Registration Number: R1111557 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Ben

HR Trends 20 December 2021

Spotlight on China

The Chinese economy experienced astonishing growth in the last few decades that catapulted the country to become…

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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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ChapmanCG News 1 June 2021

Embracing Diversity – Today and Everyday

ChapmanCG is a proud advocate and supporter of Pride month. One of our defining values…

Ben Davies
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ChapmanCG News 30 December 2020

What 2020 has meant to ChapmanCG

Matthew Chapman, Founder We always believed HR was “at the centre” but this year has…

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Talent Development 14 January 2020

What Should You Consider for Your Next HR Move?

When considering the next move in your HR career, be sure to take a long-term…

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Culture & Business Transformation 31 December 2019

Our Top Human Resource Articles for 2019

As we close out the year, we'd like to bring you the top ten most…

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Diversity and Inclusion 20 December 2019

How QBE Built a Successful Culture of Inclusion

‘100% Human at Work’ is an initiative that encourages businesses to stop thinking of their…

Fiona Jury
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Well-being 28 November 2019

How Travelex Approach Mental Health and Wellbeing 

We were proud to collaborate on ‘100% Human at Work’, a project launched by Virgin…

Paul Jury
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Talent Acquisition 25 November 2019

How Are Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Evolving

Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding is evolving. Up for debate is how HR leaders are…

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Global HR Updates 6 November 2019

Global HR Update Q4 2019

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we share our outlook for the fourth…

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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 Ben Davies, 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.

Latest Articles by Stefanie

ChapmanCG News 23 May 2022

Global HR Outlook Q2 2022

The demand for top talent remains high across regions, countries, and industries this quarter, despite…

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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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ChapmanCG News 21 February 2022

Global HR Outlook Q1 2022

The bull run of hiring activity has not stopped since late 2020. The start to…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

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Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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ChapmanCG News 23 December 2021

2021 – A Year of Contrasts

Steve Brown, Managing Director APAC 2021 enjoyed a remarkable rebound from the challenges of the…

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ChapmanCG News 22 November 2021

Global Outlook Q4 2021

As we move towards the close of 2021, the HR talent landscape is extremely competitive…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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ChapmanCG News 31 August 2021

Global Outlook Q3 2021

Around the world, we are seeing unprecedented movement in Human Resources, with the traditional ‘slow’…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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Global HR Updates 25 August 2021

Global HR Update Q3 2021

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

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Albert Kwong

Chief Financial Officer

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Global Management

Albert Kwong

Chief Financial Officer

Albert holds the position of Group Chief Financial Officer based in Hong Kong, where he works across The Chapman Consulting Group, BeathChapman and RMI (our sister companies). His role is to oversee all financial aspects of the Group, alongside legal and compliance.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Albert spent more than 10 years as the regional CFO in Asia for a listed US recruitment firm. During this time, he helped to establish a number of offices for the company in key regional markets including Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo. Albert has over 18 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and has also led acquisition projects in China and Dubai.

Albert is a Certified General Accountant of Canada. He began his accounting career in Toronto, Canada and moved back to Hong Kong in 1991. Before he made the transition into recruitment, Albert worked in the hospitality and freight forwarding industries. Outside of work Albert enjoys playing tennis, watching movies and good food.

Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

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Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

As the Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific at ChapmanCG, Steve Brown finds exceptional Chief People Officer level talent (and their direct reports) for a broad range of clients including complex multinationals going through transformation and growth, to smaller and leaner organisations looking for contemporary and innovative people and culture solutions.

Steve has enjoyed an exciting and meaningful career journey of over two decades in the executive search and talent industry, having lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, and Hong Kong SAR. He has a successful track record including delivering multiple high-profile HR searches both at C-level (group and global) and regional, across various industry sectors.

Steve is also a member of the executive committee at ChapmanCG, responsible for leading our world-class consulting team based across Asia Pacific. His team are located in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Professionally, he is passionate about fostering long-term partnerships with HR influencers and CEOs to help organisations build diverse teams and inclusive workplaces, which ultimately drive innovation and high-performance.

EA Registration Number: R1216206 Licence Number: 08S3543 (SG) EA License 66251 (HK)

Latest Articles by Steve

Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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ChapmanCG News 23 December 2021

2021 – A Year of Contrasts

Steve Brown, Managing Director APAC 2021 enjoyed a remarkable rebound from the challenges of the…

Steve BrownStefanie Cross-WilsonTim Spriggs
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HR Trends 20 December 2021

Spotlight on China

The Chinese economy experienced astonishing growth in the last few decades that catapulted the country to become…

Steve BrownKatherine QuBen DaviesKalkin Cao
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ChapmanCG News 30 November 2021

Ageism in the Workplace

In partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and Thrive HR Exchange, ChapmanCG recently led…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

In 2016, we published the much-viewed Five Areas of Interest for Today’s HR Leader. Only…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 12 May 2021

Global HR Update Q2 2021

The future of work is a consistent theme in our conversations with HR contacts around…

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Culture & Business Transformation 14 April 2021

Redefining the Employee Experience for Today’s Workforce

The past few months have seen the world separated by travel bans and social distancing…

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Future of Work 20 January 2021

The Open Talent Market

Schneider Electric is Revolutionising the Future of Work.

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ChapmanCG News 28 December 2020

A look back at top articles from 2020

The Top 5 Trends in German HR in the 2020s The HR trends shaping work…

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

Tim Spriggs is Regional Managing Director, EMEA with ChapmanCG based in the UK where, as part of the executive committee, he leads the EMEA business.

Tim and his team deliver senior retained executive searches for a range of clients from global multinationals to SMEs and has a background in global HR executive search. He is particularly passionate about finding unique and exceptional talent for his clients across the region.

Prior to returning to the UK in 2017, 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, consumer goods, 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 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

Diversity and Inclusion 4 July 2022

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to I,D&E

In partnership with Estée Lauder Companies

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ChapmanCG News 1 July 2022

Mid-Year Throw Back

It is hard to believe that six months of the year has gone by already.…

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HR Trends 15 June 2022

Spotlight on Europe

In this selection of focus videos our European team reflects on the impact the growth…

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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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HR Trends 31 January 2022

ChapmanCG Top 10 Trends for 2022

From conversations with a number of CHROs from different industries, ChapmanCG Managing Director Tim Spriggs…

Tim Spriggs
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Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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ChapmanCG News 23 December 2021

2021 – A Year of Contrasts

Steve Brown, Managing Director APAC 2021 enjoyed a remarkable rebound from the challenges of the…

Steve BrownStefanie Cross-WilsonTim Spriggs
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ChapmanCG News 13 December 2021

Mixing HR and Business – The New HR Leader

As HR executive search experts, we are constantly asked by clients to find HR leaders…

Tim Spriggs
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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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Well-being 10 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Well-being has taken on a renewed focus in the light of the global pandemic in…

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Executive Advisory
Stephanie Nash

Executive Advisor

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Stephanie Nash

Executive Advisor

Stephanie Nash is an Executive Advisor with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. She also co-founded Thrive HR Exchange with Matt Chapman, a partnership with Thrive Global Asia Pacific and Monash University which supports the global HR community with wellbeing at the core.

Stephanie has more than two decades’ experience as a human resources leader working across the United States, Asia, Australia and South America. During this time, she has served in senior HR roles for Fortune 500 companies, including Chief People Officer at RedMart, Vice President of Human Resources Asia-Pacific at Allergen, Senior Director Human Resources Asia Pacific at Microsoft, and Group Manager, Human Resources, Base Metals at BHP. Stephanie is currently the Chief People Officer for Circles.Life, which is the world’s first fully digital telco, revolutionising the industry by giving power back to customers.

Throughout her career, she has worked across a range of industries, business units, functional areas and geographies in local, multi-country and global capacities.

Stephanie is originally from the United States and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Syracuse University and a Diploma in Human Resources Management from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Stella Strazdas

Executive Advisor

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Executive Advisor

Stella Strazdas

Executive Advisor

Stella Strazdas is an Executive Advisor and global HR leader coach based out of the New York metropolitan area. She works with CHROs, HR leaders and business leaders around the world who are in the ChapmanCG network.

Prior to starting her own firm, Parvana Consulting LLC, which partners with ChapmanCG, Stella was with Johnson & Johnson for 17 years and most recently was the Worldwide Vice President Human Resources within Medical Devices. She also held other HR leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson leading regions for the Pharmaceuticals Group for North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Stella has worked in Human Resources for over 20 years in various leadership positions at a number of Fortune 500 firms, including Merck, Hoffmann La-Roche and Unilever. She has deep experience in the areas of Compensation, Global Mobility, Leadership Development, Business Partnering and Regional Leadership of Asia Pacific and Latin America markets for both integrated and matrixed business units.

Stella has a reputation as a thought leader with the ability to identify diverse talent across the globe and build strong, engaged and empowered teams who can deliver on business commitments. She has led change and transformation at the global business unit level and at regional levels for HR models.

She has a Master of Public Health from New York University, a Master of Social Work from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of International Business and Human Resources Management from Upsala College. Stella has been an adjunct professor at NYU for the Stern and Wagner Schools in Management. She is also fluent in English, Spanish and has a general proficiency in French.

In her spare time, Stella enjoys traveling the world with her husband, supporting the arts and theatre in New York, community activism and practicing yoga.

Frieder Rummel

Executive Advisor

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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.

Latest Articles by Frieder

HR Trends 14 March 2022

Spotlight on Germany

Germany has seen an increase in HR recruitment over the last nine months. But what…

René RossoFrieder RummelStanislav MedvedevAndrea MerriganOrelia Chan
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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

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Future of Work 21 October 2021

Employee Experience – The Next Phase

Part of the European Coffee Club Series - Germany

René RossoFrieder RummelStanislav Medvedev
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HR Trends 5 March 2021

HR Leaders Talk Show Germany – The State of HR in 2021

We were pleased to host the first 2021 edition of our Germany HR Leaders Talk…

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Future of Work 30 September 2020

2020 – The Unplanned Year

We were pleased to host the latest edition of our “Germany HR Leaders Talk Show”,…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Culture & Business Transformation 8 July 2020

HR Leaders Talk Show – A Year of Two Halves

We were excited to host our first edition of the “HR Leaders Talk Show” Germany…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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HR Trends 25 November 2019

ChapmanCG Top HR Podcasts for 2019

The ChapmanCG Global HR Interview is the online destination for the most engaging conversations with…

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Culture & Business Transformation 17 September 2019

Change Through Transformational Leadership

HR leaders gathered recently to discuss managing and leading change through transformational leadership at ChapmanCG…

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Talent Development 22 May 2019

Talent Management on a Global Scale

Talent acquisition should tie into long term business objectives and focus on the needs and…

Frieder Rummel
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Culture & Business Transformation 16 April 2019

Lessons in Cultural Change from Microsoft

We are on the cusp of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind…

Tim Spriggs
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Odilia Poon

Executive Advisor

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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.

Licence Number: EA License 66251 (HK)

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…

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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…

Nathalie Hinrichsen
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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…

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ChapmanCG News 29 July 2016

Hong Kong’s Slowing Impacts HR

  Hong Kong Outlook   At the onset of 2016, most were cautious about the…

Odilia Poon
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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…

Nathalie Hinrichsen
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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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Alice Gossé

Executive Advisor

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Alice Gossé

Executive Advisor

Alice Gossé is an Executive Advisor with ChapmanCG based in Hong Kong. She works with the global leadership team to expand ChapmanCG’s operations in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Alice was the Head of Acquisition, Asia Pacific and Executive Hiring for luxury brand Burberry. She is originally from France, where she started her career in HR.

Alice brings over 15 years of HR experience, including extensive experience in implementing regional resourcing strategies, and executive search and talent acquisition through her prior roles at Burberry and as Client Partner at Korn Ferry. Throughout her HR career Alice has worked across Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Europe.

Alice balances her love of fine dining with a passion for fitness and wellness. She is a health coach, pilates and yoga instructor as well as a mindfulness teacher. Alice loves travelling to experience different wellness approaches around the world.

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Paul Jury

Managing Director

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Paul Jury

Managing Director

Paul holds the position of Managing Director with ChapmanCG and is a member of the organisation’s senior management team (Global). He holds responsibility for people and performance across the Australia and New Zealand region, and he works with a dynamic team across SE Asia. Paul takes a particularly hands-on approach to building ChapmanCG’s business and brand in Singapore, Jakarta and Manila. In the past he has managed teams and continues to deliver regional searches across APAC.

Before joining the ChapmanCG team, Paul spent eight years at Talent2 International as Managing Director of the recruitment business across Australasia, where he also served as a member of the Global Recruitment team. Prior to this he held various senior management roles with TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ Listed) and Morgan & Banks (ASX Listed) across Australia and New Zealand.

Originally from Melbourne, Paul has worked with the Essendon Football Club, Arthur Andersen & Co and Pacific Access. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University and has participated in professional development at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

These days Paul’s personal interests revolve around his teenage family and trying to stay balanced. He is an avid lover of sport and has a passion for football, cricket and golf.

Latest Articles by Paul

HR Trends 11 March 2022

2022 Australian Economic Outlook

Talent Shortages, Productivity and Employee Experience

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HR Trends 13 April 2020

HR and Health & Safety: Essential Partners in the New Normal

Health and safety is one of the oldest engineering functions dating back to ancient times…

Paul Jury
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Culture & Business Transformation 31 December 2019

Our Top Human Resource Articles for 2019

As we close out the year, we'd like to bring you the top ten most…

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Diversity and Inclusion 20 December 2019

How QBE Built a Successful Culture of Inclusion

‘100% Human at Work’ is an initiative that encourages businesses to stop thinking of their…

Fiona Jury
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Well-being 28 November 2019

How Travelex Approach Mental Health and Wellbeing 

We were proud to collaborate on ‘100% Human at Work’, a project launched by Virgin…

Paul Jury
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HR Trends 25 November 2019

ChapmanCG Top HR Podcasts for 2019

The ChapmanCG Global HR Interview is the online destination for the most engaging conversations with…

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Global HR Updates 6 November 2019

Global HR Update Q4 2019

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we share our outlook for the fourth…

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Employee Engagement 29 October 2019

How to Make Work More Human: With a Nod from Sir Richard Branson

ChapmanCG has enjoyed the privilege of partnering with Virgin Unite on its events in Sydney and…

Fiona Jury
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Future of Work 18 October 2019

HR Bots and The Future of Work

As the impact of digital innovation continues at a remarkable pace, business leaders across the…

Paul Jury
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Culture & Business Transformation 2 October 2019

How Bunzl Humanised Their Workplace

Bunzl, a British multinational distribution and outsourcing company, has seen stunning results from its unique…

Paul Jury
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René Rosso

Managing Director

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René Rosso

Managing Director

René Rosso is a Managing Director at ChapmanCG based in Germany, leading the ChapmanCG consulting team and offering in the region. His focus is on senior and executive search mandates while partnering with local and global clients across DACH, EMEA and globally.

René has more than 15 years experience and knowledge in the recruitment industry, having spent the last 10 years focusing on HR positions across sectors. Prior to joining ChapmanCG René helped set up and launch three recruitment agencies in Germany, including Robert Walters and Frazer Jones where he also led the German business as Managing Director and Partner.

René studied political sciences, Anglo-American history and English and holds a diploma in Information Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne. Before moving into the recruitment business in 2006, René worked in the media sector as an information specialist, including RTL, one of Europe’s biggest broadcasting companies.

René, who supports Borussia Mönchengladbach, enjoys quality time with family and friends, going to concerts and loves being outside going on hikes or competing in his local triathlon club.

Latest Articles by René

HR Trends 14 March 2022

Spotlight on Germany

Germany has seen an increase in HR recruitment over the last nine months. But what…

René RossoFrieder RummelStanislav MedvedevAndrea MerriganOrelia Chan
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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

ChapmanCG
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Future of Work 21 October 2021

Employee Experience – The Next Phase

Part of the European Coffee Club Series - Germany

René RossoFrieder RummelStanislav Medvedev
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HR Trends 6 August 2021

The People Influence in Hyper-Growth Companies

Part 2

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Culture & Business Transformation 29 June 2021

The People Influence in Hyper-Growth Companies

In this Conversation with HR Leaders, Senior Director René Rosso talks with Founder of Strategy in…

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HR Trends 5 March 2021

HR Leaders Talk Show Germany – The State of HR in 2021

We were pleased to host the first 2021 edition of our Germany HR Leaders Talk…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Employee Engagement 22 October 2020

Creating and Maintaining Employee Engagement in Times of Uncertainty

With work environments continuously changing through 2020, business are looking to ensure that employees remain…

Rene Rosso
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Future of Work 30 September 2020

2020 – The Unplanned Year

We were pleased to host the latest edition of our “Germany HR Leaders Talk Show”,…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Future of Work 20 July 2020

Is Germany Finally Ready to go Agile?

Agility has been the talk of the town in the HR community in Germany for…

Rene Rosso
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Culture & Business Transformation 8 July 2020

HR Leaders Talk Show – A Year of Two Halves

We were excited to host our first edition of the “HR Leaders Talk Show” Germany…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Katherine Qu

Managing Director

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Katherine Qu

Managing Director

Katherine Qu is a Managing Director based in Singapore. Since joining ChapmanCG in 2014, she has worked with the team across APAC and around the world to identify the top HR talent across Greater China, Singapore, SEA and APAC.

Before joining us, Katherine ran her own executive search business in Beijing focusing on senior executive roles for leading Chinese companies in the consumer, healthcare and real estate industries. She has also held positions with Hudson and Charterhouse Partnership leading the Healthcare practice and HR function respectively. Katherine’s corporate experience has spanned many different sectors with global leaders such as PepsiCo, Pfizer and Lenovo.

Born in China and educated in both China and the United States, Katherine achieved her Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She has worked in China, Singapore and the United States and speaks both Mandarin and English fluently.

EA Registration Number: R1220091 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Katherine

Future of Work 3 April 2022

Navigating the New Normal: Accelerating Leadership Success in Asia

A People & Culture Lab

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HR Trends 20 December 2021

Spotlight on China

The Chinese economy experienced astonishing growth in the last few decades that catapulted the country to become…

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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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Diversity and Inclusion 13 September 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – A Journey of Discovery

Most leading high-performing businesses (large and small) already have strong DE&I programs. Consider the fact…

Katherine Qu
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Global HR Updates 25 August 2021

Global HR Update Q3 2021

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

In 2016, we published the much-viewed Five Areas of Interest for Today’s HR Leader. Only…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 28 December 2020

A look back at top articles from 2020

The Top 5 Trends in German HR in the 2020s The HR trends shaping work…

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Culture & Business Transformation 15 September 2020

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (And Why We Need It)

Undoubtedly, effective leadership is critical for achieving business goals and building a healthy and sustainable…

Steve BrownKatherine Qu
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Future of Work 29 June 2020

How COVID-19 has Impacted the Workplace Norm in China

With the rise of COVID-19, the world found itself in uncharted territory amid a global…

Katherine Qu
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Talent Development 14 January 2020

What Should You Consider for Your Next HR Move?

When considering the next move in your HR career, be sure to take a long-term…

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Finian Toh

Managing Director

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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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Kirsty Jucker

Managing Director

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Kirsty Jucker

Managing Director

Kirsty is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG and is based in Switzerland. She works with the team in identifying high-calibre HR talent in Europe and the Middle East, and also assists the company’s global leadership with internal projects.

Kirsty is originally from South Africa and has worked in the UK, Singapore and Australia. Before joining ChapmanCG, Kirsty worked in a consulting and senior project manager capacity in the communications, financial services and professional services industries in Australia, Asia and Europe. During her time at Verizon Communications, SAI Global, Salmat and Babcock and Brown, she worked closely with business leadership teams on the development and implementation of key projects to support business strategies.

Kirsty has a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management and Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa, and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia.

Outside of work, Kirsty is passionate about travelling, spending time with her two young children and keeping fit with running, spinning and yoga.

Latest Articles by Kirsty

Future of Work 17 March 2020

Developing Fit for Purpose Leaders for the Future

Hosted at the Zurich headquarters of ABB, The Chapman Consulting Group bought together HR global…

Kirsty Jucker
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Diversity and Inclusion 2 July 2019

Innovations in Diversity and Inclusion

Innovation in the diversity and inclusion space and the work that can still be done…

Tim Spriggs
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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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Well-being 12 August 2018

Q&A: The future of coaching and mindful leadership

The mindfulness movement is growing rapidly, and global leaders are beginning to turn to mindfulness…

Kirsty Jucker
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Culture & Business Transformation 2 May 2016

Switzerland HR Leaders on Managing Complex Change and the Performance Managem...

Ben Davies, ChapmanCG Managing Director for EMEA, facilitated two excellent HR leader roundtable sessions at…

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ChapmanCG News 12 July 2015

Innovative Global HR in Switzerland

After receiving overwhelming interest in our last ChapmanCG HR Leaders Networking Sessions in Switzerland, we…

Kirsty Jucker
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ChapmanCG News 21 November 2014

Moving From Mature and Emerging Markets to ‘One World’

Earlier this month The Chapman Consulting Group co-hosted one of our series of networking sessions…

Tim Rayner
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ChapmanCG News 7 February 2014

Human Resources Global Salary Report, October – December 2013

The Chapman Consulting Group tracks the base salaries of the Human Resources leadership roles that…

Kirsty Jucker
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Vargin Yeke

Managing Director

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Vargin Yeke

Managing Director

Vargin Yeke is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. He works to identify first-class HR talent across the ASEAN region and internationally with a key focus on senior HR appointments in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam across all sectors.

Vargin began his executive search career in 2007 in the UK, where he successfully led teams across various industry sectors, eventually specialising in Human Resources. Originally from Istanbul, he has lived and worked in Turkey, the UK, Thailand and Singapore.

An international-level water polo player and coach, Vargin has represented his club and country in multiple competitions in Europe for over 10 years. He is now a keen triathlete and a qualified triathlon coach with multiple podium finishes across APAC. Vargin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation & Interpretation from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

EA Registration Number: R1652680 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Vargin

Talent Development 22 June 2020

Inspiring a Learning Culture for Future Generations

Learning and Development is ever evolving, with the days of ‘classroom’ only learning long behind…

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Global HR Updates 29 April 2020

Global HR Update Q2 2020

We are seeing the HR profession going through substantial change as a result of the…

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Well-being 23 April 2020

Well-Being at Work (Wherever That Might Be)

The concept of well-being at work has been rapidly growing in importance over the past…

Steve Brown
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Talent Acquisition 25 November 2019

How Are Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Evolving

Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding is evolving. Up for debate is how HR leaders are…

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Talent Development 28 October 2019

How Can HR Leaders Position Themselves as True Business Leaders

How should HR leaders position themselves as true business leaders? Our ChapmanCG team have considered…

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Talent Development 25 September 2019

Shifting Talent Requirements for HR Teams

Data and analytics are being used not only to inform business decisions, but in the…

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Talent Development 5 September 2019

How Can HR Business Partners Stand Out?

Our latest video features leading members of ChapmanCG discussing how they can help HR leaders…

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Talent Development 15 July 2019

Talent Dynamics in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Foreign businesses continue to be attracted by Thailand’s strategic position between China and India and…

Vargin Yeke
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Future of Work 10 July 2019

What Will Be the Biggest Disruptors for HR in the Future?

Based on our business knowledge and our conversations with HR leaders, the ChapmanCG team, including…

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Talent Acquisition 9 June 2019

The Future of Work: Becoming Tomorrow’s Employer of Choice

The future of work shows that tomorrow's employer of choice will be flexible and a…

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Graham Tollit

Senior Director

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Graham Tollit

Senior Director

Graham is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG based in the United Kingdom. He is passionate about building long-term partnerships and his current focus is on European and global search mandates, working with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across EMEA and internationally.

With over 20 years in executive search, Graham has a successful track record delivering across multiple industry sectors and specialist functions with many of the top global multinationals. He has a deep interest and knowledge of the HR profession, future of work, and is a big advocate of the importance of mental health and wellness in the workplace. Before a return to the UK in 2017, Graham spent seven years based in Singapore.

Graham’s personal interests revolve around his family, and you could find him either on the golf course or exploring a new city or coastline somewhere.

Latest Articles by Graham

Diversity and Inclusion 4 July 2022

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to I,D&E

In partnership with Estée Lauder Companies

Caspar BungayAbby Walters
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Well-being 10 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Well-being has taken on a renewed focus in the light of the global pandemic in…

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Well-being 19 August 2021

How to Support Our Teams with their Well-Being

There is a large focus on supporting our teams through their well-being. In this continuation…

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Well-being 5 July 2021

The State of Sleep

As part of our well-being series, Senior Director Graham Tollit speaks with Dr Guy Meadows,…

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Culture & Business Transformation 3 May 2021

Engagement, Well-Being and Performance

The European Coffee Club Series – key takeaways

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Total Rewards 18 February 2021

Strategic Global Rewards: A ChapmanCG HR Exchange

Earlier this month we facilitated the first European ChapmanCG Rewards HR Leaders Exchange of 2021…

Graham TollitTim Rayner
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Talent Acquisition 3 December 2019

How is Talent Acquisition Evolving for the Future Workforce?

ChapmanCG’s UK team was joined by a group of Global and Regional Talent Acquisition Leaders…

Graham TollitTim Spriggs
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Future of Work 26 April 2019

Prepare Your Workforce for the AI Revolution

Our ongoing series of global HR leaders roundtable sessions continued with a compelling event hosted…

Tim Rayner
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Culture & Business Transformation 15 January 2019

Lessons on Preparing for Change and Digital Transformation

How can HR leaders implement the strategies needed to effect cultural, operational and structural change…

Tim Rayner
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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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Abby Walters

Senior Director

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Abby Walters

Senior Director

Abby is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG’s EMEA practice. She leads complex searches across the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East, and works closely with the global team to identify senior HR leadership talent across the region.

Abby has enjoyed over 20 years working in the executive search industry, based in both London and Dubai. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Abby worked with a major international search firm and a boutique legal search business, leading teams and advising clients on senior level executive assignments across Europe and the MEA region. She has an excellent reputation for her consultative approach.

Outside of work, Abby can be found buried in cookery books, preparing for half marathons and looking after her two young and very active daughters. She is an avid skier and is always looking for new travel opportunities. Abby holds a Bachelors Degree in Modern Languages (German and Italian) from University of Exeter.

Latest Articles by Abby

Diversity and Inclusion 4 July 2022

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to I,D&E

In partnership with Estée Lauder Companies

Caspar BungayAbby Walters
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ChapmanCG News 1 July 2022

Mid-Year Throw Back

It is hard to believe that six months of the year has gone by already.…

ChapmanCG
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Future of Work 27 June 2022

It is Time for Rising Talent to Shine

The world continues to go through turbulent times with many businesses looking to regain lost…

Abby Walters
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HR Trends 15 June 2022

Spotlight on Europe

In this selection of focus videos our European team reflects on the impact the growth…

Tim SpriggsAbby WaltersTim Rayner
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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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Future of Work 28 February 2021

Planning for Success

Working in close partnership with Ascend, the talent strategy boutique, ChapmanCG recently hosted a vibrant…

Abby Walters
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Talent Acquisition 4 September 2020

A Perspective on Global Talent Acquisition Priorities

From the outset of the global pandemic, Talent Acquisition functions in many organisations have been…

Abby Walters
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Culture & Business Transformation 13 June 2019

Driving Change and Evolving a Positive Company Culture

Understanding and identifying behaviours in your organisation is a first step to driving change and…

Abby Walters
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Culture & Business Transformation 1 February 2019

Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Techniques Across the Middle East

Diversity and inclusion practices in the Middle East are changing. This emerging market is constantly…

Abby Walters
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Well-being 29 January 2019

How Can HR Leaders Integrate Work and Life?

The role of work-life balance in helping to attract new talent is creating the need…

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Tim Rayner

Senior Director

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Tim Rayner

Senior Director

Tim is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG, based in Spain. He conducts local, regional, and global HR searches for ChapmanCG’s European client base. Tim is originally from the UK and his roles have spanned the UK, continental and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Australia.

Throughout his 20-year executive search career, Tim has been deeply involved in recruitment, talent management and consulting within HR. His extensive broad business exposure has helped him build a strong knowledge base across a variety of professional disciplines and sectors on a local, regional, and global basis. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, he was General Manager for Hudson in Australia.

Tim has a BA (Hons) in Business and Tourism Management from the De Montfort University in the United Kingdom and is currently learning Spanish. He also has significant experience as a lifeguard for Surf Life Saving Australia.

Latest Articles by Tim

HR Trends 15 June 2022

Spotlight on Europe

In this selection of focus videos our European team reflects on the impact the growth…

Tim SpriggsAbby WaltersTim Rayner
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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

ChapmanCG
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ChapmanCG News 13 October 2021

Career Transitions: Reflections during the Pandemic

Professional life is full of change and transitions and many HR leaders have been reflecting…

Tim Rayner
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Culture & Business Transformation 3 May 2021

Engagement, Well-Being and Performance

The European Coffee Club Series – key takeaways

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Total Rewards 18 February 2021

Strategic Global Rewards: A ChapmanCG HR Exchange

Earlier this month we facilitated the first European ChapmanCG Rewards HR Leaders Exchange of 2021…

Graham TollitTim Rayner
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Culture & Business Transformation 26 November 2020

Positive Implications in a Turbulent Year

It is very easy to focus on all the challenges and negativity that has surrounded…

Tim Rayner
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HR Trends 25 November 2019

ChapmanCG Top HR Podcasts for 2019

The ChapmanCG Global HR Interview is the online destination for the most engaging conversations with…

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Culture & Business Transformation 17 September 2019

Change Through Transformational Leadership

HR leaders gathered recently to discuss managing and leading change through transformational leadership at ChapmanCG…

Tim Rayner
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Talent Development 18 July 2019

Performance Reviews Are Not Dead. They’re a Weapon of Mass Engagement

In this thought-provoking piece, Fiona Jury looks at contemporary alternatives to measuring genuine success, and…

Fiona Jury
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Future of Work 26 April 2019

Prepare Your Workforce for the AI Revolution

Our ongoing series of global HR leaders roundtable sessions continued with a compelling event hosted…

Tim Rayner
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Anna Taylor

Senior Director

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Anna Taylor

Senior Director

Anna is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG, responsible for senior HR searches in the United States. She has been with ChapmanCG since 2015 in various roles around the world.

Originally from New Zealand, Anna has over 15 years of US and international search experience. In her current position, she leads regional and global HR searches across a variety of industries and HR specializations. She is most often called upon to lead heavily nuanced VP, SVP, EVP, and CHRO searches which require a creative approach and hard-to-find HR skillsets. A super-user of ChapmanCG’s technologies, processes and methodologies, Anna acts as a mentor to the global consulting team on best search practices.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, she worked for a boutique technology search firm specializing in helping both multi-national corporates and venture capital funded start-ups expanding throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Anna has an MSc in Psychology from Canterbury University. She enjoys travel, yoga, and the odd half marathon in her spare time—although she can be easily convinced to postpone a training session for good wine with friends instead.

Fiona Jury

Senior Director, Global Research and Market Intelligence

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Fiona Jury

Senior Director, Global Research and Market Intelligence

Fiona Jury is the Senior Director, Global Research and Market Intelligence at ChapmanCG. She is passionate about excellence in search delivery and leads ChapmanCG’s global research and market intelligence team in identifying top-quality HR talent.

Fiona’s executive search and recruitment career spans over 20 years, working across multiple markets including Asia Pacific, the United States, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand. A search consultant at heart, Fiona understands the unique needs of clients. During her time with ChapmanCG, Fiona has delivered on CHRO, Global HR Director, Regional HR Director, Global Talent Head, Global Head of Reward and many other high impact searches.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Fiona held a variety of leadership and senior consulting roles at Talent2 and at Morgan & Banks/TMP. She possesses broad industry experience across pharmaceuticals, FMCG, financial services, media, professional services and IT & Telecommunications.

Fiona originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent her early career with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Monash University in Melbourne. Outside of work, Fiona enjoys spending time with family and her three children. She enjoys all sports and is fascinated by human ingenuity and positive psychology.

Latest Articles by Fiona

Future of Work 7 June 2022

The Effects of Climate Change on Talent Strategy: Exciting Work Ahead for In-...

Many countries and industries are experiencing talent shortages as a result of technological change as…

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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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HR Trends 11 March 2022

2022 Australian Economic Outlook

Talent Shortages, Productivity and Employee Experience

Paul JuryFiona Jury
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Culture & Business Transformation 3 November 2021

Psychological Health & Safety

Addressing the Root Causes and Building Organisations that Thrive

John MacLeanFiona Jury
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Culture & Business Transformation 7 September 2021

Cultural Disruption: How to Build Culture in the Hybrid Workplace

Culture can be defined as “the tacit social order of an organisation: It shapes attitudes…

John MacLeanFiona Jury
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Global HR Updates 25 August 2021

Global HR Update Q3 2021

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

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Culture & Business Transformation 7 December 2020

Five Ways HR is Driving the Future of Work

We are on the cusp of a new dawn. Organisations are faced with a once-in-a-lifetime…

Fiona Jury
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Culture & Business Transformation 31 December 2019

Our Top Human Resource Articles for 2019

As we close out the year, we'd like to bring you the top ten most…

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Diversity and Inclusion 20 December 2019

How QBE Built a Successful Culture of Inclusion

‘100% Human at Work’ is an initiative that encourages businesses to stop thinking of their…

Fiona Jury
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Culture & Business Transformation 12 December 2019

How Organisational Development Can Future-Proof an Organisation

Businesses in every industry sector are facing continual disruption and competitive pressures. How can OD…

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John MacLean

Senior Director

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John MacLean

Senior Director

John is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG’s EMEA team. Based in the United Kingdom, he has over 20 years experience building dedicated HR recruitment practices across the UK, Europe and Australia. His focus is on delivering fast, efficient, and quality-driven services for clients across the region.

John is responsible for delivering top HR talent to CEOs and HR leaders locally, regionally, and globally for a range of clients from multinationals to SMEs. This includes CHRO’s / HR Directors, Senior HR Managers and Heads of HR as well as HR Business Partner positions.

He also manages assignments within specialist areas including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Organisational Development & Culture, Total Rewards, Inclusion & Diversity, Employee Relations, and HR & Data Analytics.

Before joining ChapmanCG, John worked for a leading global recruitment firm. Originally from Scotland, John is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Nicola Hasling

Senior Director

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Nicola Hasling

Senior Director

Nicola Hasling is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG and is based in Northern Virginia, in the United States. She is responsible for senior level HR searches across all disciplines of HR in the energy, industrial, pharmaceutical, financial and professional services, and consumer goods sectors for major blue chip and private equity backed organizations.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Nicola was with Heidrick & Struggles International where she was a core member of the firm’s CHRO, CEO and Board of Directors, Private Equity, and Energy and Natural Resources practices. Originally from the United Kingdom, Nicola has over 20 years of experience in executive search, primarily in the US and has also conducted international searches in Europe and Asia. In her earlier career, Nicola worked in human resources management roles, corporate sales and for the diplomatic service in London and Prague.

She holds an MBA from Henley Management College, England. After spending time in Houston, Texas, she is now located close to Washington, D.C., which allows her the opportunity to spend time with her horse and compete in eventing and continue to try to improve her tennis skills.

Latest Articles by Nicola

Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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Well-being 10 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Well-being has taken on a renewed focus in the light of the global pandemic in…

ChapmanCG
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Diversity and Inclusion 12 July 2021

Preparing for the Future of Work

Key Themes in Human Resources 2021

Nicola Hasling
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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

In 2016, we published the much-viewed Five Areas of Interest for Today’s HR Leader. Only…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 11 March 2021

Well-Being Belongs at the Heart of Organizational Culture and Leadership

Well-being in its broadest sense is impacted by several elements including mental and physical health,…

Nicola Hasling
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Global HR Updates 3 March 2021

Global HR Update Q1 2021

As we start 2021, it is clear that HR will remain ‘front and centre’ for…

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Employee Engagement 1 March 2021

Don’t Get Left Behind!Talent, Engagement and Culture Strategies for 2021

Virtual People and Culture Lab

Nicola Hasling
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ChapmanCG News 28 December 2020

A look back at top articles from 2020

The Top 5 Trends in German HR in the 2020s The HR trends shaping work…

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Employee Engagement 6 May 2020

Engaging a Remote Workforce – Maximizing Productivity

There has been, and will continue to be, a lot spoken and written about working…

Nicola Hasling
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Global HR Updates 29 April 2020

Global HR Update Q2 2020

We are seeing the HR profession going through substantial change as a result of the…

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Kalkin Cao

Senior Director

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Kalkin Cao

Senior Director

Kalkin is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG based in Shanghai and responsible for leading ChapmanCG’s domestic business in mainland China. He partners with CHROs and CEOs from Multinationals, startups, and Chinese Enterprises to recruit exceptional HR leaders and high-potential talent across every industry sector.

With over a decade of expertise in HR search and consulting, Kalkin brings in-depth market insights and observations during the rapid evolution of the Human Resources profession in China.

Kalkin is passionate about helping both HR leaders and emerging HR talent to unlock their true potential and fulfil their career ambitions by opening career opportunities aligned to their values.

Born and raised in Shanghai, Kalkin is a citizen of the world and enjoys travelling, as well as spending quality time with his family and friends.

Ringo Lau

Senior Director

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Ringo Lau

Senior Director

Ringo is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG 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 travelling, outdoor activities and photography. Prior to his move to study abroad, he was one of Hong Kong’s top competitors in athletics.

Licence Number: EA License 66251 (HK)

Latest Articles by Ringo

ChapmanCG News 1 July 2022

Mid-Year Throw Back

It is hard to believe that six months of the year has gone by already.…

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Digital Transformation 1 March 2022

Keeping Up with Tech: Preparing and Empowering

The implementation of HR technology to achieve organisational goals and increase efficiency has been increasing…

Ringo LauDee Karsan
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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

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Digital Transformation 19 November 2018

HR Transformation in the Digital Era

Digitalization has been a reality in the world of HR for years now, but it…

Ringo Lau
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Digital Transformation 20 October 2018

Digital Economy – A Game Changer for HR and Talent

At a recent ChapmanCG Leaders Roundtable we explored the digital economy as one of the…

Ringo Lau
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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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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…

Nathalie Hinrichsen
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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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Digital Transformation 9 November 2016

Technology, With a Purpose

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

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Simon Elsom

Senior Director

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Simon Elsom

Senior Director

Originally from the UK, Simon has lived in Japan for the past 25 years, having worked his entire career as both an HR practitioner and recruitment search leader. Prior to ChapmanCG, he worked for two leading recruitment firms specialising in searches across the full range of HR disciplines in mid-to-senior management level roles. He has also built leading recruitment teams having been responsible for the direct leadership, training and development of up to 40 recruitment consultants and led international business development activities. Based in Tokyo, Simon leads our ChapmanCG team in Japan.

Simon is passionate about HR and best practice selection processes and helps to match top HR practitioners with leading global organisations for the Japan and APAC markets. He has a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management & Development from The University of Manchester, and is a member of both the CIPD and SHRM. He actively participates in HR industry and networking events in Japan and has a strong network and followership within the Japan HR and business community. He has particular expertise in advising global organisations on effective recruitment strategies to help them navigate the challenges of recruiting in Japan and has assisted numerous organisations successfully enter the local market.

In 2021 Simon received the Outstanding HR & Recruitment Professional of the Year Award at the Recruit International / TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards.

Living with his wife and two children, in his free time Simon is a keen cyclist, enjoys running and supporting various good causes and charitable events amongst the international community in Tokyo.

Andrea Merrigan

Director

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Andrea Merrigan

Director

Andrea Merrigan is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Germany.

Andrea works as part of our EMEA team to deliver regional and global searches for ChapmanCG’s major clients across a range of industries and HR specialisations. Prior to her current role, Andrea worked for ChapmanCG in Singapore.

Before 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, dance and spend time with family.

Latest Articles by Andrea

HR Trends 14 March 2022

Spotlight on Germany

Germany has seen an increase in HR recruitment over the last nine months. But what…

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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

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Global HR Updates 29 April 2020

Global HR Update Q2 2020

We are seeing the HR profession going through substantial change as a result of the…

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Well-being 23 April 2020

Well-Being at Work (Wherever That Might Be)

The concept of well-being at work has been rapidly growing in importance over the past…

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Future of Work 16 December 2019

The Future Workforce

We recently brought together an expert group of Talent, Learning & OD Leaders for a…

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Talent Acquisition 25 November 2019

How Are Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Evolving

Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding is evolving. Up for debate is how HR leaders are…

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Talent Development 28 October 2019

How Can HR Leaders Position Themselves as True Business Leaders

How should HR leaders position themselves as true business leaders? Our ChapmanCG team have considered…

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Digital Transformation 30 September 2019

Cracking the Code: From Digital Transformation to Sustainability 

The consequences of digital transformation features high on today's HR leaders' priority list. Faced with…

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Diversity and Inclusion 28 August 2019

Improving Diversity and Inclusion

Improving workplace diversity and inclusivity is a must in any business if you're to head…

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Talent Development 15 July 2019

Talent Dynamics in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Foreign businesses continue to be attracted by Thailand’s strategic position between China and India and…

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Elaine Khoo

Director

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Elaine Khoo

Director

Elaine is a Director, based in Singapore. Originally from Singapore, she has lived in Australia, Macau and Hong Kong. She relocated back home to Singapore in mid-2020, after spending over a decade in Hong Kong, where she specialised in recruiting for the HR discipline, predominantly for the professional services sector and financial institutions. At ChapmanCG, Elaine works closely with the Asia and global consulting team to identify high calibre and progressive HR talent and delivering search work across every sector within Southeast Asia and pan-Asia.

Elaine graduated from the University of South Australia with a BA in Communications. She is passionate about building long-term relationships within the HR and business communities. Outside of work, Elaine loves spending time with her husband and two young children.

EA Registration Number: R1439830 Licence Number: 08S3543
Christopher Kouns

Director

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Christopher Kouns

Director

Christopher (Chris) Kouns is a Director with the ChapmanCG US team. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he works on senior HR searches across the United States. ChapmanCG calls upon Chris to lead complex searches in talent-short locations, where an exceptionally fast and highly responsive approach is needed.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG Chris worked for the Lucas Group, where he led HR searches at the Director to Vice President level across a range of organizations, including private companies and the Fortune 500.

Chris is the author of two books and has written more than 100 coaching articles for World Class Coaching Publications. As a Collegiate Head Women’s Soccer Coach, he was named as a finalist for the NCAA National Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and History from Mars Hill University and has also completed master’s degree coursework at the University of Pennsylvania, Union College, and the University of West Georgia.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys travelling. He is also a founding member and season ticket holder for the 2018 MLS Cup Champions, Atlanta United.

Stanislav Medvedev

Director

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Stanislav Medvedev

Director

Stanislav Medvedev is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Berlin and is responsible for search mandates across Germany and Europe while keeping close contact with our local networks. Stanislav, who speaks German, English and Russian, has fifteen years experience with serving clients in Germany, UK and Eastern Europe.

In his last role with Egon Zehnder, Stanislav led global operations in the services sector. Building on his experience across industries he successfully executed client projects in various sectors across functions including Human Resources.

Stanislav started his career with McKinsey where he worked on client projects across industries and set up and developed the Moscow research team. This was followed by nine years with Munich Re where he worked as sales manager for global clients in property reinsurance.

Stanislav studied Business Administration and Economics in Germany, Russia and South Africa.

In his free time, he enjoys travelling, snowboarding and hiking.

Fleur Daniell

Director

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Fleur Daniell

Director

Fleur is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. With over 15 years of experience across the APAC and London markets, she works with the APAC team to identify high-potential HR talent and lead senior HR leadership searches across the region and globally, with particular emphasis on Singapore and Hong Kong markets.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, in Hong Kong Fleur worked for a Fortune 100 Commercial Real Estate company; specialising in the Singapore and South East Asia Professional Services sector, with particular emphasis on the Human Capital Management Consultancies, Commercial Real Estate and Legal industries.

Passionate about facilitating career development, Fleur is an advocate of the Human Resources function and its’ ability to attract, manage and develop high-calibre talent.

Originally from the UK, Fleur has worked in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. In her spare time, Fleur loves to take part in x3-day ultra-marathons in places such as Nepal and Lijiang – when in Hong Kong you’ll find her hiking somewhere along the MacLehose Trail, playing tennis and taking a keen interest in the world of horse racing.

EA Registration Number: R1764804 Licence Number: 08S3543
Dee Karsan

Director

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Dee Karsan

Director

Dee Karsan is a Director with the ChapmanCG team based in Japan. He has over six years of recruitment experience across Asia Pacific and Japan.

Prior to joining Chapman CG, Dee worked as a Senior Consultant focussing on senior-level HR searches including HR Head/Directors, HR Business Partners and Heads in specialised functional COE areas. He has worked across all industries with particular success in Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Technology.

Originally from London, Dee relocated to Japan in 2015. When he is not recruiting, he enjoys playing a variety of sports and has a strong passion for food, exploring different cuisines as well as cooking and is also a keen pool player.

Caspar Bungay

Director

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Caspar Bungay

Director

Caspar is a Director at ChapmanCG based in London. He works with the EMEA team to identify high-potential HR talent and lead senior HR searches across the region.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Caspar worked for a London based executive search firm specialising in HR. He joined as a researcher and progressed into a consultancy role, partnering with clients on senior-level executive assignments across Europe and led commercial HR projects in the field of E-learning and Events Management.

He holds a First Class Bachelors degree in Business Management with Organisational Leadership from the University of Sussex.

Outside of work, Caspar can be found in the gym, playing or watching sport and delving into the latest documentaries. He is an avid Arsenal fan and enjoys travelling to new places.

Orelia Chan

Director

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Orelia Chan

Director

Orelia Chan is a Director at ChapmanCG based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

She is part of our EMEA team to deliver regional and global searches for ChapmanCG’s clients across a range of industries and HR specialisations.

With more than 12 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, she was previously a Financial Services specialist with Profile Search & Search in Singapore, and Pure Search and Robert Walters in Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to her recruitment career, Orelia worked at Bloomberg LP in Hong Kong as a Client Services and Analytics Representative.

Orelia is originally from Hong Kong and has had an international career based in USA, Singapore, and Germany. Outside of work Orelia enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, watching football, exercising, and travelling.

Hiro Azuma

Director

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Hiro Azuma

Director

Hiro Azuma is a Director at ChapmanCG Japan. He has worked in recruitment for nearly ten years sourcing senior professionals for key positions across all business sectors in Japan and across Asia Pacific.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Hiro built his network across a broad range of industries in both contingent and retained searches. He is passionate in helping companies across Japan and Asia Pacific build for future success by hiring the right talent to their business and cultural objectives.

Hiro was born in Japan, but grew up in the US and has spent his professional career in Japan.  Away from his desk, he enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with his family.

Prachi Desai

Director

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Prachi Desai

Director

Prachi Desai is a Director at ChapmanCG based in India. As part of the Asia Pacific team, Prachi works to deliver best-in-class HR leadership talent for organisations in India and Southeast Asia.

With an MBA in Human Resources, Prachi started her recruitment career as a Talent Acquisition Manager at an Indian Insurance company in Mumbai. For two years she was responsible for mid to senior level recruitment across all functions. She then relocated to Japan and worked as a Principal Consultant based in Tokyo specialising in senior talent across FMCG, Retail and Hospitality sectors for over 6 years, before moving back to India.

Prachi enjoys spending time with her daughter, loves to explore different cuisines, enjoys reading fiction and travelling.

Devijaya Nair

Associate Director

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Devijaya Nair

Associate Director

Devijaya (DJ) Nair is an Associate Director with ChapmanCG based in Hong Kong. She partners with CHROs across industries to identify and successfully hire top-HR talent pan-Asia, with a specific focus on the Hong Kong, Southeast and South Asia markets. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Devijaya specialised in HR business partnering and talent acquisition within the private banking, general insurance and retail sectors in Mumbai, India.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India; Devijaya relocated to Hong Kong in 2018 with her husband and son. She has a Postgraduate in Human Resource Management and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with honours in Marketing from Mumbai University. Outside of work, Devijaya enjoys travelling, exploring different cuisines and performing Bollywood & Folk dance. She is trained in an Indian Classical Dance form called Bharatanatyam.

Licence Number: EA License 66251 (HK)
Lorraine Hwang

Associate Director

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Lorraine Hwang

Associate Director

Lorraine is a Senior Associate based in Shanghai. She works closely with the APAC team to identify top HR talent across Asia, with a particular focus on mainland China.

Prior to joining the recruitment industry three years ago, Lorraine had developed a strong interest in organisational and people development and this has become a perfect career to balance her passion and professional development.

Born and raised in Guangzhou, Lorraine has spent the last eight years living and working in Shanghai. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She is a fitness enthusiast and is a regular Cross-Fitter. She also enjoys reading, hiking and socialising with her friends.

 

Hazel Steveni

Associate Director

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Hazel Steveni

Associate Director

Hazel, originally from South Africa, is an Associate Director with ChapmanCG, and assists in identifying top HR talent for the EMEA team.

Hazel has previously held a role as a Regional Administrative Manager for Masscash (Walmart family group), a Wholesale/Retail organisation catering to the lower LSM groups. In this role Hazel had the unique opportunity to travel to various outlying and rural areas in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and meet some extra-ordinary people.

Hazel holds a BA Degree in Criminology with Psychology from UNISA (The University Of South Africa).

When not working you’ll most likely find Hazel in the gym, practicing yoga, or enjoying the occasional hike.

An avid reader, Hazel is always striving to broaden her knowledge base.

Licence Number: 08S3543
Ipek Karataslioglu

Senior Associate

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Ipek Karataslioglu

Senior Associate

Ipek is a Senior Associate with ChapmanCG and is based in Istanbul. She is one of our key contacts in Turkey where she works closely with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ipek began her career in marketing, where she worked for a global retailer, before turning to recruitment where she has enjoyed success partnering with both global and local IT companies. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Ipek worked for BeathChapman for almost two years in Istanbul, where she played a key role in building out the technology division.

Having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Information Management, Ipek spent a year in Brazil as an exchange student, and has also worked as a volunteer with disadvantaged children in Portugal. In addition to speaking Turkish and English, Ipek is fluent in Portuguese. In her free time she enjoys travelling and practising yoga.

Lourdes Hernández

Senior Associate

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Lourdes Hernández

Senior Associate

Lourdes is a Senior Associate who works on HR generalist and specialist searches in North America across all industries. Her focus is on high-potential HR talent with digital, change and transformation skills and experience.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Lourdes spent seven years recruiting in different industries such as digital and technology, oil and gas, manufacturing and financial services helping top-tier clients with Board and Chief Executive positions and became a specialist in financial officers positions.

Lourdes has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Technological University of Mexico and a diploma in Logotherapy. Before starting her executive recruiter career, Lourdes was an elementary school teacher for four years. She spends most of her downtime surfing, doing yoga and reading.

Claudette Dimaapi

Research Associate

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Claudette Dimaapi

Research Associate

Claudette joined ChapmanCG in 2013 as a Research Associate in the Research and Market Intelligence Team.  She assists in identifying top talent for HR searches around the globe and is based in the Philippines.

Claudette previously held a role as a Research Manager for a Search Firm in the Philippines and has also been a Freelance Researcher for various Multinational Companies.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing & Associate Degree in Medical Transcriptionist.  In her spare time, Claudette enjoys reading, surfing and playing volleyball.

Zihle Somtunzi

Research Associate

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Zihle Somtunzi

Research Associate

Zihle is a Research Associate with ChapmanCG and is based in South Africa. She assists in identifying top HR talent for the global team.

Zihle has previously held a role as an Engineering Recruitment Consultant for Communicate Recruitment, a Recruitment Agency specialising in I.T, Finance and Engineering across South Africa. In this role, Zihle had the opportunity to connect and build relationships with professionals in the Manufacturing industry.

Zihle holds a BCom Degree majoring in Human Resources, Marketing and Business Management from CTI Education Group.

When not working, you’ll most likely find Zihle travelling and exploring new places or spending time with family

Carina Watanabe

Research Associate

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Carina Watanabe

Research Associate

Carina is a Research Associate based in the Philippines. She works closely with the EMEA team in market mapping and name generation to identify high-calibre HR talent for searches across the region.

In her nine years working in Executive Search and Recruitment Carina has worked with organisations in Financial and Professional Services, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical, Commodities & Energy, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy.

Carina enjoys dining out and spending time with friends and family. She also likes to keep fit by taking yoga and boxing classes on weekends.

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Kashtin De Souza

Associate

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Kashtin De Souza

Associate

As an Associate at ChapmanCG based in Vancouver, Canada, Kashtin supports HR searches across North America, finding creative and high-potential talent solutions for our clients.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Kashtin worked for an international technology company that delivered websites, mobile applications and Microsoft solutions. He joined as a Personal Assistant to the CEO, assisting with logistics, business administration and sales functions.

Kashtin is a former varsity volleyball student-athlete with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and Red Deer College Kings. Outside of work, Kashtin enjoys running, hiking, singing, and dancing. He is an avid study of business literature, personality theory and depth psychology.

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Jessilyn Lim

Executive Assistant and APAC Executive Support Team Manager

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Jessilyn Lim

Executive Assistant and APAC Executive Support Team Manager

Jessilyn manages the Executive Support Team at ChapmanCG and is also the Executive Assistant to Matthew Chapman. Jessilyn is responsible for all strategic administration aspects for the firm and is based in Singapore.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Jessilyn was a Team Coordinator with Hudson, focused exclusively on the HR profession. She has over fifteen years’ experience as an administrator, and her career has included time with Fujitsu Asia, Insight Marine Services, Pacific Internet and NTUC Income.

EA Registration Number: R1436666 Licence Number: 08S3543
Marq Lim

Market Insight Team Manager

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Marq Lim

Market Insight Team Manager

Marq is the Manager of the Market Insight Team at ChapmanCG and is based in Singapore.

Marq has a background in customer service with Insight Technology Solutions and Moneyline Telerate.

He spent the earlier part of his career as a Combat Medical Orderly with the Singapore Armed Forces. Marq’s educational background is in Computer Studies. He is a citizen of Singapore and is married with one son.

EA Registration Number: R1326480 Licence Number: 08S3543
Nathalie Hinrichsen

Marketing Director

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Nathalie Hinrichsen

Marketing Director

Nathalie Hinrichsen is the Marketing Director for ChapmanCG. She works closely with the global leadership team to deliver marketing strategies to strengthen the ChapmanCG profile and brand.

Nathalie has over 15 years of international marketing experience having worked for brands like British Airways and Hilton Worldwide. She has lived and worked across the Middle East and moved back to the UK in 2011 and supports the team around the world from London.

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Total Rewards 6 January 2019

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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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…

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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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Culture & Business Transformation 4 August 2018

Managing Through Change – HR Transformation Challenges and Solutions

HR transformation is central to many an HR strategy these days. An informative ChapmanCG HR roundtable…

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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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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…

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Talent Acquisition 4 July 2017

Three Approaches to Dealing With the HR Talent Challenge in Japan

ChapmanCG had the pleasure of co-hosting an APAC HR Leaders roundtable event with Sandoz in…

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Culture & Business Transformation 17 April 2017

Managing Change and the Data Frontier

With a backdrop of Tokyo Tower and sprinkled cherry blossoms in a nearby park, ChapmanCG’s…

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Culture & Business Transformation 12 April 2017

The Great HR Balancing Act in the Digital Era

In order to build the workforce for today’s Digital demands, HR is also going through…

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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…

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Ben Sim

Group Meeting Manager

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Ben Sim

Group Meeting Manager

Ben Sim is Team Leader for the Market Insight Team (MIT) and is based in Singapore. MIT is a highly-trained team that works alongside the recruitment consultants to track real-time HR market intelligence and top HR talent around the world. Ben leads this team in multiple research projects for global candidates in key HR roles.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Ben worked in the security industry for six years servicing multinational clients such as Motorola, HP and Dupont. Ben earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Western Sydney.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading, swimming, and currently participates in shooting with the Singapore Disability Sport Council.

EA Registration Number: R1765528 Licence Number: 08S3543
Taylor Graham

Senior Manager for People and Culture

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Taylor Graham

Senior Manager for People and Culture

Taylor Graham is the Senior Manager for People and Culture at ChapmanCG and is responsible for all HR initiatives globally.

Taylor has over ten years experience in Human Resources across executive search, automotive and manufacturing industries. She is based in the United Kingdom and holds a CIPD level 5 qualification.

In her free time, Taylor is a keen equestrian and enjoys spending time with her two horses.

Gary Talpas

Executive Assistant and Americas Operations Manager

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Gary Talpas

Executive Assistant and Americas Operations Manager

Gary is based in Los Angeles and wears a dual hat at ChapmanCG: he has a global role as Executive Assistant to Stefanie Cross-Wilson as well as supporting operations for ChapmanCG’s Americas team. Gary brings a wide range of experience to these varied responsibilities, with the common thread of project management and process development.

Karen Garner

Executive Assistant and EMEA Executive Support Team Manager

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Karen Garner

Executive Assistant and EMEA Executive Support Team Manager

Karen is a UK based Executive Assistant supporting the EMEA team and also manages the EMEA Executive Support Team.

Karen has fifteen years of experience working in a PA/EA capacity and she has worked across various sectors, including private equity, real estate, scientific research, and architecture.

Originally a music graduate from the University of Manchester, Karen now spends most of her free time hiking and also enjoys baking.

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Philip Loh

Market Insight Analyst

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Philip Loh

Market Insight Analyst

Philip Loh joined ChapmanCG in 2012 as Market Insight Analyst for the Market Insight Team (MIT) and is based in Singapore. MIT is a unique and highly trained team working alongside the recruitment consultants to track real-time HR market intelligence and top HR talent around the world. Philip assists Ben Sim in this team to manage multiple research projects for global candidates in key HR roles.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Philip worked in an educational institute where he supported Senior Executive Officers in translating articles and publishing reading materials. Philip also ensured workshops and events were successfully run.

Philip holds a Diploma in Chinese Studies, graduating from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore.

An avid reader and writer, Philip also enjoys creating content regularly for his personal micro-blog. In his spare time, he writes reviews, accompanied by photos, of his favourite ramen restaurants and the many books he reads.

 

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Kumar Adiapatham

Data Analyst

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Kumar Adiapatham

Data Analyst

Kumar has been a Data Analyst with ChapmanCG since 2012. Before joining our team, he served in the army for ten years, eventuating to his promotion to Staff Sergeant.

Kumar spends his time outside of work practicing shooting as a sport with Singapore Disability Council having represented Singapore for the ASEAN Para Games. Kumar also likes to relax with a spot of fishing.

Licence Number: 08S3543
Chui Chui Mu

Market Insight Analyst

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Chui Chui Mu

Market Insight Analyst

Chui Chui Mu is a Market Insight Analyst for the ChapmanCG Market Insight Team (MIT) and is based in Malaysia. MIT is a unique and highly trained team working alongside the recruitment consultants to track real-time HR market intelligence and top HR talent around the world.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Chui Chui worked in the financial institutions, financial subsidiaries and NGO such as Scope International Sdn Bhd, Hume Cemboard Industries and Society for the deaf. Chui Chui earned a Bachelor degree in International Financial Economics from the University of Malaysia Sabah Labuan International Campus.

Chui Chui likes to spend her spare time with her family and with Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), an organisation that promotes peace in society through cultural exchanges and humanistic education.

Licence Number: 08S3543
Andrea Chong

Market Insight Analyst

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Andrea Chong

Market Insight Analyst

Andrea Chong is a Market Insight Analyst with ChapmanCG’s Market Insight Team (MIT). Andrea is based in Sabah, East Malaysia and works with MIT team leaders to assist recruitment consultants in their search efforts.

She also supports with event coordination to ensure our ChapmanCG HR leaders roundtables run smoothly.

Andrea completed an internship at a local theatre before joining ChapmanCG.

She holds a Diploma in Business Studies, Business Administration, and a Diploma in Performing Arts. She enjoys reading and writing fiction, singing and playing the guitar.

Licence Number: 08S3543
Zuraidi Zainal

Executive Assistant

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Zuraidi Zainal

Executive Assistant

Zuraidi is and Executive Assistant with ChapmanCG and is based in Singapore. Zuraidi facilitates HR searches and assists ChapmanCG’s senior leadership team by arranging interviews for candidates and clients as well as other administrative duties.

Zuraidi graduated from the Millennia Institute in 2013 with an A-Level Certificate and joined ChapmanCG in 2015 as an Executive Assistant.

Zuraidi’s hobbies include gaming, watching movies and reading the occasional book

EA Registration Number: R1442771 Licence Number: 08S3543
Olivia Fee

Executive Assistant

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Olivia Fee

Executive Assistant

Olivia is Executive Assistant for the EMEA region and is based in the UK.

Olivia has a background in broadcast television and for sixteen years she worked on countless documentaries. Before leaving to join ChapmanCG, she spent 10 years as a Production Manager for Bskyb; her specialism was producing and directing voiceovers for historical documentaries.

When off duty, Olivia is a mum to two energetic young daughters and a yoga enthusiast.

Licence Number: 08S3543
Pei Pei Ng

Operations Analyst

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Pei Pei Ng

Operations Analyst

Pei Pei Ng oversees events for ChapmanCG and works with our consulting team to project manage timelines and invitations. She also liaises with hosts and host assistants on logistics to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Pei Pei worked as a transcriber with the National Institute of Education. In this role, she was responsible for transcribing lessons and interviews for quantitative and qualitative research. She also worked for WordWave transcribing court hearings, arbitrations and police interviews.

Pei Pei holds a BSc (Honours) in Management from the University of London.

In her spare time, Pei Pei enjoys baking, reading, watching informational programmes, learning new things, solving puzzles and analysing problems.

EA Registration Number: R1765529 Licence Number: 08S3543
Jess Lee

Executive Assistant

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Jess Lee

Executive Assistant

Jess is an Executive Assistant in ChapmanCG, and is based in Singapore. She facilitates HR searches and assists the senior team in arranging interviews for candidates and clients and other administrative duties.

Prior to joining The Chapman Consulting Group, Jess worked as Customer Service Officer handling a variety of customer queries for NCS’S NS CALL Centre, a 24/7 hotline for the Singapore Arm Force.

Jess has also worked with large firms such as Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), ExxonMobil and KPMG.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys outdoor activities.

EA Registration Number: R1436677 Licence Number: 08S3543
Sean Liew

Executive Assistant

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Sean Liew

Executive Assistant

Sean is an Executive Assistant in ChapmanCG, and is based in Singapore. He facilitates HR searches and assists the senior team in arranging interviews for candidates and clients and other administrative duties.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Sean worked as Training Specialist at Singapore Armed Forces handling on NS man and also train them with new equipment.

EA Registration Number: R1436675 Licence Number: 08S3543
Jovin Tan

Executive Assistant

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Jovin Tan

Executive Assistant

Jovin is an Executive Assistant based in Singapore. He facilitates HR searches by assisting the consulting team in coordinating interviews for candidates and clients, as well as organising call screenings and other administrative duties.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Jovin was employed in a hospital call centre, which provided a good grounding in customer service. He also spent some time working for a recruitment consultancy, where he was responsible for placing junior positions.

Jovin has competed in the Paralympics four times: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. He has also represented Singapore in the disabled sailing community since 2002. Jovin was awarded his Para Sailing Coaching Certificate in 2016, and is now a certified Sailing Coach. He was also the first person with a disability to acquire a Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL) in Singapore.

The Singapore Disability Sports Council made Jovin aware of the career opportunity with ChapmanCG in 2011. In order to maintain his strict training regime, Jovin needs an employer that supports flexible working and allows employees to pursue outside interests, which are both priorities at ChapmanCG.

EA Registration Number: R1436678 Licence Number: 08S3543
Jason Leow

Executive Assistant

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Jason Leow

Executive Assistant

Jason is an Executive Assistant in ChapmanCG, and is based in Singapore. He facilitates HR searches and assists the senior team in arranging interviews for candidates and clients and other administrative duties.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Jason worked as Transport Supervisor at Singapore Armed Forces, which included handling vehicle scheduling and servicing.

EA Registration Number: R1436679 Licence Number: 08S3543
Patrick Ang

Executive Assistant

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Patrick Ang

Executive Assistant

Patrick Ang is an Executive Assistant with ChapmanCG.

In this role, he supports the consulting team with arranging calls and meetings, as well as diary and schedule management for the senior leadership team.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Patrick worked with Amex. He graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Biotechnology.

Patrick’s hobbies include gaming – he dreamt of becoming a professional gamer when he was younger – and he is interested in all things IT related.

EA Registration Number: R1436681 Licence Number: 08S3543
Mary Samy

Executive Assistant

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Mary Samy

Executive Assistant

Mary is an Executive Assistant based in Singapore. In her role as EA Mary facilitates HR searches and assists the Consultants by arranging interviews for candidates and clients and other administrative duties.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Mary worked as Customer Service Officer troubleshooting kiosk technical problems and handling a variety of customer issues for Play! Entertainment, a network of automated DVD movie vending kiosks.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading and baking.

EA Registration Number: R1436674 Licence Number: 08S3543
Eugene Tan

Executive Assistant

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Eugene Tan

Executive Assistant

Eugene is an Executive Assistant with ChapmanCG based in Singapore.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Eugene worked as a DBS Bank intern, and completed his Singapore National Service.

He graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2013 with a Diploma in Engineering Informatics, majoring in Logistics.

Outside of his role with ChapmanCG, Eugene likes to spend time with his family, going to the gym and breakdancing,

EA Registration Number: R1549460 Licence Number: 08S3543
Nancy Bivona

Executive Assistant

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Nancy Bivona

Executive Assistant

Nancy is an Executive Assistant for ChapmanCG in the Americas region and is based in New Jersey.

With nine years of administrative experience, Nancy has worked across a variety of industries – including insurance, tax, and staffing. Nancy is a graduate of Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts with a B.S. degree in Marketing.

In her downtime, Nancy is kept busy with her son and twin daughters and enjoys baking and crafting.

Kaswati Jumadi

Executive Assistant

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Marketing & Operations

Kaswati Jumadi

Executive Assistant

Prior to joining the ChapmanCG team as an Executive Assistant, Kaswati had been working with Hudson Global Resources for 11 years as Administrative Assistant.

Kaswati is a mother to two girls, who keep her very busy. Together they enjoy listening to music and watching reality TV programmes, especially competitions and races!

Based in Singapore, Kaswati enjoys also enjoys bowling, movies and the occasional road trip across the causeway.

EA Registration Number: R1436676 Licence Number: 08S3543
Glen Tan

Executive Assistant

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Marketing & Operations

Glen Tan

Executive Assistant

Glen Tan is an Executive Assistant with ChapmanCG, and is based in Singapore.

He assists the consulting team in arranging calls and meetings with clients and candidates, whilst also managing our senior leaders’ calendars and schedules.

Glen worked with F&N Coca Cola prior to joining the ChapmanCG team.

He includes sailing as one of his hobbies outside of his role with ChapmanCG.

EA Registration Number: R1436680 Licence Number: 08S3543
Susanne Hepp

Executive Assistant

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Marketing & Operations

Susanne Hepp

Executive Assistant

Susanne is a UK based Executive Assistant for the EMEA team. Originally from Austria, she supports our team in the DACH region. Before joining ChapmanCG Susanne worked in marketing and product management for medical device companies both in Austria and the UK.

She lives with her husband and young children in London. In her spare time, Susanne enjoys bike rides or going for a run in nearby Richmond Park. She is also a keen lover of Japanese cuisine and loves trying new restaurants.