2018 JUDGES

 
 
 

JUDGES CONFLICTS OF INTEREST RULE

All judges are contracted under the Myanmar Employer Awards non-discolsure agreement

 

A judge cannot vote for:

  • An organisation that he/she is currently employed, contracting or consulting.

  • An organisation that he/she is directly or in-directly in competition with.

  • An organisation that he/she has been employed, contracted or consulted for within the past 24 months.

  • An organisation in which  he/she has any employed, contracting or consulting immediate family members.

  • An organisation he/she has significant business relationship or interests in.

DR. AUNG TUN THET

Former Economic Advisor to the President of Myanmar, Member of Myanmar Investment Commission

Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet served as the President's Economic Advisor and was a member of the President's National Economic and Social Advisory Council. He is also a Member of Myanmar Investment Commission, Advisor of Union of Myanmar Federation of Commerce and Industries.  Added to that, Prof. Aung serves as a Member of Myanmar Press Council.   He holds the position of Senior Advisor of the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Yangon, Myanmar and is a Visiting Professor, at Yangon Institute of Economics; Yangon University; National Defence College. 

HEAD JUDGE

MS. CECILE UMAÑA

Chief Human Resource Officer - Ooredoo Myanmar

Cecile has over 23 years of experience in Human Resources and Internal Communications in Multinational Companies in the Technology, Telecommunications, FMCG, Call Center, BPO, Service and Manufacturing sectors across Latin America, Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Cecile is originally from Costa Rica, Latin America and has worked outside her Country since early 1994. Throughout her career, she has accumulated a wealth of experience in areas such as Talent Management, Learning & Development, Change Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Acquisition, Labor Relations, Internal Communications, Compliance & Ethics, Compensation & Benefits as well as Health and Safety.

She has worked for companies such as Unilever, Dell Computers, Stream Global Services, Samsung Electronics, Digicel and now Ooredoo Myanmar. During her career she has managed regions of up to 24 Countries across different territories.

Cecile has studies in Organizational Psychology, a Yellow Belt (Six Sigma) and certifications in Business Process Improvement, LEAN Methodology, Business Administration and Coaching, among others.
 

Myanmar Based Judge

MS. SHAILY GUPTA

Chief Human Resource Officer - PwC Singapore

Shaily Gupta is a human resources professional with over 2 decades of experience across IT, ITES, financial services, professional services.  This experience spans change management, designing talent strategy, organisation rationalisation and contributing to the business vision through leadership development.  Her expertise is in organisation transformation through aligning talent strategy and change management. She has worked with companies like Hughes Software, Firstsource, Merrill Lynch, Standard Chartered Bank and Edelweiss Financial Services.  Her last assignment was with Deloitte Consulting as the Regional Head of Human Resources for South East Asia.  


Shaily is a Board Committee member at the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), a non-profit organisation "promoting a giving culture in Singapore through catalysing development in volunteerism and philanthropy to build a City of Good”. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Teater Ekamatra, a Singapore arts company that “spotlights contemporary and experimental theatre with strong socio-political themes”.   

International Judge

MS. HUYNH THU HUONG

CEO and Founder of Human Resource Business Vietnam

Prior to Willis Towers Watson and Human Resources Business Vietnam, Huong was a University and English lecturer at the University of Education; Chief Representative of Hotex International; Logistics, Government Relations and HR Manager of ExxonMobil Vietnam; External Affairs, Personnel and Organization Manager of Effem Foods Vietnam (a Mars Inc. company); and Human Resources and Communications Director of Zuellig Pharma Vietnam.

Huong holds an MBA (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and is a Beta Gamma
Sigma member with an outstanding academic record.

International Judge

MR. NYAN TOE

Group Head of HR - Max Myanmar Holdings

U Nyan Toe is the Group HR Director for Max Myanmar Holdings, one of Myanmar's largest and most successful conglomerates. In a career spanning over 25 years, U Nyan Toe has held numerous high profile roles within the Max Group. Before being appointed as the Group HR Director in 2015, he has spent a number of years in leadership positions in Max Cement, AYA Bank and Max Highway.

Myanmar Based Judge

MS. AYE THIDA

General Manager, Corporate Human Resources - IGE Group

Daw Aye Thida Thet is an accomplished professional in the field of human resources management with more than 20 years of experience. As general manager of the Corporate Human Resources Dept., Daw Aye Thida Thet is responsible for all of IGE’s human resources policies and processes as well as ensuring they align with the Group’s strategic business objectives. Daw Aye Thida Thet  joined IGE in 2013.

Myanmar Based Judge

MS. SELINA LOMHOLDT

Chief People Officer - Telenor Myanmar

Mrs. Selina Lomholdt is the Chief People Officer of Telenor Myanmar. Selina comes from the role as Chief Human Resources Officer of Telenor Denmark.

Selina Lomholdt is a seasoned executive with 20 years’ experience from HR and People Development. She comes from the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in Telenor Denmark. She has been central in transforming the operation to meet new market opportunities, and in building a company culture focused on care, development, and collaboration. Before joining Telenor, she has held several management positions, including international roles in Dell and Radisson SAS Hotels.

Myanmar Based Judge

MR. MARTIN APPEL

Group Head of Human Resource - Yoma Strategic Holdings, First Myanmar Investment & Serge Pun & Associates

Martin Appel is Head of Human Resources for the Yoma Strategic Holdings (YSH), First Myanmar Investments (FMI) and Serge Pun and Associates (SPA)  Groups. Prior to that he held executive HR roles in Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Honeywell and IBM. Originally from South Africa, Martin has lived and worked in Asia including Singapore, Bangalore, India and Malaysia since December 2000. He is currently based in Yangon, Myanmar.

Martin  graduated from the University of Kwa Zula Natal (formerly the University of Natal), Durban, South Africa with a BA HDE Degree, and from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa with a Bachelor of Education (Hons). 

Myanmar Based Judge

MR. LEWIS GARRAD

Managing Director, People Science - Mercer-Sirota Asia Pacific

Lewis leads Sirota’s Asia-Pacific consulting practice specialising in the field of organisational psychology, development of employee feedback and engagement programs to support and align HR towards their organisation’s strategy and goals. Experienced with market-leading corporates such as Shell, Lenovo, TNT & Ooredoo, Lewis has responsibility for managing business activities, maintaining and building client and partner relationships, as well as advising clients on analysis and improvement strategies through various global regions including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq.

International Judge

MS. MAY SABAI WIN (JASMINE)

Head of HR - Myanmar Brewery

Jasmine has dedicated over 20 years working in the Human Resource function in Myanmar Brewery Limited (“MBL”) and is currently the Head of Human Resource in MBL. 

As head of Human Resource in one of the most enterprising and highly admired organizations in Myanmar, she has relentlessly focused on building an exceptional place for MBL employees to work by creating a corporate culture which brings out the best in people.

The world and Myanmar is fast changing and her role is to help accelerate the transformation of MBL through leadership, attracting the best talents in the country and by building a culture of engagement and rapid growth.

She graduated from University of Northampton with Master of Business Administration and holds a Master of Public Administration from Yangon University of Economics.

Myanmar Based Judge

MR. VIKNESH NAMBIAR

Senior Director, People & Organization for Malaysia, India, Micronesia, Indochina & North East Asia - DKSH

Viknesh Nambiar has accumulated over 15-years’ experience across all spectrums of Human Resource Management. He is currently the Senior Director, People & Organization for Malaysia, India, Indochina and North East Asia for DKSH. Previously he was the Human Resource Director and General Manager for DKSH Malaysia, where he was responsible for functional areas across recruitment, learning and development, performance management, employee communications and engagement. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the university of Strathclyde Scotland, and a Bachelor's degree of Electric and Computer Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM).

International Judge

MS. WINNIE LAM

COO, Colliers International, Vietnam

Winnie has been working in the region for the past 13 years.  She specializes in organizational efficiency & development and is an expert HR strategist.  Winnie was also the organizer of the first Best Employer Awards 2006 in Vietnam under Navigos Group Vietnam where she was the Director for HR Advisory Services.

International Judge

MS. SWE ZIN THET

Human Resource Director - AYA Bank

Swe is currently working as a HR Director of AYA Bank which is the second largest bank in Myanmar. She is leading HR & Learning and Development departments which comprises 108 employees to support 8300 employees across Myanmar. Swe has more than 14 years of leadership experiences in Strategic HR Management in both commercial and non-commercial sectors. She has proven track record in shaping, driving and executing people strategy that align with organization strategy.

Myanmar Based Judge

MR VINAY MATH

Founder and Director of Sales & Recruitment - Flintex Consulting Singapore

Vinay Math is an astute Professional with more than 17 years of work Experience in Singapore and India.

He is the founder of Flintex Consulting Pte Ltd (Singapore), a Specialist IT Recruitment Consultancy. He leads the talent acquisition and employee retention efforts for the company. Under his guidance, Flintex Consulting has built a strong reputation with clients of fulfilling specialist roles and locating hard to find skilled candidates.

 

He believes Recruiting strategies are evolving and hence has developed innovative recruiting, calibrating recruitment processes and sourcing initiatives. 

Vinay Math is an expert in designing , developing & executing sourcing strategies, people management & team leadership.

He earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Bangalore University.

International Finalist Judge

MR. ANUP CHADA

Senior HRBP - GroupoKayBee Singapore

Anup is a HR practitioner with over 12 years of progressive experience in leading and managing HR functions in different capacities and roles,
with organizations in the supply chain and IT services & solutions consulting space.

His experience over the years have enabled him to gain expertise in areas such as leadership development, people capability management & development, change management and transformation, employee engagement, performance management, operational excellence, 
process re-engineering and digitization. 


In his current role as a global HR business partner for Grupokaybee, Singapore, he partners with the executive and regional leadership teams to devise and execute the people agenda that’s aligned to the business strategy and also provides functional leadership to the regional HR teams that cater to a diverse and multi-cultural workforce based in 15 locations across Asia,Africa,South and Central America. 

International Finalist Judge

MS. SERENE TAN

Human Resources Director - Jardine Schindler Malaysia

Currently is the HR head for Schindler Malaysia and is responsible to provide strategic and tactical input to drive sustainable business objectives.

Prior to this , she has held senior HR leadership roles in DHL supply chain and other reputable MNC. She has more than 10 years of HR experience and a proven track record in organisational transformation program , driving cultural changes and employee engagement . She advocates employer branding initiatives and is a sound adviser in the function of people agenda 

International Finalist Judge

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