2020 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.

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HR Director - METRO Wholesale

ALEJANDRA BANEGAS

Alejandra Banegas joined METRO Wholesale Myanmar as HR Director in August 2019 and shortly after took also the responsibility of Communications & PR. Alejandra and her team are responsible for bringing the best talent into the organization, developing internal talent, capabilities and engagement, building an attractive brand and a fair Compensation & Incentive system to drive a performance culture that will enable the company to achieve its targets.

 

Originally from Spain, Alejandra has been a member of the METRO group since 2004, mainly based in Spain. Throughout these years she had various roles as Head of Legal and Compliance for Spain, Head of Talent for Spain and Portugal and HR Director for Spain.

 

She is really excited about developing capabilities in the Teams, the Organization and the Country.

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HR Director - Coca Cola Pinya Beverages

AYE MYA THIDA

Aye Mya Thida is a HR professional with 17 years’ experience leading multiple HR portfolios and across different industries including Oil & Gas, FMCG and Telecommunications with strong expertise in talent development, driving a value-led organization as well as culture transformation. She is also deeply passionate about capability building in both HR function and organization-wide, which becomes one of her utmost priorities with Coca-Cola’s People Agenda. 

 

Thida graduated from East Yangon University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and had obtained a Master of Business Administration from Assumption University, Thailand.

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HR Director - Mediabrands Malaysia

DEBICA SIGAMANI

Debica Sigamani is currently the Director of Human Resources of Mediabrands Malaysia, leading Human Resources and Talent team for Malaysia.

 

She has more than 13 years of experience in various HR functions and Corporate Social Responsibility. She started her career in Seagate Technology, where she spent over nine years specializing in Talent Acquisition globally and later on taking various Merger & Acquisition projects.

Before her current role, she lead HR and Talent operations and strategy, working in the hospitality industry and a tech start-up, which equipped her with multiple industry experience.

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Head of Human Resources - PTTEP Myanmar Asset

GOLDIE @ SHWE YEE WIN LEI

Goldie is an internationally certified senior human resources professional and passionate people leader with solid background in HR management and excellent all-round strategic advisory skills for organizational development.  She worked as an HR practitioner for diverse international organizations in Myanmar for 25 years before taking a great opportunity to work at PTTEP corporate headquarters in Thailand for 3 years. She was recently assigned to PTTEP Myanmar Asset with the Head of Human Resources role.

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General Manager of Human Resources for Cambodia and Vietnam, and Head of HR - RMA Laos and RMA Myanmar

GRANT HONEYMAN

Grant Honeyman has been the General Manager of Human Resources for Cambodia and Vietnam since September 2019 following his roles as head of HR for RMA Laos and RMA Myanmar. His current role includes managing HR and Administration for RMAC, EFG Cambodia and Comin Asia entities.

 

Grant is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of extensive experience and a record of accomplishment in leading multinational companies like Saab, Toyota, JP Morgan, Westpac Bank. Grant has worked extensively in Australia in addition to roles across the South Pacific region and most recently 7 years in South East Asia.

 

Grant has university graduate qualifications in both Adult Learning Theory along with Human Resource Management gained through Charles Sturt University and University of Tasmania respectively.

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Founder and CEO of Human Resources Business Vietnam

HUONG HUYNH

 
 

Ms. Huong Huynh, Founder and CEO of Human Resources Business Vietnam is an experienced business and HR leader. As former Managing Director of Towers Watson Vietnam Huong has organized Vietnam’s First National Human Resource Professional of the Year Award and designed the first HR Academy Learning Program for Vietnam market.

Under Ms. Huong Huynh’s leadership, Human Resources Business Vietnam is providing strategic advisory, consulting services and human capital partnership to organizations having operation in Vietnam, Asia the US.

In parallel, Ms. Huong Huynh is a dedicated career coach and mentor working on no-charge basis with an aim to help global and regional talents and leaders successfully navigate through various career and personal development phases.

Ms. Huong Huynh currently is a Strategic Advisor of KMS Technology Corporation, DMSpro, the official Vietnam Representative of e-Cornell learning in partnership with Genashtim Innovative Learning and member of Mentoring Panel under Singapore Professional Conversion Programme.

 

Ms. Huong Huynh’s passion and commitment is to partner with organizations in applying new human capital service delivery models and technologies that help build HR capabilities, enable the highest possible team and individual performance and gradually turn the HR to become the winning strategic partner of businesses.

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Chief Human Resources Officer - Ooredoo Myanmar

JEREMIAH RATADHI

Jeremiah Ratadhi is a transformational HR leader with experience in preparing  the organization and corporate culture toward digital evolution while increasing productivity and reducing staff cost. He graduated from Yale University in Advanced Management, certified in Project Management and Change Management.

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HR Director -  British American Tobacco Myanmar Ltd.

KHAING SU WAI

Ms. Khaing Su Wai is currently serving as a HR Director with British American Tobacco
Myanmar Ltd. She has 15 years' experience in multiple HR leadership roles, having worked at
DB Schenker, Yoma Strategic Holdings, Irrawaddy Green Towers Ltd., and Oxfam Great
Britain. Her experience spans across sectors of Logistics, Real Estate, Telecom, Non-profit, and
Oil & Gas industries.


In 2011, Khaing Su graduated in MBA (HR Management) from S P Jain Global School of
Management, Dubai (UAE) - where she learnt practical implementation of world class HR
architecture in one of the most robust business hubs. She is also Certified ExpAdviser
Practitioner from NetExpat, Belgium in 2016 and has participated in Gender Leadership
Programme from Oxfam Great Britain from 2012 to 2013.


During her 15 years’ of HR career, she has been an instrumental in uplifting Myanmar HR
Sector with best practices based on her critical knowledges with world renown MNCs and Local
Conglomerates.

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Head of HR - Prudential Myanmar Life Insurance

LAURA CHO

Laura Cho is a HR practitioner with over a decade of experience and currently serving as a Head of HR in Prudential Myanmar. Prior to this role, she was a Regional Manager overseeing 12 Southeast Asia countries in Hong Kong at Jardine Schindler Group. She worked for several different international organizations such as Schindler, DKSH and AA Corporation. She has extensive experiences in Strategic Planning, Talent Management, Talent Attraction, Organization Development, Learning & Development running Leadership courses and Apprenticeship programs. She is also an international speaker sharing HR topics in Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia and Myanmar.

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

MARTIN APPEL

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).

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Head of Creating Shared Value – Myanmar Brewery

JASMINE @ MAY SABAI WIN

Jasmine is an experienced Human Resource and Corporate Leader for over 20 years, currently leading the Creating Shared Value (CSV) department in Myanmar Brewery Ltd.  

As the Head of Creating Shared Value is one of the most enterprising position to demonstrate Advanced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for understanding the linkages between business operations and society, she is leading the corporate to conduct business in a way which creates sustainable economic and social value. 

According to the needs of the fast-changing world and Myanmar, her role is to serve a balanced intersection of business and social purpose, and make a positive impact for creating Shared Value for a brighter Myanmar future. 

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

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Chief People Officer - Maha Agriculture Microfinance

MI MI THET @ SUZANNE D'CRUZ

Mi Mi Thet @ Suzanne joined Maha Agriculture Microfinance in July 2020 as Chief People Officer.  She previously was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Yoma Bank for 6.5 years. Prior to that she was with the World Health Organization for 11 years also in the HR field.

 

She holds a Masters in Human Resources and B.Comm (Management and Marketing) from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, as well as a B.A English from Dagon University, Yangon, Myanmar and Advanced Diploma is Business Administration from Thames Oxford University, Yangon, Myanmar. Mi Mi Thet was recognized as Human Resources Director of the year at the 2018 Myanmar Employer Awards.

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Head of HR - KBZ MS General Insurance Co., Ltd (Myanmar)

NGOC THI MINH NGUYEN

Ngoc joined KBZ MS Myanmar as Head of HR in October 2018 from Aviva Life Insurance Vietnam where she held the role of HR Director and Chief Affinity Officer for more than 7 years.
Prior to that, Ngoc has worked for Vietcombank Cardif Life Insurance and Prevoir Vietnam Life Insurance in Hanoi, Vietnam holding the role of Human Resource Director. Ngoc has more than 14 years of HR management experience specifically in life insurance industry plus 11 years in investment, services and architecture industries. During her HR career, Ngoc managed the human capital of the companies, led various strategic HR projects through key turning points such as merger and acquisition, joint venture, re-structuring, re-shaping of corporate culture and transform the role of HR in organizations she has worked with.


In terms of education, Ngoc holds the Degree of Bachelor of Economics Law, the Degree of Foreign
Language, the Degree of Foreign Trade from Vietnam; and the Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University, Australia.


Under her HR leadership, KBZ MS General Insurance (IKBZ Insurance) has won 3 awards in “Excellence In Workplace Environment”, “Best Learning and Development Program”, and “Best Use of Internal Marketing For Company Pride” in 2019.

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Area Talent Development Manager (Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar) - A.P. Moller Maersk

NUPUR KAPOOR 

Nupur has worked in Human Resources across Asia, Africa and Europe, essaying roles in talent acquisition and HR business partner. This multi-cultural experience forms the essence of shaping her as a professional. She has built teams with a diverse set of individuals, and worked in complex environments with multiple stakeholders.

 

During her tenure in talent acquisition, she has worked on turnkey projects, set up business functions and hired for leadership roles. In her previous organization, she was actively involved as a subject matter expert during the HR transformation phase, developing & streamlining processes. In Africa, under her leadership, HR transitioned from just another department to a strategic business partner.

 

A certified executive coach, Nupur is passionate about people and organization change management. She is driven to help people focus on sustainable change for themselves, while having a positive impact on relationships and organizations. On the personal front, she is a yoga enthusiast and an explorer at heart.

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Group HR Director - Max Myanmar Holding Co., Ltd.

NYAN TOE

Nyan Toe is the Group HR Director for Max Myanmar Holding Co., Ltd. Previously he has worked with Comexindo Pharma as a regional manager. He started his career at Max Myanmar Co. Ltd in 2007 as the HR Manager, and soon became the General Manager at Max Highway Co., Ltd. He was also the CEO of Max Cement Co., Ltd, Director at AYA Myanmar Insurance Co., Ltd, and HR Director at Max Myanmar Holding Co., Ltd.

 

Nyan Toe graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) from the University of Veterinary Science, a Diploma in Management and Administration (DMA) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Yangon University of Economics, and a Diploma in Banking from the Myanmar Institute of Banking.

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Chief HR Officer - Mottama Holdings

SAW CARY WIN

He is passionate about learning to lead and motivate people. He has been in many different areas in HR for about twenty years locally and internationally. Currently, he is responsible for

developing and executing human resource strategy for Mottama Holdings Ltd., in support of

the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and

performance.

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Head of HR - Nestlé in Myanmar

SHIVAM MISHRA

Shivam has been leading the HR team for Nestlé in Myanmar since 2019, partnering in the world’s most successful food & beverages company’s purpose of ‘Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future’. In his current role Shivam is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy for Nestlé  in Myanmar, prior to which Shivam has had various stints with Manufacturing, Sales and Corporate set-ups within the Food & Beverage industry. With a background in the fields of Computers, and Human Resource Management, Shivam is passionate about building an Insights driven and Technology enabled HR function.

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Group Human Resources Director - Jardine Schindler Group

SHUBHA ARORA

 

Shubha currently leads the Human Resources function for Jardine Schindler Group since July 2020, a joint venture between Jardine Matheson and Schindler Group. The role is based out of Hong Kong, spans 12 countries and represents a diverse workforce within the enigmatic region of South East Asia.

 

She has an overall experience of 25 years within Human Resources arena. She has worked with Schindler in India since 1999 when they started their green field operations. She was promoted as the Head – Human Resources in 2004. Over the last 16 years of leading the people agenda at Schindler in India she was instrumental in working closely with the leadership team to establish Schindler India as a market leader in its domain.

 

She was also instrumental in setting up the Award winning Corporate Social Responsibility program ‘Fulfill Futures’ for Schindler India. The program was focused on creating and building value by developing sustainable communities through focus on education, volunteering and skill development.         

 

She has won many accolades and was recognised as “India’s Hottest Young Talent under 40” by Business Today Magazine in 2010. She was also recognised as “India’s Most Powerful HR Professionals” by World HRD Congress in 2010. In 2020 she was awarded the ‘Sustainable HR Leaders’ in India by the World Federation of HR Leaders. 

 

She is a graduate in Political Science from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Post which she completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Delhi School of Social Work, India.

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HR Director - Unilever Myanmar Group

SWE ZIN THET

Swe Zin is HR practitioner with more than 17 years of leadership experiences in HR
management on top to 24 years of her career journey in different industries
and organizations of all types and sizes: multinational, start-up venture, non-profit, large
scale local organization.

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Head of Human Resources - KBZ Bank

TAJINDER KUMAR

Tajinder has 25 years of experience in business development and corporate human resources. He is currently the Head of Human Resources for KBZ Bank. He believes that organizations are for people and this fact should never be forgotten. 

 

Tajinder has held corporate roles ranging from Asia Pacific Director for the GTO business at Deutsche Bank AG, to Senior Vice President for Citibank NA, to Head of Human Resources for the RBL Bank. He earned his Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the City University of New York and his undergrad degree in Law from Delhi Univ.

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HR Director - BEIERSDORF (ASEAN)

 

USANEE APIRATPINYO (MAY)

 

Usanee Apiratpinyo (May) has a strong background in Logistics, moving from Business to HR side mainly in 3 different industries, having previously worked at Maersk Line, Tesco Lotus and PepsiCo.

 

Usanee Apiratpinyo started her career with BEIERSDORF in May 2015, as Head of HRBP and SEA Talent and & OD (DC). From October 2018 to August 2020, she was the Head of HR in Thailand leading a full spectrum of human resources programs and activities. Now, from September 2020, she is the HR Director at BEIERSDORF (ASEAN).

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Vice President, Human Resources, Malaysia, India, Indochina & NE Asia and

Group Talent Dev - DKSH

VIKNESH NAMBIAR

Viknesh Nambiar has devoted over 18 years of his career to human resources, with a
solid track record in leading global change initiatives directly impacting organization
growth, strategy implementation and cultural transformation. He started his career in
DKSH as a General Manager leading the Talent, Organization & Performance portfolio
within the Human Resources function in Malaysia. He was promoted in 2013 as the
Human Resources Director responsible for the overall Human Resources function and
member of the DKSH Malaysia Country Management Team, and in April 2014, his
portfolio was further expanded to oversee Myanmar. He has since then held various
portfolios within the HR function and is currently the Vice President, Human
Resources, Malaysia, India, Indochina & North East Asia and Group Talent
Development, and is also a member of the Group Human Resources Leadership
Team.

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Chief People Officer - Grand Royal Group International Company Limited

VIVEK BHERGAVA

Vivek Bhargava has been named as the Top 100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals by the World HRD Congress in Feb 2017 and again in February 2019. Prior to moving to Yangon to work with Grand Royal, he was working with Dupont Asia Pacific for 20 years as the HR Director. In this role, he had been involved in Talent Development across the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Vivek Bhargava has worked in all parts of the World and dealt with people of all nationalities. He is a certified Executive Coach from International Coaching Federation and is a certified facilitator for: Zenger Miller programs, Seven Habits of Highly Effective people, DISC Profiling, and MBTI.

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COO - Colliers International in Vietnam

WINNIE LAM

Winnie Lam is currently the COO of Colliers International in Vietnam and she is an active
speaker in the region for HR and Operation subjects. Winnie is past president of the Canadian
Chamber of Commerce Vietnam and has been the General Secretary to the Board for Hong
Kong Business Association Vietnam since 2016.


With more than 25 years of experience in HR Services & Business Consultancy in Canada,
Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Vietnam, Winnie has a solid international network and is being
considered one of the leading experts in the Vietnam market. 


Winnie first arrived in Vietnam in 2005 and her work took her from Vietnam to China and into the
ASEAN region for various roles from BD to Marketing to green field start-up and integration post
acquisition.

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