Much has changed in workplace and workforce trends in the post-pandemic. In Asia, one of the key trends that evolved out of the pandemic was the introduction of remote work. Billed as a way to increase work-life balance, boost productivity and drive employee retention, the policy has gained popularity as firms competed in a tight labour market coming out of the pandemic.
Further, Gen Z's, and those born between 1997 and 2002, will likely have begun their first job in the height of the pandemic. Having only experienced remote or hybrid working, this will have a profound impact on the company culture. Workers who have experience of working before the pandemic now had to manage them.
Join us as we unpack how firms in Malaysia have adapted to changing company cultures. Our keynote presentation and following panel discussion will help business leaders understand the demands of the future, people-centric workplace, and the best people management practices.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Doors open and registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Q&A and networking
Nadiah Tan Abdullah
Chief Human Resources Officer at SP Setia BHD
Nadiah is the Chief Human Resources Officer at S P Setia Berhad.
Starting as a HR generalist, Nadiah tried her hands on training and development in her 3rd year as a HR professional and completely fell in love with the world of OD and Change Management where she could put her heart and mind in the core of what affects people and the organization.
Over the last two decades, she has ventured through corporate chapters of setting up HR departments, building talent pipelines, harmonization work in mergers and acquisitions, organizational cultural transformational work, design, lead and managed people and change strategies, coaching and developing talents in leadership roles.
Director, Coaching and Counseling of Asia School of Business
Michele has 24 years of leadership and management experience in the public and private sectors both in the UK and Malaysia, bringing critical leadership and management insights with her. Having headed various departments in organisations such as the Asia School of Business, the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, UBS, HSBC, and CIMB, Michele has developed expertise in a wide variety of areas such as future of work, leadership, strategic thought, change management, human capital development, managing culture, performance management and more.
Michele has a BSc and a MSc from the London School of Economics, UK. She was also a Malaysian JPA, British High Commission and Citibank scholar winning various academic awards. She is currently pursuing her PHD in the Future of Work and Organisations & Leadership of the Future. In 2021, Michele was named one of the most successful people in Malaysia by the British Publishing House.
Fong Tuan aims to make a difference, one life, one career at a time, a technologist at heart, Fong Tuan started his career with Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia’s power utility company, where he was a scholar Discovering his passion to bridge the gap between data, influence and people, he moved into the HR space holding senior HR leadership roles with global MNCs and blue chip corporations Coca Cola, OCBC, Watson Wyatt, British American Tobacco, Maybank Group, B Braun Asia Pacific and most recently Samsung.
He then joined to head HR for one of Malaysia’s largest and most diverse consumer group Berjaya Corporation He is currently back at Maybank, leading the people strategy and execution, driving change and human capital transformation He has been recognized with multiple accolades including Southeast Asia HRM Watchlist, HR Excellence Awards Grand Winner, HR Asia Best Company T o Work F or and Asia Recruitment Awards amongst others.
He is a qualified professional engineer, degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering, an MBA in Organizational Behaviour and a CFA Long Version.
Founding Partner and CEO of Human Inc, an innovation house on a mission to “help companies win through innovation, culture & future skills”. Chris has over 20 years of experience in the intersection of strategy, innovation and design.
Through his work in Human Inc he has powered 100+ global brands to drive sustainable business model innovation launching 300+ new products and services, delivering delightful customer experiences and certified more than 30,000 design thinkers and agile leaders.
In Asia he has worked with companies like Citibank, Singapore Airlines, FedEx, Coke, Petronas, AirAsia and Dell helping their leaders adopt new ways of working that drives customer-centric growth and organisational agility.
Chris loves to share his work experience with peers and is a sought-for speaker for international conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a member of several boards, coaches select startup founders and invests in high potential ventures that aligns with his purpose and values.
Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network
Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.
Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.