• Deborah Woollard, Group Chief People Officer, Myrepublic

    Deborah Woollard, Group Chief People Officer, Myrepublic

  • A people leader's responsibilities these days go far beyond mastery of functional disciplines such as attraction, assessment, development, and retention. A modern-day CPO must know how to truly listen and translate evolving employee and business needs into bespoke interventions that support business growth and channel company culture. They play a pivotal role in building and integrating the day-to-day ways of working of an organization and are responsible for ensuring these practices drive positive performance now and into the future. To do this they need to have a deep understanding of business drivers, progressive knowledge of emerging HR practices, as well as system-wide thinking across the entire organization.

  • Deborah Woollard: Driving A People-First Approach To Business

The Age of Tech-Savvy CPOs

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

It’s interesting to note that every department in an organizational structure is under transformation. In fact, the department of human resources has always been in the

CEO’s Guide to Data Driven Organization

By: Piyush Chowhan, Group Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group

Piyush, in his 24 years career, has handled key responsibilities across companies such as Tata Infotech, Wipro, TESCO, SanDisk, WalmartLabs and Arvind Lifestyle, to name few.

Top 10 Chief People Officers From Asia - 2022

Transforming Digital Process Automation during New Normal

By: Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Product Head – Food SAR Region, Bureau Veritas Group

With 19+ years’ experience in the verticals like audit, certification, training, quality functions, Dr. Kaushik is increasing the digital process


Biggest Challenge for Fashion Entrepreneurs & What You Can Do About It

By: Prof. Gulbash Duggal, Dean, International College of Fashion

Prof. Gulbash boasts of a three decades long career in the Fashion & Design vertical, during which she has been associated an array of fashion


Hybrid Education is a More Efficient System of Education

By: Sukriti Dugal, Founder, ICRI Online Learning

Sukirti has been with ICRI for over three years now, prior to which she has worked with companies such as S&G Arts, Unique Shiksha, Dag Modern, and Palette Art Gallery


Technology Key to Global Travel Recovery

By: Chief Digital Officer, VFS Global

The world is on the move again. After months of closures, the revival of various sectors is evident reopening of universities, hybrid working models, and high profile international


Learning & Development – Need & Importance

By: Tulika Srivastava, Head – L&D, Altisource

With over 18 experience in the L&D vertical, Tulika believes in and drives transformational HR through definite strategies and qualitative analysis on

  • Top 10 Chief People Officers From Asia - 2022

    Let's face it, human resource (HR) is an important asset for every organization, and as we transcend into the digital age, it's becoming increasingly important to have effective human resource management. While a good HR department creates an environment where people can thrive professionally and personally, a chief people officer (CPO) is an executive-level professional who focuses on building and maintaining a company culture by overseeing end-to-end HR function. Though, a CPO's responsibilities generally include strategic planning, employee communication, training and development, labor relations, and compliance with employment law, it can differ significantly depending on the company and its corporate culture.

    Having right people recruited at right place is one of the most competitive factor for all companies, and a CPO recruits through all possible channels to ensure it is rightly done, investing in effective screening procedures for all external hires, and overseeing if the internal hires are also well prepared for new positions. Acting as the more multifaceted HR department, the chief people officer's (CPO's) job is to create the strategy and vision that help the company achieve long-term success. Precisely, staying in communication to the CEO, the CPO acts as the architect for the company's talent strategy and corporate-culture initiatives, and they have proved it more essentially during COVID-19 pandemic efficiently spearheading the HR of the company. There are many adept HRs from Asia, who need to be acknowledged for the same.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of `Top 10 Chief People Officer from Asia ­ 2022' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Chief People Officers From Asia - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Yum China Aiken Yuen, Chief People Officer Yum China Over 30 years' experiences in L&D, OD & HR experiences in a wide variety of industries he connects the best people with he firm for the best outcomes
Randstad India Anjali Raghuvanshi, Chief People Officer Randstad India A strategic Business Partner who facilitates, supports and challenges business leaders along with anticipating the much-needed focus and change in the people management practices and metrics with the ever-evolving business landscape
Myrepublic Deborah Woollard , Group Chief People Officer Myrepublic A courageous leader, HR evangelist, and a working mom, stands out as an inspiration to all who want to drive positive impact in the corporate world with authenticity and a people-first mindset
China Navigation Company Eleana Choy, Chief People Officer China Navigation Company An experienced HR professional, leading the organization's HR function to the best of her abilities
MBSB Bank Berhad Farid Basir, Chief People Officer MBSB Bank Berhad Spanning over two decades of career in different industries, he comes with a wealth of professional insights and worked in different geographies such as Switzerland, South Africa and the Philippines
Miq Mridula Venugopal, Chief People Officer Miq She has two decades of experience in building and leading Human Resources teams, talent management and developed globally integrated HR strategies aligned to business goals
Edotco Group Ramon Chelva, Chief People Officer Edotco Group Possesses experience in various senior management positions with international exposure and has worked across 13 countries in Asia Pacific
eyewa Saif Kidwai, Chief People Officer eyewa Hepls putting talent, culture and retention at the top of the agenda for one of the fastest growing omnichannel eyewear companies
Times Internet Smriti Ahuja, Chief People Officer Times Internet Over three decades of experience encompassing HRM, Quality and General Management. International award winning leadership curriculum designer and Diversity & Inclusion change leader
Persistent Systems Yogesh Patgaonkar, Chief People Officer Persistent Systems With over 25 years of industry experience as CHRO, Executive Coach and Facilitator, he is pioneering the HR sector by scaling up Human Resources function as per business strategy

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