Revealed: Asia's best HR teams and leaders in 2021

These APAC HR leaders and teams stood out with their commitment to their people and HR best practices

Revealed: Asia's best HR teams and leaders in 2021

HRD proudly presents the winners in the Individual and Team categories of HRD Awards Asia 2021. Following its ground-breaking success in 2020, HRD launched the second instalment of the awards and was met with an overwhelming number of nominations from across the region. This year, these industry stalwarts have managed to claim a coveted spot on the awards for their commitment to their people and HR best practices during an extraordinary year.

“2021 served us with a very different yet equally complex set of challenges,” said Justin Kennedy, the APAC managing director at Key Media, publisher of HRD Asia. “Despite this, nothing has fazed the industry’s finest HR leaders and their teams. Winners who made the list this year have been nothing short of exceptional and deserve the recognition for their inspiring leadership. Congratulations everyone!”

This year’s Individual and Team categories winners are:

HR Director of the Year


Anjali Rao, Intel India

Excellence Awardees

Danish Shaikh, Quadrific Media

Jaganathan Rajasivam, Intel Corporation

Manoj Kumar Chaudhary, Edelweiss Asset Management

Ramani Amar, McCann Worldgroup

Ronita Majumdar Basu, JLL India

HR Manager of the Year


Dr Jessica Tang Siew Fun, Top Glove Corporation Bhd

Excellence Awardees

Jagadish Dadi, Surat Marriott

Jennifer Choot, Jardine Matheson

Tim Wu, Chailease Finance

HR Rising Star of the Year


Soong Ying, Top Glove

Excellence Awardees

Jin Shaun Yee, edotco Group

Julian Keh Teng Ju, Top Glove Corporation Bhd

Kate Yeong Wooi Chyng, Top Glove Corporation Bhd

Ng Kai Yee, Top Glove Corporation Bhd

HR Team of the Year (> 1000)


edotco Group

Excellence Awardees

Credit Suisse - Experienced and Campus Recruitment APAC

Moglix - Human Capital Team

HR Team of the Year (≤ 1000)


DANA Indonesia

Excellence Awardees

Mobility & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd - ECO HR Team

Sun Life Indonesia

For the full list of winners or more information about HRD Awards Asia, visit

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