South China Morning Post hires new people head

The appointment follows the Hong Kong-based media company’s rapid growth and transfor-mation

South China Morning Post hires new people head

South China Morning Post (SCMP) has appointed Qin Sheng as its new senior vice president, people department.

Sheng’s appointment follows the Hong Kong-based news agency’s rapid period of growth and transformation into a global digital media organisation. SCMP is owned by Ali Baba and is Hong Kong’s main English-language news platform.

At SCMP, Sheng will head efforts to sharpen the company’s focus on the employee experience, as well as digitally transform people-first programs.

She will also oversee the people department’s overall strategy, organisational planning and development, as well as drive learning and growth initiatives.

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It is an exciting time to join a leading media company that embraces digital transformation initiatives while placing a strong emphasis on values, communication and an overwhelming dedication to building its people,” Sheng told HRD.

SCMP’s transformation push is right up Sheng’s alley — she’s had over 15 years’ experience as an HR leader at various international organisations.

Before this gig, she was group senior director of people & culture at H&H Group, where she led the alignment of global HR practices and drove major organisational changes.

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Prior to that, she improved HR efficiencies with an analytic approach to talent management and budgeting at LVMH Fashion Group Asia. As the luxury brand’s HR director, she also introduced digital initiatives for employee experience at LVMH.

“I am looking forward to working with a purpose-driven team and am thrilled at the opportunity to take our organisational culture to new heights,” she said.

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