To be an effective HR leader in today’s age of change, it’s no longer enough to have a seat at the table — leaders have to have something worth saying. And the winners of HRD Asia’s Hot List 2020 have proven their worth, showcasing exceptional leadership capability that has impacted their own businesses and the overall HR industry.
A recurring theme among their notable achievements involves being people-centric experts with strong business acumen. Under their leadership, they drove cultural and digital transformation across the organisation, leaving impact on the local, regional, as well as global level.
They’ve also worked tirelessly to enhance HR’s reputation within the business and inspire team members to become effective business partners and leaders in their own right. Their mentorship was so impactful and personal that many individuals in their teams rose into executive positions themselves.
While juggling their roles of being strategic business partners, effective team managers, and employee champions, most of these HR leaders frequently make time for industry engagements and external collaborative partnerships. They’ve showcased their passionate dedication to the field — in pushing for personal growth, industry-wide improvements, as well as societal impact.