Dundy Deng, Wharf Hotels Management (Asia)

2021 HRD Global 100

area director human resources for China

The reigning HR Director of the Year at the HRD Awards Asia, Dundy Deng is the area director of human resources for Greater China at Niccolo Chengdu, operated by Hong Kong-based heritage hotel management company, Wharf Hotels. He oversees HR in all 10 Niccolo Hotels and Marco Polo Hotels, working strategically with senior executives and general managers and their teams to hire and develop the best talents. Deng is focused on nurturing a culture of learning and self-improvement so the organisation’s relatively young team of employees can grow and take on bigger responsibilities. He hires not just the best, but the best fit; and then provides them with effective coaching, guidance, and development, so they can reach their full potential. He conducts regular feedback sessions and performance reviews, while offering staff a fair and attractive reward and recognition system.