Movers and Shakers
Cheryl Ho has joined Pratt & Whitney Canada SEA, a world leader in aviation and aerospace, as the new human resources manager. Her new duties with Pratt & Whitney include the full spectrum of human resources from recruitment, staffing to leadership and career development. After eight years in the human resource industry, she finds that her new role allows her to be more active in areas such as management, strategic development, teambuilding, compensation and benefits. Ho says, "I have always enjoyed assessing people's lives. Be it on the ground level where I address employee grievances or on a higher more challenging level of formulating policies that are applicable to all employees within the company."
Shahrukh Marfatia, who was previously based in China, is the newly-appointed vice president of human resources for Nokia Asia Pacific. Having been in the industry for over 27 years, Shahrukh has also worked in countries such as Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Mauritius. But it was in India, his birthplace, that he developed an interest in human resources. He's come a long way since then and is widely-known for his pioneering role when Nokia first emerged in China's telecommunications industry. In his new role, he aims to deliver quality human resource services. He says, "If I had the chance to start a new career, I'd still choose HR because it contributes tremendously to the success of businesses."
Over the last three years, Ameroid Logistics has been going through a new extension that has kept their new human resources manager, Fiona Lee, loaded with work. Currently, Lee is reviewing current processes and policies and making sure that their present infrastructure is parallel to the company's rapid growth. Working at Ameroid, which provides air, land and sea transportation, is also a culture shock for her because it is different from her previous role in ABX Logistics, also one of Singapore's leading logistics and transport companies. "I found that I had to start from square one and change my mindset in order to blend into my new working culture."
Debbie Lim has joined Taylor Nelson Sofres, a global market information group, as their human resources manager. With a solid eight-year career in the human resource industry, she believes in building a conducive environment where employees are able to grow and be groomed, either for their current or next job. She finds that her team at Taylor Nelson is also more fluid and bursting with creativity and her responsibilities include strategic development, recruitment, compensation and benefits. Lim also conducts research-based training such as how to conduct effective presentations.
- Nokia Pte Ltd
- Pratt and Whitney Canada SEA Pte Ltd
- Taylor Nelson Sofres
- Ameroid Logistics