- with inputs from Aditi Sharma Kalra and Priya Sunil.
Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR.
HR practitioner appointments
Allianz calls on Maike Wehage as Head of Compensation
Insurance and financial services provider, Allianz, has appointed Maike Wehage as the Head of Compensation. She continues to be based in Munich, where she first joined the company in December 2014 as Expert Global HR Consultant - Rewards, Grading & Performance Management for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.
Speaking to Human Resources Online on her top priority for the year ahead: "I am convinced that we have a very diverse skillset and I want to be sure we use the full potential of each individual to perform at our best and have fun as a team.
"Allianz - as many other companies - is on a transformational journey which can be tough at times, but I believe challenges can be tackled much easier if you have people around you that you can trust."
Prior to taking up the current role, she was Senior Expert - Rewards & Performance, where she managed and monitored the annual year-end process from a Group perspective, led complex Group reward projects and major change initiatives, and more. Maike brings more than 10 years of experience in financial services, consulting and IT to this role. She is passionate about all aspects of C&B, including job leveling, executive pay, and corporate governance.
Culture Amp calls on Aubrey Blanche in newly-created DEI role
Culture Amp, a people and culture platform, has brought diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) veteran Aubrey Blanche onboard as the Global Head of Equitable Design & Impact. She is based in San Francisco, California, US.
In her new role, effective February 2020, Blanche will work closely with company leadership and Equitable Design & Impact Lead Steven Huang to identify how Culture Amp can create a more inclusive experience for all of its employees, and for those of its global customer base.
Blanche’s hire is a new permanent role for Culture Amp. Previously, DEI leadership was a rotational responsibility, alternating between Culture Amp employees on an annual basis. Creating the new global leadership role that has DEI oversight over all internal practices and actively liaises with external customers is in line with Culture Amp’s belief that DEI initiatives must be embedded in the organization and owned by all employees.
Mariska van IJzerloo is now Chief People Officer at Ultimaker
As of end 2019, Mariska van IJzerloo has joined Ultimaker as Chief People Officer (CPO). She is responsible for HR, people and leadership development, and sustainability. Van IJzerloo has more than 15 years of leadership at globally innovative and engineering companies, such as REEBOK, DENSO, Arcadis and Ampelmann. Besides strategic HR, leadership, talent acquisition, and talent development, Van IJzerloo’s expertise lies with guiding the further globalisation of ambitious scale-ups. According to Van IJzerloo, steep organisational growth happens only when the people of the organisation grow as well, and she is driven to encourage a healthy and inspiring environment for all Ultimaker employees to flourish in.
Luxasia appoints Wing Git Chan as Group Head, Talent & ExcitementWing Git Chan has been appointed by Luxasia, an omnichannel leader in luxury beauty and lifestyle brand distribution, retail, and e-commerce. In this role, he will look after the entire HR function with the Luxasia Group, and report to the Group CEO, Dr Wolfgang Baier. Luxasia is prominent within the APAC region, and Wing Git leads its Talent & Excitement function across all its 15 markets.
He brings a wealth of HR experience to this assignment, having previously held the position of SVP, Group HR, Admin & Training at BreadTalk Group, where he had Group-wide responsibilities supporting 7000-strong workforce in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan, across three business divisions - bakery (BreadTalk, Toast Box), restaurant (Din Tai Fung SG), and food atrium (Food Republic). [Read more]
HR solutions provider appointments
Chubb appoints Jon Longmore as President Director for its Indonesia general insurance businessChubb has appointed announced today the appointment of Jon Longmore as the new President Director to lead its general insurance business in Indonesia, subject to regulatory approval. He will replace the incumbent Tai Kuan Ly, who has assumed a new position as Chubb Overseas General Head of Auto.
In this new role, Longmore will report to Glen Browne, Chubb's Deputy Regional President for Asia Pacific and Division President for Southeast Asia. As the President Director, he will have overall responsibility for the growth and financial results of the operations in Indonesia across all lines of business i.e. Property & Casualty, Accident & Health and Personal Lines.
Longmore is currently Chubb's Head of Digital for Asia Pacific, an appointement he assumed in 2018. He joined Chubb in 2011 as an Underwriter in Australia and over the course of his career, has progressed to roles of increasing responsibility, demonstrating his strength in underwriting, cross-selling and relationship management.
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