A high-powered jury will conduct the thorough screening of entries for the HR Vendors of the Year awards, the only regional awards programme dedicated to recognising and celebrating the achievements of HR solutions providers. The judges represent the biggest and most reputable employers in Asia as well as internationally recognised brands, such as CIMB, Cisco, ECCO, LG Electronics, and USG Boral.

The HR Vendors of the Year ceremony will take place in Singapore on 24 November, in Malaysia on 29 November, and in Hong Kong on 1 December.

“The HR Vendors of the Year does not only focus on the pre-eminent work of HR solutions providers but also acknowledges their incredible talent, commitment, and relationship with the HR industry,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine. “This is why the jury is composed of great HR ambassadors acting as problem-solvers, creators, and leaders in their respective organisations.”

Some of the judges joining the HR Vendors of the Year 2016 jury are:

As CIMB’s director for regional rewards and performance, Hazlina Hazani plays a major role in the company’s key horizontal compensation projects, data modelling and analysis of global market data and trends, providing thought leadership on compensation and related topics both within the rewards community and internal customers. Prior to joining CIMB, Hazani served as the SVP and head of group rewards and performance at AmBank Group and as an actuarial consultant specialising in actuarial valuation and benefits design at Mercer. Her areas of expertise are reward strategies, executive compensation and remuneration governance.

Chris Mead, head of talent acquisition at Cisco, is known for his ability to supervise a high performing staffing and recruitment team which helps deliver superior results in an ever changing, fast-paced world. Mead was previously regional director for Hays where he worked for eight years before his tenure at Cisco. Prior to joining Hudson, Australia, as a general manager, Mead served in the Australian Army from 1989 to 1999.

Ang Gey Wee started his career as a senior consultant (cum head of content development) in an elearning consultancy firm where he developed competencies in content development, training, and project management. Before becoming head of HR at ECCO, Ang worked as a training manager in a niche training centre with close to 200 instructors and an HR professional in GLC and MNC organisations. Ang is experienced in managing major accounts, contractors/suppliers, people management, and global/regional HRIS implementation, in both his past and current role.

Oliver Grohmann oversees all the HR functions at LG Electronics as its corporate vice president for global human resources in more than 80 countries with roughly 40,000 employees who perform roles ranging from sales, production, service and R&D. Prior to joining LG Electronics, Grohmann worked as a lawyer, performed roles and divisions in various locations for Daimler / Mercedes-Benz, including senior vice president of HR at Mercedes-Benz Sales & Marketing Overseas.

A multi-awarded and highly accomplished HR practitioner, Jenny Ooi is focused on making the employees the competitive advantage of USG Boral as its vice-president of human resources. Ooi has over 20 years of experience the fields of finance, supply chain, business development and HR. She is a graduate of the Royal Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). Under Ooi’s leadership as senior HR director, Agilent received several top awards in the area of human resources.

Only HR vendors shortlisted in the survey rankings will be invited to submit their entries to the HR Vendors of the Year Awards. Apart from being awarded at the prestigious gala reception dinner in November and in December, the winners will be featured in the print edition of Human Resources magazine and across its media platforms. The HR Vendors of the Year Awards jury is composed of over 60 regional heads of HR from around Asia, representing the most respected Fortune 500 organisations and some of the biggest employers in the region.

Past HR Vendors of the Year winners and finalists are the leading HR solutions providers in Asia and the world: Accenture, Adecco, ADP, AIA, Aon Hewitt, Ascott International, Aviva, British Council, Brookfield Relocation, CareerBuilder, Cartus, CCL, CEB, Crown Worldwide, cut-e, CXA, Dale Carnegie, DDI, Deloitte, Egon Zehnder, EY, Far East Hospitality, Frasers Hospitality, Harrison Assessments, Hays, Heidrick & Struggles, HireRight, Hudson, IBM, JobsDB, Kelly Services, LinkedIn, Kaplan, Korn Ferry Hay Group, KPMG, Lumesse, Manpower, Mercer, Michael Page, NGA, Oracle, PageUp, Pearson Education, PwC, Ramco, Randstad, Robert Walters, Santa Fe, SAP, Sirva, TMP, Universum, Willis Towers Watson and Workday, just to name a few.

For more information on the HR Vendors of the Year and to review the award categories and entry requirements, please visit www.hrvendorsawards.com or contact one of the following members of the Human Resources magazine team:

- Singapore: Naomi Cranswick, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Kuala Lumpur: Jaclyn Chua, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Hong Kong: Keiko Ko, Tel: +852 2861 1882, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.