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In this new role, Aditi Sharma Kalra will be focused on storytelling the exciting work that CHROs in Hong Kong are spearheading, in addition to her Southeast Asia responsibilities.

Lighthouse Independent Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Aditi Sharma Kalra as Editor-in-Chief for Human Resources Online. The appointment sees Kalra, who leads the editorial team for Southeast Asia, take on the additional responsibility to helm Human Resources Online’s editorial growth in the markets of Hong Kong and North Asia. 

She brings to the role over 14 years of experience in news reporting, features writing, content creation, and bespoke event consulting across Southeast Asia.

Lighthouse Independent Media Asia's Managing Director, Evelyn Wong said, “We are delighted to see Aditi step up to cover more markets and break new ground. She has broad exposure and diversified experience from the newsroom to events that will suit her extremely well in this new role.”

In her new role, Kalra will be focused on storytelling the exciting work that CHROs in Hong Kong are spearheading, with the support of Hong Kong-based journalist Samantha Chan. Readers can look forward to benefiting from digital content that is tailored, exclusive and timely for HR directors and their teams.

Commenting on her appointment, Kalra said, “As someone who is passionate about the progression and impact of the HR function, I'm genuinely thrilled to be setting the editorial direction for HRO at this most interesting time. This is a transformative period for the HR function, and we’re excited to partner with the HR community in Hong Kong to shape the future of HR.”

Based in Singapore, Kalra will report to the Publisher of Human Resources Online, Naomi Cranswick. She will continue to lead content for Southeast Asia editorial, with the support of the team comprising Priya Sunil and Lester Tan. 

Cranswick commented: “Having earned their seat at the table years ago, HR leaders in Hong Kong are adding strategic value to business goals by leading large-scale change projects and innovating the employee experience. With our bolstered team in Hong Kong, we look forward to equipping CHROs with HRO's platform that identifies and shares best talent practices.”

Human Resources Online is a media and events brand that was established in 2004, and has a presence across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Its content is read by approximately 200,000 users per month (2020), making it the most-respected HR publication in the region. Some of its flagship events include Total Rewards Asia Summit, Learning & Development Asia, and the series of Interactive events tailored to mobility, healthcare and more.

Earlier this year, Lighthouse Independent Media expanded its B2B media portfolio with the launch of new tech title, iTnewsAsia.  iTnews Asia is targeted at tech decision-makers in the Asia-Pacific region, reaching an initial audience of 27,000 readers.

The content serves to provide readers with timely tech news, updates and reports, with research, analysis and insights aimed at helping C-suite, business and technology senior executives understand the strategic value of technology in the fast-evolving digital economy and make informed technology investment decisions. iTnews Asia is an extension of the iTnews brand that belongs to Sydney-based nextmedia. In Australia, iTNews has been a leading news site for IT business decision-makers for the past 18 years.


Please reach out to the team to share story ideas and feedback: 

- For feedback and overall content ideas, please find Aditi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- For Hong Kong content ideas, please find Samantha Chan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
- For Southeast Asia content ideas, please find Priya Sunil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
- For press releases and news enquiries, please reach out to Lester Tan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We always look forward to hearing from our readers!  

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