Among the new appointments, WTW sees the appointments of Choo Oi San as Singapore Country Leader, and Ludan Wang as Head of Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) for Singapore.
Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR.
DocuSign appoints Iesha Berry as its first Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer
Iesha Berry has joined computer software firm DocuSign as its first-ever Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer.
In this new role effective March 2022, Iesha will focus on accelerating DocuSign’s diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) strategy and continuing to evolve DocuSign’s impact and sustainability efforts. Iesha and her team will also be responsible for enhancing the employee experience at DocuSign, working to develop a more diverse and inclusive culture through supporting the impact of employee resource groups and overseeing inclusive talent development along with diverse pipeline sourcing and outreach.
She reports directly to DocuSign's Chief People Officer, Joan Burke.
"As we reflected on our journey to become a more diverse, inclusive, and sustainable company, it became clear we needed a new role to focus on the important work we are doing to enhance the DNA of DocuSign. Iesha brings the right balance of deep experience, fresh thinking, and long-term vision to lead our journey and we’re excited to add her to our team," said Burke.
Iesha brings more than 20 years of experience in DIB, where she initially began her career at Pfizer as an HR Rotational Associate. She has since held global roles across various companies and industries including chief inclusion, diversity and equity officer at Slalom, senior vice president of market and site human resources at Bank of America, and senior director, head of global diversity & inclusion business management and client engagement at Microsoft.
"What initially drew me to DocuSign was the clarity of its mission and purpose. The company is in such a unique place, in terms of both its business trajectory and its position to be a leader in diversity, sustainability, and social impact. Having a company with such a great foundation and reach, makes becoming its first CDEO an exciting prospect," said Iesha. “I look forward to helping DocuSign set a new standard when it comes to diversity, inclusion, sustainability, and impact efforts and supporting both our employees and customers on our journey with us.”
She holds an M.A. in HR/Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a B.A. in Psychology from Tougaloo College in Mississippi, and received a Diversity Practitioner/Advanced Practitioner certification from Cornell University.
Amit Rana joins ImpactGuru as its Senior Vice President for Talent Acquisition
Healthcare financing platform ImpactGuru has announced the appointment of Amit Rana as its new Senior Vice President for Talent Acquisition.
With the group's focus on expanding its team to over 1,500 full-time employees, Rana is responsible for the overall talent acquisition and human resources strategy, with a deep focus on culture, talent management, learning & development, and diversity & inclusion starting March 2022.
“A large number of Indians lack access to medical funds for their medical treatments. We truly believe in making healthcare accessible and affordable for the masses. As a people-centric organisation, we are committed to building a strong team and work culture to achieve our mission of helping one million patients finance their medical expenses over the coming decade. To accelerate our growth plans, we seek talent and expertise in fintech, healthtech, insurtech, and lending-tech sectors. We look forward to building a world-class team with Amit at the helm of talent acquisition.” says Piyush Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, ImpactGuru.com.
Rana joins ImpactGuru.com from Fino Payments Bank, where he served as deputy vice president for over five years and headed the talent acquisition for the corporate office. He has also been associated with brands like Housing.com, Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance, AEGON Life Insurance, and Manpower Services.
"I strongly believe in ImpactGuru’s mission of ‘Making healthcare accessible and affordable to all’ and wish to do my best in achieving it. In this new challenging role, I look forward to utilising my experience of having worked in leading fintech and insurtech companies to accelerate ImpactGuru’s growth plans," Rana shared.
Globalization Partners welcomes Nat Natarajan and Simone Nardi in two roles
Global employment platform Globalization Partners sees two new appointments with Nat (Rajesh) Natarajan as its new Chief Product and Strategy Officer, and Simone Nardi as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 2022.
Natarajan reports to Globalization Partners’ President, Bob Cahill, driving the firm's innovation strategy, product vision, and roadmap, and will play an essential role in meeting customer demand.
Describing Natarajan, Cahill said: "He is an innovator and strategist and under his leadership, our global employment cloud-based software platform will continue to lead the market, and enable us to meet the ever-evolving needs of customers around the world."
A highly-accomplished, operational growth executive, Natarajan has over 27 years of experience leading global technology and engineering organisations. With a strong focus on customer experience, Natarajan most recently served as the executive vice president and general manager, product and technology at RingCentral, where he led a global team of over 3,500 people, guided innovation for remote work and set the product strategy for the future of the company.
Prior to RingCentral, Natarajan led the product and engineering organisation at Ancestry as its chief product and technology officer. With a global team of over 1,000 people, he helped transform their product portfolio and business. He previously pioneered mobile-first experiences as Senior Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer at TurboTax and Vice President of Platform Engineering and Operations at PayPal. He was also one of the early members of the team that founded Travelocity.com
As for Nardi, his new role sees him playing a key role in the organisation's strategy to create value across financial functional areas including planning and analysis, financial reporting, treasury, investor relations, capital markets, accounting, tax, insurance, and risk management. In addition, as part of the executive leadership team, Nardi engages in corporate strategy as it expands its employment platform.
Cahill commented: "His experience in executing strategic and operational growth plans is combined with a global mindset that will help position us as we meet the accelerating market demand for our technology platform now and into the future, and I look forward to collaborating with him."
Nardi brings extensive experience in strategic planning, capital markets, investor relations, M&A, business development and change management with companies of various sizes, industries, and complexities across the U.S. and internationally.
Prior to Globalization Partners, Nardi served as CFO at fuboTV successfully transitioning the organisation from a private to a public company. Previously, he served as SVP and CFO, international for Scripps Networks Interactive, where he was responsible for all finance and strategic planning for the company's international business across Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Prior to that, he served as SVP and CFO for NBC Universal's international channels and television production businesses.
He also served as CFO of NBC Universal's business development division in New York, where he assumed a lead role in launching Hulu. Nardi began his career with General Electric in Italy and the United States.
Choo Oi San and Ludan Wang to take on Singapore Country Leader and Risk and Broking (CRB) roles at WTW
Global advisory broking and solutions company WTW announced the appointments of Choo Oi San as Singapore Country Leader, and Ludan Wang as Head of Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) for Singapore.
In her new role as Country Leader of Singapore, Choo will work closely with business leaders across WTW to strengthen the company’s position and bring all of its services and solutions in the areas of people, risk and capital to support clients in the country. She now holds a dual role, combining her new role with her current position as Division Leader for South Asia and Emerging Markets, Insurance Consulting and Technology business.
Choo has had a 24-year career in consulting, of which 13 years have been spent with WTW. She actively contributes to the risk and insurance industry in Singapore, and previously served as President of the Singapore Actuarial Society as well as an Academic Board Member of the Singapore College of Insurance.
Meanwhile, Ludan Wang, who has been appointed as Head of WTW’s CRB business in Singapore, comes with extensive experience and knowledge of Asian and global markets. He has been with WTW for nearly two decades and was most recently Head of Asia Sales and Client Management in the CRB business.
Wang started his insurance career with Willis China in 2003 and over the years, he has held multiple roles including as the Sales Leader for CRB China. He is also a member of RIMS Regional Advisory Group, since 2018, and an advisor to regulators in several major markets in Asia.
Commenting on both appointments, Clare Muhiudeen, Head of Asia, WTW, said: “These appointments are a testament to the strong pool of talent we have in WTW. Both Oi San and Ludan are well-regarded for their professional credentials. They bring with them deep experience and market insights, making them well-placed to excel in their respective roles.”
Commenting on her new role, Choo said: "With the diverse skillsets and capabilities, we have in WTW Singapore, I’ll be working closely with our teams to enhance our market-leading solutions that will help clients address today’s complex challenges and prepare them for a more sustainable and resilient future."
Luke Ware, Head of CRB Asia, WTW added: "Singapore continues to be a key hub for our CRB business in Asia and one where we have significant opportunities for strategic growth. Ludan and his team will work closely together to drive our business growth in this market, bringing innovative end-to-end solutions to address the risk challenges faced by our clients."
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All photos provided / from L-R, Iesha Berry, Oi San, Ludan Wang, Simone Nardi, Amit Rana