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Here are the recent major promotions and job moves in the world of HR. 

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Lee Murphy

Lee Murphy relocates from Singapore to Hong Kong as FWD's CHRO 

In July, Lee Murphy relocated to Hong Kong as Group CHRO at FWD Insurance. Prior to FWD, Murphy was the director, people consultants, APAC lead of Google, where he led the global consultant team at Google Asia Pacific in Singapore. Murphy has worked in multiple countries throughout his career including Finland, Japan, Brazil and Singapore. He also spent 15 years with Nokia where he was promoted eight times, from HR manager (Australia and New Zealand) to vice president for human resources and sales & marketing. 

Maggie Shen

Tatler Asia Group appoints Maggie Shen as chief people officer

Effective September 2020, Maggie Shen was appointed chief people officer by luxury lifestyle media firm Tatler Asia Group. Shen brings over 20 years of human capital management experience and more than 12 years of leadership experience to the role. Her previous roles include CHRO at Zhengtong Auto and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts respectively, VPHR at BMW Group for China, and head of HR at Visa International for Greater China. 

Willie Cheng

Willie Cheng takes on role of vice president of human resources at HKT

Willie Cheng was appointed as VPHR at HKT in September. In his new role, he partners with business unit leadership team on all talent and organisational agendas to boost business growth. Additionally, he will identify any potential business issues and will ensure that all HR strategies are aligned with business strategies. 

Cheng has extensive experiences in talent acquisition, talent development and retention, performance reviews and appraisals, rewards, staff engagement initiatives and activities, and building corporate culture. Prior to HKT, Cheng spent about a year at South China Morning Post as director, people partner and three years with Asia Miles as head of people. 

Sephora promotes Jobie Sin to senior HR executive 

In July, Jobie Sin moved up from HR executive to senior HR executive at multinational beauty product retailer, Sephora. With a degree in business administration, she has experience in apparel companies and fashion houses including Gucci, Puma Group and Christian Dior Couture. Prior to Sephora, she worked as a HR assistant and later as a HR specialist at Gucci for two years.