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Hong Kong Productivity Council appoints Eliza Ng as chief people & culture officer

Effective April 2020, Eliza Ng is the new chief people & culture officer at the Hong Kong Productivity Council. Ng is a seasoned and business-oriented human resources practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.

She spent almost a decade as HR director at Fuji Xerox, where she led three teams to support the business growth, served as a key change agent in facilitating organisational development and building the human capital, provided comprehensive C&B and employee engagement programmes, and designed and implemented tailor-made all-round learning & development programmes for different levels of staff.  

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 Edelman calls on Jasmine Bahen as chief talent officer 

Edelman announced in late April the appointment of Jasmine Bahen, former director of talent development, NBC Universal, as chief talent officer, Asia Pacific. She will report to Marie-Claire Barker, global chief talent officer.

As the new chief talent officer for Asia Pacific, Bahen will oversee all aspects of the firm's talent and HR strategy for the Asia Pacific region, helping to drive the culture, engagement and performance of Edelman employees for its clients.

Prior to joining Edelman, Jasmine worked with NBC Universal where she led the talent function supporting Asia Pacific, before moving to Los Angeles to take on a global remit across talent development. Jasmine previously worked with Johnson Controls where she oversaw talent acquisition, learning and development and talent management for Asia Pacific. 

Stephen Kehoe, CEO and president of Edelman Asia Pacific, said, “For me, there is no more important role at Edelman than the individual who recruits, shapes and develops our talented employee base. We continue to look for the best people in Asia to join Edelman and it is clear Jasmine knows what and who she is looking for. Internally, now more than ever, I want to be sure we are investing in the right way behind careers and professional development. Jasmine’s understanding of the cultural nuances across APAC and how to build best-in-class training programmes will be a clear asset.”

Commenting on her new role, Bahen said, “Edelman places a tremendous amount of importance on the experience its employees gain within the business. My aim is to ensure that we deliver the best career experience for anyone who becomes part of our team.”

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Charlotte Wong joins Maxim's as business unit HR head 

Effective May 2020, Charlotte Wong takes up the role of business unit human resources (BU HR) head at Maxim's. She is now responsible for the cakes and bakery brands under the group including Maxim's Cakes, Arome Bakery, Urban, Cha Long, and Paper Stone. 

Previously, Wong worked as the same position for 1 year and 8 months under Shake Shack, which is also a subsidiary of Maxim's Caterers

Before Maxim's, she worked for several notable brands including Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong Disneyland, MTR, G2000, Esprit, A.S. Watson Group and Deloitte. 

Chanel welcomes Benson Yeung as its retail learning & development partner

Effective February 2020, Benson Yeung is now retail learning and development partner at Chanel. Bringing along his rich experience in the hospitality and aviation industry and his outgoing character, Yeung will continue to analyse training needs, undergo instructional designing, implement and review training programmes to achieve outcome-based learning experience.

Yeung was promoted from assistant training manager to training manager during his about three years time at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. 

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Peninsula Merchandising promotes Min Jee Kim to assistant HR manager

Effective April 2020, Min Jee Kim is promoted to assistant human resources manager at Peninsula Merchandising. Prior to this, she spent a year and a half in her previous role as HR officer. 

With a BBA in hospitality management specialising in finance, Kim started her HR career in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels back in 2017. Before that, she worked in multiple hospitality brands including The Peninsula Hotels, Conrad, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, and the Viceroy Hotel Group in New York, Dubai and the Maldives.