Head of Talent, Inclusion & Diversity (APAC)
Strategic Talent Acquisition
Talent Management & Development
Inclusion & Diversity
Employer Branding (EVP), HR Transformation & Sustainability
Annie is native Singaporean and gained over 20 years of HR experience in the areas of Talent Management & Acquisition, Career Transition & Leadership Development, HR transformation, Change Management and Executive Search. She graduated from The George Washington University (USA) with a Master’s in Human Resource Development and a Degree in Business Marketing from Monash University (Australia). She is also an alumni of the IMD and certified coach in 360 degrees, SHL OPQ and DISC.
Currently, as Global Lead- Diversity & Inclusion at global French Pharmaceutical, she catalyzes gender balance, embed D&I into human capital strategy to shape and evolve culture transformation to leading the company brand building (EVP) and reputation. Her past experience includes working regionally with GSK, Pall Life Sciences, Adecco/Lee Hecht Harrison. Having lived, studied and work in Asia, Australia and based in Shanghai for 10 years to setting up Center of Expertise (CoEs) for APAC, Annie is well-versed in Chinese language and culture.
She is active as industry panelist for associations, universities and institutes. It gives her immense satisfaction to coach and develop people to be successful and fulfilled in their roles.
Aspiring Career and Life Coach
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. This means giving yourself the permission to grasp the opportunity you strongly desire. Anyone can run away, it’s super easy. Facing problems and working through them, that’s what makes you strong.
The best way to get what you want from a situation is to have clarity about the outcome you want to achieve. The same can be said for any conflict of challenging situation in life, family and work, is how you defined your ideal outcome. When you have clarity of your intent, the universe will work miraculously to make it happen. Intention creates reality.
Focus your energy on the outcome you do want and then do what you can to make it happen. The only thing you will ever have complete control over is the person you choose to be, so choose to be the best you can be. Approaching from positivity, optimism, and open-minded continuous learning allow us to embrace life and enjoy the process. For individuals at cross-roads, remind yourself that if it won’t matter in ten-year’s time, it doesn’t matter today.
Annie lives and breathes optimism and positivism. She coach with leaders and nurture millennials “if you believe in yourself, anything and everything is possible” to unleash the potential within.
Annie has made cross-industry & functional move, transversal career changes, work in various AsiaPac countries, to reveal be the change you want to see in the world, be courageous to make conscious choices, give gratitude to each day for what it is.
WHAT OTHERS SAY...
“Annie is motivated by bringing value, delivering with impact and making people successful in their roles. Her positive attitude, high energy and deep HR expertise enables her to lead the team to success demonstrates her strong leadership working style”.
- Cynthia Chew, Board Member / ex-CEO North East Asia, FESCO – Adecco Group
“Annie has developed robust and sustainable APAC region talent strategy and strong team to support the business needs. She is a great asset to the leadership team and given any opportunity, I would not hesitate to hire her back into my team”.
- Bernard Cruz, VP Human Resources of Pall Life Sciences