We live and work in a world that is becoming more complex, volatile, and uncertain every day. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided all of us with a tangible and, for many, frightening illustration of this reality.
Michael Jenkins, CEO of Human Capital Leadership Institute, shares his perspectives on his own notions of leadership, the power of resilience, and the leadership landscape of Southeast Asia.
Are you a HR leader in charge of succession planning for your MNC’s Asian operations? Do you know the profile you are looking for? Are you struggling to find a match between your existing talent pool and expectations of Headquarters? HCLI’s research initiative, Leadership Mosaics Across Asia may just provide some answers.
With Asia an important driver of business growth today, it is vital to understand the styles, values and priorities of its business leaders. HCLI’s research initiative, Leadership Mosaics Across Asia provides insights into the Asian ways of leadership. This article shares some of the key findings.
Naveen Menon shares important career moments, why empathy matters and takeaways from his career.
When leading an organisation, how can executives adopt a talent-first mindset?
Lo & Behold Group's Merle Chen discusses the importance and relevance of companies investing in technology in order to improve employee experience with HR. Chen also shares how she defines a leader and insights she's gained throughout her career.
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of one of the largest and oldest business groups in the Philippines, spoke to HQ Asia, sharing his views on leadership, Filipino talent, and Ayala's talent recruitment.
Heekyung Min, an Executive Vice President at Korea's CJ Corporation, is a rarity in global business. A Korean female business leader with worldwide experience across diverse sectors, she speaks to HQ Asia about her career to date.
Two Asian entrepreneurs - Deep Kalra of Makemytrip.com and Naoaki Mashita of V-Cube - share key lessons they learnt in their quest to build a successful business venture in the region.
Why do some people become CEOs and others don't? Why do some Chief Executive Officers thrive while others fail? What separates an outstanding leader from an average one?
Credit Suisse's Vice Chairman for Asia Pacific, Lito Camacho, shares lesson into how to improve one's soft skills of leadership. Camacho, a lifelong banker, also spent three years working in the Philippine government so he draws from both his time in the private and public sector. Read on for why Camacho defines leaders and managers differently as well as how he ensures a high level of ethics of the employees at Credit Suisse.
In the 70s and 80s, Indonesia was a relatively unknown entity in the West; now it's the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia. The journey of Prijono Sugiarto, President of PT Astra International, parallels that of his homeland. He too has overcome adversity to take a leading role. Now, he seeks to pass insight and opportunities to the next generation.
HQ Asia sat down with Mr Gan Seow Kee, Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, for a discussion on how ExxonMobil develops its local leadership pipeline as well as Mr Gan's leadership journey.
The role of the regional president is a tough one. If done well, however, this role has the opportunity to develop local talent, drive business growth and shape the way global headquarters views and interacts with the region. HQ Asia spoke with Kimberly-Clark’s Achal Agarwal, President of Asia Pacific, about his role and views on this crucial post.
Dr. William Fung is the younger of the two brothers now helming Hong Kong’s Li & Fung, which designs, sources, develops and distributes consumer goods. HQ Asia speaks to him about the lessons he has learnt working and leading in this global Asian company. Although he is careful not to stereotype practices as East- and West-oriented, he shares some best practices at Li & Fung, and a number of personal lessons, which may have Eastern influence.
HQ Asia poses three questions to Amit Lohia, Managing Director of Indorama Corporation, an industry leader in the textiles, synthetics and PET businesses.
Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam, shares his reflections on leadership with HQ Asia.
Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree, spoke with HQ Asia about his personal lessons on leadership.
The story of one man’s journey from a small village in East Java to senior leadership positions with IBM globally, and now his position as Commissioner of a major Indonesian conglomerate.
Harish Manwani has won awards ranging from CNBC’s Asia Business Leader of the Year award to Singapore’s Public Service Medal. He shares his leadership journey and lessons with HQ Asia. At the time of the interview, he was the global COO of Unilever.
Aaron Boey has played a critical role in putting brands such as Tiger Beer, Philips and Levi’s on the global map, as well as creating a new global jeanswear brand, Denizen. He speaks to HQ Asia about how his formative years at Asian companies helped him to succeed at multinational corporations.
MasterCard’s Ajay Banga is a rarity. Raised and educated in India, he is one of the few Asians to serve as CEO of a major Western MNC. Banga spoke with HQ Asia on the advantages of Asian leadership, the attributes all leaders need, and the mass-market appeal of an easy-pour ketchup bottle. HQ Asia spoke to him and distilled ten of his leadership insights.
Koh Boon Hwee, former chairman of numerous major corporations such as SingTel, Singapore Airlines, and DBS Bank, shares 10 tips on leadership.
Kai Foong Tan and Rebecca Siow speak to James Lim, President for Greater Asia at Becton, Dickinson and Company, about his rise to becoming the first Asian to hold this position.