Moving On Up: New HR leaders at APFHRM (Singapore) & HSBC

Here’s what’s new, and who’s changing roles and stepping up across the HR community in Southeast Asia.

lpk-2Low Peck Kem
APFHRM (Singapore)

Low is a seasoned and well-established HR practitioner who is passionate about bringing valuable insights to the HR community. She was recently appointed as President of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources Management. She’s a highly respected and objective leader whom industry practitioners, key thought leaders and business leaders trust and look up to as a coach, partner, and mentor. A courageous leader with a proven track record of being strategic while being operationally savvy.

Currently, she serves as the CHRO & Advisor for Workforce Development in the Public Service Division (Singapore’s Prime Minister Office).


nina_leeNina Lee
Global Head of People Capability
Wealth and Personal Banking

Nina leads the formation and implementation of HSBC’s talent and learning strategy in line with WPB’s business objectives across the globe. In her new role, she will be focusing on building the right talent pipeline with the right skill set, as well as reskilling the workforce to continue to thrive and support the bank’s growth.

She previously held positions at Standard Chartered Bank as Global Head of People Capability Innovation and Insights and Regional Head for Asia 21 countries. At Accenture Management Consulting, she partnered with HSBC for five years leading global transformations in Global Procurement, CFCC, and RBWM. Additionally, she has held APAC regional learning positions at investment banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, as well as in other industries in her earlier career.



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