Moving On Up: New HR leaders at DDB, Thunes, and Meltwater

HR APPOINTMENTS: It is no secret that the role of HR is evolving. In fact, many HR leaders are moving up the ranks within their organizations. This is due to the increased importance of HR within businesses. As the workforce continues to evolve, so does the role of HR.

Peter LewisDDB has appointed Peter Lewis as the company’s new Chief People Officer

With over 25 years of experience, both on the client and agency sides, Lewis is a talent management expert renowned for his empathy, intelligence, and sensibility. He spent 14 years at DDB in London and Singapore, where he managed teams across various offices.

Lewis is based in Singapore and now leads DDB’s talent development, collaboration, training and agency culture. He also heads up the region’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy as Chief People Officer. He also supports DDB Asia’s office leaders in developing talent and fostering diverse teams that epitomise the network’s core values.

Matt van GeldereMatt van Geldere named as Thunes’ new Chief People Officer

Van Geldere has been appointed as Chief People Officer for Thunes in Singapore, playing a key role in recruiting and developing top talent from around the world, as well as building a scalable HR operating model that supports rapid growth.

With over 20 years of international professional experience across the digital advertising and telecommunications industries, he brings extensive knowledge to his current position at this rapidly expanding payments company.


Alissa SargeantAlissa Sargeant appointed as Meltwater’s Head of Talent Acquisition for Asia-Pacific

Media monitoring software provider Meltwater has named Allissa Sargeant as its new Head of Talent Acquisition for its Asia-Pacific division. Sargeant is responsible for leading the company’s recruitment team and analysing key hiring metrics. She is also responsible for identifying areas of improvement and providing data-driven solutions to enhance the company’s outcomes. Sargeant’s experience in HR spans two decades. Most recently she served as the dedicated talent acquisition leader for global IT firm NCR Corporation.

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