Most Inspiring Global HR Leaders 2024

Most Inspiring Global HR Leaders 2024
Most Inspiring Global HR Leaders 2024

Introduction

Global HR figures wear many hats while managing employees, including driving business outcomes. They play a crucial role in attracting, selecting, and retaining talented individuals worldwide while also cultivating an inclusive environment where people from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, age groups, and cultural values can thrive and feel appreciated. Their ability to embrace different cultures and integrate workers from varied backgrounds into cohesive, goal-oriented teams distinguishes them.

At TradeFlock, we recognise HR professionals as invaluable global assets and honor their professional journeys in our special edition, “Most Influential Global Leaders 2024”. This edition features exclusive conversations and in-depth discussions with some of the most influential global HR figures, aiming to unearth valuable insights and lessons from their experiences that make them extraordinary. The edition is now available for you to enjoy. Happy Reading!

Amzur Technologies

Dr. Murugappan
Dr. Murugappan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

Dr. Murugappan, possessing 12 global HR certifications and a PhD in digital leadership, is a leading thinker in the field, dedicated to ongoing learning and growth. Outside of corporate settings, he devotes himself to fostering the next generation of leaders through education and volunteer work, mentoring disadvantaged youth, and advocating for talent development programs.

Menrva Technologies

Binu Jacob
Binu Jacob

Group Human Resources Manager

Flat White Specialty Coffee

Binu Jacob, with over 10 years of experience across various industries, changes how HR is viewed by focusing on the well-being and growth of employees. At Flat White, he spearheads projects that connect company objectives with the workforce’s needs. His time at the London Education Centre as HR Operations Manager refined his abilities in organisational development and employee relations, highlighted by his attainment of nine certifications in people management

AUK Computing

Ellyn Shook
Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer

Accenture

Ellyn’s leadership philosophy is deeply rooted in Accenture’s core values. She strongly champions inclusion and diversity, firmly convinced that diverse perspectives fuel innovation and contribute to business achievements. With her leadership, Accenture has gained widespread acclaim as an employer of preference, praised for its steadfast commitment to establishing a work environment where everyone is appreciated, respected, and encouraged to be their true selves.



Chropynska India

Gloria T. Chen
Gloria T. Chen

Chief People Officer

Adobe

As Adobe’s Chief People Officer, Gloria places diversity and inclusion at the forefront of her mission. Leading initiatives such as the ‘Taking Action Initiative’, she has been instrumental in creating an environment where every person feels appreciated and empowered to make a difference. Gloria’s support for historically marginalised talent groups has transformed Adobe’s workforce and established a standard for diversity and inclusion across the tech industry.

Senior Director

Katie Burke
Katie Burke

Chief People Officer

HubSpot

Katie started her professional journey at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she refined her research skills by managing significant Department of Homeland Security projects. Her dedication to achieving high standards and her natural talent for promoting teamwork quickly led her to transition into marketing and corporate partnerships.

Regional Sales Director

Kris Dunn
Kris Dunn

SVP of Global Talent Acquisition

Marriott International

Kris’ career in talent acquisition demonstrates his resilience and adaptability, qualities developed through extensive experience in various organizational environments. He started his corporate journey in 1997 at BellSouth Mobility, initially serving as the manager of HR, which set the stage for his subsequent ventures. Kris then progressed through roles at Charter Communications, SourceMedical, DAXKO, and Kinetix.

Energy & Utilities,

Tanya Heng
Tanya Heng

Vice-President Human Resources

IBM Asia Pacific

With more than twenty years of experience in senior HR roles across different regions at IBM, Tanya brings a wealth of expertise to her current position. Her tenure with the company has been characterised by strategic contributions, starting with her role as Director of HR for the ASEAN market. In this capacity, Tanya spearheaded the development and execution of HR policies and practices that directly influenced over 12,000 employees across six countries.

Head, Asia Pacificers

Zakwan Zulkefli
Zakwan Zulkefli

Learning and Development Manager

Sirru Fen Fushi Private Lagoon Resort

Strong problem-solving abilities equip Zakwan to confront challenges directly, finding inventive solutions to promote ongoing improvement. Guided by a strategic approach, he ensures that HR efforts closely match organisational objectives, promoting lasting change and facilitating success. Through his commitment to instigating positive transformations, Zakwan remains a source of inspiration, empowering teams to reach their maximum potential.