Singapore is well known in the region for its highly educated English-speaking workforce and as a talent hub for the region. The Singapore government also takes an active role in ensuring that talent is nurtured and skills are constantly upgraded to remain relevant in the ever-changing economy. Nevertheless the country is now looking outward to ensure the graduates and workforce possesses future-ready skills for the jobs of the future.



The EuroCham HR committee enables senior level executives to share best practices and common concerns and receive regulatory updates. Members exchange on strategic matters pertaining to human development including organisational change, leadership, productivity, technology, learning and education, social corporate responsibility, sustainability, diversity and the future of work.


Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Strategic Advisor, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (Chair)
Mr Michael Haberzettl, Head of HR, ASEAN, Siemens (Co-Chair)
Ms Elisa Mallis, Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific at Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) Pte Ltd (Co-Chair)
Ms Bhawna Gandhi, Head of HR, Danone Singapore (Co-Chair)
Mr Tarun Gulrajani, Group HR Director APAC, Wavin Singapore Holding (Co-Chair)


  • Post-budget dialogue with Manpower Minister Mrs Josephine Teo
  • Visit to Grab to learn about the contingent workforce and gig economy with Ms Ong Chin Yin, Head of People at Grab
  • Sharing by Ms Rachele Focardi on a revolutionary study by Universum of Generation Z attitudes to education and the workforce
  • Breaking stereotypes on Women in Leadership in Asia with Lean In Singapore
  • Presentation and dialogue with Mr Tan Choon Shian, CEO of Workforce Singapor
  • Closed-door discussion with members of European Parliament (MEPs) on labour market and dynamics in Singapore
  • Sharing by the Indonesian Society of Human Resources President, Mr Pambudi on talent development and the HR landscape in Indonesia
  • Visit to the Singapore Institute of Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) on strategic workforce issues and the Singapore HR certification system
  • Visit to CIPD and dialogue with CEO, Mr Peter Cheese on the future model of HR
  • Visit to IBM Watson Centre to understand how artificial intelligence will shape HR


  • Transformational and contingent workforce
  • Productivity and skills upgrading
  • Diversity and women in workforce
  • ASEAN manpower and talents
  • The future of work and future of HR


  • Workforce Singapore
  • Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
  • SkillsFuture
  • Human Capital Leadership Institute
  • NTUC
  • Institute of Human Resource Professionals