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14 June 2022, 9.00-10.30

The Human Development Committee will hold a Sharing Session on the topic of “SINGAPORE PEOPLE-CENTRED WORKPLACE: Accenture Employee Experience and Net Better Off approach and Sharing by European companies.




The post-Covid workplace reflects fundamental changes in the organisation and experience of work in a context where companies must compete to acquire and retain talent. The Singapore government is also asking companies to develop skills and potential of local talent and ensure fair opportunities in a diverse workforce.
Accenture has initiated fundamental research on the employee experience, helping companies identify the elements of positive experience and measure trends. But even more, Accenture has committed itself to promoting a development result called “net better off” which ensures a sustainable workforce (which Eurocham has supported). Accenture’s global lead for employee experience, Gastón Carrión will join us from his office in Australia to explain this innovative approach.

Regional leaders from Unilever will share how a leading multinational is organising work and the workplace for the post-covid employee experience. Unilever HR representatives Sharon Ang and Rong Shang Cheong will show how the company has shifted the relationship of the company and workers and fundamentally redesigned Unilever campus for hybrid work. To ensure a free flow of ideas and experience-sharing, this event is open only to the EuroCham Human Development Committee members. So come prepared with your challenges and innovations for creating employee experience and development.



8.45 am Webinar Waiting Room Opens
9.00 am Welcome Remarks by EuroCham
9.05 am Opening Remarks by Moderator
9:10 am Keynote Presentation Gastón Carrión, Accenture
9:30 am Q&A Gastón Carrión
9:40 am Unilever Deep Dive
10:00 am Q&A and Experience sharing by EuroCham Human Development Committee members
10:25 am Closing Remarks by Moderator



Gastón Carrión, Managing Director – Strategy and Consulting – Asia Pacific Talent and Organisation Lead, Growth Markets; Global Employee Experience Lead at Accenture
Gaston is a Managing Director based in Australia, leading the Talent and Organisation practice across Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Gaston also lead the Global Employee Experience offering. Gaston provides strategic advisory to global clients in the Human Capital and HR agendas. Gaston has more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and supporting strategic and large business transformation programs. He holds a Global Executive MBA from the London Business School, Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University. His recent studies and projects are related to the Workforce of the future and future of HR trends. He is currently supporting some of our global clients in their transition to new HR models and enterprise digital transformation. Gaston is passionate about the topics of Future of Work and Transformation of the industry.



Sharon Ang, Head of Employee Experience, Singapore at Unilever
As the Head of Employee Experience, Singapore at Unilever, Sharon Ang is responsible for deployment strategies and day-to-day operations of Employee Experience with focus on making everyday simple and special days special for all employees. She has more than 20 years of strategic and operational HR experience in the hi-tech and pharma/life sciences industries covering the Asia Pacific region, and had assumed various HR roles of increasing responsibility and scope with focus on being trusted HR adviser to the business leaders and driving people agenda. Prior to joining Unilever, she was the Regional Director, HR Shared Services at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Sharon has a degree in Chemistry and Biology from the National University of Singapore and a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management.


Rong Shang Cheong, Senior HRBP Manager – Global Marketing, CDMO and Singapore at Unilever



Dr Bob Aubrey, Chair of the Eurocham Human Development Committee

Dr Bob Aubrey is Chairman of the Human Development Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. He is also the Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board of the ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO). He has led a varied career as a business consultant, entrepreneur, writer and teacher. He has lived in the USA, Europe, China and Singapore and his work has taken him to more than 25 countries across 6 continents. He is an award-winning consultant working with Asian and European multinationals on leadership acceleration, organisations, learning and the human development function. As a business school professor, he has taught Europe, China, Australia and Singapore. As a writer, he has published 14 books translated into 9 languages on the theme of leadership, learning, human development and the future of work. He is currently writing The Ethics of ASEAN in partnership with the ASEAN University Network and has recently published Human Development Careers: Leading the Future of Work (2020), Leading Human Development in ASEAN (2019), Measure of Man (2015). He has written numerous studies and white papers for international organisations. Bob Aubrey has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Paris and an MBA from Neoma business school.


This meeting is only open to members of the Human Development Committee. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Anna Odlen at anna@eurocham.org.sg