Kevin is a senior Human Resources Leader with deep expertise in Business & Functional Transformation, Talent Management, Change Management and Talent Acquisition. As an integral and trusted member of executive leadership teams, he has spearheaded different People strategies to drive business directions and achieve business objectives in complex matrix, multi-business, multi-market organisations. Kevin has extensive APAC and global HR experience in Fortune 500 companies in several industries (including Bio-Medical Sciences, Corporate Finance, Oil & Gas and Higher Education); as well as with premier agencies in the Singapore public sector.
Known for his creative training methodologies, he injects a catalytic blend of positive energy and resonant experiences throughout his trainings. Passionate about making a difference, Ridhwan believes in the power of experiences in inspiring transformations. He envisions training & development as a platform for every person to discover the limits of their potential — and exceed them. Ridhwan’s niche lies in brain-based facilitation where he combines the practical use of neuroscience with the art of facilitation to create insightful learning experiences for his participants. This includes blending face-to-face training with emerging technologies without a loss in learner engagement . He is able to engage participants in a meaningful way and create interactive learning moments by leveraging on Edtech tools such as Kahoot, Micro, Gimkit and Mentimeter. Ridhwan is also a GALLUP-certified Strengths Coach. Using a strengths based methodology he has coached over 1000 learners in understanding how to utilise a strengths-based approach to optimise personal effectiveness, change management and leadership development. Using a strengths-based approach, he has worked with middle managers and executives to create organisational cultures that are built on diversity, equity and inclusion. In his 12 years of training experience, Ridhwan has worked with a variety of organisations to create, plan and deliver customised learning programmes across various genres that include critical thinking, well-being, design thinking, 21st Century skills and leadership development. This list includes the Singapore Armed Forces, Health Promotion Board, Housing Development Board, RHB Bank, University College of London and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
The founder and director of learning and development transformation (L&D) at Solutions for Learning, Sonia Sant is a recognized leader in modern talent development. With more than 30 years of experience and proven success building digital transformation capacity and creating expansive global e-learning platforms, she delivers custom L&D solutions that enhance upskilling in key areas. With data-driven methodology, her company creates highly engaged and empathetic learning programs that elevate the value of continuous learning in the eyes of business leaders and learners. Achieving high adoption rates and strong learner engagement is possible with the combination of simple, customizable learning frameworks and practices from Solutions for Learning. Based on the pillars of Speed, Empathy and Elasticity, the company is responding to the changing requirements for business training and upskilling by creating customer and system-centric learning modules. As an advisor and mentor, Sant helps ed-tech and e-learning vendors, as well as digital content creators, better understand current trends and customer requirements, and improve content design. Throughout her career, Sant has managed diverse teams at Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, and NIIT. She has served as a Learning Design and Development Director, Head of Enablement Learning, and Global Learning Specialist. Her work has been deployed successfully to create global experiences across functions, cultures, industries, and geographies. The author of What the Heck do I do about Upskilling the Workforce? and in-demand corporate speaker, Sant helps companies identify and prepare their workforce for future industry trends, create impactful reskilling and upskilling programs, and institutionalize continuous, collaborative, in-the-workflow learning. To ensure successful mergers and acquisitions and digital transformations, Sant helps businesses respond to an exceedingly VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world by deploying targeted learning solutions at speed and scale. She is skilled in agile methodology and design thinking, curriculum development, UX/UI, and learner experience design (LX).
Valerie Fischer is a Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She has over 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, and co-founded an e-commerce site for locally made products. She was a Chief Marketing Officer in a real estate company in 2019 but, along with millions of Filipinos in 2020, she was let go during the pandemic. And, as her story goes, this unfortunate incident actually led her to her purpose. She now helps new online business owners and entrepreneurs grow their revenue with Brain Science Selling. The book, Becoming the Big Me featuring her story is also now an Amazon International Bestseller.
S.Vijay Kumar, a Managing Director of Global Magnetic Sdn Bhd , is an educationist with business acumen mindset with over 25 years of experiences in education industry both in higher and technical education. He has stamped credentials from established education organizations. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, S.Vijay Kumar completed his Advanced Diploma in Business Administration awarded by Association of Business Executives (UK) before continuing his tertiary education at University of Wolverhampton, completed his Master of Educational Management at University of Malaya and finally completed his Doctorate in Educational Management at Harris University, Florida State, USA in 2021 He has since gone on to prove himself as a man with a passion for Education & a strong business acumen, garnered over the last 20 years of providing education excellence, and several more years of solid industrial experience. Along the way, he has earned for himself a powerful record of handling international partnerships & academic development programs, working concertedly with numerous UK, Australia, India and New Zealand universities throughout the years to achieve mutual goals. He is also an expert in start-ups organizations especially in education related business and a specialist in developing curriculums for Certificate, Diploma & Degree programs. Currently, S Vijay Kumar is the Managing Director at Global Magnetic Sdn Bhd, a start-up organization involving in Education & Training Consultancy, Distribution & Retailing and F&B sectors. He is also part of the Advisory Council of LEB Training & Consultancy & playing crucial roles in a number of partnerships enterprises. S Vijay Kumar’s landmark achievement was when he took on leading of NAZA College of Technology & Business, a subsidiary of NAZA Group of Companies in early 2015. He was one of the founding members of the college who led the idea of establishment into reality. He works closely with the Steering Committee, consisting of Board of Directors & Senior Management Staff of NAZA Group to ensure that every decision is vetted & agreed upon collectively, while working with every level of staff to ensure the team synergy is strong & positive. He also keeps engagement with the students of the College as a high priority and believes strongly in student-centred learning.
Dr. Raman K. Attri is a multifaceted personality with a range of talents, including being a scientist, author, speaker, L&D leader, and artist. His outstanding achievements have earned him recognition as a Brainz Global 500 leader alongside other stellar personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Gary Vee, Jim Kwik, and Jim Shetty. Dr. Attri is the world's leading authority on the ""science of speed"" in professional learning and performance, with over two decades of research in performance science. Despite being permanently disabled since childhood, Dr. Attri is known as a powerhouse of positivity and inspiration. He has transformed his inability to walk into a unique expertise in teaching people how to walk faster in their professional world. He is the creator of a time-tested, proven system that can help leaders and organizations to speed up the path to mastery and leadership in any domain by two folds. His most recent project is the GetThereFaster portal, a comprehensive resource for anyone seeking to learn the secrets of learning better and faster. Dr. Attri is a professional speaker who shares research-based insights at leading international conferences with top business executives, helping them to master speed in business, shorten workforce time to proficiency, and accelerate employee development. He is also a global training thought leader at a Fortune 500 technology corporation, managing one of the world's top 10 Hall-of-Fame training organizations. As a prolific author of 50 multi-genre books, Dr. Attri writes books and articles on various topics ranging from business and leadership to performance and expertise, as well as training and development to HR and workforce development. Passionate about continuous learning, Dr. Attri has earned two doctorates in learning, over 100 international educational credentials, several degrees and diplomas, and some of the highest certifications. He is an authentic accelerated learning business coach who practices what he preaches. Featured in over 125 articles, interviews, and shows, Dr. Attri was awarded as one of the Most Admired Global Indians of 2022. He is a highly sought-after expert whose remarkable achievements continue to inspire everyone he touches to strive for true excellence in their personal and professional lives.
Laurence's extensive industry knowledge and exceptional business acumen make him a sought-after expert in the field of organization development. Over the past 25 years, he has been dedicated to driving strategic management, enhancing business processes, promoting team integration, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Through his expertise in OD, Laurence has facilitated constructive dialogue sessions that have led to the identification of innovative solutions for various business units. Additionally, he actively contributes to talent management, succession planning, and the formulation of corporate learning strategies, ensuring organizations have the necessary tools to thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape. During his tenure as the Assistant General Manager of Learning and Organization Development at Berjaya Corporation Berhad from July 2018 to December 2021, Laurence played a pivotal role in driving the company's learning and development initiatives. Leveraging his skills in communication, career management, and learning management systems, he successfully enhanced talent development programs to ensure employees had the necessary skills and competencies to excel in their roles. Laurence actively participated in the hiring process of HR team members, ensuring the recruitment of top-notch talent. Moreover, he efficiently managed the performance appraisal process, providing valuable feedback to employees and fostering a culture of continuous growth and development. Laurence's experience as the Head of HR at Dexon Electrical Engineering Sdn Bhd from August 2016 to February 2018 further solidified his expertise in human resources management. During his tenure, Laurence implemented various initiatives to improve performance management and introduced digital HR practices to streamline HR processes. Through his talent management and succession planning strategies, he contributed to the development of a high-performing workforce, ensuring that the organization had a robust pipeline of capable leaders to drive future growth. Laurence's ability to cultivate an engaging work environment and provide coaching to HR and business leaders on people-related matters played a crucial role in creating a positive and productive workplace culture. At Forest City - Country Garden Pacificview, Laurence served as the HR Director, overseeing critical areas such as legal and compliance practices, human resources communication, staffing, and employee development. With his keen attention to detail, Laurence ensured the organization remained in compliance with all human resource audits and regulations. His active involvement in the HR team member selection process led to the acquisition of top talent, contributing to the organization's overall success. Laurence also played a key role in managing the performan
Darwin Rivers is a highly accomplished coach with over 20 years of progressive leadership and management experience in the BPO/IT/Shared Services industries. He has held positions in both Operations Management and Human Capital Management, demonstrating his expertise in these areas. Darwin has extensive experience in setting up HR departments for start-up companies, both locally and internationally. He has also worked closely with Regional HR points of contact across the United States, Canada, EMEA, and the Asia-Pacific region. One of Darwin's notable achievements is being the Founder and President of the Philippines HR Group, which is the largest online community of HR professionals in the country, boasting more than 300,000 members as of May 2023. Additionally, he is the Founder and CEO of PHILHRG Inc., a non-profit organization that aims to advance the HR profession in the Philippines. As a motivational speaker, resource person, public speaker, and blogger, Darwin has shared his insights and knowledge with various audiences. He has been featured in prominent media outlets such as CNN, ABS-CBN, GMA 7, Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, and Esquire Magazine. Currently, Darwin holds the position of VP-HR for Global HR Operations at a global BPO company. He is a multi-awarded HR executive with extensive experience in the BPO/Shared Services/IT industries. He has also gained exposure in diverse sectors including F&B, Architecture/Engineering, IT, Pharmaceutical, Insurance (Life & Health and Non-Life), and Events Management. Darwin possesses a range of certifications and qualifications, including Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), Certified Professional Manager (CPM), Certified Life Coach (CLC), and Six-Sigma Champion (Green Belt Certification). He holds a diploma in Industrial Relations from UP-SOLAIR and has expertise in recruitment and sourcing, re-engineering, employee relations, labor relations, organizational development, training and development, performance management, and crisis management. With excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others, Darwin is accustomed to fast-paced environments. He has managed teams of over 30 people and handled HR-related concerns for a wide range of employee numbers, ranging from 200 to 30,000. Darwin is an active member of various local and international HR organizations and associations/networks. He is also involved in community service, church-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He previously served as a Representative in the National Youth Parliament for the Working Youth Sector. Furthermore, Darwin is the Founder Chairman and Executive President of the Philippines HR Group, a registered non-profit and non-stock organization that has amassed more than 285,000 members as of 2022.
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