The war for sourcing talent in Asia continues to be fierce for multinational companies based outside of Asia. What combination of expat and local talent do you need to source to achieve the results that you are looking for in your key local markets? Other than spoken language, what other skills should you harness in your new talent? What are transferable skills and competencies that translate well across cultures? Hear from key leaders who have recruited talent in Asia explore ongoing recruitment and retention challenges."
Suyin is the Organization & Talent
Development Leader for GE Transportation. In this role, she is responsible for areas such as: Session C processes, leadership development, organization design, diversity, HR
compliance. With almost 23 years of experience with GE, Suyin worked in environmental engineering for 10 years before transitioning to human resources. She has worked in GE Plastics, GE Healthcare and now GE Transportation.
Suyin joined GE in 1989 with GE Plastics as part of the GEP leadership program. She held cross-functional assignments in marketing, quality, manufacturing and environmental engineering supporting several sub-businesses. She chose
to continue her career as an environmental engineer working at plastic manufacturing sites before becoming a Black Belt in Environmental, Health & Safety in 1997. After obtaining her Black Belt certification in 1999, Suyin transitioned her career focus to HR
based on an interest in organizational behavior. She held multiple HR roles in GEP supporting manufacturing sites, global functions and global product P&Ls. In January 2007, she became the Senior HR Manager for GE Healthcare Surgery headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. In this role, Suyin helped the business manage through a culture change with an FDA consent decree, 1.5 yr business shutdown and integration of new
leadership team members. She transitioned to her current role in late March 2011. Suyin has been passionate about GE’s Asian Pacific American Forum (APAF) since it began in 1999. She partnered with Katy Choo to establish the APAF geographic regional hub structure in 2004 before assuming the current role as one of the national leaders. Suyin earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She resides in Erie, PA, with her family.
Jane Hyun is a leadership strategist and coach to Fortune 500 companies, MBA programs, and nonprofit organizations. She brings 22 years of global business and HR expertise to her clients. Prior to starting this consulting firm, she was a Vice President of HR at JPMorgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche. Her firm’s initiatives (Cultural Fluency Roundtables) have received international acclaim from companies seeking to better leverage their talent pool to compete in today’s global marketplace. Jane’s appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio, Time, Fortune, and Wall Street Journal to discuss leadership, culture, and diversity. She also serves on the Women’s Alumnae Council, and is an advisor to the Center for Talent Innovation. Her groundbreaking book, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling released by HarperCollins, opened up a critical dialogue for the need for a culturally grounded talent development approach.
Jane lives in New York City and enjoys
helping individuals realize their fullest potential in the workplace and community.
Aynesh is head of the Human Capital Management (HCM) Division in Bangalore. She is a member of the Bangalore Executive Committee and the Bangalore Operating Committee and serves as sponsor for the Bangalore People Development Committee. Previously, from 2008 to 2012, Aynesh was the global head of Global Leadership and Diversity within HCM, where she was responsible for the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Aynesh initially joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 as a financial analyst in the Corporate Finance Department. After leaving to pursue her MBA, she rejoined the firm in 1997 and spent six years
as a banker in the Investment Banking Division, covering clients in the industrials sector. In 2003, Aynesh transferred to HCM to work in the Office of Global Leadership and Diversity. She became a vice president in 2000 and was
named managing director in 2009. Aynesh is a board member, and former board
president, of the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, a nonprofit organization that services underprivileged families on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Aynesh earned a BA in Mathematics from Duke University in 1992 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997.
Rosaline is a senior partner and the new Global Leader of Innovation for Mercer Health & Benefits. During the last 7 years, she was the Asia Pacific leader
of Health & Benefits, which grew 7-fold under her watch. She has 25 years of experience in business management, start-ups and turnarounds in Asia and the U.S. Prior to joining Mercer in late 2004, Rosaline ran ACE’s Accident & Health Singapore business as well as regional business development and operations for group employee benefits, bancassurance, worksite and alternative distributions. Previously during the dotcom era, Rosaline built and led the pan-Asia shared services center of Vsource (formerly Netcel360), a large BPO
start-up funded by Bain Capital and Credit Suisse First Boston. Before moving to Asia, Rosaline was with Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) in New York for ten years, where she held a series of leadership positions in new product development, product management, strategic planning, operations, client service quality and
process re-engineering. Early in her career, Rosaline worked for Procter & Gamble in Iowa as a manufacturing manager. Rosaline has an MBA from Columbia Business School (full tuition merit fellowship) and a BS in Cybernetics
(human factors engineering) from UCLA.