Celebrating Union HR Leaders

Who are Redefining the Future of Work

View the Winners


MohdAfifi Zahari

Mohd. Afifi ZahariDirector, HR | CARSOME

Shaun Wong

Shaun WongGroup Chief Transformation Officer | Makro Group

Georgia Bicos

Georgia BicosHead of Employee Engagement | Malayan

Disa Novianty

Disa NoviantyDirector HR | Kalla Group

Marco Angelo Padernal

Marco Angelo Padernal AVP, HR | Robinsons Retail


Nurhidayah Che MohamedHead HR, Talent Management & OD | Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Suryo Sasono

Suryo SasonoVP HR | Bukalapak

Effi Zhāng

Effi ZhāngHead HR | Think Academy

Sophia Liew

Sophia Liew Director HR | Searchguru

Pitichai Dejprasertsri

Pitichai DejprasertsriHR Director | Minor Food

Shruti Anna Koshy

Shruti Anna KoshyVP HR | Zilingo

Stavia Dexterina

Stavia DexterinaHead HR | Nokia, Indonesia

Jenni Lim

Jenni LimHead HR | Semperit

Denis Jo

Denis JoHead HR | Ralali.com - B2B Marketplace

Melissa Weng

Melissa Weng Head HR, Total Rewards & Wellness | Traveloka

Suchi Sethi

Suchi Sethi Head of Recruiting JAPAC | Google Cloud GTM

Anu Anand

Anu Anand HR Business Partner Lead | Google Cloud, Asia Pacific

Hieu Tran

Hieu TranHead HR | Elancoah

Ayu Anditry Carmina

Ayu Anditry CarminaHead of People | BukuWarung

Andre Matius

Andre MatiusGroup Director HR | PT Indodev Niaga Internet

Faye VCatapang

Faye V. CatapangHead HR | UCC

Narong Auysawat

Narong Auysawat Director HR | Onyx- Hospitality

Khairul Afif Zainuddin

Khairul Afif ZainuddinHR leader, Talent Management & OD | Pertamina

Rina Faqih

Rina FaqihHRGA Director | GG Foods

Joselita Ereno

Joselita ErenoHR leader | Ayala Foundation

Aresty Andini

Aresty AndiniPeople Lead | Dagangan

Alka Gupta

Alka GuptaDirector | Bukuwarung

Cornelius Pantow

Cornelius PantowCHRO | PT Esensi Solusi Buana (ESB)

Vincent Benedicto

Vincent Benedicto Head HR, Learning & Development | SMDC

Aleksandr Ptitsyn

Aleksandr Ptitsyn Chief People officer | M_Service

Shyamsundar Ramasamy

Shyamsundar RamasamyHR Team Lead | Sterra tech Pte ltd

Andrew Tan

Andrew TanCountry Manager | Wantedly

Angga Bastian

Angga BastianVP HR | Moladin

Dhananjay Kumar

Dhananjay KumarHead HR | Cars24

Wandhana Wibawa

Wandhana WibawaHead HR | Bobobox

Angelina Siahaan

Angelina SiahaanHead HR | Lion Parcel

Susan Chen

Susan ChenHead of People | Riot Games, Asia

Miggy Zaballero

Miggy ZaballeroPartner, HR learning & Development | Management Strategies -Asia

Ahmad Yusuf

Ahmad Yusuf Ahmad SaharullahDigital lead | Jobtiviti

Alvien Khairullah

Alvien KhairullahCHRO | Vidio


Jury Members

Puneet Swani

Puneet Swani Sr. Partner, Career Business Leader – AMEA & Pacific, Mercer (Singapore)

Parnsiree Amatayakul

Parnsiree Amatayakul Former Managing Director, IBM Independent Director, SCG and BBL

Gaik Bee Khoo

Gaik Bee Khoo Advisor, Darwinbox, Director at Axiata Group Berhad, QSR Brands & Air Asia Aviation Group Ltd., Chairman Board of Trustee Axiata Foundation.

Chaitanya Peddi-1

Chaitanya Peddi Head of Product & Co- founder, Darwinbox

Snapshot of the ‘40Under40 Asia HR Leaders 2022’ journey!

We started the application process in August 2022 and received 250 applications by the end of October. After months of jury deliberation and leadership assessment test by Mercer, we arrived at the 40 winners.

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The world of work has transformed significantly in the past couple of years.

From the way we work Vector 64 to where we work, everything has changed. Digitalization is going to define this decade in the world of work.

HR leaders have been at the heart of organizational transformation. They have spearheaded this journey and enabled companies to respond to ever-changing business needs effectively.


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Inspired by this dynamic and innovative ecosystem, Darwinbox is honored to recognize and celebrate the tremendous work being done by HR leaders in the Southeast Asian Region to define the future of work. The 40 Under 40 Asia HR Leaders award will be the definitive list of 40 leaders who have redefined what work is and how it is done, in the region.


Everything You Need To Know

  • Nominees must be 39 years or younger as of 30th August 2022.
  • Nominees will be assessed based on his/her leadership skills and the impact and transformation these leaders have brought about in their organizations.
  • Nominees must have spent over six months in the organization they are currently part of and are nominating from.
  • Nominees have a team under them (or) must have significant business decision-making authority.

Yes, you can nominate an HR leader from your organization or from a partner organization.

Till November 10, 2022.
You can nominate up to three people from three different organizations.
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
There is no cost involved in the process of applications or afterward.
Each nominee will be scored by a panel of renowned judges. Any kind of false information provided during the application process may lead to the rejection of the candidate.
Expect to receive the results in the third week of February 2023.

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