SENIOR HR PROFESSIONAL – HR Generalist / HR Business Partner
•A seasoned HR and management professional with 20 years’ experience in various roles that involved formulation, execution of business, business partnership and HR strategies at an international level.


  • Senior Vice President -Human Capital

    at Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd

    September 2018 - at Present


     Focused on HR Business Partnership model within the group of companies – having various line of businesses (LOB).  Developed organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.  Implemented manpower strategies to meet short term and long-term manpower requirements aligned with the Company’s business objectives. Ensured effective implementation of manpower planning which enabled to accommodate changes in line with the business requirements.  Improved and administered effective HR and Admin policies / procedures and practices by formulating and reviewing operational needs, obtaining approval and formalizing HR and Admin manuals and procedures.

  • Recruitment Officer (Talent Outreach & Acquisition)

    at UNHCR - Budapest

    December 2016 - August 2018

    Budapest főváros

     In partnership with functional managers, created Talent pools to ensure sufficient and constant supply of suitable candidates for current and future staffing needs.  Working with functional leaders identified recruitment needs and gaps, including during emergencies, through the efficient management of the Profile based recruitment system.  Identified and developed talent acquisition and suitable recruitment campaigns to meet specific needs such as senior leadership and also business critical roles across UNHCR  Focused outreach efforts and execution to ensure UNHCR becomes the employer of choice – via job fair, recruitment events, social media platforms & networking events.  Assisted in HR business partnership efforts within UNHCR for various functions and locations by collaborating with functional managers to ensure recruitment gaps for the business are identified and addressed accordingly.

  • Principle Consultant

    at HR Consultancy

    August 2016 - December 2016


    • Key responsibilities as a Principal HR Consultant: All tasks are in partnership with local HR Directors / Managers / Business Leaders in respective Companies  Designed, researched, developed and implemented HR initiatives to support people strategies, using expert knowledge of the client business portfolio  Provided expert advice and coaching to leaders and employees as appropriate. Equipped people managers with tools and knowledge to effectively manage their teams in alignment with their people plans.  Focused on overall HR Business Partnering efforts for the Company  Assisted with Budgetary & Financial Planning where needed  Assisted in Recruitment and Hiring where needed Key Achievements • Reduced over all time and cost of recruitment for clients • Guided clients on difficult HR cases – avoided legal proceeding and find amicable resolutions • Improved HR efforts and initiatives within the organisation

  • HR Director

    at Solar Impex Trade Sdn Bhd

    May 2014 - July 2016


    • Key management role in the organization – heading Human Resource and Administration function. Among the responsibilities included: -  Handled full spectrum of HR role (recruiting and staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, HR compliance, organizational design, training and development, human resource information systems (H.R.I.S.) and payroll)  Set up performance analysis and documentations for International shipments and local assignments Key Achievements • Produced Company HR manual and Handbook • Recruited key personals within short turnaround time and low cost • Increased turnover in the 1st Year of operations – however due to economic downturn and currency fluctuation – company could not sustain favourable growth

  • General Manager

    at GSIB Sdn Bhd

    January 2009 - April 2014


    • GISB Group of Companies consists of Construction, Mechanical & Electrical, Scaffolding, Lighting Solution and Cleaning Services Companies.  Strategic HR Leadership role for Group – Local & Regional Handled the full spectrum of HR Role (recruiting and staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, HR compliance, organizational design, training and development, human resource information systems (H.R.I.S.) and payroll)  Designed, researched, developed and implemented HR initiatives to support people strategies, using expert knowledge of the client area. Contributed to the delivery of business area Key Performance Indicators (KPI).  Drove all HR initiatives within the Group of Companies including performance appraisals, promotion cycles, restructuring efforts, learning & development programs, change management initiatives and succession planning.  Responsible for overall financial, profitability, treasury, budgetary & business planning

  • Head of Search & Selection

    at Sdn Bhd

    January 2001 - December 2008


     Headed the Malaysian Talent Management & Outreach Division for the Region (Malaysia: 3 branches - Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor)  Provided both transformational advice and transactional support that delivers best practice HR solutions to support client business areas in conjunction with HR areas.  Provided constant overview on compensation packages from a Malaysian context  Conducted feasibility studies on Talent Pool availability, Recruitment Strategies & Planning for foreign & local companies setting up in within Malaysia  Created sufficient Talent pools / database for recruiters  Conducted Team Building and Interactive sessions and continuously lead interview sessions for Senior Management vacancies

  • Branch Manager

    at Manpower Staffing Services Sdn Bhd

    November 1997 - December 2000

    Kuala Lumpur

     Headed the Kuala Lumpur Recruitment Team  Business partnering and advisory role to clients on recruitment trends, Compensation & Benefits, selecting the right recruitment methodology to attract the right candidates.  Created sufficient talent pools by leveraging existing database, walk- In interviews, referrals, newspaper advertisements, email blasts.  Conducted training, team building and interactive sessions for the recruitment team  Responsible for the overall recruitment function of the Kuala Lumpur Branch (temporary / contractual / permanent) – from junior vacancies to senior management role  Guided managers in handling disciplinary matters including domestic enquiry in the case of minor/major misconducts like absenteeism, harassment etc  Achieved profitable results consistent with established targets mutually set at the beginning of each appraisal year


  • Masters Business Administration

    at Coventry University

    1995 - 1996 (1 year)

  • BA (Hons) Business Administration

    at Coventry University

    1994 - 1995 (1 year)


  • English Negotiation

  • Malay Negotiation

  • Tamil Negotiation

  • Malayalam Native