May 16, 2014
This program is hosted by UBS
. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants
During this session we will explore two separate but deeply related topics: first, what are the elements that contribute to enabling a company to become a game-changing company; and second, in what ways does a company’s talent strategy contribute to this effort?
Let us share our bias up front: We don’t think companies become game-changers by chance, nor do we think that a company will ever achieve this status without superior human capital and talent management strategies. So just what does make a company’s talent strategy a game-changer?
Game-changing talent strategies are ruthlessly focused on supporting and in some cases, driving their companies’ business strategies. This is done primarily through the enduring commitment, engagement and accountability of the top executive team, but also by securing the very best talent management professionals who are able to combine their deep functional expertise with the strategic business acumen required for flawless execution. These talent leaders, together with their line partners, have mastered a series of inherent tensions that confound so many companies today. We will outline these tensions and provide illustrations of what game-changing companies are doing to master them.
This ICEDR program will be designed as a forum for dialogue and intensive discussion. We will share our findings from a brand new Harvard Business Review article that will have just come out on this topic (January 2014 issue) and invite you to engage with the companies profiled in the article.
- The theme for this ICEDR Dialogue Event will be Creating a Game-Changing Talent Strategy and will highlight the UBS and BlackRock case examples while allowing for in-depth panel discussions and great peer networking.
Who Should Attend
This ICEDR program is intended for individuals who are, for example:
- A Regional HR head or one or two moves away from the top HR job in their region
- Head of the HR function for a business unit
- Global HR Directors, responsible for a component of the corporate HR operation worldwide
- At a career midpoint, with about 10 years of experience in HR
Managing Director at Lyric Human Capital & Senior Fellow, ICEDR
Nick is an organization development specialist with multi-sector experience across Asia Pacific.
He has advised CEOs and Executives from global firms and led initiatives in the areas of talent strategy, succession management, leadership development and business transformation focused on performance improvement and culture change.
Prior to co-founding Lyric Human Capital in 2013, Nick held senior Human Resources positions in Asia and Australia. His most recent roles were Regional Head of Talent Management at BlackRock Asset Management in Hong Kong, Regional Head of Talent, Resourcing and Organization Development at HSBC Bank in Hong Kong and Global Head of Talent & Organization Development at Foster’s Group in Australia.
Nick provokes conversations that generate insight and lead to sustainable change. He has a particular passion for mid-career talent development and has a strong track record of building innovative talent acceleration programs. With a background as an in-house instructional designer and facilitator, Nick delivers engaging leadership development programs across the management spectrum. He’s also a qualified executive coach.
Human Resource Director, JAPAC Region, AbbVie
Ajit Iyer is the HR Director for AbbVie for the Japan, Asia-Pacific (JAPAC) Regions. He has been in this role since Jan 2011 and is responsible for successful delivery of HR strategy and partnership with the business on the talent agenda for the region. For the period Jan 2011 to Oct 2011, he also had interim additional responsibility for HR for the Established Products Divisions of Abbott for Russia, India, China and the CIS (RICC) region. He joined Abbott in July 2009 as the India HR Head for Abbott Nutrition International (ANI) and was part of the team that setup the ANI India business, growing the business 6 fold in a period of 18 months. He has over 13 years of international HR Experience prior to Abbott, of which ~10 years were with the General Electric Company (GE) working across 4 different GE businesses. His GE experience spans the Financial Services, Hi-Technology, BPO and the Energy Sectors, and he has lived and worked in India, the US and the UK. In his last role at GE, he was the HR Director for Europe, Middle East and North Africa for GE VetcoGray – a $2.2 Billion Oil & Gas firm, based out of Aberdeen, Scotland – with HR responsibility for 2100+ employees spread across 19 countries. Prior to GE, Ajit worked with Coca-Cola India for over 2 years, managing Plant HR and Sales HR functions across 2 regions in India. Aside of HR, he also has close to 2 plus years of frontline sales experience in India with Apollo Tyres and GETIT Yellow Pages.
Ajit’s educational qualifications include a Masters Degree in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur, India; a Graduate degree with Honors in Finance from Osmania University, India; and a Master’s Diploma in Software Engineering from Aptech, India. Ajit is based in Singapore with his wife, their two children and their family dog – a chocolate Labrador.
Managing Director, APAC Group Head of Human Resources, UBS AG
Maria Chan joined UBS AG in January 2013 as Managing Director, APAC Group Head of Human Resources. Born in Hong Kong and educated in Australia, Maria holds a Science Degree from the University of Tasmania. After returning to Hong Kong in 1988, Maria has held various regional HR management roles across multiple industries including financial services, manufacturing, technology and chemicals. At the American companies WR Grace and Arrow Electronics, Maria built greenfield HR operations to support dynamic businesses as well being the strategic HR partner for regional management teams. At Royal Philips Electronics, Maria was the HR lead/change manager during the multi-billion dollar merger of a global Philips LCD business with a Taiwanese partner and also held assignments in global executive development. Prior to joining UBS AG, Maria was the Regional Head of Human Resources for the Macquarie Group for 6 years where she was instrumental in the design and build out of two global Shared Services Centres in India and Manila. At UBS AG, Maria manages a team of HR professionals that support over 8,000 UBS employees located across 13 countries. As the Asia Pacific Group Head of HR, Maria leads HR business partners embedded with the business groups, Centres of Excellence and HR Service Delivery teams at the country level for all business lines. A member of the global HR leadership group and the APAC Executive Committee, Maria is currently overseeing a significant HR Transformation project that aims to improve HR service delivery
Principal, Lawrence Kaye Consulting, LLC & Senior Fellow, ICEDR
Larry Kaye consults to and advises companies in the areas of Talent Management and Leadership Development. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on a number of strategic issues on Talent Management at national conferences sponsored by the Conference Board and the Corporate Leadership Council. He regularly lectures on Talent Management at Boston University, Boston College and Northeastern University.
Prior to starting his own consultancy, Larry served as the Global Head of Leadership and Executive Development at BlackRock from 2011 to 2013. He was responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all management and leadership development programs. In this capacity, he oversaw the programs, tools, processes, and practices that fostered leadership development and managerial excellence in the firm.
Prior to coming to BlackRock, Larry was the SVP of Talent Management at Fidelity Investments from 2005 to 2011. In that role he was responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all management and leadership development programs, talent and succession planning, performance management and diversity initiatives across Fidelity. Larry’s professional accomplishments include more than twenty years improving business performance and HR effectiveness for major corporations. Earlier in his career at Fidelity he was SVP for Consulting Services at Fidelity Human Resource Services Company (FHRS). Larry consulted to major corporate clients around Fidelity’s suite of HR outsourcing systems and services. Prior to joining Fidelity, Larry was a principal at Cap-Gemini Ernst & Young. He had responsibility for The Accelerated Solutions Environment in Cambridge, Mass. where he designed and delivered organizational effectiveness programs for senior executive teams of global clients, including Fidelity and American Express.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Larry was the Director of Change Leadership at Harbridge House, a division of Coopers & Lybrand. Larry oversaw major change integration initiatives for the firm and designed, developed and delivered custom executive development programs and processes.
Prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand, Larry was a Senior Consultant at Organizational Dynamics Incorporated (ODI). In that capacity, Larry delivered organizational strategy, HR redesign, service quality improvement, and management development for clients such as American Airlines, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough, Metropolitan Life, Nautica, Northwestern Mutual Life and Wal*Mart.
Larry holds BA and MA degrees in political science from Rider University and SUNY Binghamton respectively and a PhD in Social Psychology, from Brandeis University.
Final Participant List
This is the final participant list for the UBS / ICEDR Hong Kong Dialogue Event.
The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy
Larry Kaye discusses the Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy during the ICEDR / UBS Dialogue Event.