Hill+Knowlton Strategies Appoints Regional Human Resources Director in Asia

  Hill+Knowlton Strategies Appoints Regional Human Resources Director in Asia

  New regional HR director will strengthen the firm’s talent development and
       training programmes, strategic talent management and acquisition

Business Wire

SINGAPORE -- July 8, 2013

In a move to bolster talent development and acquisition, Hill+Knowlton
Strategies has appointed Veronica Tan to be the firm’s regional HR director in
Asia. Tan will be based in Singapore and report directly to John Morgan,
president and chief executive officer, H+K Strategies, Asia.

“A successful workforce strategy is crucial to ensure the continued growth of
our business, particularly in a talent-competitive market such as Asia,”
Morgan said. “The appointment of Veronica demonstrates our commitment to staff
development, talent management and acquisition to further elevate our services
and capabilities at the regional level.”

Tan brings more than 20 years’ experience in human resources management to the
firm and is often described as well-connected and possesses a sharp eye for
talented individuals. She will support the development of H+K’s global
initiatives and policies as part of the global talent organization, and manage
activities and performances of the talent management function throughout Asia.
She will also continue to strengthen H+K’s position as an employer of choice,
and oversee the effective implementation of performance management and staff
development programmes across the region.

Tan’s appointment echoes H+K’s commitment to attract, retain and develop the
best talent in the industry. Tan will also oversee the Asia implementation of
H+K University, a global training platform designed to deliver outstanding
training opportunities which are relevant, accessible and focused on the
skills required by today’s clients. H+K University comprises two tiers of
training designed to focus on the critical aspects of both communications and
consulting. Suitable for employees at all levels, H+K University equips the
firm’s strong team of consultants with a wide variety of skills – ranging from
presentation delivery, time management, writing, to H+K’s unique approach to
strategic communications consulting.

Tan said, “I am extremely excited to join one of the most prolific and capable
communications consultancies in Asia. The vibrancy and rich diversity of the
firm have always attracted the most talented individuals. I am looking forward
to my active function here at H+K to help our teams connect with the brightest
minds and pave the way for our consultants to grow together with the
business.”

Prior to her current role, she was general manager of human resources at Jones
the Grocer International where she was responsible for the setup of a new
human resources organizational structure. She has also worked at FJ Benjamin
(Singapore), Capella Singapore, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Tan graduated
from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Commerce in Human
Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is a leading international communications
consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients.
The firm is headquartered in New York, with 90 offices in 52 countries, as
well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the
world’s largest communications services groups. For more information, please
visit www.hkstrategies.com.

Contact:

For Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc.
Yeoh El Lynn / Cheryl Yab
+65 6390 3366 / +65 6390 3328
ellynn.yeoh@hkstrategies.com / cheryl.yab@hkstrategies.com
 
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