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Chair:

Joann Hizon, Vice President – HR, Facilities & Admin (retired)
SM Investments Corporation, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Joann Hizon has over 20 years of leadership experience in Human Resources, Training, Operations, and Facilities culled from the telecommunications, Business Process Outsourcing, semiconductors, IT, pharmaceutical, property, and mining industries. She is a sought-after resource speaker on career counseling, succession planning, workforce planning, workplace diversity, organizational transformation, crisis management, and business continuity planning. While working for them, her various employers have won many Employer of the Year awards – a total of five times from Hewitt and Forbes, amongst others.

On being appointed Chair of the Employer of the Year Awards Judging Committee, Joann commented: “Despite the highs and lows employees experience in their career, when they work in a loving and caring company, the lows don't seem so low, and the extra work, long hours and struggles don't seem so bad…”   You can read more in her LinkedIn article Do Your Employees Tell You "I Love You"‚Äč?

Committee:

Selcuk Alimdar, General Manager & Founding Partner
bindHR, Istanbul, Turkey

Shruthi Boosey, Managing Partner & Director
Jana Consultants & Strokes Exhibits., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shruthi Boosey is theFounder/Managing Partner of Jana Consultants, a B2B Consulting Company based in Dubai. She represents the new Entrepreneurial woman with an Msc. Major in HRM. She is a results-oriented leader and decision maker who is performance driven and self-motivated. She comes with a 2.5 decade strong Airline GSA background and held the office of CEO in the Airline/GSA representing Delta Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International, SilkAir and Sabena Airlines. Shruthi also represents Strokes Exhibits as Director Business Development, and she is on board of WalkAhead Sports Services as Director, spearheading the Company with a visionary discipline of growth. Being an athlete herself, she has participated at interschool and district-level Events.

Karen Callahan, Marketing Consultant
Playa Hotels & Resorts, Sunrise, Florida, United States

Anna Chua Norbert, Chief Culture Officer
DDB Group Philippines, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Anna Chua-Norbert is the Group Chief Culture Officer of DDB Group Philippines (DDB), one of the country’s leading integrated marketing communications groups. As Culture Chief, Anna takes care of DDB's people through The Culture Hub, which functions as the agency group's human resources, talent management and corporate communications department. Enabling DDB Group’s people focused management, The Culture Hub under Anna’s leadership has nurtured and motivated the group’s talents to achieve their utmost potential through purposeful  training, a culture of holistic health, and a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Nyra Colinares, Co-Founder and Board of Directors
Health Carousel Philippines Inc., Pasig,  Metro Manila, Philippines
Nyra Colinares is a Co-Founder and Board of Director of Health Carousel Philippines, which helps thousands of Filipino healthcare professionals obtain premium employment in the US. After 20 years of service as the Vice President of the company, she retired and currently serves as a consultant. Prior to that she worked for the Commission on Higher Education and Department of Health. She is currently the Chairperson of Health Carousel's DAISY Awards Committee, which gives awards to exceptional nurses in the Philippines. She herself is a registered nurse.

Deepak Dasaratha Rao, Consultant
Infosys Ltd., Plano, Texas, United States

Tonye Erekosima, Head Asset Support Operations
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Tonye is a professional Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in various capacities such as Process Engineer, Technical Services Engineer, Operation Support Engineer, Business Planner, Front-End/Appraisal Engineer within SPDC. He is a certified Level 2 Concept Engineer in the Concept Engineering Community of Practice and level 1 Front End Development Manager. Tonye has worked on over 75 projects in the Front End/Detailed Engineering Design office and led more than 25 (FEED &DED)-Project Engineering projects. Currently he is Head, Asset Support for SPDC producing facilities and before that was the Front-End Development Lead for a multi-billion dollar gas project, the Assa North-Ohaji South Project.

Ahmed Rauf Essa, Founder & CEO
Telemart, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Garrison Gibbons, Vice President of People
Amun 21Shares, New York City, New York, United States
Garrison (he/they) currently works as the VP of People at Amun & 21Shares. There, Garrison oversees the global HR strategy and culture as the company quickly approaches unicorn status.

 

 

Yash Govind, Principal Software Engineer
Informatica, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Ruby Jaucian, Chief Human Resource Officer
Aboitiz Group, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Urvashi Kikani, Co-Founder, Chief R&D Officer
Aerobotics7, Arvada, Colorado, United States
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Ms. Kikani joined the founder of Aerobotics7, as a Co-founder and, currently, the Chief Research & Development Officer. Her work focuses mainly on detection technologies, As a recognized pioneer in drone technology and a successful innovator, she has been given top honors..


William 'Brimstone' Kucmierowski, President, CEO & On-Air Personality
The Grindhouse Radio, Levittown, New York, United States
Brimstone has had a successful and rewarding career spanning well over four decades; participating in numerous entertainment fields boasting a list of titles including professional wrestler, radio host/professional podcaster, actor, voice actor, author, musician, philanthropist, food critic, horror model, and comic book/animated/children’s book/video game hero.
 

Mahmoud Mansi, Founder & Chairperson
HR Revolution Middle East & NGOsToday, Alexandria, Saba Pasha, Egypt
Mahmoud Mansi is a social entrepreneur, award-winning author of nine books, eight times Global TEDx Speaker, MBA Lecturer, and a subject matter expert in human capital, SDGs, CSR, education, HSE, arts, culture, management consulting and auditing. Mahmoud has been an international judge at global business and sustainability awards, and this is his fifth experience judging with The Stevie Awards. In addition to his MBA Degree and DBA study, Mahmoud has acquired 18 global certifications in his profession in change management, strategic HR, talent management, audit and agile HR.

Amit Mathur, Executive Product Manager
Huawei Technologies, Kuwait, Kuwait

Monika Mishra, Senior Business Application Developer   
Beckman Coulter, Inc., Pasadena, California, United States
Monika Mishra is an experienced specialist with a demonstrated history of working in various industries. Skilled in data visualization tools and data analytics, she is a data-centric thinker with a solid technical background, specializing in diverse platforms along with a proven track record of on-time, on-budget, and high-quality delivery.

Bharatwaja Namatherdhala, Senior Product Manager
Adobe, Milpitas, California, United States
Bharatwaja is a Product Manager with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. He started his career in software engineering by building product features and was fascinated by ML/AI technologies and moved into Data science and Analytics where he gained experience in learning about the data-driven methodology to solve customer problems and using ML/AI to build new solutions impacting business. He uses his experience in software engineering and DS to build software product features that will help solve customer problems using data-driven methodologies that will impact business.
 

Anil Raheja, Training Manager (Pan India) at Çelebi Airport Services
Celebinas, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dr. Brillian S.K., Head Human Resources
Times Professional Learning    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Russell Woods, Renewables Contractor Safety Lead
Shell, Katy, Texas, United States
Russell Woods us an experienced HSSE Professional delivering renewable energy projects that are powering our progress into the future by driving to net-zero emissions, respecting nature and powering lives.

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