Leadership in Asia

The Leadership Group provides a platform to address and share best practices in key leadership challenges in the region. The group aims to offer practical short-term and long-term ideas and solutions through insights from research and cross-sector exchange.

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Steve Wyatt
Heidrick & Struggles
 
Dr. Stephen Wyatt (Steve) is a Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Leadership Consulting Practice, specialising in strategy and leadership development. Steve has worked extensively with both MNCs and Asia-based corporations on strategy planning and implementation in the region, as well as with government agencies and NGOs to address important national and social issues.

Steve has spent over 20 years of leadership consulting experience across the Asia Pacific market. He was previously Executive Director at Singapore Management University, where he led the executive and leadership development business.

Steve has a PhD in General Management (Strategy & Leadership), as well as a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Having grown up in the UK, Steve has lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has worked throughout the Asia Pacific region.
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Sarah Dunleavy
CIPD Asia
 
 
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Tricia Duran
Unilever Asia Private Limited
 
 
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Jeannine Hertel
Mercuri Urval (Asia) Pte. Ltd
 
Jeannine has been leading the Mercuri Urval Office in Singapore since 2013 and is a member of the Global Advisory team of Mercuri Urval India. Working out of Singapore, she and her team cover the entire Southeast Asia region, Japan and Korea.

Prior to her current role she was based out of Germany as an International Business Consultant for Mercuri Urval, working in various European countries. Strong commercial experience from business development and transformation projects underpin her expertise in Executive Search and Leadership Development / Talent Management solutions across various industries, at regional and global level.

Jeannine holds a PhD in International Politics and is a horse riding enthusiast.
 
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Sue Anne Lee
Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 
Sue Anne is currently the Head of Talent & Leadership for APAC in Rolls-Royce, based in Singapore. She brings perspectives from both consulting and corporate HR - with more than 16 years’ experience over consulting, talent management and leadership, employee engagement, organizational development and strategic HR business partnering in MNCs and the government sector. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, she was the Vice President of HR in Volvo Trucks Sales (Asia Oceania), playing a strategic role in shaping the people and talent agenda. She has worked in both Singapore and Hong Kong and managed consulting projects across Asia while working with Hewitt Associates. She is also a trained CTI Co-Active Coach, ICF member, and currently pursuing CPCC certification (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach).
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Cecilia Leong - Faulkner
British Theatre Playhouse
 
Cecilia Leong-Faulkner is the principal founder and Managing Director of the British Theatre Playhouse incorporated in Singapore with a branch office in London. She has worked with social causes and organises high profile charity gala events through the British Theatre Playhouse to help raise funds for the less fortunate and those in need.

Cecilia has worked in a cross-cultural environment having worked for American Express in Malaysia, Wembley Stadium PLC in the UK and the luxury Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts based in Singapore. After leaving the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, she started her Marketing and PR consulting firm in 1998 and since, worked as a consultant for various clients including the Six Senses Resorts & Spas and on fashion events with the Singapore Tourism Board.
 
 
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Jelita Pandjaitan
Linklaters Singapore Pte Ltd
 
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Anuradha Purbey
Aviva
 
 
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James Rowan
Dyson Operations
 
Jim Rowan is Chief Operating Officer and a Board member at Dyson. He is responsible for all aspects of the core operational functions of the company such as: RDD (Research Design and Development), Product Introduction, Supply Chain, Logistics, Planning, Manufacturing and Returns & Repairs and International Technical Services. Jim currently sits on the advisory board for Supply Chain World, a leading provider of supply chain content and community of senior supply chain professionals.

Prior to joining Dyson, Jim was Chief Operating Officer of Research In Motion, (BlackBerry) where he was responsible for Global Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, Planning, Manufacturing and Repair Services. In addition to this, he was also accountable for many of the support functions such as Organisational Development/H.R., and Corporate Operations which included Environment, Health and Safety, and Global Facilities Planning and Management. Jim also headed the general cost optimization programs across the company with a $1bn annual cost down challenge.

Previous to joining RIM Jim was Executive Vice President of World Wide Operations for Celestica, at the time a $9 billion Electronic Contact Manufacturer with over 50 thousand employees in 25 global locations. At Celestica, Jim was responsible for all aspects of manufacturing and supply chain operations. Previous to this, Jim was based in Vienna, Austria where he worked for Flextronics as the Vice President of Operations for their European Region. He was part of the executive management team which helped Flextronics grow from circa $800 million revenues to over $15 billion by the time he left.

Jim has also been a founder for two company start-ups which were extremely successful. Both companies were grown until they were ready for acquisition and sold at premium. Both allowed him to take positions within the expanded organization. Jim started his Electronics Manufacturing career with Digital Equipment Corporation where he worked as a Manufacturing Engineer. He brings over 20 years of operational and supply chain experience from all levels the industry. He studied Mechanical & Production Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow School of Technology and holds an MSc in Business with Supply Chain Management and Logistics from Newcastle Business School at Northumbia University (UK).
 
Group Representative
Dominic Salomoni
Robert Walters
 
Dominic is the Associate Director - Commerce Finance, HR & Business Support for Robert Walters (Singapore).

He has worked for well-known global recruitment businesses based in the UK, Australia & Singapore.

The markets he has covered includes Commerce & Industry, HR & Business Support, Practice and Upstream Oil & Gas and he has focussed on recruiting mid-market to C-Suite accounting roles across a variety of sectors.
 
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Zsuzsanna Tungli
Developing Global Leaders Asia Pte. Ltd.
 
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David Wijeratne
PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
David leads PwC’s Growth Markets Centre, which is a global team focused on supporting companies enter and expand into the growth markets. This team brings companies the full benefit of PwC’s global expertise, including Strategy, Operations, Deals, Talent and Tax, to support them successfully navigate these volatile markets throughout their growth markets journey.

David has over 16 years global experience in Management Consulting, Sales and Marketing, having previously worked with leading firms such as ICI and Accenture, before joining PwC.
 
 
Group Representative
Sze Yee Yeo
BP Singapore Pte Limited
 
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