Regional HR Senior Manager, INSEAD class of July 2008
Working at BCG has been extremely rewarding and challenging, with constant personal and professional development. It has also been a platform for flexibility and experimentation along different passions and life stages.
At BCG I've had multiple careers, going from serving Fortune 500 clients in the C-suite with amazing BCG teams, to today serving my favourite "client", BCG itself, as the Asia Pacific Head of Human Resources. As a member of the AP Management Team, I have exposure to how we run the business operations of BCG itself, and the best of BCG leadership in AP and globally. I help to shape our people functions and operations across all dimensions – from recruiting to strategic placement. It is a critical role, given that our most tangible asset as a business is our people; their motivation and drive, their skill sets and expertise, and the culture they create and operate in are our true measure of ROI.
I started my career post-MBA as a Consultant in the Singapore office. As a PL, I saw a need for reshaping our training especially with the influx of lateral hires and diverse profiles. Having always been passionate about training, I asked for and took on the role of Southeast Asia People Development Manager for six months, overseeing our internal training and people-development practices. This role not only gave me a deep understanding of our rigorous people-development processes but also allowed me to reshape our training program into a BCG client-worthy deliverable. After having a child, I first took on the role of PTO facilitator to ease back into client service, and after a few projects, transitioned back into a people support role that I am truly passionate about, but which also allows the flexibility I desire at this stage of life.
The opportunities and flexible paths that BCG has allowed are unparalleled, helping to sustain my interest, motivation and performance but also offering new challenges at different life stages. I owe BCG a lot and stay committed to giving my best back to the company.