How CHROs Can Shape Organisational and Workforce Transformation

While many factors are continuing to challenge and transform the way organisations work, forward-looking leaders are already looking to devise innovative strategies that will allow their organisation to navigate the challenges and thrive in 2024.These include formulating key people strategies that will allow them to retain the best talent at a time when employees are deciding on their key priorities and planning for their next career moves. At this event, we will be covering the key trends and addressing the pressing topics on how organisations can build a culture of belonging and equity in the workplace and deploy innovative HR technologies to improve employee experience.  Join more than 150 CHROs in your country for high-level networking opportunity, sharing of best practices and learning the latest insights from renowned HR thought leaders to successfully develop your people and organisation strategies for 2024 and steer your organisation towards growth.

CHRO Malaysia




Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara,
6 Jalan Damalela, Bukit Damansara,
Kuala Lumpur 50490

10th July 2024

Aligning People with Business Strategy: Malaysia’s New HR Roadmap

To address the business and people challenges facing organisations, the National Human Resource Policy Framework was launched this May to provide guidelines to implement human capital development programmes in Malaysia.

As organisations in Malaysia embark on a new transformative journey to strengthen welfare, enhance skills, and elevate the success of the workforce, HRM Asia’s CHRO Malaysia 2024 will set the stage for CHROs in the country to come together to discuss key trends and develop strategies that will align their people with business goals to drive growth in 2024 and beyond.

[Opening Keynote Address]
HR Redefined: Malaysia’s Journey to Achieve an Equitable and People-Focused Workforce

As Malaysia looks to shape the future of its workforce, this opening keynote address will examine the key pillars shaping the country’s new National Human Resource Policy Framework. It will also examine the key challenges and opportunities facing Malaysia’s employment landscape and provide key insights into how the role organisations in the country can play to strengthen welfare, enhance skills, and elevate the success and wellbeing of employees.

Revolutionising Rewards: Elevating Employees’ Earning Potential through Strategic Upskilling and Wage Growth

Malaysia is facing a conundrum, as more skilled employees are choosing to work aboard in search of more attractive remuneration.

To strengthen its workforce with better career prospects and benefits, skills training can be a valuable tool for organisations. By embarking on a journey of continuous learning, employees can become more valuable assets to their employers, leading to potential promotions, salary increases, or access to higher-paying job opportunities.

In this session, find out how investing in upskilling can be a strategic way to improve employees’ earning power and career advancement opportunities.

Presentation by BIPO
Morning Tea Break
Why a Sustainable Workplace Starts and End with People

To build a sustainable and equitable workforce, organisations need to ensure fair treatment and full participation of all employees, including underrepresented groups.

Opportunities also need to be created for all employees to thrive while ensuring that resources and practices are managed responsibly for long-term viability. This can include fair wages, equal access to training, and more diversity and inclusion initiatives, executed with a people-focused approach.

Harnessing the Power of GenAI to Fuel Workforce Productivity and Augment Talent Transformation

The rapid advancement of GenAI technology has ushered in an era of unprecedented change, challenging traditional notions of work and the role of human employees with the potential to reshape the workforce landscape. To realise the full potential and benefits of GenAI in driving business productivity and capability growth, blending operational gains with a people-first mindset and bringing a holistic, yet people-centred perspective to upskilling and reskilling amid a growing digital economy remains the game changer to building organisational resilience and creating sustainable value.

Join Coursera in this fireside chat as they demonstrate the importance of pairing GenAI capabilities with clear business purpose and reflecting how its usage can enhance the strategic, operational, and experiential realities of the future of work.

Lunch Break and Networking
Transforming Leadership: Using People Analytics and Personality Insights to Drive Business Success

In navigating Malaysia's evolving workforce landscape, this presentation empowers CHROs to strategically harness people analytics and personality data for aligning leadership with business goals. By leveraging predictive analytics and understanding key personality characteristics, CHROs can adeptly select and develop leaders poised to drive organizational success. Join this session to gain actionable insights on foundational people analytics, leadership alignment strategies, and overcoming common challenges, enhancing your effectiveness as a strategic HR leader.

Anne-Marie Paiement, Senior Consultant, International Team, Hogan Assessments

Transcending Employee Wellbeing: Embracing a Culture of Engagement and Empathy

As transformative shifts continue to reshape the workplace, the holistic wellbeing of employees has become of critical importance for organisations.

To transcend beyond the traditional parameters of employee wellbeing, organisations must foster a supportive work environment that promotes mental health, work-life balance, professional development, and a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

This session will take a deep dive into how organisations can create a work culture that prioritises employee happiness and fulfilment.

Presentation by OC Tanner
Afternoon Tea Break
Flexible Work Arrangements: Reality or Pipe Dream for Malaysia?

In April this year, Steven Sim, Malaysia’s Minister of Human Resources, highlighted that employees in the country have the right to apply for variations in work hours, days, and location, at a time when more and more employees are demanding for workplace flexibility.

However, is Malaysia ready to embrace flexible work? This session will examine what employers and employees need to understand about flexible work and how organisations can be better supported to transition a fully remote or hybrid work model.

[Panel Discussion]
The Impact of Technologies on Malaysia’s Job Market: Opportunities and Challenges

Technological advancements have had a profound impact on the job market, both creating and transforming roles.

While automation is replacing some jobs, it is also creating entirely new industries and job roles, particularly with the continued rise of AI. To thrive in today’s technology-driven world, adaption and upskilling are key to staying relevant.

This exclusive panel discussion examines how technologies are impacting Malaysia’s job market, and how employers and employees can respond to thrive in an evolving landscape.

[Closing Keynote Address]
A New Era for Human Capital Management: The Next Steps to Take for Organisations in Malaysia

With Malaysia standing on a new threshold of HR and people management, more organisations are looking to create an environment where employees can be empowered to make better decisions, create more effective communications, and generate creative and innovative ideas.

In this closing keynote address, learn about some of the challenges facing organisations in Malaysia, including employment mismatch, addressing skills shortages, redefining leadership roles, and prioritising people as they shape the future of work.


Eklavya Bhave

Head of Asia

Anne-Marie Paiement

Senior Consultant

Russell Flint

Director, Business Development APAC
O.C. Tanner






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Eklavya Bhave

Head of Asia – Coursera

Eklavya Bhave is an experienced business and technology executive. He currently serves as Head of Asia in Coursera. He leads a team that is committed to providing equal access to the world’s best education. His responsibilities include driving sales and GTM strategy for Coursera’s enterprise business in the Asia Pacific region. This includes working closely with enterprises and universities in the region.

Eklavya has close to two decades of experience in sales and business development in the technology space. He has held leadership positions in companies, such as Citrix, Oracle, Microsoft, etc. Prior to Coursera, Eklavya was the Head of Channels & Alliances for South Asia for Citrix. In this role, he was responsible for building and executing business strategy for the region by leading cross functional teams. Eklavya is an Engineering graduate with a Masters in Management.


Senior Consultant, Hogan Assessments

Anne-Marie Paiement is a senior consultant on the international team at Hogan Assessments. She concentrates on expanding Hogan’s brand and facilitating the growth of Hogan’s business for distributors in the Asia Pacific area. In addition, she serves as a subject matter expert and contributes to global discussions on cross-cultural leadership, diversity & inclusion, talent development and psychometric assessments. Prior to joining Hogan, Anne-Marie gained consulting experience where she designed and implemented global talent management strategies and initiatives to promote leadership development, cross-cultural team acceleration and employee engagement. She holds a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Montreal.

Russell Flint

Director, Business Development APAC O.C. Tanner

Since joining O.C. Tanner from the financial services sector in 2007, Russell has lived its purpose of helping people thrive at work. With an extensive business development and leadership background, he has partnered with some of Australia’s largest organisations, helping them drive positive organisational change with strategic, meaningful recognition.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-flint/

Joanne Flinn

Chairwoman of the ESG Institute

Thought leader, award-winning author and respected international keynote speaker, Joanne Flinn has brought inspiration, insight, and action to audiences across countries and industries. Her deep experience enables her to share true insights about digital disruption, change and leadership. Her empathy and realism help people succeed in business and life. As the Chair of the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Institute, Joanne works with Chairman and CEOs of global entities to develop, scale and deploy sustainability strategies.

Kris Wadia

CEO of Humanized Leadership

Kris Wadia is the CEO of Humanized Leadership. He focuses on putting human beings, not processes or technology, at the core of any business that wishes to be successful. A former Partner at Accenture, with global experience across multiple industry verticals, his career journey has spanned over 70 countries. Most recently, Kris was a keynote speaker on ‘Habitual Hybrid Leadership’ for the UK’s Centre for Army Leadership, with a world-wide audience of over 6,000 attendees.

Jonathan Cheung

CEO of the ESG Institute and ASEAN Development Advisor Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

Jonathan Cheung comes to the helm of the ESG Institute with over 37 years of leadership experience in 20 countries across the Asia Pacific region, North America, and Europe. His deep expertise in business, procurement and supply chain are uniquely situated to help organisations successfully tackle scope 3 emissions and improve value chains.

Jonathan brings invaluable expertise, collaborative muscle and big-picture vision to the ESG Institute through his external role as the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) ASEAN Development Advisor and his commercial acumen developed while the Executive Director/Regional Head of Citibank Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Services as well as his years at EDS, American Express, PwC Consulting, CAPCO, HP, and KPMG.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS); a licensed CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme assessor for Asia, and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). He is also an Exco member of The Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Procurement Council.