CHRO, S P Setia Berhad

Nadiah Tan Abdullah


S P Setia Berhad


Nadiah comes with more than 20 years of HR expertise, with focus on Organizational Development and Change Management. Her experiences span across both local and Fortune 500 multinationals in various industries with local/regional and HQ roles, winning regional and global awards for her contributions. This has given her both breadth and depth of understanding for the business, and ability to connect business results through creative People strategies.
A graduate of BA International Relations from the UK, she has the advantage of looking at HR from a global and holistic perspectives.. She has been actively involved in creating positive and sustainable development. Her expertise lies in driving Change initiatives focusing on developing the optimum organizational structure, attracting the best talent using creative and strategic channels.
Her passion has always been in the work around Women and Leadership and has played lead roles within diversity advocate initiatives with TalentCorp, Advisor to Gorgeous Geeks and CyberJaya Women network, Board of Advisors for Accelerate (a Social Enterprise working with youth employment issues) and now the Lead for the HR work stream for the 30% Club in Malaysia at the national level. She is also an elected Council Member for the Malaysian Employers Federation since 2018. A strong believer in Coaching and Mentoring as she is often invited to be involved in mentoring programs such as with Lean In and was called upon to be a Coach with the Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Program for the Singapore Cohort in 2018. She is a certified Coach and an NLP Practitioner.
Her contribution has been highly accorded with recognition through a number of Awards; Women Leadership Achievement Award at the 2nd World Women Leadership Congress Award 2015 in Mumbai; she received the Top 50 HR Leaders Award (Malaysia) by World HRD Congress in April 2017; in August 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Asia HRD Award for her contribution to development in the HR Community; Nadiah was also honoured with the award of The Top 100 Global HR Leaders Award at the World HRD Congress 2018 in Mumbai; and most recently, on 15th August 2019, she was awarded the HR Leader with CSR Initiatives at the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards in Singapore. In September 2020, she was awarded HR Best Leader of the year by HRM Asia.