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Head of People and Culture

Umai Restaurants







Hi there! Let me introduce myself.

I have gained hands-on HR experience in Global Recruiting, Strategic Talent Management, Employee Engagement and Retention.

With +4 years experience both in the startup and corporate world in Europe and Asia.

Currently at UMAI Restaurants, a B2B SaaS for restaurants with 30 employees both in Malaysia and Singapore, the Head of People and Culture:

- growing the team from 15 to 30 in Malaysia and Singapore, and further...
- global recruitment of talent worldwide for UMAI, currently 14 different nationalities...
- creating great employees' experiences: onboarding, team activities, learning, culture, feedback...
- administrative responsibilities: visa, payroll, taxation...

My skillsets include
culture building
People and Culture
Leadership and Management
Career Coaching & Development
Career Development
Resume/CV Advice
CV/Resume Advice
Team Building
Team Building & Leadership
Employee Engagement
Employee Experience
Employer Branding
Staffing and Recruiting
Human Resources
My Working Experience
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Head of People and Culture

Umai Restaurants

December 2018 - Current

B2B SaaS for restaurants with 30 employees in two locations: Malaysia and Singapore

- growing the headcount from 12 to 30 employees in two markets
- global recruitment strategies and hiring strategies
- administrative responsibilities: visa, payroll, taxation
- creating great employees' experiences: onboarding, culture, team activities, feedback, communication

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Head of Human Resources

Rheingau Founders GmbH

May 2016 - January 2018

Co-founder of +25 companies with +15 employees
For the Rheingau Founders team:
∙ Responsible for the entire employee life cycle: Recruiting of new team members, on- and offboarding and team events
∙ Preparation and correction of contracts of employments, certificates, reference letters and other HR documents as well as their filing
∙ Close collaboration with external tax office regarding payroll
∙ Alignment of HR strategy of the new portfolio companies with Rheingau Partners and founders
∙ Implementation of recruiting tools for Rheingau Founders and the portfolio companies
For more than 25 Rheingau portfolio companies:
∙ Central contact person for the Rheingau ventures from founder to HR sparring partners - roundabout 45 stakeholders - for all HR Topics
∙ Strategic collaboration and operative support of the youngest ventures on the Rheingau Campus - 5-6 startups - especially in recruiting, process management, employer branding, team building and HR admin
∙ Key role in talent management Set-up and development of talent pools and network relations as well as placement of candidates from Intern to C-Level in the portfolio companies
∙ Implementation and continuous development of an internal knowledge management tool specifically with the focus on HR
∙ Organizer and representative of Rheingau at entrepreneurship events, career fairs and meetups

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HR Manager

Move24 Group GmbH

January 2016 - April 2016

Online Startup in removal industry at growth stage with +250 employees in 9 countries
∙ Fully responsible for the recruitment of candidates with a focus on Finance, IT and BI
∙ Managed the continuous communication with candidates, hiring managers and agencies
by organizing the application process
∙ Initiated employer branding activities and closely collaborated with Berlin Partner
∙ Implemented new reporting processes for recruitment channels
∙ Researched new recruitment channels and proactively approaching candidates through LinkedIn and Xing for senior positions

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Management Assistant and Game Master of Live Escape Games

Make a Break UG

August 2015 - December 2015

Live escape game provider with + 10 employees

∙ Played a key role as a communication interface between management, customers and employees
∙ Responsible for all onsite operations and customer contact
∙ First point of contact for the onboarding of new employees and employee development

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Group HR Centre of Expertise Talent Solutions Intern & Working Student

Bombardier Transportation GmbH

August 2014 - August 2015

Manufacturer of trains with + 39,000 employees in 28 countries

∙ Managed and administered the paper based versions of the global Employee Engagement Survey (EES) in collaboration with more than 100 sites worldwide
∙ Played a key role in the preparation of the global Talent Review Process by compiling the presentation and reporting to the Senior Leadership Team on a monthly basis
∙ Actively contributed to the integration of the Career Development Tool (BT Careers) into the BT Talent Management System (BTALENT) as well as developing training material and giving online trainings to employees and managers worldwide

My Education
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Business Administration

Berlin School of Economics and Law

October 2011 - August 2015

Who I can help mentor
  • Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Working Professionals
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