Michelle
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Michelle

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C Coach Resources

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Hi there! Let me introduce myself.

Michelle Kiong is a Human Resources Professional with more than 30 years of broad, Asia Pacific exposures in all functional aspects of Human Resources and a distinct record of success in executive recruiting, talent/leadership development, cultural change and turnaround management.
She has experiences in partnering with management and employees to build trust, align performance objectives, improve operating efficiency and led strong, credible HR function. 


Michelle has demonstrated results as Vice President, HR and HR Director for high performing Multinational Corporation companies in Asia Pacific mainly in manufacturing industries. She has worked with leading, admired companies like Sony, ITT Corporation, TRW Automotive and Fujitsu.
Her key specialties includes:
• Partnering Asia Head to support the growth in Asia Pacific
• Building Strong HR Organization in Asia Pacific
• Localization of leadership
• Union Management
• Setting up of C&B structures
• Leadership Coaching/Development
• Performance Management
• Change Management
• Organizational Design
• Talent Acquisition/Management
• M&A/Integration/Restructuring
• Handling Employees strikes during plant closures in China
• Leading US Corporate Projects and implementing them in Asia Pacific
• Leading investigation for legal and ethical issues, serving as Ombudsman for Asia Pacific

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (Economics) (Honors) from University of London and a Masters of Science in Human Resources Management from University of Bradford

My skillsets include
Management Consultancy specialising in Total Human Resources Management
My Working Experience
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Owner/Consultant

C Coach Resources

May 2016 - Current

Projects with companies in Hong Kong and Shanghai on building of management team, leadership development and talent management


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VP, Head of HR Asia

Fujitsu Asia

January 2015 - February 2016

Key member of Asia Senior Management team
Responsibilities include:
o Being a Key Strategic Business Partner to Head of Asia
o Review the overall effectiveness of the regional HR team and make changes in the Singapore team as well as Regional team to support the Asia HR
o Overseeing HR Directors of each region to build a strong HR structure that drives and supports the business in Asia
o Providing clear directions and goals for HR community in Asia and aligning HR policies & procedure
o Work with Talent Management Director to review and build up the talent bench in Asia
o Managing the overall compensation and benefits programs
o Managing the succession planning infrastructure and partnering with the key business partners to achieve this objective.


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Owner/Consultant

C Coach Resources Limited, HK

September 2014 - January 2015

Interim Management as Operations Director for Westport Australia based in Perth
o Reported to Asia President based in Shanghai
o Direct Reports Includes Management team of Westport Australia
o Oversees daily operations and managing ongoing projects
o Coaching


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HR Director, Asia Pacific based in Shanghai

TRW Asia Pacific Co., Ltd

July 2007 - September 2014

A key member of the AP Senior Management Team
o A Key Strategic Business Partner to the Vice President of Asia Pacific.
o Working with Product Line Directors as a Strategic Business Partner
o Overseeing Senior Managers of each region to build a strong HR structure that drives and supports the business in Asia Pacific
o Providing clear directions and goals for HR community in Asia Pacific and aligning HR policies & procedure
o Designing and managing the overall compensation and benefits programs
o Designing and developing the succession planning infrastructure and partnering with the key business partners to achieve this objective.
o Implementing HRIS system (Peoplesoft) in Asia Pacific
o Succession Planning for all key positions including localizing positions that were held by Expatriates
o Developing development plans for young leaders in China
o Working with Legal on compliance issues and is involved in investigation till closure of the case.
o Working with the Vice President on downturn management for Asia Pacific and has been proactive in our actions to reduce headcount and cost during the very difficult economic situation
o Involved in set up of new plants and ensure that the right team is put into the plant in a timely manner.


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HR Director, Asia

ITT Industries Pte Ltd

October 2002 - July 2007

A key member of the Senior Management Team
o Key Strategic Business Partner to the General Manager.
o Building an effective HR team in each of the sites and an overall strong HR structure that drives and supports the business in Asia
o Mentoring HR Managers of all sites and supporting them in their role as Business Partners
o Establishing and setting HR policies & procedure and direction for Asia
o Designing and managing the overall compensation and benefits programs
o Recruitment and retention of Key Talents
o Designing and developing the succession planning infrastructure and partnering with the key business partners to achieve this objective.
o Designing and developing talent development programs
o Managing employee communications and labor relations matters
o Mentoring the New Management Team mainly Westerners who do not know China
o Involving in Business decisions such as expansion of factories and closure of factories to ensure Business continuity


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Group HR Manager

Broadway Industrial Group Limited

March 2000 - October 2002

o Work closely with Chief Executive Officer of Broadway Industrial Group Ltd and General Manager of Broadway Enterprises Pte Ltd
Oversee the HR Departments of subsidiaries in Malaysia, Shanghai, Suzhou, Bangkok and Indonesia which included:
o Regional policy and procedure alignment
o Job grading and management structure realignment
o Auditing of HR systems
o Oversee Human Resource Department of Broadway Enterprises Pte Ltd which included:
o Compensation and Benefits
o Performance Appraisal Management
o Manpower Planning and Recruitment (locally and overseas)
o Personnel Administration
o Employees Relations/Industrial relations
o Welfare and Benefits Administration
o Computerization of HR system/Payroll system & online leave system
o Training
o General Affairs
o Office Administration
o Recreational activities


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HR Manager

Sony Display Device (S) Pte Ltd

January 1994 - February 2000

Oversee Human Resources Department

My Education
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Human Resources Management

University of Bradford

January 1993 - December 1995

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