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Mr. Dhammika Fernando

President-APFHRM | Chairman- WHRC 2020

Mr. Jens Baier

Managing Director & Senior Partner, BCG

Mr. Bob Morton

President WFPMA

Prof. T V Rao

Chairman, T.V. Rao Learning Systems (Pvt) Ltd

PLENARY SESSION 1Strategic HR Response for the Current Pandemic

Mr. Johnny Taylor

President/ Chief Executive Officer, – SHRM

PLENARY SESSION 2Emerging World of Work in Post COVID19

Mr. Peter Cheese

Chief Executive Officer – CIPD

PLENARY SESSION 3Employee Experience in the New Normal

Mr. Drew Fernandez

Chief People Officer, Coca-Cola Bottling Investments Group

PLENARY SESSION 4Leadership, Teamwork and Culture for High Performance

Ms. Farehana Hanapiah

Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management

Mr. Paul Mills

Chief People Officer Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1

PANEL DISCUSSION 1DISRUPTION | COVID 19 Disruption and the Role of People Professionals

Ms. Rosemary Guyatt

General Manager People and Culture, Australian HR Institute – attached

Ms. Shiromal Cooray

Chairman, Jetwing Hotels

Mr. Suren Fernando

Chief Executive Officer, MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Priyantha Thalwatta

Director / Chief Executive Officer, Nations Trust Bank PLC

Dr. Samitha Perera

Director / CEO CBL Foods International (Pvt) Ltd, MODERATOR

PANEL DISCUSSION 2DIGITALIZATION | The Influence of Digitalization on Innovating HRM

Dr. Neil Bogahalanda

Council Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (Inc.) SL, MODERATOR

Mr. Dinesh Saparamadu

Founder & Chairman hSenid Group of Companies

Mr. Kapila Ariyaratne

GM/ Chief Executive Officer, Seylan Bank PLC

Mr. Shah Rouf

CEO – Group Corporate Solutions, AIA Group

Mr. David Li

Immediate Past President, Hong Kong Institute of HR Management

PANEL DISCUSSION 3DIVERSITY | Diversity and Inclusion in the Context of Strategic HRM Practices

Mr. Jamal Nasir

Pakistan Society of Human Resource Management (PSHRM)

Mr. Raymond John

Deputy President, Papua New Guinea Human Resource Institute

Ms. Denise Hartley-Wilkins

National President, and a Chartered Fellow, of Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Ms. Rosie Fong

Vice President, FIJI Human Resource Institute

Mr. Janaka Kumarasinghe

Chief Operating Office, One Billion Tech (Pvt.), Ltd. Director

PANEL DISCUSSION 4DILIGENCE | Diligence as a Prerequisite for HRM Best Practices and Best Fit Approaches

Ms. Shalini Vohra

Group Head – Leadership Development & Culture, Landmark Group

Mr. Ken Vijayakumar

Director Himan Resources Watersedge Ltd., MODERATOR

Mr. Sanjay Melvani

Managing Director, Trelleborg Lanka Pvt Ltd

Mr. Mohammad Mashequr Rahman Khan

President, Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management (BSHRM)

Mr. Vishwesh Kulkarni

National President, NIPM-India, Chairman – Yashaswi Group


Mr. Vijay Raghavan

Chief Operating Officer – ZingHR Sri Lanka & Global CPO

Mr. Khurshid Ahmad Khan Marwat

Chief Commissioner regional Tax Office, Peshawar

Mr. Ivan Livoni

Global HR Director – Operations & HQ Functions – Trelleborg Wheel Systems

Ms. Sarah McCann Bartlett

Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director Australian HR Institute

Mr. Colin Blackwell

Chair of Vietnam Business Forum HR Group

Ms. Payal Nanjiani

Chief Executive Officer, Success Within Leadership, USA

Mr K.M. Ali

Lead Consultant, Space Business Consulting Services

Ms. Dina Loomis

President South East Asia, Speakers and Trainers Bureau, Inc.

Dr. Archana Arcot

Chief People Officer Unifi Aviation LLC

Ms. Claudia Cadena

Founder/ Principal Consultant Thread Advisory


Ms. Divya Balraj

Director Talent Acquisition

Dr. Adil Malia

Chief Executive

Mr. Adam Thilthorpe

Director for Professionalism

Dr. Namita Ruparel

Assistant Professor HR

Prof. Dana Minbaeva

Professor of Strategic and Global Human Resource Management

Dr. Kauzo Yano

Fellow/ Corporate Officer Hitachi Ltd.

Mr. Doug Strycharczyk

HR Practitioner/ Trainer & Management Consultant

Ms. Low Peck Kem

President, Singapore Human Resources Institute

Dr. Santosh Bhave

Director, Human Resource Bharat Forge Limited

Mr. Raj Raghavan

Senior Vice President/ Head of Human Resources IndiGo


Prof. Rodney Clarke

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Ms. Shanthi Naresh

Partner India Business Leader

Dr. Fang Lee Cooke

Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM)

Prof. Rupak Zaidi

HR Practitioner, Trainer & Management Consultant

Ms. Vivian Cruz

IECL Executive & Organization Coach

Mr. Sunil Puri

Senior Director/ Head of Asia Research Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

Mr. Johannes Eckold

Director HCM Transformation, ASEAN Oracle

Mr. Erik Del Castillo

General Manager Talent Management ASEAN Human

Ms. Sunita Bhuyan

Violinist and HR practitioner on Wellness

Dr. Subramaniam Muthuraman

Faculty of Business Studies, Arab Open University, Oman Branch, Muscat


Ms. Ai Yat Goh

Visual Strategist | Storyteller | Entrepreneur | Educator

Dr. Udaya Indraratna

Chief Executive Officer, Ajlan & Bros Holding Group

Prof. Danushka Bollegala

Head of Data Mining and Machine Learning Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool

Dr. Jocelyn Pick

President The Profiles Group

Mr. Peter Cappelli

Director Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School, Professor of Education – University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Jane Parker

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations School of Management, Massey University

Mr. Christian Rangen

Founder/ CEO Strategy Tools

Mr. Carsten Ley

Founder, Experience OKR & Agile Consultant, Asia PMO-Web

Mr. Antony Thomas

Global HR Expert Middle East/Asia

Mr. Naveen Kumar

Managing Partner & Founder Beacon Advisory LLP.


Prof Ajantha Dharmasiri

CIPM Council Member, Co-Chair / Programme

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