On November 5, HR leaders in Singapore from a variety of industries joined global HR executive Syed Ali Abbas and Odgers Berndtson Managing Director Andie Rees for an open discussion on a topic of particular interest in the region:

Abbas opened the discussion by noting that Asian talent is increasingly breaking into country lead and functional regional leadership roles but there still seems to be a glass ceiling when it comes to roles like the CEO of Asia Pacific and roles with global responsibilities. HR executives of global businesses face two different pressures when it comes to Asian talent. On the one hand, companies want diverse business teams that understand and reflect the customers they are serving. On the other hand, the business wants to hire and promote leaders that perform at a high level and achieve quick results.

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