HR job moves from ST Engineering, Dyson, Software AG, and more


Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week.

If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email

HR practitioner appointments

Hwee Siong Lee takes on VP HR role at ST Engineering
Integrated engineering group ST Engineering has promoted Hwee Siong Lee to Vice President Human Resources, HR Leader Marine Sector, effective January 2019. Lee moves up from Assistant Vice President Human Resources, and brings with him 20 years of accelerated HR experience in areas of strategic HR management, HR shared services, workforce planning, and more.

He has also worked in the SAF for 25 years, having attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lee has previously held HR leadership roles in Keppel Singmarine, Keppel Corporation and Nakilat Keppel Offshore & Marine. Lee is based in Singapore.

Speaking to Human Resources about his immediate priorities in this new role, he said: “The workforce is vital in our labour intensive industry. Our focus is to level up and future ready our workforce for the digitalisation economy.”

Dyson appoints Jon-paul Pritchard Global Lead, Talent Acquisition
Based in Singapore, Jon-paul Pritchard is now Global Lead, Talent Acquisition at British technology company Dyson, focusing on the engineering, manufacturing, research, and operations communities. He has previously taken on high profile roles in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia and most recently in Asia Pacific, from executive search to board consulting and most recently internal executive talent and strategy. He was most recently Talent Acquisition Head at Toll Group.

Kingley Lim is now Senior Talent Partner at JUUL Labs
Electronic cigarette company JUUL Labs has welcomed Kingley Lim as Senior Talent Partner. He moves from his role as HR Business Partner at CFLD International. Kingley has close to 10 years of professional experience in both human resources and financial services consulting, as well as agency and in-house experiences in talent acquisition, talent management, campus recruitment, employer branding, and business partnering. He is based in Singapore.

HR solutions provider appointments

Tessa Lowe takes on new role within Robert Half
Hong Kong-based Tessa Lowe, formerly Division Director at Robert Half, is now the employment agency’s Head of Talent Acquisition, Asia. Lowe has been with the company since 2015, starting as Senior Consultant and moving up to Senior Resource Manager – Management Resources.
She has also previously worked in Thomson Reuters as Talent Acquisition Specialist, and Randstad Hong Kong as Manager – Assessment Centre & Special Projects.

Software AG appoints Anneliese Schulz as President for Asia Pacific and Japan
The enterprise software provider has appointed Anneliese Schulz (pictured) as Regional President for Software AG Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), – a step up from Schulz’s previous role as Vice President of Software AG Asia. The youngest regional president in Software AG’s history, Schulz will be succeeding Mike Saxton, who has recently been appointed to Global Head of Alliances and Channel.


In her new role, Schulz will be responsible for spearheading business operations, expanding the partner ecosystem, and driving growth and revenue across the region. Based in Singapore, she will report to John Schweitzer, Software AG’s Chief Customer Officer. Meanwhile, Marco Warrens, President, Software AG Japan and Stuart Rees, VP for Software AG ANZ will be reporting to Schulz.

“My key thrust is to drive the alignment of IT and business requirements, while streamlining the implementation of services such as IoT through better customer engagement across the region,” said Schulz.

If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email

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