Nominated by Ilja Rijnen (Regional HR Director for Emerging Asia) and Ana Garcia Duffy (HR Director for International Supply Chain and HR Operations) at Beam Suntory
“Since we hired Kaiwei she showed an extraordinary potential and degree of autonomy that made us immerse her in initiatives that went beyond her responsibilities as HR Executive for South East Asia.
“Thanks to Kaiwei, we have now a set of policies for both Singapore and Taiwan, which she volunteered to make happen. Kaiwei has always been located in Singapore but was offered a role in Madrid last year to be our International HRIS expert and she didn´t hesitate to accept. She has a great future ahead.”
Kaiwei’s advice to other women just starting out in HR
“If you are just starting out and you don´t know which HR specialization to start from, try to go for a more generalized role for around three years or more. Learn the foundation of HR, then find your interest in whichever area you want to venture into.”