Trust. It’s the main ingredient in building a great workplace for all. Establishing a foundation of trust in the workplace culture is the smartest investment you can make for your organization. Our Great Place to Work® Trust Model© outlines the definition of a great workplace, and trust in leadership is at the core.
Working at Great Place to Work provides an unparalleled opportunity to partner with some of the biggest brands, most creative minds and inspiring leaders who sit at the forefront of creating and maintaining innovative and successful organizations. We welcome talented, high-energy, fun team members to join our team and help us create a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces.
Joni is deeply motivated by Great Place to Work’s compelling mission to transform Singapore’s workplace culture to a happier, more engaged and productive workforce for her compatriots.
She is consummately passionate about people and in developing their potential. With more than three decades of experience in HR development, Joni’s rich corporate and personal experience coupled with her engaging personality, has enabled her to connect with clients across all industries and participants across staff levels. As a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching executive coach, Joni finds purpose and fulfilment in working with leaders through the coaching process to achieve positive and sustainable growth in their leadership effectiveness. As an energetic mother of five and a devoted grandmother of two, Joni is active in giving back to community as a Justice of the Peace. The epitome of a multi-tasker, she also chairs the upcoming Children’s Museum Singapore, Methodist Schools’ Foundation, the management board of Fairfield Methodist Schools and I Love Children, a parenthood advocacy. She is also the deputy chairperson of MCI’s Films Appeal Committee and serves on the board of the National Heritage Board.
Evelyn (or Eve as she is affectionately known) delights in a partnership approach with clients which sees her co-developing strategies with them to create a great workplace culture.
She has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Leadership roles, both in organizations and in a consulting capacity.
Evelyn is optimistic and focused in heading the expansion of Great Place to Work®️ offices in ASEAN and she is convinced that just as the region is growing exponentially on the economic front, the work of building great workplaces FOR ALL™ must go in tandem with economic growth. With a degree in Business Administration specializing in Human Resources, she was later awarded a scholarship by the Singapore government to pursue her Masters in Business Administration with the Singapore Management University.
A proud mother of 3, Evelyn takes the role of parenting very seriously – she is strict yet giving, result-focused yet generous. Together with her husband Roland, they relish exploring new cultures and beautiful places around the world, usually on leisurely self-drive holidays before the days of Covid. She tells us that she cannot wait to travel again to satiate her wanderlust.
Ben is the man that does the all serious stuff of Finance, Admin and Payroll matters of the organisation and naturally so, with his qualification as a fully qualified Certified Public Accountant.
In truth, he is more than happy to facilitate all questions big and small. Prior to joining Great Place to Work, he spent 11 years living in Melbourne, Australia where he enjoyed the great outdoors and the four seasons. Benjamin has worked in a variety of industries in the last 20 years with experiences ranging from small R&D start-ups to large petroleum conglomerates. When he is not crunching numbers on the computer, you will most likely find him enjoying a bowl of gelato or catching up on the latest Chinese drama.
Isabelle knows that to lead the way, one must walk the path first. She ventured into the Organizational Development field for the sole purpose of enriching and positively impacting lives by supporting organizations in becoming a great place to work for all.
Belle as she prefers to be known, currently leads the Customer Success team providing support for workplaces to continuously improve on their workplace culture. Prior to joining Great Place to Work, Belle was the sole HR practitioner in a Marine Services organization. In her subsequent stint at a consulting firm, she became an integral team member running operations of assessment and selection of organizations for national employer awards. Beyond work, Belle enjoys spending time with her partner and their 2 lovely dogs. She indulges in the latest series of Anime and will never refuse a glass of ice-cold beer.
Maggie is truly a citizen of the world, having lived in Manila, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
With over 15 years of customer relationship management experience, she is skilled in aligning businesses with market trends and customer needs. As the business world continues to evolve, Maggie believes in a flexible ‘consultative’ approach where she understands the needs of her customers and delivers what they need. She is adept in tapping on a combination of sales and marketing skills and is delighted to help her customers achieve their targets and be successful. In her recreation time, she enjoys cooking with her son by finding innovative ways to whip up new adaptations of original recipes.
Denise is a people advocate and a firm believer that company success is a direct result of employee success.
Her mission at Great Place to Work is to help her clients evaluate and elevate their company culture. Denise holds a Psychology Degree from the University of the Philippines. She is a licensed Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Mental Health Frontliner. When she’s not managing projects, her weekends are spent meditating to music, watching films, practicing yoga, or experimenting in the kitchen. Her idea of a perfect day includes an iced coffee by the beach, diving in the ocean, and eating good food with friends and family.
Mei-Shaan’s previous work experience as a financial advisor has led her to recognise the importance of building a strong relationship with her clients.
Believing that employee engagement drives company success, Mei-Shaan is dedicated to working with her clients to assess needs and to build a culture of trust in the workplace. Her mission at Great Place to Work is to help companies uncover blind spots and maximise their strengths, creating a positive environment where employees are valued, supported and nurtured. Always on the move, her weekends are spent working up a sweat at a dance class, or gleaning insights on the concept of loyalty by spending time with her 2 beloved dogs.
Mira’s role involves taking a holistic approach to managing the customer experience by ensuring the customer has the resources, tools and support to make the most of their employee survey experience and Great Place to Work-Certification™.
Outside of work Mira indulges in her love for gardening, cooking and spending time with her family and pets.
Lily is positively responsible for business development and the list process at Great Place to Work® ASEAN & ANZ
A natural and high-energy leader, she is passionate in helping organizations build a High-Trust High-PerformanceTM culture at their workplace. With more than two decades of experience in work-life consultancy, training, courseware development, culture coaching and engagement with organization leaders at all levels, she brings with her a lifelong belief in co-creating strategic impact in business performance that is values-driven and trust-focused. Lily has developed training modules in alignment with the competency frameworks under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) and is certified in DiSC Personal Profiling facilitation and the local Employability Skills System Training & Assessment. A self-described travel nut, Lily loves to take off to different parts of the world with her husband and teenage son to experience new cultures, landscapes, cuisines and to return home with fresh insights and experiences.
Kristi brings to the company a decade-long experience in Relationship Management and with her chirpy personality, she promises that every client experiences the Great Place To Work spirit and care.
She is committed in only recommending what companies need and is consistent in accompanying every organisation that comes into the Great Place to Work fold on their journey of transformative change. Kristi quips that she is the kind of friend that you may have just met but she strikes a familiar and warm chord to those who know her. When she is not on calls, Kristi is a mum to her beautiful 1-year-old daughter and Charlie the Chow Chow dog. Her other daily indulgence is to have spicy food and she often prefers noodles over rice anytime.
Swee Seng manages the ASEAN markets in sales and marketing with a focus on Indonesia and Vietnam.
Previously, he had worked with organizations on employee competency development across Asia, from Mongolia to Timor-Leste. Swee Seng believes that learning should be valued as a lifelong process in this ever-changing world. During his free time, he enjoys playing a game of squash and strumming his guitar.
Toni has close to two decades of experience having worked in partnership with Singapore government agencies, SMEs, MNCS and Fortune 100 companies across industries and geographies.
With a deep conviction in the timeless approach of being open, transparent and respectful to others, Toni is committed to enriching the lives of thousands of employees by building great places to work For All™. Her personal mission is to inspire leaders to build a culture of trust in the workplace and elevate employee experience. With her husband Camilo and their son Joaquin, Toni is currently based in Singapore. A deeply devoted mother, she hopes that the journey of parenting will be the best adventure of her life; and the world is a playground for their family as they enjoy exploring and travelling together.
Pamela is the thinker when it comes to research reports and trends as she makes sense of what it means.
She has over two decades of consulting and policy experience helping organizations in their journey to become fair and progressive employers. She believes that every organization has the potential to be a great workplace, and works with data to distil insights and develop resources to help them. When Pamela puts on her hat in content development, research and recognition, she works with organizations to improve their workplace practices and create an inclusive environment for their employees. When she’s not burrowing down the rabbit hole of numbers and words, she’s immersed in a new Netflix series or catching up with friends over a good meal and drinks.
Raymond is an accountant by training and has spent much of his professional life as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Unlike karate, he helps leaders and organisations in different industries achieve breakthrough results by helping them align their strategy with their people, processes and programs through effective problem-solving and strategy implementation. He brings his wealth of experiences to help Great Place to Work clients distil their survey results to create great workplace cultures that lay the firm foundation for business success. Raymond is a talent-builder, having trained and coached hundreds of leaders and staff in systematic problem-solving skills. He is also a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach and a LEGO® Serious Play facilitator, using these tools in strategy development, team building, problem solving, visioning and leadership development. Outside of work, Raymond serves actively in his local church as a marriage preparation facilitator and marriage mentor. Being an avid gardening enthusiast, Raymond gets regular complaints from his teenage children that he spends more time talking to his plants than to his kids.
Valentina brings 25 years of experience in organisational development, people and culture, and teaching and training experience from across higher education, government and private sectors in Australia and Myanmar (Burma).
In the past 15+ years, she has been focused on employee engagement, workplace culture, leadership development and strategic planning. Her recent HR leadership roles included heading up functional HR teams in large and complex organisations, including crisis management during the pandemic and political unrest. She exercises her passion for people development by teaching, mentoring and coaching young HR professionals in the areas of HR, management and career planning. Valentina is a strong advocate for full-person wellness, and achieves balance through yoga, outdoor activities, cooking and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Chau spent most of her 28 years working experience as a change and transformation facilitator in all four areas of organisation development interventions.
In addition to designing and managing learning roadmaps and certification pathways, she has developed training materials and conducted thousands of training and coaching hours to participants with diversified learning and development objectives for both internal and external customers in Vietnam, Malaysia and Korea. Chau is the first Vietnamese to be awarded the prestigious Intel Corporate award High Performing Instructor. Her heart is all about community commitment as she initiated, managed and co-delivered career counselling workshops for students. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Chau organised webinars on mental health and Diversity & Inclusion topics for a mixed group of professionals. Her relaxation approach is a combination of a cold beer over a Korean or Taiwanese drama or a Hollywood rom-com.
Rhea is a trusted solutions architect who enjoys co-creating with clients their people strategy to transform the vision for their organizations into a reality.
She has 25+ years of experience in leadership, human resources and organization development consulting working with private and public organizations across various industries in the Philippines and ASEAN. Rhea is a certified Transformative Coach, a mentor to aspiring leaders and an advocate for employee wellbeing. ”Every employee has a story and each story matters when it comes to shaping workplace culture. My commitment is to help my clients know these stories and discover its power.” When off-line, Rhea connects with the environment through long-distance running and recycling bottles and plastic, a personal mission to help save the planet one bottle at a time.
Bernadette is a digital marketing whiz with experience managing marketing for brands in Europe, Australia, UK and Asia.
She aims to connect companies, employees, and communities to experience a Great Place to Work® For All™ through the best way she knows how – online platforms. Living and breathing digital-first strategies, Bernadette brings together our regions’ marketing approach so we can reach more people to help them get Certified™ and helps our clients with amplifying their own employer brands. As a digital native, she works wherever her laptop is and her favourite hobby is travelling and meeting new people.
Lleufer enjoys learning new things and thrives in a working environment that allows for acquisition of new skills and experiences.
Today, he helps Great Place to Work® certified companies build on certification pride, elevating their employer brand and organizing events such as speaking engagements, collaboration, and the annual Best Workplaces™ event across markets. He believes in showcasing the journey of great workplaces and to inspire other companies in the importance of having a high-trust workplace culture. During his free time, he loves to workout at the gym, a consistent routine he keeps, never refuses a good drink with his mates and loves exploring new places.
Daphne believes in building community-relatable content, telling stories through narratives that add value in today’s workplace and in culture-building.
Her idea of a great workplace is one that thrives on openness, support and inclusivity while building trust and working towards a common business growth and purpose. A journalist, she spent 15 years writing for trade publications, lifestyle magazines and broadsheet supplements. Daphne was also active in the Parent Support Group of her daughters’ school, chairing the volunteer-run committee for 3 years. A mum of two teenagers and two adopted dogs, she enjoys riding on her trusty bicycle to discover new sights and sounds in Singapore.
Kathi is our in-house events organiser with a flair for cooking! She loves being part of the awesome team at Great Place to Work and is a regular supporter of team outings to promote camaraderie and team spirit.
A firm believer in systematic processes to benefit work productivity, Kathi has a heart for the quieter and unspoken voices in work teams and has always been an advocate for the needs of such. She handles the planning and execution of every Great Place to Work webinar and event. Chilling out with a glass of wine in the company of good friends is Kathi’s idea of a perfect evening and to top it off, indulging in the favourite past-time of most Singaporeans – eating yummy local food!
Pranav is an experienced conference curator with a history in curating TEDx conferences, workshops and conferences.
Pranav holds a Master’s degree from Singapore Management University with a specialisation in Operations & Supply Chain Management while studying finance for his undergraduate studies. Today, he works closely with the clients to direct and ensure that they are receiving the right tools and support in becoming a Great Place to Work. After work, you will find him working out on the bike, clocking his distance on a run or doing laps in the pool to prepare for Ironman triathlons.
ABOUT OUR METHOLOGY
To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.
ABOUT OUR METHODOLOGY
The Best Workplaces in Asia List
Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions with the publication of the annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories:
To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. For the 2021 Asia List, companies ranked on the national list in the Philippines will also be included. Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements:
Multinationals also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020.