WORKPLACE CULTURE

MASTERCLASS

Join us to hear firsthand how the leaders of the 2021 Singapore Best Workplaces™️ build workplaces that inspire purpose, engage people and impact lives.

WORKPLACE CULTURE MASTERCLASS 3.0

Micron's Journey to Becoming A Best Workplace™

Site visit & Panel discussion. Admin Fee: $50.00 SGD

24 May 2022 14:00-16:00

FEATURING

Lim Lee Yong

Senior Director, Micron Singapore

Gianpaolo Mettifogo

Vice President of Assembly and Test, Micron Singapore

Manufacturing organizations have an unique set of challenges they face on a daily basis. This Workplace Culture Masterclass will shed light on the steps organizations in the Manufacturing industry can take to become a Best Workplace™. The panel discussion seeks to learn from Micron on its journey to becoming a Best Workplace™.

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WORKPLACE CULTURE MASTERCLASS 2.0

Emerging Stronger from COVID-19 as #1 on the World’s Best Workplaces™️ List

12 April 2022 03:00 PM SGT

FEATURING

Christopher Ong

Managing Director, DHL Express Singapore

DHL has always stood firmly by a People First culture as part of their Business Strategy. From its transformational FOCUS strategy launched in 2009 to its “Strategy 2025 – Delivering Excellence in a Digital World”, Motivated People has been its main driver of service quality and business performance. Even when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, DHL Express Singapore continued to engage its workforce in innovative ways. As a result, it successfully navigated challenges posed by the pandemic and made its way to the top spot as the Best Workplace in Singapore in 2020 at the peak of the crisis, and subsequently in 2021. Find out from Christopher Ong, Managing Director DHL Express Singapore, how DHL Express Singapore turned crisis into opportunity to emerge stronger as an Employer of Choice.

WORKPLACE CULTURE MASTERCLASS 1.0

Psychological Safety in a Great Workplace

8 March 2022, 3pm SGT

FEATURING

Jitender Khurana

General Manager, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia and Myanmar at Signify

In this 30-minute webinar we learned how creating a psychologically safe workplace leads to a high trust culture for Signify – ranked #1 Singapore Best Workplace™️ (Small) 2020/2021.

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Lim Lee Yong

Senior Director, Micron Singapore

Lim Lee Yong is Micron Singapore’s Senior Director with 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, spanning across process and equipment engineering, process integration, manufacturing operation and quality management. She is currently leading a big engineering team in all aspects of process and equipment work. Her team manages the fab engineering functions to continuously improves the fab’s performance and achieve best-in-class performance of Micron’s products. She is always fascinated to build a motivating and high-performance team.

Lee Yong is an active steering committee member of Micron Women’s Leadership Network and the chairman of Frontend Technical Engineering Council Team. She has a vision to create and cultivate an inspiring culture promoting technical and managerial leadership. She is also serving as an industrial advisory committee member for SIT-TUM EDE and was invited to be the UWEE speaker to promote women in STEM.

Lee Yong earned a Bachelor’s degree (1st class) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

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Gianpaolo Mettifogo

Vice President of Assembly and Test, Micron Singapore

Gianpaolo Mettifogo is currently Micron Singapore’s Vice President of Assembly and Test. He is responsible for aligning Micron’s goal, strategy and leadership for Assembly and Test at Micron Singapore.

Mr. Gianpaolo began his career with MEMC Italy as a Process Engineer in 1995. He moved to MEMC Japan in 2000 where he assumed roles of increasing responsibilities across different functions, from R&D to Process Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing, eventually being appointed as President of MEMC Korea/Japan, where he led their new 300mm line start up. In 2011, he relocated to Malaysia to lead SunEdison Semiconductor Ipoh (formerly MEMC) in ramping the pilot line to mass production. He then honed his HR knowledge as the Senior Director for HR Global Operations in SunEdison before joining Micron in 2017.

After joining Micron, Mr. Gianpaolo led the Outsource Assembly and Test (OSAT) sub-contractor team as Senior Director and was responsible for leading Micron OSAT subcontractor partnership and developing strategic OSAT business plans. Subsequently, Mr. Gianpaolo took on the responsibility as MSB Managing Director in 2019 and has been leading the MSB team to drive excellence in operation and quality products for assembly, test and module/SSD.

Mr. Gianpaolo is a male ally of Micron Women’s Leadership Network (MWLN). He also serves as a sponsor for the Singapore Chapter of Micron PRIDE + Allies, an employee resource group supporting LGBTQ+ team members (and their allies) to thrive as their authentic selves in the workplace and community.

Mr. Gianpaolo holds a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Turin Polytechnic Institute (Italy) and a Certification in General Management Program from Harvard Business School (US).

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Christopher Ong

Managing Director, DHL Express Singapore

Mr. Christopher Ong is currently the Managing Director of DHL Express Singapore, a position he has held since November 2018. Responsible for driving sustainable growth in this key market in Asia Pacific for DHL Express, Chris has focused the business on delivering great service quality for local customers. As the chosen location for the DHL South Asia Hub, Singapore is vital to the DHL business and aviation network.

A strong advocate of corporate stewardship, Chris has been invited to share his views publicly and at business forums on a variety of business topics including SME strategies, trade and logistics, e-commerce, digitalization and people engagement. He currently sits on the judging panel of the Singapore Business Awards, the nation’s most prestigious accolades in the business and corporate sectors. Under his leadership, DHL Express Singapore continues to be one of the most trusted name in logistics, having won numerous recognition in employee practices, customer service and information technology.

Chris first joined DHL Express in October 2006 as Vice President, Business Development at the Asia Pacific Regional Office and was responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, Partnerships and Planning for the region. He subsequently took on additional responsibilities in 2009 to drive DHL’s First Choice (Six Sigma) and GOGREEN corporate programs for Asia Pacific. In October 2011, he was appointed as Country Manager of DHL Express Vietnam, a key growth market for the DHL network. In March 2014, Chris moved to Kuala Lumpur and took on the role of Managing Director of DHL Express Malaysia & Brunei, where he managed over 1,200 employees and 27 facilities, including 7 international gateways, spread across East and West Malaysia and Brunei.

In his time with DHL, Chris has been actively investing in people to ensure high levels of employee engagement and motivation. This focus on people has been recognized over the years at multiple awards conferred by organizations such as Top Employer, Great Place to Work as well as Aon Hewitt, which crowned DHL Express Malaysia as Best of the Best Employer in Malaysia for 2018.

In 2020, DHL Express Singapore was also named as the #1 Singapore Best Workplace by the Great Place to Work Institute. This was a climb up from #6 in 2018 to the top position in a span of two years. It was a notable win as 2020 saw unprecedented challenges in the logistics industry brought on by the pandemic, which was effectively mitigated under Chris’s corporate stewardship and strong belief in prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of employees.

Beyond people, Chris has also been championing initiatives to drive ever improving service quality while promoting cross-border eCommerce to SMEs. He has been spearheading strategies that led to improved delivery experiences for both merchants and buyers, increasing customer loyalty as well as targeting SMEs to assist them in becoming more competitive in the international market and ride the wave of global trade.

Chris is also a great believer in giving back to the community and has been actively pushing the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda. He was personally involved in supporting educational programs at SOS Villages Vietnam and Teach for Malaysia schools, where he co-taught classes with Fellows and mobilized colleagues to refurbish classrooms as well as improve the school environment for the students. He has also been active in driving climate change initiatives at both regional and country levels by advocating investments in energy efficient lighting, electric vehicles, solar powered facilities and the planting of trees.

Prior to joining DHL in 2006, Chris spent about 10 years with Temasek Holdings, the Singapore Government-owned Sovereign Wealth Fund, where he was responsible for originating, evaluating and executing investments as well as managing and restructuring companies around the globe. At Temasek Holdings, he was involved in transactions in the Transport, Logistics, Telecom, Media, Technology, and Manufacturing sectors.

Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, US.

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Jitender Khurana

General Manager, *Signify in Singapore, and Brunei, Cambodia and Myanmar

*In May 2018, Signify became the new name for Philips Lighting and continues to carry the world’s favourite lighting brands like Philips for professional and home lighting, Color Kinetics for dynamic architectural and landmark lighting, as well as Interact in lighting for the Internet of Things across various industry sectors.

Jitender has been with Signify since 1999 and has experience in varied roles in postings to four different regions. First, as a Business Development Manager in India, followed by a promotion to Commercial Leadership in the Middle East. He then proceeded to take on global responsibilities in the Netherlands in Marketing for Professional Lamps, before coming to Singapore in 2013 to head the company’s Professional Lighting business in Singapore. While doing so, Jitender has also taken up a leadership role for International Accounts across ASEAN Pacific. In January 2018, Jitender was appointed the company’s General Manager for Singapore and emerging SE Asia markets, to accelerate the growth and transformation in both professional and home lighting.

In Singapore, his passion has been to drive the growth of connected lighting systems and services. Under his leadership, his team has achieved the top rank in Southeast Asia for the fastest growth in smart systems and services, with doubling of sales in these areas in the last 2 years.

Jitender is trained as an Engineer with post-graduate qualifications in Marketing Strategy from Delhi University, India.

Jitender resides in Singapore with his wife and his two daughters.

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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.

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