Meow Koon (MK)
As the Director of Human Resources for ITOCHU Corporation in Asia, MK instituted a number of HR initiatives to help the company embark on the expansion of its business operations to achieve global presence.
During his career, MK had on numerous occasions built and enhanced HR infrastructure and put in place appropriate HR policies and programs for companies located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Shanghai.
In recent years, MK has been actively involved in reviewing and improving the rewards programs in Asia Pacific, including an in-depth strategic review of organizations based in China and India. He has also consulted on due diligence activities for a number of Merger & Acquisition (M&A) projects.
His expertise lies in recruitment, compensation and benefits design, corporate culture transformation, employee relations and HRIS (PeopleSoft, SAP and various local vendors) implementation. He is very passionate in promoting the use and integration of technology in clients’ business operations to enhance HR productivity and performance.
MK is a Chartered Secretary of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Association of Certified Accountants, UK. He also attended the University of Michigan Advance Human Resource Executive Programme. He was a Past Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Human Resources Institute and Chairman of its International Affairs Committee