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The Adrian Tan Show

The Adrian Tan Show

By Adrian Tan
Welcome to the Adrian Tan show – the podcast where I interview esteemed guests and experts on how they are enabling organisations to become ready for the future of work.

My guests include mindfulness coach, financial management experts, learning gurus and many more.

They all have one thing in common and that is to help level up your organisations through your people.
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#11 - Loke Qian Li, Straits Interactive

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#29 - Deborah Tan-Pink, Revolut
Deborah Tan-Pink is the Senior Communications Manager at Revolut Singapore, having joined them in October 2020. Previously, she was the CEO of an edtech startup. Revolut gives customers the power to spend, transfer, and control their money without ridiculous bank charges. Together, the Revolut app and contactless payment card let their customers have a frictionless experience when it comes to using and managing their money at home or on a holiday. They are Europe’s fastest-growing FinTech with a valuation of US$5.5 billion and their incredible technology has enabled us to grow at a rate of 30,000 users a day. With social features such as Gifting, Rewards, Bill Splitting, Group Vaults and Donations, Revolut adapts to your lifestyle and goes beyond being just a multi-currency travel card. Whether you’re running a business or running out for pizza, Revolut is building a super app to help you get more out of your money. Deborah Tan-Pink LinkedIn Revolut Website Internship at Revolut My previous podcast with Deborah --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
November 24, 2020
#28 – Daniel Callaghan, Veremark & Workplace Accelerator
Daniel Callaghan is the CEO of Veremark and the Managing Partner at the Workplace Accelerator. Veremark is a category leader in the space of Career Credential Verification and Management. They enable companies around the world to hire with greater confidence and reduced risk through checking the integrity and data points of candidates claims during the hiring process. They also provide the candidates with a career passport so that the industry can eliminate repetitive and wasteful checks and have a smoother hiring process. A Brit in Singapore for 3 years now, Daniel came here to run the corporate innovation and ventures arm for a global recruitment company across APAC before deciding to return to entrepreneurship. He has been in HR Tech for a decade now having set up his first venture straight out of business school. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Daniel Callaghan LinkedIn Veremark website Veremark LinkedIn Workplace Accelerator website Workplace Accelerator LinkedIn --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
November 19, 2020
#27 – Syed Ali Abbas, Epitome
Syed Ali Abbas is the Chief Strategy Officer of Epitome Global, a next-generation employability technology, services and analytics company headquartered in Singapore. Epitome is an employability technology, services and analytics company. It was founded in Singapore in mid-2016 as CXS International and won the Alibaba Cloud Startup contest held in Malaysia in 2017. After initial success in the talent assessment and analytics space; they expanded into learning management systems and learning experience platforms. In this role, he is responsible for company strategy, people, partnerships and corporate matters. Previously, Abbas was the Group HR Director for Global Fashion Group (GFG), a global portfolio of fashion e-commerce startups in various regions of the world including ZALORA in Asia. Abbas also served as the Chief HR Officer for the Pacnet Group, a leading Asian telecom and data centre operator, and Executive Director of HR (the Asia Pacific and India) for AT&T Inc, a leading Fortune 500 company. In addition to his day job, Abbas serves as a member of both the Executive Council of the Singapore Human Resources Institute and the Board Nominations Committee of AWWA Limited. He volunteers as a Mentor at the Workplace Accelerator, South East Asia's premier startup accelerator exclusively focused on the Future of Work. Abbas is also an angel investor focused on the “people tech” space, advises early-stage companies on strategy and advises large corporates on HRtech decisions. If you are looking to learn more about their talent assessments and talent analytics, reach out to them via e-mail or LinkedIn. And if your message is titled “Adrian Tan is my kaki” then they promise a nice discount. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Syed Ali Abbas LinkedIn Epitome website Epitome LinkedIn --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
November 12, 2020
#26 – Stephanie Nash, Thrive HR Exchange
Stephanie Nash is the Chief People Officer and Head of Global Ventures at ChapmanV. She is also Co-creator of the recently launched Thrive HR Exchange, a global community platform for HR professionals to find and exchange inspiration, ideas and insights relevant to the role, career and the future of work. In this role, she provides guidance across a broad portfolio of business interests and innovations in human resources. This includes ChapmanCG, a global HR executive search firm, the Thrive HR Exchange, an online community platform for HR professionals and investments in HR technology start-ups. She has more than two decades’ experience as a human resources leader working across the United States, Asia, Australia and South America. During this time, she served in senior HR roles for Fortune 500 companies, including Vice President of Human Resources Asia-Pacific at Allergen, Senior Director Human Resources Asia Pacific at Microsoft, and Group Manager, Human Resources, Base Metals at BHP Billiton. Prior to joining ChapmanV, Stephanie held the role of Chief People Officer at RedMart, where she oversaw the growth of the Singapore-based technology and eCommerce platform SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Stephanie Nash LinkedIn Thrive HR Exchange website Join the Thrive HR Exchange community Thrive HR Exchange Wellness Wednesdays --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
November 10, 2020
#25 – Mat Ward, Workmate
Mathew Ward is the founding CEO of Workmate, an end-to-end workforce management platform with a fully integrated worker network, custom-built to enable the blue-collar workforce. Workmate provides businesses with full visibility on their entire workforce through automating hiring, onboarding, scheduling, attendance, and performance reporting processes in one seamless system, while leveraging a qualified network of 50,000+ pre-vetted workers ready to fill gaps. Using historical worker performance data, Workmate equips businesses with the right tools to not only track but also optimize worker behaviour and has helped over 200 enterprise customers in the logistics, warehousing, F&B and events sectors increase worker retention and productivity. Workmate was founded in 2016, and has offices in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, and has raised over US$10m in funding to date. Prior to Workmate, he was the CEO and founding team member of Admax Network (acquired by Komli Media), Managing Director APAC for Lotame where he set up and launched their Asian business, and served on the advisory board of Ardent Capital. SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Mat Ward on LinkedIn Workmate website 2 Strategies to Drive Efficiency in Your Warehouse Workforce eBook Workmate Career page --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
November 5, 2020
#24 – Sergei Makhmodov, Daxtra
Sergei Makhmodov is the co-founding director of DaXtra Technologies, a world-leading specialist in Intelligent Process Automation (IA) solutions for the staffing and recruitment industry. He oversees the company’s growth and strategic business development across multiple territories by bringing his experience from several years working in the Recruitment sector in London, UK, and combining his industry knowledge with the NLP and AI expertise of fellow founders Steve Finch and Andrei Mikheev in early 2002. DaXtra offers a competitive advantage through their proprietary technology for high-accuracy multilingual CV and job parsing, semantic search and A.I. matching – helping organisations find the best available talent while keeping the cost-per-hire to a minimum. Their solutions seamlessly integrate with customers’ current ATS platforms and business processes and facilitate on-demand retrieval of highly relevant information quickly, intuitively and across multiple internal and external databases. With offices spanning the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia, DaXtra partners with over 2,500 customers globally and is capable of “understanding” over 40 languages in which resumes and jobs are written. DaXtra’s clients include many of the world’s top staffing companies, best boutique recruitment firms, job boards and Talent Acquisition departments of multinational corporations. New product promotion “DaXtra Search Nexus”: Their NEW game-changing search and match platform will unlock more value in your database. Achieve a higher ROI from your entire tech stack through precise targeting of candidates, enhanced job matching and intelligent ranking. With DaXtra Search Nexus, you can: Search everywhere from one platform Focus your search with pinpoint accuracy Find the most relevant candidates fast, ranked by skills and experience Find out more: To learn more about Daxtra: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Youtube Shownotes: Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
November 3, 2020
#23 – Jaime Ng, MatchCasts
Jaime Ng is the founder and CEO of MatchCasts, an Ad-Tech platform that automates podcast advertising for brands take the pain out of finding the right podcasts to create a campaign that resonates with their audience. Prior to building MatchCasts, Jaime was Chief Marketing Officer with RedMart and NTUC Link and spent over 18 years working in the US, UK and Southeast Asia building MarTech and AdTech platforms for companies such as MediaCorp, TripAdvisor (US), MySpace (US) and element14 (FTSE 250). Before COVID, she could be seen living in multiple cities in Southeast Asia several months at a time. Aside from building MatchCasts, Jaime is also an angel investor in various startups and consults on marketing and advertising technology globally. Join MatchCasts for free. MatchCasts is a FREE platform in Asia to help podcasters monetize their shows and get matched with advertisers. Linkedin: Twitter: Medium: Angellist: Startup by Gimlet - Founders Talk - The Twenty Minute VC - --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
October 29, 2020
#22 – Alan Heyward, O.C. Tanner
Alan Heyward is the Asia Pacific Managing Director of O.C. Tanner. He has been intimately involved in the industry for 15 years and has witnessed first-hand the evolution in corporate thinking when it comes to workplace culture and employee recognition – where once they were buzzwords and ‘nice to have’ HR initiatives, now they are seen by leading organisations around the world as business imperatives that lay the foundation of their success. Alan has partnered with many of the largest brands across the region in a broad range of industries including banking and financial services, retail, aviation, manufacturing, mining and resources, utilities and professional services to help create thriving workplace cultures. O.C. Tanner is an award-winning global leader in workplace culture and employee recognition, whose purpose is to help people thrive at work. Their products and services help HR leaders improve their workplace cultures, so people feel appreciated, do their best work and want to stay. This year, O.C. Tanner ranked top 5 in the employee recognition provider category of HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings and was listed in People Magazine’s top 50 companies that care. It has recently published its 2021 Global Culture Report, which provides actionable insights in navigating current and future issues of the workplace, based on interviews and survey results from 40,000 employees, leaders and executives in 20 countries. Global Culture Report 2021 Influence Greatness virtual conference O.C. Tanner website
October 27, 2020
#21 – Alvin Goh, Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)
Alvin Goh is the Executive Director at Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) and an accomplished international senior business manager with over 15 years’ of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that have translated to net bottom-line growth of USD100million. Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is a leading, not-for-profit, professional HR body, which represents a strong network of members, comprising individuals and organisations across diverse industries. The SHRI group - comprising SHRI Academy, SHRI Corporate Learning & Consultancy Hub and The Singapore Professionals’ & Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC) - offers a wide range of services to promote continuous learning, skills-upgrading and professional development. Committed to developing appropriate standards of HR, SHRI is a pioneer of Singapore’s HR Accreditation Framework, The Singapore HR Awards, The National Workplace Happiness Survey, The Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition and the Singapore HR Challenge for post-secondary and tertiary institutions. SHRI also works closely with national HR associations worldwide, such as the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to bring global and regional best HR practices and insights to people managers in Singapore. For five decades, SHRI’s brand has been synonymous with advancing and professionalising the HR profession, standards and practices. SHRI has relentlessly advocated the development of appropriate standards of human resource management and development which reflect global conditions and interests of the workforce. The Institute has stayed committed to preparing current and successive generations of people to compete and thrive in a globalised future, thereby supporting Singapore’s growth into a world-class nation. --- ☕ Help me create more Work Tech and HR Tech content on my blog and podcast channel by supporting me on buymeacoffee: —- 📲 Follow me on social: Instagram Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Check out my website:
October 22, 2020
#20 – James Chia, ArcLab
James Chia is Co-founder & CEO of ArcLab, a Mobile Learning SaaS platform empowering organisations to upskill deskless workforces. Their vision is to upskill the world’s deskless workforce. ArcLab empowers organisations to easily create, distribute and track training, sent directly to staff phones without the need for an app. ArcLab is backed by Spaze Ventures & Bisk Ventures and is part of Holon IQ’s SE Asia Ed Tech 50. ArcLab is James’ 2nd startup. He started his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, serving in London and Singapore as Portfolio Manager & Deputy Director. He is an Associate Lecturer at SIM Global Education, and volunteers as a community mentor to lower-income kids. James enjoys being present with family, reading, writing, running, macro-investing and technology. He’s is also a long- suffering Tottenham Hotspur fan. Listeners of my podcast get 10% off ArcLab’s Learning Design package under ArcLab Enterprise. Simply DM them at quoting “Adrian Tan” Connect with them on LinkedIn: & Try ArcLab Basic for yourself for free, with no obligation:
October 20, 2020
#19 – Christian Vetter, HRForecast
Christian Vetter is CEO and Co-Founder of HRForecast, dedicated to data-driven decision making, disruptive technologies and next-generation workforce management. Upon completion of his business studies, Christian Vetter held various positions in Sales and Supply Chain Planning departments at Siemens and its lighting division Osram. HRForecast is a Germany-based HR tech startup that answers tomorrow’s questions with the power of Big Data. Want to know what are the skills needed in your workplace tomorrow? HRForecast has the answers. Their solution includes stand-alone software solutions (SaaS), integrated data intelligence (Data-as-a-service) and consulting (Analytics-as-a-service). With a data pool of 30M job profiles and 1,500,000 global jobs crawled per 100+ multinational customers from multiple industries, HR Forecast is a finalist of Deloitte Fast 50 Award 2019, winner of HR Excellence Award 2019 and has offices in Munich, Bremen (Germany), Kyiv (Ukraine), Singapore (Asia)
October 15, 2020
#18 – Mayank Parekh, IHRP
Mayank Parekh is the CEO of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) since 2017. IHRP’s mission is to professionalise and strengthen HR practice in Singapore. Through a range of national human capital programmes such as the IHRP Certification, Human Capital Diagnostics Tool (HCDT) and IHRP Knowledge Partner Programme (KPP), IHRP sets the HR standards of excellence, develops HR as a strategic enabler of business and workforce transformation and fosters a vibrant HR services eco-system to drive innovation and change. Mayank has over 30 years of experience in regional, global HR and general management roles in both the public and private sectors. He has led initiatives for MNCs, spanning three continents, 30 countries, and teams of around 9,000. He has also led acquisitions, transformational change and partnered with key executives to develop and deploy business strategies during periods of rapid growth or cyclical downturns, across mature and developing markets. Mayank is passionate about the untapped value that good human capital practices can bring to organisations. Get $30 off your IHRP assessments by using the promo code ADRIANTAN30.
October 13, 2020
#17 – Sudhanshu Tewari, Rewardz
Sudhanshu Tewari is the Co-founder and CEO of Rewardz, a mobile-first leader in digital engagement solutions for employees, sales teams, customers, and B2B partners. He hails from a banking background with over a decade of experience with reputable investment banks, including JP Morgan, RBS, and Credit Suisse. Headquartered in Singapore, Rewardz is among the largest players and experts in digital engagement and incentives across Asia. Having served over 150 clients and 250,000 users in 19 countries, it offers cloud-based mobile and web platforms and plug-in solutions for any company’s engagement needs. Backed by Japan’s Benefit One, Rewardz remains focused on its vision of building globally relevant one-stop engagement and wellness platforms, CERRA and Flabuless, earning it coveted awards in this space. Rewardz solutions include a rich digital reward marketplace that is available across a wide range of categories to appeal to all lifestyles. Learn more about Sudhanshu at
October 8, 2020
#16 – Yasmine Khater, Sales Story Method
Yasmine Khater helps leaders use stories to stand out, attract more customers. All while inspiring their team and growing their business (and careers). For the past decade, Yasmine has been helping senior leaders in over 75 Fortune 500 and governments. And taught thousands of entrepreneurs and social leaders how to use stories to sell. Armed with a degree in psychology and communications. She is an aspiring “armchair” neuroscientist. Who loves to study how to improve sales by applying science to the brain. Yasmine comes from a mixed heritage and has lived in seven countries. And travelled to a quarter of the world.  Sharing powerful stories has helped her sell, crowdfund and speak to thousands. Yasmine has worked with brands like DBS, Salesforce Essilor, Linkedin, Credit Suisse, ClubMed, Danone,  GoJek and more. Yasmine is the lead researcher at the Sales Story Method. If you are looking to unleash your courage and share your story, get on our program waitlist Unforgettable Storyteller. If you are struggling with selling online and looking to get your next (or first) three clients online, check out Remote Sales Kit. Instagram: yasminekhater Linkedin: Yasmine Khater Facebook:
October 6, 2020
#15 – Nigel Hembrow, Astronaut
Nigel Hembrow is the CEO and Co-Founder of Astronaut.  Astronaut is a web & mobile video interview platform that supports asynchronous communications, making recruitment fast and fun for Employers of all sizes. They also work with RPOs, Universities & Assessment Centers to virtualize & automate their interviews, pre-employment assessment, course admissions, field research, online learning & more key processes. Some of their users include Sampoerna, KornFerry, NUS, IMDA, Go-Jek, Pegadaian, Google, Kompas Gramedia, DANAdidik & many more. Previously in large-scale real estate & infrastructure project management, he was lured to Singapore and early-stage B2B software ventures in 2010. With strong experience in recruitment agency, remote team building, that led to the creation of Astronaut ( that is based in Jakarta. Sign up for a free 30-day account. Simply go to to create your account.  Learn more about Astronaut at: website career page
October 1, 2020
#14 – Gordon Ng, Talenox
Gordon Ng is the co-founder of Talenox, a cloud-based hr software that focuses on simplifying payroll and leave management so companies can easily meet their payroll compliance requirements. They do this by delivering great user experience through design and superb customer support. Headquartered in Singapore, Talenox has been nominated Best Payroll Software by HRM Asia and is partners with Asia’s leading banks such as DBS and OCBC. Talenox has also localised for Malaysia and Hong Kong. Prior to Talenox, he has been in the business of collectables trading, education and technology for the past 10+ years. He is always passionate about great product design, education and building up the culture of entrepreneurship in Singapore. Sign up for Talenox Start Digital through: DBS - OCBC - You can also visit their social media pages for more information: Talenox Facebook - Talenox LinkedIn - Talenox Twitter -
September 29, 2020
#13 – Jay Huang, Pulsifi
Jay Huang is the co-founder and CEO at Pulsifi. He is passionate about helping people unleash their potential. Pulsifi was founded to help organisations truly understand their people and make better people decisions, using data, predictive analytics, and AI. Pulsifi provides a People Data Platform to help organisations improve quality and efficiency in talent acquisition and talent management. Their approach is a combination of organisational psychology, data science and machine learning. This is done by analysing multi-dimensional data such as CVs, psychometric assessments, video interviews and employee records, to holistically understand each person across hard skills and soft traits, and predict outcomes like performance, work behaviours, job fit and culture fit with accuracy higher than 90%. Their clients include Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, Baxter, Heineken, Singtel, UOB, etc, across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand. Prior to Pulsifi, he was Head of Strategy at CtrlShift, an AI pioneer in people data for digital marketing and online advertising. He was also with The Boston Consulting Group and worked closely with organisations in addressing their biggest people challenges. Before that, Jay was also a venture capitalist and public servant. Learn more about Pulsifi at
September 21, 2020
#12 – Marcus Aw Yong, Sansan
Marcus Aw Yong is responsible for leading the Sansan Global Marketing team in driving demand generation and awareness in Asia Pacific and beyond. For over 10 years, Marcus has been helping companies compete at the forefront of the digital transformation landscape, and is a firm proponent of uplifting companies in deploying the right marketing strategies and techniques to achieve their business objectives. Sansan is a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Since 2007, it has been both enhancing and disrupting the contact management industry amid Japan’s traditional business culture. Sansan has become a trailblazer in business networking SaaS solutions. It created and dominates the business card contact market in Japan. And from the Singapore Global office, Sansan works to bring unique solutions adjusted to other parts of Asia and the world. With Virtual Cards, online contracts, and more features on the way, Sansan encourages digital transformation and new ways of working. And the world is starting to notice Sansan, and our 6,000+ corporate clients worldwide. Download Sansan's ebook on the Top 10 Tips to Drive More Sales Remotely here. To learn more about Sansan: Sansan Global LinkedIn Sansan Global Facebook New Sansan Virtual Cards Feature:
September 14, 2020
#11 - Loke Qian Li, Straits Interactive
Loke Qian Li is an international Fellow of Information Privacy and writes for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Data Protection Excellence Network and Bloomberg Law. Prior to joining Straits Interactive, he was Data Protection Officer and Director of an HR-tech firm. He is a co-developer and co-trainer of the module Data Protection Principles – China & Taiwan for SMU Academy and is a PDPC-appointed speaker on selected topics. Straits Interactive is a leading Data Protection Service Provider that is listed on the PDPC’s website and active in the region. They have helped hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals on their professional journey in Personal Data Protection. Learn at DPEX Network for more resources on your Data Protection Journey - HR professionals pay as little as $1,000 for a Hands-On DPO Training Course (after funding)  Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Data Protection Officers (DPO)
September 8, 2020
#10 - Stewart Chen, Co-Founder at Hireplace
Stewart Chen is the co-founder of Hireplace, a tech platform that brings speed dating to recruitment. We connect employers and candidates in a time-limited video interview format with multiple rooms, across geographies, managed through a brilliant queuing system. A tech entrepreneur with multi exits with more than 10 years of experience with building and scaling startups, Stewart is highly passionate about building products that matter. He has, over the years launched different digital solutions in the area of Banking, Trading, Procurement, Recruitment and eCommerce, winning the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 from 2008 to 2010. Learn more about Hireplace at Mention my show to him and get 3 free trials of Speed Interview Events!
September 1, 2020
#9 - Cheung Hoyin, CEO at Remo
Cheung Ho Yin is the founder and CEO of Remo, a video-first virtual workspace for remote and distributed teams that fosters real-time collaboration and strengthens company culture. Remo’s mission is to make remote working an awesome experience that allows people to develop deep and meaningful relationships where it is difficult to meet face to face. Hoyin is a serial entrepreneur, product manager, digital marketer with an 8-figure Amazon business, a mobile agency, and also a $1M ARR B2B SaaS company. His core passions lie in helping businesses to grow in a scalable way with software tools his team develops. Hoyin has over 7+ years of experience building remote teams and has worked with Fortune 100 companies like Nike, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, SunGard, and Cardinal Health. With experience in scaling 3 high growth companies from zero to multi-million dollars in revenue, Hoyin loves building businesses and processes for scale. He has developed expertise in creating and developing a B2B sales team, product management, and growth marketing  (PPC, SEO, content marketing, funnel optimization). Learn more about Remo at
August 17, 2020
#8 - Vinay Johar, CEO at RChilli
Vinay Johar is CEO and Founder at RChilli Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur, and RChilli is his third venture. As an accomplished entrepreneur, sales leader, and market strategist, he spends most of his time with enterprises, mentors, and thought leaders to understand bottlenecks in the recruitment process and solves them with niche products. Vinay is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to the HR Tech industry. He wanted to create products or services with minimum liabilities and minimum resources and sell them globally to fortune companies. While researching for his core product, he found that the companies are selling a resume parser as a luxurious product. This was the turning point that motivated Vinay to enter the HR Tech space with resume extraction as a commodity and make it affordable. With the right niche and technology, RChilli is now the most trusted partner for Parsing, Matching, and Data Enrichment for global recruiting platforms. At present, it is serving 1600+ customers in more than 33 countries across the globe.  Where a traditional recruitment process takes 45 days to close a job, RChilli is working on a mission to help recruiters to close it in less than 3-4 hours. Learn more about RChilli and it's amazing parsing technology at Please enjoy! Listen to the episode on Apple, Overcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on your favourite podcast platform.
August 11, 2020
#7 - Philipp Muedder, Head of WorkPlace, Partnerships & Financial Planning at StashAway
Philipp Muedder is the Head of WorkPlace, Partnerships & Financial Planning at StashAway, the digital wealth manager that intelligently navigates macroeconomic data, not the market ups and downs. Their clients get similar returns to benchmarks with just a fraction of the risk. Their proprietary investment strategy, ERAA (Economic Regime-based Asset Allocation) uses macroeconomic data to maintain each investors'​ personal risk preferences through any economic environment. ERAA's intelligent asset allocation approach minimises risk and maximises returns by reading thousands of data points to determine current and upcoming economic environments, navigating economic uncertainty, and seeking asset class valuation gaps. It's not magic; it's intelligent investing. StashAway personalises financial planning and portfolio management for the vast range of needs of retail and accredited investors alike. StashAway is available in Singapore and Malaysia Learn more about StashAway workplace platform at Exclusive Investing Offer for my listeners - Sign up with this personal invitation, and you get 50% fees deduction for the first SGD 50,000 invested for 6 months.
August 3, 2020
#6 - Mindfulness Coach Teacher Erin Lee
Erin Lee is Founder and Mindfulness Coach of Mindful Moments Singapore. She is a mindfulness practitioner and advocate of mindfulness as a way of life. It is her personal vision to help more and more people learn mindfulness skills and incorporate mindfulness practice into their daily lives to improve their well-being. Erin is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher as recognized by the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindfulness. Erin has completed the UCSD School of Medicine's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive as well as Advanced Teacher Training Intensive for MBSR and MBCT Teachers in California. Erin is trained to teach the .b mindfulness program to teenagers and young adults as recognized by the Mindfulness in Schools Project. Erin holds a Master of Science in Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is a Professional Certified Stress Management Consultant as recognized by the Institute of Motivational Living. ​Erin conducts mindfulness training for corporate clients and organizations in both English and Chinese and is also an experienced polytechnic lecturer.
July 29, 2020
CNA938 Money Mind - How Businesses Could Deal With The Coronavirus
I spoke with Stanley Leong and Chew Wui Lynn to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus has on businesses, the solutions companies could look at and policies they could adopt during these trying times.
February 12, 2020
Interview with CNA938 Money Mind
This is a recording done at CNA938 Money Mind segment. Hosted by Stanley Leong and Chew Wui Lynn, we talked about the prevalence of job movements around the Lunar New Year period. And how should employees and companies act or react in these situations.
January 15, 2020
#5: Award-winning HR Business Partner – Sam Neo
Based in Singapore, Sam is the founder of People Mentality Inc, a HR startup founded in 2017 to instill a people-centric mindset in leaders and organizations. Priort to this, he was serving at Changi Airport Group’s People Team as a Business Partner and Scholarship Engagement Officer. With over 4 years of accelerated HR experience in market leading companies such as Keppel Corporation and Changi Airport Group, his burning passion for HR has seen him take on a diverse range of roles in his young career including Talent Management, Business Partnership, Talent Acquisition, Corporate Social Responsibility and Staff Engagement among others. His strong belief in the potential of the profession is what drives him towards delivering excellence and great value to all his stakeholders.  Besides securing MOM's National Human Resource Scholarship in 2011, Sam's contributions in the HR community was also recognized by HRD and in turn, awarded as one of the winners for HRD Rising Star 2016. This episode is brought to you by Meet & Engage - a real-time chat service designed by recruiters for recruiters.  I like this as it does things other chat services cannot do. No downloads, no disclosing private data, it works on all devices and reflects the employers brand.  The best feature though, is moderated group chat - where recruiters have one conversation with many people at the same time, while protecting the employer brand and individuals' privacy.  Just image the time you can save over phone calls and emails. Find out more at Mention my name and get an extra 3 months on your subscription - for free.
May 11, 2019
#4: Director, Ka-Bloom Group – Alexandra Lamb
Alexandra has more than 14 years of extensive experience in coaching & human capital consulting across Asia Pacific.  Before she started her own practice, the Ka-Bloom Group, she spent more than 10 years with Korn Ferry Hay Group. Her work includes collaborating with high-growth companies in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and ANZ, helping them to deliver programs across the full talent lifecycle.  This episode is brought to you by EngageRocket. In an ideal world, your employees are happy, love working for you and do great work all the time.  But in the real world, your star performers leave without warning and managers struggle to get the best out of their teams. Meet EngageRocket. They’re an employee survey and analytics platform.  With EngageRocket, you can track morale and get relevant management tips the moment you need it.  Imagine having the answer to a happier, more motivated workforce at the click of a button.  Survey, engage, and retain talent in real-time with EngageRocket.  Email them today at for a free, personalised demo… and discover what EngageRocket can do for your organisation. Just put "Adrian's Podcast" in the subject header to receive a secret 10%-off discount code just for your company. Email today! 
May 11, 2019
#3: Chief Experience Officer – Cilia Rasasegram
With 17 years of experience in human resources, Cilia Rasasegram specializes in startups, SMEs and companies in turnaround or transformation, covering Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.  She was previously the General Manager of People and Culture of iCar Asia, the owner of ASEAN’s largest network of automotive websites.  Before that, Cilia was the Head of People and Culture for Tune Protect where she grew the company from 11 employees to 500 in just over 4 years with the company. This episode is brought to you by Are you tired of looking through 100s of resumes?  Are you overwhelmed with interviewing 100s of job candidates?  Those days are over with  What is It is an AI powered assistant for Recruiters.  It will interview all your candidates over a WhatsApp-like chat and help you prioritize candidates.  It's like having someone help you with the operational stuff so you can focus on the things that really matter.  Never again have an upset candidate waiting for an update as your assistant will keep in touch with your candidate on your behalf and alert you when you need to pay more attention.  Log on to and request a demo now! 
May 4, 2019
#1: Head of Talent Acquisition – Michael Wright
Michael Wright (@mobidextrous) is the Head of Talent Acquisition at GRAB, Southeast Asia’s largest mobile tech company with valuation of more than US$3billion. Before GRAB, he was heading the Talent Acquisition function at GroupM Singapore where he helped the company to win multiple awards in recruitment. A highly sought-after speaker, he is captivating on stage and can so often amaze you with the simplest recruiting tactics that bring about enormous impact. This episode is brought to you by Hoorah. Did you know that 77% of HR executives believe that performance reviews are not an accurate representation of employee performance?  When the performance appraisal process is viewed to be biased and ineffective, employees become demoralised, disengaged and eventually leave. It’s time to do things smarter, better and faster! Hoorah is a mobile first professional feedback and performance management solution.  Instead of collecting feedback about your employees once or twice a year, Hoorah provides a continuous and anonymous feedback channel both on mobile and web.  Hoorah does not stop at helping you collect internal feedback, feedback from external parties is also captured seamlessly. The feedback collected are analysed and used to drive data driven performance appraisals.  Don’t wait until the next review cycle to find out how you can improve! Email today with “Adrian Rocks” as the subject and get a one month free trial today! Email NOW!
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