WINNERS announced for HR Brilliance Awards 2019
The HR Brilliance Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution that innovatively designed and superbly executed HR strategies make to business performance. Winning an Award will affirm to your employees, colleagues and, industry peers that your company and your team is delivering best practice HR management – that you are brilliant leaders in your field.
Kim Atherton is Chief People Officer at OVO Energy. She started her career as an Occupational Psychologist consulting globally on projects including board composition, senior leader assessment/development and change management. She joined OVO in 2012 when the company were 100 people strong and has overseen growth to 1,600 employees, taking the company from 172nd to 20th in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work.
Eric is a senior HR VP with an extensive international experience in developing HR into a global function, facilitating organisation transformation, driving sustainable performance, growing a diverse talent pipe-line, building an inclusive culture and coaching executives in line with the business strategy. He has worked in different industries during down-turn and high growth phases i.e. Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Facilities, Financial Services and Professional Services. In addition to holding roles in the UK, France and Argentina, he has travelled and worked globally in particular in the emerging markets.
Eric has an executive degree from the Harvard Business School (AMP) in addition to an MBA and an engineer degree. He is a Board member of 2 international HR MBAs. He also does consulting and gives international conferences on leadership in a VUCA world, employer branding, global talent management, diversity, CSR and emerging markets.
Gugu Khazi is an author, career coach, and International speaker on Talent Management, Personal Career Management as well as leadership. She holds a Master’s in Business Management as well as an MSc in Industry, Trade & Development from Milpark Business School and the university of Manchester respectively.
She has over 20 years of experience as a senior HR leader in various international businesses such as Kimberly-Clark and The Coca-Cola company in the Europe Middle East and Africa region.
Gugu’s strength is working with businesses in ensuring that they have the right talent at the right time. This she does through connecting Talent strategy to business strategy, Workforce planning, succession planning, leadership development, as well as career management.
It is Gugu’s personal mission to help others use their talents, strengths and passion to build successful and fulfilling careers. This inspired her to write her book Passion To Careers - to share her knowledge with others on how they build successful and fulfilling careers.
Human Resources Director, Deloitte / Co-Chair, Internal Comms, APAC association of Communications Directors
Rajesh heads the Human Resources function for ING Investment Management India and provides leadership oversight to Communications, Technology and Administration functions. With over 18 years of intense HR leadership experience in managing matrix organizational structures, cross cultural staff and driving innovative best practices in India &amp;amp;amp;amp; Asia Pacific region, Rajesh is known for his passion for People Engagement. Considered a change agent expert in building organizational themes &amp;amp;amp;amp; developing new concepts, Rajesh has already catapulted ING Investment Management in the league of ‘India’s Top 50 Best places To Work’ ranked by Great Place To Work Institute (GPWI) in 2012.
Under his leadership, ING has also received recognition for its Talent Management practices at Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards and also at Asia Pacific HRM Awards held in Singapore and India in 2012. World HRD Congress has bestowed upon Rajesh with a coveted title of ‘HR Professional of the Year’ at Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards held in Singapore in July 2012.
His professional journey spans across domains such as Banking and Financial Services, Informational Technology and ITES, in MNCs such as ANZ Bank, HSBC Group and CMS Computers.
With a degree in anthropology, Annabel began her career as a lumberjack’s assistant before becoming a ski guide and then a sailing instructor. She then joined the marketing team at Gulf Air, promoting the Gulf States as a tourism destination at the time of the first Gulf War. Annabel then joined Le Fevre Communications and cut her teeth on consumer and corporate clients handling PR campaigns for Anchor Foods, NatWest and BT. Annabel then became a TV presenter fronting The Biz on Six TV, the first regional TV station interviewing CEOs on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Oxfordshire. In 2003 Annabel joined 3 Monkeys Communications and appointed MD three years later, overseeing growth of the award-winning top 50 PR consultancy to £7.1m revenues with 75 consultants. Annabel left the PR jungle launching Question &amp;amp; Retain (Q&amp;amp;R) - the Pulse Check company - in 2012 - measuring and managing the employee experience, client and membership satisfaction. Annabel has been a judge for PR Week and PRCA Awards and most recently for the UK Employee Experience Awards 2018.
Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.
Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.
With a succesful track record of high performance results during hercareer with local and multinational companies, Pınar Akkaya has been involved in almost every aspect of HR, in many different cultures and industries such as banking, investment and securities, media, textiles and retail. Her experience includesmany prestigious positions in highly reputable companies such as Nike, Leroy Merlin, Li&Fung and Digiturk.
In 2011, Pinar launched Signature Communication, her own training company. Signature specializes in communication training programs, personal brand and image consulting, intercultural training.
Pinar’s second brand, Collaï, is a brand that specializes in action-oriented strategic facilitation for meetings, facilitator training and assessment. Signature and Collaï’s references include several reputable multinational companies like Bosch, British American Tobacco, Shell, Deloitte, KPMG, Pernod Ricard, Cargill and BNP Paribas Cardif.
Pinar is the founder of Apm ClubIstanbul, the permanent facilitator of ApmClub London Trigger, a member of the Strategic Committee of Excelia, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce La Rochellein France since 2013and a lecturer in European School of Economics in London.
We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the 2020 International BOC Brilliance Awards, honouring the outstanding achievements in the workplace.
All organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations to this International Brilliance Awards: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organisations.
The 2019 Award has attracted nominations from organisations of all types, from different parts of the world. Many of the world’s largest and most famous companies have won BOC Brilliance Awards. However, some of our winners each year are small and midsize companies that are still growing and building their brands and investing in their people.
In addition to the entry document, you may include supporting material. Supporting material does not contribute to the 2,000-word limit of the entry document. Supporting material may include, but is not limited to:
Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.
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Judging of entries will be conducted in October by the members of specialized judging committees. Judges are recruited worldwide, based on their industry, function and experience.
Judges will review and rate entries online, at their convenience.
All entries that receive a final average score of at least 70 out of 100 from the judges will be recognised as finalists. The eligible nomination with the highest average score in a category will be designated the Brilliance Award winner, and will receive a Brilliance trophy.
Other eligible nominations with a final average score of at least 80 will be designated as Golden and Silver winners, and will receive framed Certificates.
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