Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) – Regional

On behalf of our client, we are looking for a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to build up and lead the Human Resources department in Singapore, a regional position in South and North Asia.
The CHRO’s responsibilities include designing and evaluating career paths, overseeing all HR functions, and crafting strategies that meet our business goals. If you think you’re able to help us transform our organisation into a modern, productive, and inclusive workspace, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you will secure our long-term growth by leading all training, talent acquisition, and career development activities.


Craft talent acquisition strategies to build strong pipelines for future hiring needs.

  • Implement a talent management culture matching the main plan for the business. A talent management setup can be adjusted to the growth.
  • Formulate career development plans at all levels. This was created simply with a focus on the individual employee and the individual team’s needs.
  • Promote inclusion in the workplace and reinforce our position as an equal opportunity employer.
  • Ensure our hiring, onboarding, and management procedures are effective for diverse groups.
  • Lead employer branding efforts (like recruitment marketing).
  • Supervise HR directors in 36 countries and 72 cities.
  • Evaluate training and development programmes. L&D is organizationally subordinated to human resources.
  • Develop HR policies for all branches, countries, and regions.
  • Analyse the effectiveness of our HR procedures and tools.
  • Ensure that HR plans align with our mission and business objectives.
  • Set up evaluation systems and response programmes for customers, employees, and managers.


  • Minimum 15 years of work experience as a Chief HR Officer, VP of HR, or similar role
  • Experience in strategic planning.
  • In-depth knowledge of all HR functions.
  • Hands-on experience with HR software (HRIS, ATS).
  • Good understanding of labour legislation.
  • Excellent leadership.
  • Communication and problem-solving competencies.
  • MSc in Human Resources Management, Organisational Psychology, or a relevant field.
  • Have the opportunity to work regionally in a job with around 160 travel days per year around Asia and two trips to Europe yearly.


  • The position is based in Singapore.
  • The position includes a full expat package.
  • Interesting benefit: A car and driver are provided in the allocated country. Paid housing: SGD 12.000 monthly. Cleaning and maid help is included. Paid education for children is NOT included!
  • All travel over 4 hours can be made in business class or via the company’s own fleet of aircraft.
  • The position reports directly to the global CEO.
  • Four regional human resources directors report to this position. The Human Resources team is globally distributed, with 121 employees distributed decentrally globally.
  • Working time is formally set at a 37-hour week, excluding travel time, and 7 weeks of accrued vacation annually.
  • The annual salary will be negotiated at around SGD 420.000 annually, including the pension scheme (company-paid pension part of 10%).

Internal notes

The advisor responsible for this assignment is Mikkel Foss. All applicants will be provided with direct contact details.
The position requires expatriate travel and residence insurance, and the insurance company will require proof of health before insurance can be taken out.
The position also requires the ability to travel internationally around 160 travel days per year.
Please note the requirement for an MSc in Human Resources Management, Organisational Psychology or relevant field.

We ask that you please read these cooperation frameworks between you as a candidate and us as a recruitment company before you send your application. Link:

It is a requirement for the position that you can obtain a visa and work permit in Singapore, that you have a passport that allows you to visit all countries in South and North Asia, and that you can obtain full coverage on an expatriate insurance policy, which will test a medical certificate with no remarks that the insurance does not cover.

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