Su-Yen Wong and Fermin Diez Named Top HR Influencers by ETHRWorld Southeast Asia

Su-Yen Wong

ETHRWorld Southeast Asia has revealed its list of top HR Influencers for 2023. 21 trendsetters from across the region are included in the list, and Su-Yen Wong, Chairperson, Singapore Institute of Directors, and Fermin Diez, Deputy CEO & Group Director, Sector Capability are amongst them.

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Fermin Diez


Su-Yen Wong

Su-Yen Wong

Su-Yen Wong is a professional speaker who engages audiences globally on the future of work and what it means for organisations, individuals and society. She has addressed audiences from the U.S. to Ukraine, including CEOs and senior business leaders, ministers and government officials, unionists, entrepreneurs, educators and lawyers.

Wong brings expertise in corporate governance and risk management, and currently serves on the boards of several public, private and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore and the U.S.. She is chairperson of Nera Telecommunications, a global telecom and IT solutions provider that operates in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. She serves as an independent director at MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, which is wholly owned by Temasek Holdings; Yoma Strategic Holdings, which is a conglomerate with diversified business interests in Myanmar across real estate, consumer, agriculture/heavy equipment and financial services; First Resources, a leading palm oil producer in Asia with plantations across Indonesia; and CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with more than 150,000 members globally.

Wong is often featured in print, broadcast and online media such as CNBC, Channel News Asia, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She is a published author of an Amazon bestseller, “Unleash Your Voice: Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman” and she co-authored the Asian edition of “How Digital is Your Business?” She is one of 24 women featured in “Women on Board: Making a Difference”.

Su-Yen’s keynotes are:

  • The Future of Work
  • Leadership for an Asian Century
  • Human Capital 2.0

Fermin DiezFermin Diez has a life-long commitment to the development of people and the HR profession with over 40 years of experience in transforming individuals and organizations, centered around the theme: “Implementing Strategy Through People”.

He wears multiple hats and has gained teaching, research and “real world” experience as a business and HR leader, Board Director & Advisor, University Professor, Author, and Thought Leader in over 40 countries.

As a business leader, he has managed the P&L in several geographical locations and businesses. As an HR leader, he has been Regional Head of HR for two large MNCs in AsiaPac and in Latin America. Currently, as Deputy CEO at the National Council of Social Service in Singapore, he aims to improve the capabilities and capacity of the Social Service sector in the country.

He has co-authored three books: ‘Human Capital and Global Business Strategy’, ‘The Remuneration Handbook’ and ‘Fundamentals of HR Analytics’, which you can check out here and was recently named a Top HR Influencer in Asia.

He is a frequent speaker at regional and global fora on topics related to compensation, strategic HR, talent management and development, career planning, mergers and acquisitions from an HR perspective, building teams, global HR, education, public sector HR practices and HR Analytics.

  • Fundamentals of HR Analytics: Why every HR Person should know about People Analytics and how to link HR practices to business outcomes
  • The Rewards Renaissance: Where HR needs to go to embrace the “Future of Work”. Hint: The next frontier in the HR world is Compensation
  • Implementing Strategy Through People: What every businessperson needs to know about HR and how to be a better consumer of HR services.
  • With Su-Yen Wong we can also do joint talks about personal transformation, using our own journey to manage our “retirement”, our health and our future

Contact us to engage Su-Yen Wong and/or Fermin Diez to speak at your next event.