Y&R Group promotes Yee Poh Ling to SVP, Global HR Asia Pacific
20 September, 2013
— William J. Manfredi, Executive Vice President Global Talent Management today announced that Yee Poh Ling has been promoted to Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Y&R Group.
Yee joined Y&R Group in October 2009 from ESPN Star Sports, and quickly became the driving force behind the companies’ talent management and regional programmes.
In her capacity as Regional HR Director, she has dual responsibility for both Y&R and Wunderman networks across Asia. She was instrumental in the launch of the Zed Academy which began in Singapore and she drove the collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board in creating, and gaining financial sponsorship for, the Zed Graduate Programme.
Commenting on the promotion, William Manfredi said, “In my career I have worked with many HR managers. However, Poh Ling has redefined the definition of HR professional with her relentless work ethic, accessibility, can do attitude and her ability to represent and carry out the overall global talent strategy across their regions. This promotion is testament to our ongoing focus on Asia Pacific.”
Added Yee Poh Ling, “Our talent management programmes across the region continue to grow. I look forward to driving our initiatives to the next levels and to further enhancing our partnerships with Asian schools and universities.”
She remains based in the Group’s regional Headquarters in Singapore, reporting to William Manfredi and regional network heads Y&R Asia President Matthew Godfrey and Wunderman Asia Pacific President Stephane Faggianelli.
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