People Matters Magazine May 2022: A New Take on Employee Empowerment

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Officer since 2017. Before that, Calabrese was the Chief People Officer at digital payments platform Raise and public relations services firm Cision. She also held leadership roles in the HR function at Ipsos and The Nielsen Company. Khoo Ee Lyn joins Avalara as chief people officer Avalara, a provider of cloudbased tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, has appointed human resources leader Khoo Ee Lyn as its new chief people officer. Khoo's responsibilities include overseeing all global people and culture-related initiatives, including human resources; talent management and acquisition; diversity and inclusion; learning and development; total rewards including compensation and benefits; and organizational development. She has held human resource leadership roles at global companies, including Amazon and General Mills, and most recently served as chief people officer at Redfin. Allison Davis joins Wiley as Employee Relations Director, APAC Allison Davis has joined global leader in research and education Wiley as employee relations director for the APAC region. A senior HR leader with more than 14 years of experience in human resources both in a strategic and operational capacity, Davis has held various senior management positions within small local businesses and large multinational organisations. In her most recent role, Davis served as human resource director for iMedX Australia & New Zealand, a medical documentation company. 14

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GRAB appoints Shantanu Bhattacharya as Head HR India's leading last mile logistics service for businesses, GRAB, has appointed Shantanu Bhattacharya as Head HR. He brings more than two decades of extensive experience in the HR domain, having led the people function across multiple global MNCs and Indian conglomerates, in the likes of GE, Nokia, ABP Group, Reliance ADAG and NISA Global. Shantanu joins GRAB from NISA Global where he served as the Vice President and CHRO. As Head HR at GRAB – a company with one of India's largest fleets with more than 1 lakh gig workers – he will be responsible for leading the company’s HR function as well as overseeing the frontline rider fleet of GRAB. DISCO appoints Jignasha Amin Grooms as new CHRO AI-enabled legal tech platform DISCO has appointed IT industry veteran Jignasha Amin Grooms as the new executive vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. She has led human resources departments globally and trained teams to foster diversity, equity and inclusion at some of the world’s leading technology companies including Dell, Cisco Systems and, most recently, Epicor Software. In her new role, Grooms will be overseeing all HR functions, including recruitment, learning and development, performance management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility efforts.