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HR: My latest position

Jan Mandrup

Nicklas Moberg

Previous position: Senior Complex Program Manager, IBM Asia

Previous position: General Manager Hotel Royal Bangkok @ Chinatown, latest 4 Star Hotel in Chinatown with 290 rooms.

New position: AVP, Head of Agile Transformation Asia, Manulife Asia

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y role is as executive responsible for top to bottom organizational-wide transformation to a new agile way of working, to suppor t the transformation to drive Manulife to become a leading health and financial services technology company. What is/will be most challenging with your new position? Getting people to adopt and embrace the new agile way of working and reorganization of the whole organization onto focusing on product rather than projects Who should contact you in your new position? Fellow Agile and Digital Transformation practitioners and leaders How is working in Asia different from back home in your profession? In the western world Agile is common sense to most teams and organizations, where in Asia it is very much a buzz word in the market at the moment.

New Position: General Manager Oakwood Residence Sukhumvit 24 Bangkok, contemporary property consisting of 112 modern and stylishly apartments.

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he proper ty is under higher rate and competing as well with higher standards, which I find better fit into my previous experience; DM for better exposure of the property to attract new guests is under my responsibility as GM. What is/will be most challenging with your new position? Most challenging is that the previous General Manager left nine months ago and the employees have been without a manager for a long time. This is showing in guest feedbacks and expected maintenance in the property areas, so now its time of an urgent change and everyone need to be onboard. Who should contact you in your new position? Everyone who needs a room, advise of the area or other; agents, direct reservations, anyone in need of a talk. How is working in Asia different from back home in your profession? Time, nothing will be done within an hour. Learning of the culture and whom I’m working with, understanding the team members’ knowledge and experience, their loyalty, as well as team members’ expectations and impression of me as manager is different between my work in Europe and Thailand.

Let ScandAsia know if you would like to be featured/started a new position! Email: joakim@scandmedia.com 58 ScandAsia • April 2018

ScandAsia April 2018  

ScandAsia is a magazine dedicated to serve all the Scandinavian people from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland living in China, Hong Kong,...

ScandAsia April 2018  

ScandAsia is a magazine dedicated to serve all the Scandinavian people from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland living in China, Hong Kong,...