Are You Ready for the Boardroom?

Asia HR Summit 2017, presented by Sprout Solutions, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL and Regus.

Are you ready for the boardroom?

Despite climbing a long way up the value chain, HR continues to be thought as a “soft function” at many companies – fine for carrying out strategic decisions but less so for making them. It is time for HR to finally ascend to the boardroom.

Hear senior HR leaders tell how they broke through the ceiling to became a key member of top management.

Be with us for Asia HR Summit 2017, presented by Sprout Solutions, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL and Regus on July 19 at the Manila Marriott.

Download the Event Program HERE:

Speakers for Asia HR Summit 2017 include (in approximate order of appearance):

Alex Gentry
Chief Operating Officer

Sprout Solutions

OPENING: Alex’s company is the nation’s leading cloud-based payroll and HR systems provider and the first Filipino company to be backed by Acceleprise, a leading technology angel investor.

Mildred Manuel
Regional HR Director


PRESENTER: Mildred has diverse experience in senior HR leadership roles for the world’s largest spirit producers (Diageo), formerly the world’s largest insurance company (AIG) and currently the world largest producer of producers of commercial explosives and blasting systems.

Maria Ampeloquio
Chief People Officer

SPi Global

PRESENTER: Maria is head of global HR for the nation’s leading BPO organization and a world leader in technology-driven solutions for the extraction, enrichment and transformation of content.

Kalpak Huddar
Asia Pacific HR Leader


PRESENTER: Kalpak is one of the region’s most senior HR leaders and oversees HR for Sitel, one of the world’s largest customer relationship management companies in the world.

Laiden Padong
Human Resources Head

Sprout Solutions

PRESENTER: Laiden has unique challenges managing HR for one of the nation’s fastest growing start-up companies. Sprout Solutions is an HR systems company that is also the country’s largest payroll services provider.

Bjorn Martinoff
President & Founder

The Fortune100 Coaches Network

PRESENTER: Bjorn is considered the nation’s highest profile executive coach and developer of talent. He has become a force throughout Asia and the Middle-East, serving many of the world’s leading organizations — Mitsubishi, SONY, AVON, Unilever, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, Pfizer, Citigroup, Kraft, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Nestle, IBM, SUNPOWER, San Miguel Corp, etc.

Michelle Garcia
HR Director (Philippines and Global Business Services – Asia)


PRESENTER: Michelle oversees the Asia region for shared services of SGS, the world’s largest testing and verification company in the world with more than 2,000 offices in the world. Previously, she had strategic responsibility for Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Yahmin Mattison
Chief Human Resources Officer

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines)

PRESENTER: Yahmin is head of the country’s largest insurance firm. It was also a recent winner of Employer of the Year given by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the nation’s most important HR association.

Grace Decena
Asia Pacific Human Resources, AVP

WIPRO Technologies

PANELIST: Grace is considered one of the country’s most senior HR leaders with senior postings with some of the world’s most important organizations in banking, semiconductor and currently WIPRO, one of the world’s largest and most innovative technology companies.

Jeff Johnson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


PANELIST: Jeff leads one of the nation’s largest employers. With a team of 550 HR professionals serving 40,000 employees across 18 sites in Philippines, he is also one of the nation’s most important HR people.

Noel Fontilla
Human Resources Director

ADP Philippines

PANELIST: Noel heads HR for ADP Philippines, consistently thought to be one of the Philippines’ best employer organizations.

Patrick Gentry
Chief Executive Officer

Sprout Solutions

MODERATOR: Patrick runs the country’s dominant HR payroll services technology company and also one of its fastest growing companies.

Be with us for Asia TECH Summit 2017, presented by SPi Global, with Elite Sponsorship by JLL, Regus, Sprout Solutions and TechOne Global.

Download the Event Program HERE:

  • July 19th, 2017; Wednesday
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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