WIMAR 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Awards - The Judges
Our judging panel has been curated to include experienced advocates of gender inclusion and diversity programs. The panelists are not from the mining and resources industry for the purpose of impartiality.
Georgette Tan is Senior Vice President, Communications for the Asia Pacific region at Mastercard. She joined Mastercard in 2000 and is responsible for external and internal communications and corporate social responsibility throughout this region.
Ms. Tan has worked to establish Mastercard as a thought leader through the development and promotion of Mastercard’s suite of research properties which serve as a benchmark for a myriad of economic, industry and consumer trends.
She has done this while also spearheading Mastercard’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts – mainly education and development programs to help empower women and children across the region.
She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Committee for UN Women where she is co-founder for the award-winning Project Inspire initiative. She also sits on the Committee of BoardAgender in Singapore.
Ms. Tan is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. She is based in Singapore.
Vik is currently Asia Pacific Business Director for DuPont Industrial Biosciences business unit, based in Singapore since Aug 2013. Prior to his current role, Vik led Strategic Alliances and Mergers & Acquisitions for DuPont Industrial Biosciences, based in Wilmington DE, USA; there he managed the formation of several strategic alliances & JVs and led and participated in M&A projects . He was also Strategic Planning Manager, responsible for 5 year business unit strategy process, and led the Product Portfolio and Project Management process for DuPont Industrial Biosciences. Prior to this he held roles in DuPont’s Venture Capital group focusing on biotechnology industry, and his early career included experiences in product development.
In addition to his business role, Vik is currently the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Champion for DuPont Asia Pacific (cross business & function for the region). This is a voluntary and rotating position and he has taken this additional role for the last year. In this role, he helps support Corporate initiatives and metrics including diversity hiring and advancement, including the DuPont Women’s Network in Asia Pacific; he works closely with regional HR and Talent Management to amplify the importance of these objectives. He approaches diversity from a fundamental value to business and society.
Based in Singapore, Karen joined PwC Australia in 1990 and transferred to PwC Singapore in 1994. She is a client relationship partner in the Assurance practice with clients in the banking industry. In July 2013, Karen was appointed as PwC Singapore's Banking and Capital Markets Leader, and Territory Diversity Leader. She is also PwC’s Asia-Pacific Diversity Co-ordinator and has chaired PwC’s Global Financial Services Diversity Steering Committee.
Being a third generation Australian born Chinese whose family emigrated from China in 1870, but having worked for most of her career in Asia, Karen is passionate about ensuring that both women and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are given the right opportunities to thrive within their organisations. She is a committee member (2014 – 2018) of BoardAgender, an organisation in Singapore that aims to facilitate the benefits of gender balanced businesses, and has been an active committee member of Financial Women's Association (Singapore) and the Singapore Committee for UN Women.
Karen is a practising member (CA Singapore) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), a fellow (FCA) of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a fellow (F Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FinSIA), and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Directors (GAICD). She has a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Amreeta is the Group Director of the Trade Promotion Group within International Enterprise Singapore.
As part of her current portfolio, Amreeta leads the growth of a vibrant commodities trading hub in Singapore, by attracting key players from the Energy & Chemicals, Metals & Minerals and Agri-commodities clusters to base their international trading operations in Singapore, as they seek to find market opportunities in Asia. She works to chart key growth strategies for the sector, and to ensure Singapore remains a conducive environment for commodities traders to operate in.
Hayden Majajas is the Asia Pacific Head of D&I at Bloomberg.
In this role Hayden supports Bloomberg’s businesses across Asia Pacific in implementing Bloomberg’s global Diversity & Inclusion vision and strategy, to deliver a measurable improvement in diverse workforce representation and work environment inclusion. Additionally, Hayden has oversight across all Bloomberg Communities (employee networks) and external partnerships in the region that promote an institutional culture of inclusion and an environment that supports diversity in all aspects of the business.
Hayden obtained his Masters degree from the Chuo University Graduate School of Law in Tokyo, Japan - where he lived for 15 years. Upon graduation Hayden worked for top US law firms in their Tokyo offices before moving into the financial services sector. Hayden’s professional career has taken him from legal advisory to business strategy before he moved into the ‘people’ space, leading diversity as head of D&I for Asia Pacific for Lehman Brothers, then Nomura followed by UBS. Prior to Bloomberg Hayden lead D&I in the Oil & Gas Industry for BP.
Hayden was a Member of the Board of “The Women’s Foundation” in Hong Kong between 2012-2015. In addition Hayden founded the Tokyo LGBT Interbank Forum (now “LGBT Finance”) in 2005; the Hong Kong LGBT Interbank Forum in 2006; and the Singapore LGBT Interbank Forum in 2010. He was part of the founding group of Inter Energy in Singapore in 2013.