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Speakers | 4th Philippine HR Assembly ūüĆé

The 4th Philippine HR Assembly with the theme "TRANSCENDENCE: HR Pathways to Sustainability & Beyond" will be the biggest online 2-day learning platform for HR leaders and professionals across industries. This year's event will not only help participants accelerate the workplace transformation but will also improve agility via digitalization, gain a competitive edge, and transcend the business disruptions into breakthrough innovations.  

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4th Philippine HR Assembly

24 - 25 NOVEMBER 2021

10 AM - 5 PM MLA TIME (GMT+8)




4th Philippine HR Assembly Speakers and Panelists Profiles



OIC-Undersecretary & Spokesperson,
Department of Health - Philippines

Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire is currently the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Deputy Director-General for Regulatory Operation of the Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health. She was also Chief of the Health Research Division Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau of the same department. Her publications include Health Promotions and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Philippines: Current Status and Priority Policy Interventions and Actions. Dr . Vergeire is a doctor of medicine with a master’s degree in public health.


Vivian is adept in organizational development, HR business partnering, employer branding, workforce capacity and panning, total rewards and benefits, labor unions, familiarity in integrated management systems, and knowledge in HR management functions of the Philippines, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Australia. Vivian brings with her close to 30 years of extensive experience in HR and people management functions for local and multi-national organizations. She holds a degree in Political Science and Accounting from Manuel S. Envega University Foundation.

4th PHRA Topic: Empowering E-learning: Analyzing the Role of A.I.

A Certified HR Professional (CHRP), Certified Practitioner in Human Resources (CPHR), Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Licensed Professional Teacher (LPT) with almost two decades of experience in HR and OD services and a track record in driving sales and boosting company morale working for top multinational companies such Rolls-Royce and DuPont, accumulating internationally recognized units in Lean Six Sigma, Legal Eagle, OSHA, Zoom Financials, and Ethics & Compliance. His major areas of expertise include curriculum development, performance management, supervisory and managerial skills development, project management, strategic planning, environmental, health and safety, and ISO training.



L&D Philomath, Training Enthusiast, and Corporate Strategist


Jester is the Program Manager for CPHR Philippines successfully supported more than 600 professionals through the global certification process. He has conducted numerous training, public and in-house programs both onsite and through virtual platforms.


Philippine HR Assembly Resident Host and Moderator

4th Philippine HR Assembly Topic:
Building Vaccine Confidence
Through Organizational Engagement


Educational Content Creator,
Team Lyqa

Lyqa Maravilla, RPM is a Psychology graduate of Messiah College Foundation, Inc. (magna cum laude), a registered psychometrician, and an online educator. After getting the top spot in the 2013 Civil Service Exam, Lyqa started making free content on YouTube to help people pass aptitude exams like the Civil Service Exam, Licensure Exam for Teachers, and college entrance exams like UPCAT. This birthed a community of learners from all around the Philippines (Batanes to Jolo) who call themselves Team Lyqa.

4th Philippine HR Assembly Topic:
The Resurgence of Better Communication
in the Post-Pandemic Era



Founder & Managing Director,
JY Consultancy & Ventures

Jonathan Yabut, a multi-awarded marketer and HR professional with over 12 years of experience, is the proud Filipino winner of the hit Asian reality TV show, The Apprentice Asia. For winning the show, he served for 1 year as Chief of Staff of AirAsia reporting directly to Malaysian business mogul, Tony Fernandes based in Kuala Lumpur. Today, he is Asia’s leading motivational speaker on topics involving leadership, talent of development Gen Y workers, and office productivity. In 2018, he launched his 3rd motivational book focusing on work-life balance, "Single, Taken, or Building My Empire."

4th Philippine HR Assembly Topic:
Role of Leaders in Building

a Culture of Innovation Online



Managing Director,
Strategy Focus Group

Named as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders that will Inspire You in 2021 and cited by CIPD as one of the top 5 HR Thinkers in the MENA region, Ron Thomas is an Executive Faculty at the Global Human Resources Leadership Institute and Howard University Business School.  A multi-certified and multi-licensed professional, Ron's global HR background spans multiple industries, cultures, and countries across Asia and Europe. He is named among the "50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders" in Asia by World HRD Congress and is an international speaker on the Global Stage with expertise in Leadership Development and HR.

4th Philippine HR Assembly Topic:
Beyond Strategic Vision: 
Sustainable People Management as the Next Approach



International Trainer,
Communication & Self Development

Doreen Cooper is an Experienced Professional Speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training industry both in the Philippines and internationally. She is skilled in Communication, Training Delivery, Management, Employee Training, Recruitment, and Project Coordination. Doreen has a record of exhibiting strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. She has completed all academic units under the Master of Arts (MA) Program of the Ateneo de Manila University.

4th Philippine HR Assembly Topic:
Breaking Cultural Barriers
in a Post‚Äď Pandemic Environment



CEO & Managing Partner,
Circa Logica Group

A multi-certified professional, an HR thought leader, a learning facilitator, and an entrepreneur all rolled into one, Mikel possesses a diverse experience in the HR field which made him a part of the top 100 Filipinos on LinkedIn for 2019 and 2020. He held various critical HR leadership roles at various prominent companies where he championed performance improvement, employee and labor relations, talent acquisition, and business continuity. He is recently named among the Most People-Focused CEO by HR Excellence Awards 2021.

4th Philippine HR Assembly Topic:
Employee Centricity: Innovation
for People-Focus Workplace

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4th Philippine HR Assembly PANEL Topic: Socially-Responsibly HR Management and It's Effects on Employee Work Behavior

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Global Training Partner,
CPHR Philippines


CEO & Chief Solutions Architect,
HR Avatar Asia

Liza is a versatile HR leader widely known both in the academe, industry, government, and non-government organizations and has garnered almost 30 years of experience in the field of talent management in her journey as an executive, trainer, and consultant for more than 200 companies across industries locally and overseas. As the CEO of HR Avatar Philippines and Chief Solution Architect for HR Avatar Asia, an end-to-end experience that integrates various talent management strategies with an in-depth blueprint for performance prediction and competency measurement.

Dae Lee is the managing partner of The Fourth Wall, a consulting firm specializing in company culture design. He focuses on building shared cultures by using unorthodox tools and methods for organizations to reach and sustain their peak potential. His human-centered approach emanates from profound understanding of the human psyche through practice of military psychology under the U.N. Armistice Commission. He is a certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator and has a Ph.D. in organization development. He gives lectures and workshops to university students and companies.

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Managing Partner,
The Fourth Wall Branding


HR Calabarzon

Nedy is an HR Practitioner with over 15 years of experience. She is the Founder of the fast-growing HR CaLaBaRZon Facebook group where she hosts weekly learning sessions for the HR community. She is also a core group volunteer of the Philippine HR Group since 2017. Nedy is a licensed Certified Human Resource Practitioner and a Certified Life Skills and Discovery Coach. She is the current HR Manager of one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Las Pi√Īas City, Metro Manila, and the Managing Partner of IN People & Management Consultancy.

Oliver is a Global Industry Expert, Executive Coach, and a PMAP Associate Fellow in People Management. He was among the Top 100 Filipinos on LinkedIn. He was internationally recognized with the ‚ÄúHR Leadership Award‚ÄĚ in Bangalore, India by the Institute of Public Enterprise and Ascent and regarded as one of the 100 Global HR Minds in Mumbai, India, by Times Ascent Inc. He completed an Executive Education program in INSEAD - France Main Campus and has completed an executive diploma degree, Management Development Program, in Asian Institute of Management.

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4th Philippine HR Assembly PANEL Topic: Effective Methods on Managing and Engaging Employees During the Pandemic

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Global Training Partner,
Circa Logica Group


Global Chief People Officer,
Coca Cola

Drew sits in the Global HR leadership team of The Coca-Cola Company, responsible for about 45,000 associates and 800 HR professionals across all Coca Cola-owned bottlers around the world. Prior to this role, he took on numerous leadership positions within Coca-Cola Philippines and other multi-national companies including Sitel Group, and about 15 years at Unilever overseeing South East Asia and European HR Operations. Drew is inspired to continuously innovate towards the future of work and committed to grooming the modern Filipino talent.

With over 25 years of HR Leadership practice from various industries on a local and global scale, Michelle has seen great opportunities to uplift the Philippines driving her passion and personal vision to be a catalyst in furthering the landscape of People Management practice in the country. In 2018, she was accorded as Fellow in People Management (FPM) by the Philippine Society of Fellows, received citations as one of the 2014 Global 100 Most Talented HR Leaders by CHRO Asia, and among the 2015 Top 100 Influential HR Leaders in Asia. Today, she is a member of PMAP’s Council of Presidential Advisers.

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Former National PMAP President


Country Head, Human Resources,
Dentsu International

Fabi is a multi-awarded and top-notch HR thought leader and global training professional. She has worked with different multinational companies including Boehringer Ingelheim, Zuellig, and Thomson Reuters Asia Pacific. She was also part of establishing the ABS-CBN university where she set up the film, TV, digital, and journalism academies. Fabi is a certified NLP master practitioner, soft-skills coach, and speaker. She graduated with a degree in Clinical Psychology and Guidance and Counselling and finished her Master's in Industrial Organization from De La Salle University.

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Chairman, ASEAN HR Leaders Circle Philippines

4th PHRA Topic: Promoting A.I. for Talent and Recruitment Efficiency

Greg is a results-driven chief executive officer with over 7 years of experience in the Information Technology Recruitment industry. He is a dynamic and agile leader with a strong track record of performance in fast-paced organizations. A courageous leader with proven success in establishing, leading, and growing a startup company -- thrivingly transitioned the company from startup to scaleup by putting automated systems in place, establishing market-product fit, generating a steady revenue stream, defining hierarchy, and continuously engaging the employees.

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Co-Founder & CEO, Hawodtech Solutions

4th PHRA Topic: Revolutionizing HR Technology

Jerry is the current Talent Acquisition Leader at Slalom Los Angeles in California, USA. Prior to his experience with Slalom, he was the global head of people for a startup, Dine.Direct. Prior to moving to the US, Jerry was also the head of talent acquisition of a leading HR consulting firm in South East Asia, where he managed the delivery of talent acquisition services in the region. He is proud to have partnered with heavyweight brands from digital, technology, e-commerce, banking, insurance, agency, and consulting industries. As part of the leadership team, Jerry also spent more than six years with global recruitment agencies in South East Asia where he helped startups and multinational companies find exceptional talent that transforms their companies.

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Talent Acquisition Leader, Slalom

4th PHRA Topic: Emerging Trends in Employee Retention Strategies

Liza is a Recipient of the 100 Top Global HR Minds citations from the World HR Congress held in Mumbai, India in February 2018. She is a self-starter, committed, and driven HR Professional with over 20 years of experience in the FMCG, construction solutions, and direct selling industries with numerous achievements and valuable contributions that solidify company growth and stability. Utilizes appropriate management style in linking human capital initiatives to strategic business objectives. Highly skilled in navigating through organizational development and employee relations concerns, an excellent team builder and consultant on personnel issues and organizational development, and an engaging and sincere personnel motivator.

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Senior HR Leader, Maybank Philippines

4th PHRA Topic: Shaping the Dynamic Workplace Intelligence

Macy is Human Capital Enabler Positioning HR as Strategic Partner for Business Growth and Success. She is a Strategic and innovative Human Capital Development practitioner who translates organizational vision into initiatives that promote profitability, customer experience, culture management, cost efficiency, and impact. Leader enabler who speaks the business language and supports top management with a steadfast belief in the human resource as drivers of business success. Passionate and highly committed influencer who thrives on adversities and supports broad goals into actionable, value-added achievements.

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President & Sr. Lead Consultant, Trainings and Beyond

4th PHRA Topic: Flexible HR Compliance and Policy Deployment in the New Normal

Dr. Tuazon is a Professor and currently the Director of Human Resource Management Office at Holy Angel University. She is a former Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the same university. Dr. Tuazon is highly active in research involvement and presented in various research colloquiums. She was also former Philippine Quality Award Assessor of the Department of Trade and Industry which comprised of leading Philippine business, public sector, education, and health care experts and individuals selected from industry, professional, and trade organizations; government agencies; other non-for-profit groups; and the ranks of the retired.

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HR Management Director, Holy Angel University

4th PHRA Topic: Effects of CSR on Employee's Organizational Behavior

Howell brings with him more than 15 years of solid experience in HR leadership an HRD process and procedure derived from the policies, guidelines, plans, and programs that impact human resource administration and operations within the areas of recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits, personnel and labor relations, training, and performance management. Currently, he is part of the HR management team of Clark Electric Distribution Corporation coordinating the HR link between various departments, developing teambuilding programs, job descriptions, and management reports. He is also a Director of the Clark Human Resources Council.

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HR Management & Corporate Services Leader

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