Our office in Singapore provides a central hub for a growing community of people professionals across Asia. We work with individuals and organisations across the region, using our internationally recognised standards to build the capability of the profession as experts in people at work. Our independent thought leadership provides insight for professionals and raises the voice and status of the profession in the wider world of work in Asia.
The CIPD Asia team is actively supporting the profession by building partnerships with individuals, organisations, and governments to shape the future of the profession and the world of work in Asia.
Introducing the team
Belina Lim, Regional Director, Asia
Belina joined the CIPD in December 2020. As the Regional Director, she brings a vast range of industry experience, academic learning, and a best practice approach to deliver continuous iterations and operational fluidity.
Belina has over two decades of exposure to the inner workings of government institutions, HR professional bodies and organisations in the UK and Singapore, which places her in a optimal position where she can balance multiple viewpoints, extract salient aspects from discussions, and empathise towards a favourable outcome for the stakeholders and targeted customer.
Belina gets work done with a “joie de vivre” approach to business, combining a pragmatism and tempered approach whilst aiming for favourable outcomes.
Her passion and focus in developing the People Profession enables her to deliver strategically and operationally in any portfolio she undertakes. Her broad range of critical capabilities to diagnose issues, and her cultural sensitivities helps her to provide the necessary direction to value add the best solutions and outcomes for the CIPD.
May Leng Kwok, Chartered FCIPD, Regional Head - APACMay Leng joined the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2006. She has worked in the education sector for over 10 years with an emphasis on professional development and qualifications within the UK and internationally.
She is responsible for driving CIPD’s growth agenda in key international markets by building awareness of the CIPD brand, raising HR capability, strengthening HR content and community links, and growing the CIPD qualification and short course provision as well as membership across the region.
As part of May Leng’s role, she establishes relationships with key stakeholders and influencers in region across local government, trade unions, employer federations, professional institutes, research bodies and universities, as well as MNC’s and large regional conglomerates to build strategic partnerships for CIPD.
May Leng has led the institutes Continuing Professional Development Working Party and represented the CIPD at the Professional Associations Research Network. She regularly speaks at CIPD’s conferences and exhibitions and is invited to run seminars and workshops.
Much of May Leng’s earlier career has been spent working with secondary schools internationally on promoting the importance of education and career pathways
Lim Zuo Han, Business Development Manager
Passionate, Bubbly and People-Centric. These are the common descriptors synonymous with Zuo Han, our Business Development Manager in CIPD Asia.
Leading the corporate and employer solutioning segments, Zuo Han works alongside HR leaders and business partners to understand the challenges faced by their people and the organisation and develop contextualised solutions that support the professional development and growth of their HR practitioners and line managers.
Prior to CIPD, Zuo Han’s professional experience include developing leadership and people management training solutions for individuals and organisations. He has collaborated with clients in the public and private sectors, including Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Finance and Manufacturing sectors where he worked to reinforce a mindset change as well as knowledge and skillset development of their people.
Ansley Winata, Inside Sales Manager
In his role as Inside Sales Manager, Ansley is responsible for adoption of CIPD open programmes in Asia. He constantly engages HR leaders in the region to understand the challenges that they face and collaborate to produce appropriate solutions for their respective organisations.
Prior to CIPD, Ansley has collaborated with both private & public sectors in Asia, Africa and Latin America for more than 15 years. He organised workshops, conferences and Study Tour to facilitate national level learning in developing countries.
Ansley is also well-versed in bringing values to various stakeholders through digital & physical events. He has conceptualised and organised C-Level Roundtables to brainstorm and formulate solutions for industry specific challenges.
His journey thus far has led him to his personal mission: To make lives better.
Joreen Liu, Operations Manager
Joreen rejoined the CIPD Asia in 2022 as the Operations Manager after a brief career break, where she is responsible for Finance & Office Administration and Project Management.
With over 8 years of experience in multicultural environments, this places her in good stead when collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and ensuring smooth processes from start to end.
Prior to joining CIPD Asia, Joreen has worked in various European MNCs in a similar capacity. This enables her to communicate and work with people from all walks of life effectively. It has also changed her way of working and thinking, which aids greatly in her role.
Joreen always believes in doing good work wherever she goes.
Carlyn Lee, Marketing Manager
Carlyn joined the CIPD in 2022 where she leads all marketing activities for CIPD Asia as well as community engagement of the people profession in the region.
She brings with her a decade of professional experience and is well-versed in building brand awareness, developing go-to-market strategies, lead generation and community engagement.
Prior to joining the CIPD, Carlyn has worked in the FMCG, edutech, government, and non-profit sectors, where she conceptualised and executed an assortment of marketing campaigns such as thought leadership roadshows and webinars, conferences, product exhibitions, online student outreach, shopper marketing, and TVCs.
Carlyn is always on the lookout for latest trends in marketing and bringing fresh ideas to the table.