Envision a Dynamic Career in Human Resources by Unilever

The Human Resource (HR) role has become ever more critical in organisations today, yet there is often still a lack of clarity about what the HR function entails and its importance to organizations.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Beauty, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Knorr, Lipton, Wall’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum and many more!

With sales generated at billions of Euros each year and making sustainable living commonplace, Unilever HR plays a strategic role in enabling our people to deliver outstanding business performance. This workshop will cover “What people think I do” vs “What I actually do in HR” – come join us as we have a candid conversation (with prizes to be won!).


  • What is the role of a HR function
  • The importance of the HR function in an organisation
  • Emerging HR trends
  • Why should you consider a role in HR
  • What are some skill sets a HR professional should have


Yap Hui Yi

Yap Hui Yi

HR Business Partner, Corporate Functions

Started as the Future Leaders Trainee (Human Resources) under Unilever Future Leaders Program (UFLP), to provide expertise in different functions: Customer Development HRBP (Malaysia), Supply Chain HRBP, Tatura (Australia), Supply Chain HRBP, SEAA, HRBP for Customer Development & Marketing (Philippines), Leadership & Development, SEAA, to support HRBP and lead talent management. She has continued as a HR Business Partnering South East Asia, leading Capability Building program and Global Learning Curriculum design. She has also drove talent agenda through talent mapping, leadership development program, diversity & inclusion initiatives and employer branding strategy — Pioneer Global Open Talent Economy initiative in Singapore as capacity enabler. Now, she is an Employer Brand Lead for Singapore.

Christopher Soo

Christopher Soo

Organizational Analytics & Effectiveness Lead, SEAA

Started in Carrots Consulting was established in 2000 as a management consultancy, specializing in people-pay-performance management strategies. He has proceeded as a Lead Analyst, Compensation & Organisational Design at Public Service Division, under Compensation policy unit, to review the Operations Support Scheme, to shift it towards a pay-for-performance philosophy, along with tying increments with skills upgrading. He has moved within Public Service Division to join the Human Capital, to manage the recruitment, HR analytics, retirement & re-employment of PSD staff. During his stint, he has received the ‘PSD Star Award’, which recognises staff who demonstrate service excellence. In recent, he first started with Unilever as a Global Reward Manager and proceeded as HR Analytics Lead, South East Asia & ANZ.

Ngo Wei Jun

Ngo Wei Jun

Assistant HR Business Partner, Procurement

Wei Jun is an alumni at Faculty of Social Science, major in Psychology. He has started as a People & Operation Associate with Novartis Business Services, under a secondment, to improve invoice process and maintain stakeholder relationships. He has joined KPMG Singapore, as an Associate, Business & Corporate Service Outsourcing, to lead KPMG’s delivery of contracted onsite HR support services, managing and training other KPMG staffs. He has joined Unilever as Assistant HR Business Partner Trainee, Global Procurement Apprenticeship, to build Future-fit capability through Future-fit Development plans and skills review. Recently, he has progressed as an Assistance HR Manager, Global Procurement with Unilver, to also design and land all people, organization and culture aspects of Procurement’s Future-fit journey in the Future of Work.

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Career Workshops

Date: Thursday, 16 September 2021

Event Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Industries: Consulting, Research and Services

Faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS Business School, School of Computing, School of Design and Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science

Target Audience: All students