Arnold Chan has over 25 years of organisation development critical experiences while working in both the public sector and global organisations with a strong pan-Asian presence. He led several strategic initiatives, ranging from HR transformation and talent management to M&A HR integration in the region.
While at Standard Chartered Bank, he was a lead facilitator for their global leadership and talent/succession planning programmes. As a certified Gallup strengths coach, he has engaged senior managers and high-potentials to help them discover their signature themes and align them to business priorities. Arnold was instrumental in spearheading key talent management programmes which led Standard Chartered Bank to win the prestigious Asia Human Capital Award for Talent Management and Retention in 2010. In 2007, he led the bank's L&D team to win the HRM Award for Best Learning & Development, making Standard Chartered the first financial institution to achieve this accolade.
Prior to that, Arnold was the Vice President for Learning & Performance at DBS. He initiated the Managing Directors Leadership Programme and was instrumental in relaunching the Management Associate Programme at the bank. Arnold was also actively involved in several M&A integration projects in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
While at Fuji Xerox, Arnold became the first HR manager to ever win the prestigious Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific President's Award. This was in recognition of his organisation development efforts which helped transform Fuji Xerox Singapore from an analog to a document company. He was a key member of the steering committee which developed the first Asia Pacific Competency Development System.
At the national level, Arnold contributes actively to assessing and judging companies for their HR excellence, including the Singapore HR Award. With a strong passion for knowledge sharing, he sits on several panels, including the Asia Productivity Organisation (Japan), where he serves as a resource expert. He has authored several papers on the practices of learning organisations and managing knowledge workers, which were published in the APO Journals.
Arnold is currently the director and principal consultant of an HR consultancy serving a clientele which spans across diverse industries - from the public to the private sector, and from global financial institutions to MNCs. He has developed executives in Singapore, Australia, China. Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, USA and Vietnam.