Schaeffler, a global supplier to the automotive and industrial sector, has announced the appointment of Poo-Jiuan Eng as SVP-HR for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. She will lead the HR operations and people strategy for the Company for 18 markets and over 6000 employees, and will be based out of Singapore, which is Schaeffler’s headquarters for the APAC.
Prior to this appointment, Eng was the regional director of HR at Baker Hughes, an energy solutions and technology company. She led major HR transformation efforts that supported the company’s business transitions in the four years that she spent there.
Eng comes with over 25 years of experience in HR, leading regional HR operations across sectors including aviation, energy, as well as oil and gas. After completing her BSc degree in mathematics, she decided to pursue a career in HR by working with the Ministry of National Development in Singapore.
Moving on she joined SIA Engineering Company, which specialises in aircraft maintenance. At SIA, she ended up working for over 10 years, being responsible for recruitment, training and union relations.
For a short stint of about seven months, Eng also served as a human resource consultant with action consultant and training. Later on, she joined Pratt & Whitney, an aerospace manufacturer, as an HR manager for two years. In 2006, joined GE Power and spent more than 10 years at the Company. There, she served her last position as a regional HR business partner.
After SIA Engineering company, this was the second time that she worked for a firm for over 10 years. At GE Power, she played an active role in implementing HR strategies to support the organisation’s strategic business growth and talent development. She was also actively involved in the enterprise’s women’s network and volunteers’ organisation.
“Schaeffler’s vibrant and diverse talent pool coupled with its focus on long-term sustainability are key factors in ensuring the organisation’s continued success,” says Eng. She expressed her excitement at joining the firm, “As Schaeffler continues to expand its efforts in diversity management” and is looking forward to “supporting their business growth and development and fostering an environment where employees can excel and achieve collaborative progress”.
Dharmesh Arora, regional CEO, Asia/Pacific at Schaeffler, welcomed Eng “as a key member of our management team where her expertise, HR leadership, and experience would bring valuable and actionable insights in enabling our employees to contribute to Schaeffler with their full potential.”