2017 Human Resources Awards Categories Judging Committee


Tsvetelina KovachevaTsvetelina Kovacheva, COO
Scale Focus AD, Sofia, Bulgaria

Tsvetelina Kovacheva is the Chief Operating Officer of ScaleFocus. She is responsible for overseeing key corporate operations, including finance, administration, HR and IT operations and corporate process development and optimization. Prior to joining the team at ScaleFocus, Tsvetelina has held various management roles in process improvement, quality assurance and software development. She has an expertise in quality systems, cultural and organizational changes, process optimizations, strategic and detailed planning of software development and QA services. Tsvetelina has BA degree in economics and MA degree in IT.


Christina AugustineDr. Christina Augustine, Global HR Consultant & Coach
Sling Sound Consultants, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. Christina Augustine is a proficient Global HR leader with 19 years of experience in leading global HR in diverse industries and capacities (IT, Telecom, FMCG & Health Care). Have ushered as Global SBU HR Head, (Virtusa Polaris Corporation) and has a PhD in Applied Psychology with expertise in leading Digital HR & OD domains.  She is honored as one of the Top 25 most innovative HR Tech Leader in Asia Pacific HRM & a National award entitled “Indira Super Achiever” in HR Excellence.A Coach, certified from NFNLP, USA; Key player in International HR forums and Management schools contributing HR, HCM, Industrial & Organizational Psychology; has published several scientific papers. Above all, an experienced Therapist & Mentor. She is a HR evangelist and International keynote speaker through TV Shows, Social Forums, Print & other media.

Heather BartonHeather Barton, Human Resources Consultant
London, United Kingdom

After graduating from Oxford University Heather worked as a Psychology Lecturer and Vice Principal in the Further Education sector. Latterly, she has worked as Human Resources Director in the Education, Probation, Housing and cultural exchange sectors. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and now works as a freelance HR Consultant.


Yavuz DuyarYavuz Duyar HR Coordinator    
Opet Petrolculuk A.S., Istanbul, Turkey



Joann HizonJoann Hizon, Vice President – HR, Administration & Facilities
SM Investments Corp, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Joann Hizon is the Vice President for HR, Admin & Facilities for SMIC, the holdings company of the SM Group of Companies. SMIC is one of the top 10 companies in the Philippines and among the top 200 companies in Asia. She provides HR oversight to SMIC’s subsidiaries whose businesses are in property, gaming, leisure and mining.  Ms. Hizon is often asked to be a resource speaker here and abroad on the following topics: career counseling, succession planning, workforce planning, workplace diversity, and organizational transformation.

Purnima KumarPurnima Kumar, Vice President
Accenture, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Vivek is an advocate of proactive outcome driven communication to make an impact in today’s information cluttered environment with shortening product life cycle and continual need to re-energize brands. Additionally, he recommends that organisations demonstrate business with compassionate intelligence in the age of increased government-socio scrutiny and accountability expectations.        

Chris LitherlandChris Litherland, Founder & Lead Consultant
Mariposa Consulting International, Dusseldorf, Germany

Founder and Lead Consultant with Mariposa Consulting International, working in Organization Effectiveness, Business Support Services, HR Excellence, Change Management, M&A's and Executive Search & Coaching.  Chris has held senior international HR roles in Honeywell, Intermec Technologies, SAS Institute, and Fujitsu ICL.  An Environmental Studies graduate from Sheffield University, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, SHRM-SCP and GPHR accredited, and former global advisory board member with SHRM. A regular Judge for: International Business Awards, HR Awards, and a member of Workforce Business Intelligence board. He is a frequent presenter and panelist at global conferences, seminars and webinars.  A keen supporter of charitable causes and organizations including: Save the Children and International Red Cross. Located in Germany for the past 19 years and a long-time mobile worker.

Ihab MansourIhab Mansour, Performance Manager - HR
DHL Express, Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudia Arabia

I have been working in DHL Express for 7 years. I started as Training & Development Manager -HR. Then was promoted to Recruitment & Training Manager as I drove many Initiatives such as the Employee Opinion Survey (EOS), Middle Management Development Program (MMDP) which was meant to develop the middle managers in the company. This program lasted for 18 months. Moreover, I led the Supervisory Academy for females which lasted for 6 months. Later on I was promoted to be the First Choice & Quality Manger in which I used six sigma, GEMBA Walk, Performance Dialogue, DAIMAC to improve processes and systems in the company. On Jan 2016 I moved to the Performance Manager position to drive high performance and motivate our employees.        

Kimberly MilesKimberly Miles, President
TPC/HR Payroll Consultants, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Kimberly Miles is a multifaceted entrepreneur, radio personality, philanthropist, and mentor who is passionate about empowering others. In 2000, Miles founded The Payroll Company (later rebranded as TPC HR/Payroll Consultants) that provides human resources, taxation, and business management solutions to nationwide businesses. In 2015, Kimberly launched B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation, which is dedicated to helping over 17 nonprofit organizations that focus on protecting young women under the age of 25 who have been abused, abandoned, and/or exploited.

N S RavishankarDr. N S Ravishankar, Deputy Vice President and Head
Axis Bank, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Dr Ravishankar N.S. is international repute Banker, financial expert, HR expert, having both national and international reputation. Received several honours and awards at national and international level and scores of articles and publications to his credit.

Gorkem OzkanGörkem Özkan, HR Manager
Çimtaş Group, Bursa, Turkey

Görkem Özkan has over 12 years experience in Human Resources Management. She has worked in a energy sector and held management positions in ENR companies. Görkem has been studying a Ph.D. in HR Management  Carieer Counseling at Ankara Universty.She is ICF Member Coach. In addition to these she also gives full weight the to the Personel Development and she has lots of artichels and published books about that side. She interested in Gender Activities. She has honered many awards from SBA for 2014 such as the HR Department of the Year, Executive Of The Year and Woman Of The Year Awards.

Tsang Wing PhangTsang Wing Phang, Senior Assistant Director
State Courts Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Tsang Wing is a lead business excellence assessor in Singapore, and a passionate business process and organisational excellence specialist.  He has more than a decade experience in the field of policy making and business excellence.