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.


Amal Al-Najjar, Human Resources Supervisor
Fluor Corporation, Ahmadi, Kuwait

All my years of experience are in the Oil and Gas industry. I had the opportunity to work in the areas of HR /Admin/Engineering/public Relations, with several distinguished international American companies i.e. Fluor Corporation, Foster Wheeler, Stone Webster, Santa Fe Braun and Kuwait National Petroleum Company on large scale projects including Kuwait National Petroleum Company – Mina Abdulah Refinery - Revamp Project, MAA & SHU Refineries, Petroleum Services Company & Environment Integrated Company.

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

As Accenture’s Global Talent Sourcing Director, Purnima Kumar has the global responsibility for our talent sourcing strategy and operations - designing and communicating Accenture's talent story and brand, attracting quality talent through the right sourcing channels, within desired time and investments to fill Accenture’s talent needs around the world, delivering impeccable stakeholder and candidate experience.
  Purnima has extensive leadership experience in design and execution of high impact people programs and talent acquisition and management practices in consulting, technology and outsourcing industries globally. Her key specialty areas include: new center/ location set up, ventures, acquisitions and people transitions, talent strategy, talent acquisition, engagement and retention, diversity and inclusion, change management/ culture, and HR analytics and is a frequent speaker and participant in various national and international forums and conferences. Purnima is an alumna of IIT Delhi and XLRI School of Management.  

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.

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.