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The Adrian Tan Show

78 EpisodesProduced by Adrian TanWebsite

One of the Top Global Influencers in HR Tech, Adrian Tan interviews founders and operators that are enabling the Future of Work.

78 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

77: Gaurav Chaubey on performance management rethink, convincing senior management and the great resignation

November 24th, 2021


Gaurav Chaubey is the co-founder of Mesh, a modern performance management platform backed by Sequoia and Y Combinator.

Gaurav has been a lifelong …

76: Yannis Niebelschütz on digital coaching platform, coach selection and misconceptions

November 17th, 2021


Yannis Niebelschütz is co-founder of CoachHub, the global leading platform for digital coaching.

Together with his brother Matti, he founded the Berlin-based company in 2018.

A serial entrepreneur and former senior …

75: Michael Yinger on resume parsing, AI screening and biases

November 10th, 2021


Michael Yinger has been in the talent acquisition space for almost 20 years, most recently as the Global Lead of Growth, Strategy and Product Management for PeopleScout.

His previous experience in the space includes Aon …

74: Ori Gold on diversity, equity and inclusivity, challenges and best practices

November 2nd, 2021


Ori Gold is the Chief Executive Officer of Bench, a leading programmatic solutions company, which boasts a highly diverse and high performing team …

73: Steve Bennetts on Employee Experience, decision-making transformation and when is too much feedbacks

October 26th, 2021


Steve Bennetts is the Head of Growth & Strategy - Employee Experience Solutions for Qualtrics in APJ, leading a team of specialists in guiding …

72: Jasmine Haria on hiring remote vs non-remote, screening fraud detection and the importance of EQ

October 19th, 2021


Jasmine Haria is the Co-Founder of FluidTal - a platform that provides Vetted Digital talent on EQ and IQ.

Based on performance and an extensive model that is rapidly scalable, this model enables a hybrid way of working …

71: Amit Patel on microservices, migration from on-prem to cloud and enterprise HRMS shopping tips

October 12th, 2021


Amit Patel has almost two decades of experience across four continents.
In the past 12 years, he has resided in Singapore covering the Asia Pacific Region, and in the last 8 years, he has focused on HCM, Talent and …

70: Sudhanshu Ahuja on AI-powered chatbots, recruiting virtually and structured interviews

October 5th, 2021


Sudhanshu Ahuja is the CEO and Co-Founder of, an ‘accurate hiring’ platform that autonomously interviews candidates for any job and produces a fit-score. He spearheads all sales functions and fundraising …

69: Sonali Sharma on data paralysis, getting started on people analytics and connecting analytics to bottom line

September 28th, 2021


Sonali Sharma is a business professional with 12+ years of experience with McKinsey & Company, Deloitte Consulting and Uber in the US, UAE, SE …

68: Kartik Krishnamurthy on never-ending rounds of interviews, conversational assistant and his personal job interview journey

September 21st, 2021


Kartik Krishnamurthy leads the overall growth & business strategy for Paradox APAC.

Prior to Paradox, he led the Cornerstone OnDemand business in Asia across Hong Kong, ASEAN, South Korea, and India markets.

Kartik …

67: Oussama Labib on common missing L&D ingredient, team learning and the impact of culture

September 14th, 2021


Former Head of L&D at IKEA Singapore and APAC Director of Instructional Design & Facilitation in a leading training company, Oussama Labib experienced first hands the challenges of delivering ROI from learning …

66: Paul Keijzer on recruitment gamification, the key target users and the time a recruiter scans through a new resume

September 7th, 2021


Paul Keijzer is the CEO of The Talent Games – an HR Technology company that pioneers in gamified virtual hiring solutions.

With over 40+ years of …

65: Gary Gan on skills inventory, how to embark on skills journey and the indecisions to train employees

August 31st, 2021


Gary Gan is an experienced entrepreneur and marketer, involved in the startup of several successful companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

64: Charles Ferguson on Employer of Record, employee experience and work passes

August 24th, 2021


Charles Hamilton Ferguson is the General Manager and head of Globalization Partners business in Asia, where he is responsible for establishing scale and efficiency for the company’s business expansion in one of the most …

63: Derick Teo on HRIS implementations, common pitfalls and reasonable implementation cycle

August 17th, 2021


Derick Teo is the Director of Enterprise Go-Digital Solutions at BIPO, a one-stop, global Human Resource service provider.

A graduate of the National …

62: Manu Khetan on security in HR software, AI use cases and when SMEs should move into enterprise software

August 10th, 2021


Manu Khetan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rolling Arrays Group of Companies, which includes Reimbur$e and CICO.

A recognised HR …

61: Leong CheeTung on people efficiency, digitalisation struggles and uncovering the true problem statement

August 3rd, 2021


Leong CheeTung is the CEO of EngageRocket, the fastest-growing Asian people analytics tech company that helps businesses improve talent retention and productivity.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, he was Regional …

60: Rolf van der Pol on people efficiency, digitalisation struggles and uncovering the true problem statement

July 27th, 2021


Rolf van der Pol started his career in information technology and moved to the financial services industry in 1990. He has a broad experience in line …

59: Mitchell Goh on debt traps, earned wage access and employee benefits

July 20th, 2021


Mitchell Goh is the founder and CEO of GetPaid, an earned wage access start-up in Singapore.

A new employee benefit concept in Singapore, it allows employees to access their salaries that they have earned but not yet …

58: Vidya Santhanam on connecting team and business performance, common startups HR issues, GDP on digital transformation and new people management lessons

July 13th, 2021


Vidya Santhanam, is the co-founder and CEO of Fitbots OKRs.  Vidya leads Growth and Customer Success for Fitbots and is passionate about building a SaaS business.

Also a certified OKR coach, Vidya has coached over 400 …

57: Jin Choeh on common startups HR issues, GDP on digital transformation and new people management lessons

July 6th, 2021


Jin Choeh founded Swingvy with his co-founders in 2016 with a mission to create a workplace where work empowers people. As a founder, he focuses on …

56: Jayant Paleti on investment by SalesForce, why companies fail to digitalise and coming ahead in a cluttered HRMS market

June 29th, 2021


Jayant Paleti is the Co-Founder of Darwinbox. Recognised as the most preferred HCM solution in APAC by Gartner, Darwinbox is used by 550+ large …

55: Benjamin Croc | Automate all your HR processes, focus on People

June 22nd, 2021


Former McKinsey consultant, and head of Lazada’s strategy department, Benjamin Croc developed a deep passion for people management in a career that …

54: Kuljit Chadha | AI-powered right skilling suite that helps enterprises unlock business potential

June 15th, 2021


Kuljit Chadha is the Co-founder and COO of Disprz, an AI-powered skilling platform.

A serial entrepreneur, Kuljit relishes taking nascent technology …

53: CHAN Chiou Hao | Putting a bank into HRMS

June 8th, 2021


Chan Chiou Hao is currently the COO of Justlogin, a Singapore based HR Software as a Service provider. He has been with the company for over 5 years and has grown the business from a 10-person operation to 80 employees …

52: Kannan Chettiar | Managing your employee lifecycle from background screening to onboarding to learning

June 1st, 2021


Kannan Chettiar is the co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz – an award-winning HRTech and FinTech company that prides itself on its 3 business pillars – Screen, Onboard and Develop.

Avvanz helps to screen for the …

51: CY Chua | Improving your offer acceptance rate with AI

May 25th, 2021


Your bucket can never be filled with water if there is a leak at the bottom.

In recruitment context, that leak to the ability to close the deal with the job applicant that you may have spent more than 3 months and over …

50: Chandra Sivasubramaniam | Productivity monitoring and employees insights

May 18th, 2021


Many managers remain sceptical about the distributed workforce. I think it stems from traditional management belief that if you are not looking over …

49: Andrew Stetsenko | Connecting companies with software engineers who are looking to relocate

May 11th, 2021


Andrew Stetsenko is an HR Tech entrepreneur with a coding background and a passion for machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP).

He started to learn coding in 2003 that helped him to become a tech …

48: Zac Chua | Made-in-Singapore Delicious Gourmet Popcorn

May 4th, 2021


Zac Chua is the Founder and CEO of The Kettle Gourmet.

The Kettle Gourmet is a Singapore-based popcorn manufacturer and distributor that serves fresh, hand-baked popcorn in traditional and unique local flavours.

47: Brett Putter | Own Your Culture

April 27th, 2021


Bretton (Brett) Putter (@BrettonPutter) is an expert in company culture development who is consulted by companies and leaders worldwide to help …

46: Vipula Samarakoon | Leveling Up Your Employee Onboarding and Engagement

April 20th, 2021


Vipula (Vip) Samarakoon is the Founder and CEO of Qualee.

Qualee Technology delivers a mobile-first, cloud-based employee experience platform.

The …

45: Paul Endacott | Curating Digital and Technology Talent

April 13th, 2021


Paul Endacott has been operating in the fields of recruitment and executive search since 2002.

His last corporate role was Regional Managing …

44: Joe‌ ‌Escobedo | How To Create Engaging LinkedIn Content

April 6th, 2021


Joe Escobedo is the author of “Asian Growth Stories“. He has advised and trained over 12,000 executives from around the world, from countless Fortune 1000 brands, on building brands and growing revenue through digital.

43: Professor James Trevelyan | Cooling the World Affordably and Sustainably

March 30th, 2021


Professor James Trevelyan is the founder and CEO of Close Comfort, an Australian start-up with a mission to provide environment-friendly cooling …

42: Rachele Focardi | Addressing Workplace Generational Divide

March 23rd, 2021


Rachele Focardi is a global thought-leader and well renowned public speaker on Multigenerational Workforce Dynamics, Future of Work, Employer …

41: Roshan Ravishankar | Helping Companies To Hire Talents, Not Resumes

March 16th, 2021


Roshan Ravishankar is the co-founder of Vita, the first platform that allows companies to screen applications using referee assessed values, over plain resumes. 

It started off as a team-based assessment platform …

40: Amritpal Singh | Business Expansion Without The Compliance Hassle

March 9th, 2021


Amritpal Singh is a Co-Founder at Multiplier Technologies and leads the commercial development of the organisation.

Multiplier is a PEO Platform that …

39: Jason Ho | Why Knowing Your Strengths Matter

March 2nd, 2021


Jason Ho is Southeast Asia's 1st Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder® Coach & Platinum Coach.

He is also the founder of Strengths School™ and

38: Gurunath Hari | Emineo Pursuits

February 22nd, 2021


Gurunath Hari is the Head of practice and Data Scientist at Emineo Pursuits, focusing on defining wellbeing.  In his 30-year career, Hari has several publications and educational videos on workplace productivity.

Emineo …

37: Japhet Lim | Reubiks Academy

February 15th, 2021


Japhet Lim is a serial entrepreneur who has taken up multiple training roles in his journey and believes in addressing the inefficiencies in the …

36: Tulika Tripathi | Snaphunt

February 9th, 2021


Tulika Tripathi is the Founder of Snaphunt, Asia’s leading remote hiring platform and helps employers find top talent anywhere quickly and …

35: Nina Alag Suri | X0PA AI

February 3rd, 2021


Nina Alag Suri is the Founder and CEO of X0PA AI, an AI-powered recruitment SaaS solutions to maximise objectivity in hiring and selections for …

34: Kyle Hegarty | The Accidental Business Nomad

January 22nd, 2021


Kyle Hegarty helps organizations grow globally. His sales and marketing training programs help clients increase business across regions and his global communications programs help strengthen teams, build trust, and …

#33 - Eugene Goh, TalentKraft

December 29th, 2020


Eugene Goh is the co-founder of TalentKraft, a strategy consultancy that focuses on helping clients build better teams through a combination of …

#32 - Gary Ma, maaiiconnect

December 22nd, 2020


Gary Ma is the product lead at maaiiconnect. They provide a platform to help companies deliver seamless omnichannel experiences with end-to-end engagement.

With maaiiconnect you can build a cloud contact centre, market …

#31 - George Avgenakis, Loopcv

December 14th, 2020


George Avgenakis is the founder and CEO at Loopcv, a job search tool that automates the job search for individual job seekers. Using Loopcv, job …

#30 - Josie Stoker, Capture

December 5th, 2020


Josie Stoker is the CoFounder and CEO at Capture - a B2B SaaS helping companies engage a planet-friendly workforce.

They also have the app for individuals which is akin to a 'Fitbit for your carbon footprint'.

They were …

#29 - Deborah Tan-Pink, Revolut

November 24th, 2020


Deborah Tan-Pink is the Senior Communications Manager at Revolut Singapore, having joined them in October 2020. Previously, she was the CEO of an …

#28 – Daniel Callaghan, Veremark & Workplace Accelerator

November 19th, 2020


Daniel Callaghan is the CEO of Veremark and the Managing Partner at the Workplace Accelerator.

Veremark is a category leader in the space of Career Credential Verification and Management. They enable companies around …

#27 – Syed Ali Abbas, Epitome

November 12th, 2020


Syed Ali Abbas is the Chief Strategy Officer of Epitome Global, a next-generation employability technology, services and analytics company …

#26 – Stephanie Nash, Thrive HR Exchange

November 10th, 2020


Stephanie Nash is the Chief People Officer and Head of Global Ventures at ChapmanV.

She is also Co-creator of the recently launched Thrive HR Exchange, a global community platform for HR professionals to find and …

#25 – Mat Ward, Workmate

November 5th, 2020


Mathew Ward is the founding CEO of Workmate, an end-to-end workforce management platform with a fully integrated worker network, custom-built to …

#24 – Sergei Makhmodov, Daxtra

November 3rd, 2020


Sergei Makhmodov is the co-founding director of DaXtra Technologies, a world-leading specialist in Intelligent Process Automation (IA) solutions for …

#23 – Jaime Ng, MatchCasts

October 29th, 2020


Jaime Ng is the founder and CEO of MatchCasts, an Ad-Tech platform that automates podcast advertising for brands take the pain out of finding the right podcasts to create a campaign that resonates with their audience.

#22 – Alan Heyward, O.C. Tanner

October 27th, 2020


Alan Heyward is the Asia Pacific Managing Director of O.C. Tanner.

He has been intimately involved in the industry for 15 years and has witnessed …

#21 – Alvin Goh, Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)

October 22nd, 2020


Alvin Goh is the Executive Director at Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) and an accomplished international senior business manager with over …

#20 – James Chia, ArcLab

October 20th, 2020


James Chia is Co-founder & CEO of ArcLab, a Mobile Learning SaaS platform empowering
organisations to upskill deskless workforces.

Their vision is to upskill the world’s deskless workforce.

ArcLab empowers …

#19 – Christian Vetter, HRForecast

October 15th, 2020


Christian Vetter is CEO and Co-Founder of HRForecast, dedicated to data-driven decision making, disruptive technologies and next-generation workforce …

#18 – Mayank Parekh, IHRP

October 13th, 2020


Mayank Parekh is the CEO of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) since 2017.

IHRP’s mission is to professionalise and strengthen HR practice in Singapore.

Through a range of national human capital …

#17 – Sudhanshu Tewari, Rewardz

October 8th, 2020


Sudhanshu Tewari is the Co-founder and CEO of Rewardz, a mobile-first leader in digital engagement solutions for employees, sales teams, customers, …

#16 – Yasmine Khater, Sales Story Method

October 6th, 2020


Yasmine Khater helps leaders use stories to stand out, attract more customers. All while inspiring their team and growing their business (and careers).

For the past decade, Yasmine has been helping senior leaders in …

#15 – Nigel Hembrow, Astronaut

October 1st, 2020


Nigel Hembrow is the CEO and Co-Founder of Astronaut. 

Astronaut is a web & mobile video interview platform that supports asynchronous communications, making recruitment fast and fun for Employers of all sizes. They …

#14 – Gordon Ng, Talenox

September 29th, 2020


Gordon Ng is the co-founder of Talenox, a cloud-based hr software that focuses on simplifying payroll and leave management so companies can easily …

#13 – Jay Huang, Pulsifi

September 21st, 2020


Jay Huang is the co-founder and CEO at Pulsifi. He is passionate about helping people unleash their potential. Pulsifi was founded to help …

#12 – Marcus Aw Yong, Sansan

September 14th, 2020


Marcus Aw Yong is responsible for leading the Sansan Global Marketing team in driving demand generation and awareness in Asia Pacific and beyond. For over 10 years, Marcus has been helping companies compete at the …

#11 - Loke Qian Li, Straits Interactive

September 8th, 2020


Loke Qian Li is an international Fellow of Information Privacy and writes for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Data Protection Excellence Network and Bloomberg Law. Prior to joining Straits …

#10 - Stewart Chen, Co-Founder at Hireplace

September 1st, 2020


Stewart Chen is the co-founder of Hireplace, a tech platform that brings speed dating to recruitment. We connect employers and candidates in a …

#9 - Cheung Hoyin, CEO at Remo

August 17th, 2020


Cheung Ho Yin is the founder and CEO of Remo, a video-first virtual workspace for remote and distributed teams that fosters real-time collaboration …

#8 - Vinay Johar, CEO at RChilli

August 11th, 2020


Vinay Johar is CEO and Founder at RChilli Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur, and RChilli is his third venture.

As an accomplished entrepreneur, sales leader, and market strategist, he spends most of his time with …

#7 - Philipp Muedder, Head of WorkPlace, Partnerships & Financial Planning at StashAway

August 3rd, 2020


Philipp Muedder is the Head of WorkPlace, Partnerships & Financial Planning at StashAway, the digital wealth manager that intelligently navigates macroeconomic data, not the market ups and downs. Their clients get …

#6 - Mindfulness Coach Teacher Erin Lee

July 29th, 2020


Erin Lee is Founder and Mindfulness Coach of Mindful Moments Singapore. She is a mindfulness practitioner and advocate of mindfulness as a way of …

CNA938 Money Mind - How Businesses Could Deal With The Coronavirus

February 12th, 2020


I spoke with Stanley Leong and Chew Wui Lynn to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus has on businesses, the solutions companies could look at and …

Interview with CNA938 Money Mind

January 15th, 2020


This is a recording done at CNA938 Money Mind segment. Hosted by Stanley Leong and Chew Wui Lynn, we talked about the prevalence of job movements …

#5: Award-winning HR Business Partner – Sam Neo

May 11th, 2019


Based in Singapore, Sam is the founder of People Mentality Inc, a HR startup founded in 2017 to instill a people-centric mindset in leaders and organizations.

Priort to this, he was serving at Changi Airport Group’s …

#4: Director, Ka-Bloom Group – Alexandra Lamb

May 11th, 2019


Alexandra has more than 14 years of extensive experience in coaching & human capital consulting across Asia Pacific. 

Before she started her own …

#3: Chief Experience Officer – Cilia Rasasegram

May 4th, 2019


With 17 years of experience in human resources, Cilia Rasasegram specializes in startups, SMEs and companies in turnaround or transformation, covering Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. 

She was previously the General …

#1: Head of Talent Acquisition – Michael Wright

April 27th, 2019


Michael Wright (@mobidextrous) is the Head of Talent Acquisition at GRAB, Southeast Asia’s largest mobile tech company with valuation of more than US$3billion.

Before GRAB, he was heading the Talent Acquisition function …

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