Rahul Kalia

Head of Human Resources APAC Bayer Crop Science Division

Rahul is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of international experience in human resource management and commercial excellence across diverse sectors. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the regional people agenda across multiple regulatory and labor environments. He also represents HR function at the regional and the global HR leadership team for Crop Science division.


His role involves conceptualizing and implementing appropriate people strategy for the business. He builds a sustainable talent pipeline that ensures they have the right people, in the right roles, with the right capabilities and mindset to deliver high business impact. This enables the business to meet its ambitious goal to become market leader, whilst increasing positive social impact.


Rahul started his career in India. He moved to Singapore 5 years ago from Germany.

Conference Day One – Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

9:40 AM CHRO Leaders Panel: Aligning HR Strategy to Business Objectives and Delivering Competitive Business Advantage

  • Designing employee development pathways with alignment to strategic needs of the organisation
  • Exploring strategies of HR to drive Business competitive advantage
  • Determining the Leadership Role of HR in the Hiring Process and in Training Design to enable HR to Deliver Value

5:00 PM Panel: Improving HR Service Delivery Through Analytics and End-to-End HR Transformation

  • Exploring the concept of employee as customer and improving employee services
  • Digitising HR services with tools for engagement, collaboration and innovation
  • Enabling data capture to drive analytics and improve talent journey in the organization

Conference Day Two– Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

9:40 AM Panel: Attaining a Future-Fit Workforce for 2030

Most organisations in their transformation journey are hiring talents based on non-functional background – where they possess technology experience, an analytical and strategic mind. Such talents are scare in this economy and the education sector is still trying to keep up with this demand. Organisation can form an alliance to share and train these new breed of talents.

  • Sourcing and building the right talent with the right skillsets through talent alliance
  • Empowering leaders to embrace technology and confidence in managing technological savvy future talents
  • Exploring the challenges in forming talent alliance – policy, partner and model.

4:30 PM Closing Panel: Conquering the Talent Market with a Strong Employer Brand

Google, Facebook, Grab, these are employer brands that many wants to work for. They have a strong employee value preposition and give them a powerful reason. Having a positive employer brand can get employer up to twice as many applications as companies with negative brands. With top candidates wanting to work for you, not only you have the right people with the right talent, your recruiting cost will drop significantly as well.

  • Exploring strategies to control and positively change the dialogue surrounding your company, to ensure higher talent acquisition and retention
  • Identifying origination unique value proposition and translating it through your brand
  • Leveraging on current resources for marketing and branding

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Rahul.

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