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Wednesday, February 10 2021 - 12:00
Randstad RiseSmart continues to drive expansion and growth across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa with key leadership appointments
SYDNEY, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Randstad RiseSmart ( 
), leading global outplacement and talent mobility provider, today announced 
the continued expansion of its business and leadership team in Asia Pacific 
(APAC), India, the Middle East and Africa (IMEA).

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"As the world of work rapidly evolves, we're seeing strong demand for career 
transition and talent mobility solutions across the globe," said Dan Davenport 
), president and general manager of Randstad RiseSmart. "The challenges we're 
solving for our customers – such as helping employees make successful career 
transitions and fostering workforce agility – are universal. Our latest 
leadership appointments in APAC and IMEA reinforce our commitment to these 
markets and our customers, who rely on us not only for our strong global 
coverage, but also for our local market expertise."

Alison Hernandez ( 
), managing director for Randstad RiseSmart's APAC region, recently appointed 
Sandy Wong ( 
) as director for Greater China and Tina Lee  ( 
)as director for Southeast Asia. Wong is responsible for growth in China, Hong 
Kong SAR and Taiwan, and oversees the coaching team and service delivery in the 
region. Lee is based in Singapore ( 
), with local oversight for services in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, 
Vietnam, South Korea and Japan. To support the growing base of customers and 
activity in the Middle East and Africa, Joel Paul ( 
) has been promoted from managing director, India to managing director for IMEA.

Hernandez has led the establishment and growth of the RiseSmart brand in 
Australia and New Zealand since 2017 and brings more than 20 years of career 
transition industry expertise to help drive an unsurpassed experience for 
RiseSmart's APAC customers and their employees.

"It's been a significant career highlight to build and expand Randstad 
RiseSmart's market visibility in APAC," said Hernandez. "With our seamless, 
integrated technology platform and qualified, certified coaches, we are in a 
unique position to help organizations in APAC and beyond support their 
employees' continued growth through our career transition and talent mobility 

Sandy Wong is an experienced executive leader of talent mobility and strategic 
workforce management with over 35 years' business experience in Greater China, 
Asia Pacific, Europe and Russia. She has extensive domain knowledge and has 
more than 20 years of leadership experience managing large career transition 
projects within the banking, pharmaceutical, FMCG, chemical, FMCG, Telco and IT 

Tina Lee is a talent mobility expert with experience in human resources, higher 
education and public relations. She has been instrumental in building 
relationships and partnering with organizations across Southeast Asia to manage 
workforce transformations and change projects, including career transition, 
redeployment and career development. Prior to RiseSmart, Lee was associate 
director, development and training office at the University of Hong Kong 
Faculty of Business & Economics. 

Joel Paul has been instrumental in building RiseSmart's presence in India ( 
)since 2008 and today, RiseSmart supports many of the country's most prominent 
brands and largest employers, making India one of RiseSmart's fastest-growing 
markets. Under Paul's leadership, Randstad RiseSmart India was recently 
certified as a top workplace by the Great Place to Work Institute ( 
) for the second consecutive year. In his new role, Paul is responsible for 
RiseSmart's continued growth in India, the Middle East and Africa. 

"We're seeing that many of our customers increasingly seek outplacement and 
talent mobility solutions for their employees in the Middle East and Africa," 
said Paul. "To better support their workforce strategy, we are focusing on 
delivering innovative tech and touch solutions ( 
) to these emerging markets through the expansion of Randstad RiseSmart in the 


About Randstad RiseSmart

Randstad RiseSmart is the fastest-growing career transition and talent mobility 
provider, and an operating company of Randstad N.V., a global provider of 
flexible work and human resources services that helps more than two million 
candidates find meaningful work every year. Our outplacement, career 
development, redeployment and contemporary tech and touch solutions strengthen 
employer brands, improve retention and re-engage talent. Employers hire us 
because we deliver superior outcomes through expert coaching, professional 
branding, contemporary resources and on-demand analytics. Today, we are a 
trusted partner of successful companies in more than 40 industries and deliver 
services in more than 100 countries and 40 languages. Our passion and 
dedication to innovation, responsiveness, and results have earned us extensive 
recognition and awards from organizations such as Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner 
Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Fortune magazine. 

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SOURCE: Randstad RiseSmart