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Panel Discussion - Diversity & Inclusion
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When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12.00noon to 2.00pm
Where: National Australia Bank Ltd
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2
Level 20-02

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Panel Discussion - Diversity & Inclusion 

 The panel discussion will focus on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace and implementing diversity policies in organisations.



Hayden Majajas, Senior Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, PayPal

Hayden Majajas is one of Asia’s most seasoned diversity executives with more than thirteen years of professional experience in the Diversity & Inclusion space, managing a wide range of global initiatives and strategic plans.

He has an extensive background in developing, creating, and implementing results-driven diversity strategic plans for corporations – with an emphasis on gender and Asian leadership.

Hayden obtained his Master’s degree from the Chuo University Graduate School of Law in Tokyo, Japan - where he lived for 15 years.

Hayden’s professional career has taken him from legal advisory to business strategy and into the ‘people’ space leading diversity as regional head of D&I for such firms as Lehman Brothers, Nomura, UBS, BP and Bloomberg. He is the Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for PayPal.



Jessicca Thomas, Senior Manager Partnership and Analysis, Business Services and Support at Rio Tinto

Jessicca Thomas joined Rio Tinto in May 2006 after working in sales for various global software companies.  Predominantly her time with Rio Tinto has been with Procurement in various roles across categories in both sourcing and purchasing. In May 2014, Jessicca moved from Perth, Western Australia, to Singapore.  A claim she says was one of the best decisions of her life.

In her current role in Singapore, Jessicca is responsible for the engagement between external partnerships with Rio Tinto’s Business Services and Support group and manages a small global team to provide data analytics on the group’s performance.

Growing up in a rural mining town in West Australia, Jessicca was exposed to many cultures and histories.  This spurred her curiosity and passion to understand and celebrate the diversity of people.  Jessicca is currently the President of the Rio Tinto Inclusion and Diversity Network in Singapore and works closely with WIMAR SG to fulfil her ambition of creating more inclusive workplaces and equal opportunities across all people that work in the mining industry.


Leslie Raymond, Head of People at Asia National Australia Bank

Ms Leslie Raymond has been appointed Head of People, Asia in National Australia Bank (NAB) and commenced her role on 1 March 2017, based in Hong Kong.

Ms Raymond is a seasoned HR professional with over 20 year’s international experience across a variety of industries in Asia, USA and Europe in global, regional and local capacities.  Passionate about delivering commercial solutions that drive business outcomes. 

Ms Raymond joins NAB from Air New Zealand where she was Human Resources Director, Asia, based in Shanghai. In that role she was responsible for to ensuring that the organisation’s HR strategy was aligned with overall business strategy and growth.

Prior to Air New Zealand, Ms Raymond held leadership roles at Bacardi-Martini Asia Pacific and Schindler China where she had a strong track record of providing strategic direction for all policies and procedures relating to HR as well as attracting, retaining and motivating high performing talents.

Magdalena Poulin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, AIG

Magdalena has over 13 years of diversified and multinational work experience. Currently based at AIG, she oversees the strategy and implementation of diversity & inclusion programs for the APAC region. Magdalena seeks to foster a culture of inclusion across the region and her focus areas include developing strategic diversity programs to recruit, engage and develop talent, advancing a culture of inclusion and enhancing the AIG’s brand and market relationships. Magdalena’s previous career includes a mix of D&I, HR and CSR roles in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions for companies such as MVCI, EMC and HP.

Magdalena was awarded a Community Service Award for her partnership with Special Olympics Ireland, and a Diversity Award from the EMC Office of Global Workforce Inclusion for her leadership and achievements in the Women Leadership Forum. Magdalena was also listed as one of the Asia Pacific Inclusion Champions 2017 in the Diversity & Inclusion Forum by the BD Foundation for promoting the values of inclusion and shortlisted as a ‘HeForShe Influencer’ by the UN Women for promoting gender equality in Singapore for 3 years in a row.

Magdalena is involved in the Singapore Business Network on Disability AIG is a co-founding member of and she is a mentor in the AIG Student Innovation Program for students with disabilities. She also served on the Executive Board of PrimeTime, a Business and Professional Women’s Association in Singapore, she founded and runs the Two Way Mentoring Program at PrimetTime and is a co-founding member of KeyNote Asia Women Speakers Directory.

Presented By: 

$55 AustCham members 
$75 AustCham member guest**
$90 Guest
All prices inclusive of GST
**Applicable only when guest is accompanied by AustCham member/s
*Lunch included at the event

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Cancellation Notice
No refund or cancellation after 5pm on Thursday 22 November 2018.

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