KEVIN ZHANG

Director of HR & talent
HAVAS ASIA-PACIFIC

With over 15 years of HR experience in the advertising, media and marketing industry, Kevin Zhang and his team primarily look after talent attraction and retention through the development of L&D programs, and by promoting D&I through various initiatives and activities. As an experienced HR leader, Zhang recognises the need for HR to keep pace with how the business evolves, yet they must choose to adapt new models only after having properly assessed the organisation’s size and culture. Professionals in this space must also have mastered the basic HR functions to ensure that a strong foundation is built and maintained. Before joining Havas, Zhang spent 10 years in New York as director, corporate HR, at IPG, before moving to R/GA Singapore and heading its APAC HR operations. He is also chairman and founding director of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (NY Chapter).