Senior vice president for HR, APJ, SAP
2015 was a mammoth year for SAP. As well as being recognised as one of the top ﬁ ve Best Companies to Work For in Singapore, SAP was listed as champion in the Supporting Women to Remain at Work category in India, and among the top three IT multinationals to work for in Korea. It was also named a 2015 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia. These achievements have emerged under Jairo Fernandez’s guidance as HR business partner. Following SAP’s belief that ‘Everyone Is a Talent’, he works with each employee and taps into their unique strengths. Other initiatives, such as the Integrated Leadership Framework, analyse and increase the quality of leadership, while high-tech platforms such as Success Maps empower staff to chart their own career goals. Fernandez views HR as both an art and a science, and balances his duties between ‘high tech’ and ‘high touch’.