As founder and Chief Guru of HR Guru Private Limited, Tommy champions HR excellence, helping HR leaders and professionals enhance and advance their careers and helping companies manage and leverage their people effectively.
Before founding HRguru, Tommy served Tiger Airways, initially as Human Resources Director and then as Advisor to Tigerair’s Integration Project Office. At Tiger Airways, he was a key member of the leadership team which led the restructuring and turning around of the low cost carrier, and the subsequent transition and integration into the Singapore Airline Group.
Prior to that, Tommy was General Manager of Group HR for GuocoLand Limited, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at SMRT Corporation, Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and Executive Director of Raffles Knowledge.
Tommy was conferred the Medal of Commendation Award from the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) during the May Day Awards 2007.
Tommy received the HR Leadership Award during the 4th Asia Best Employer Brand Awards in 2013.
Under Tommy’s HR leadership, SMRT received a number of awards including the Best HR Team Award and Best HR Manager Award from HRM Asia for two consecutive years (2009 & 2010), and a variety of accolades (2006 – 2010) from the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI).
During his tenure at Raffles International, the company secured a spot within the Top 10 on Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers – Singapore list for seven years running and was named one of three Best Employers in Asia in 2007 from Hewitt Associates.
Tommy is an honoree of the prestigious MHC Asia Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to HR from HRM Asia in 2010, the highest accolade for HR professionals in Singapore, recognizing him as a stalwart of the HR community.
Tommy was previously an Employer Panel Member in the Singapore Industrial Arbitration Court, a member of the Industrial Relations Panel of the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and Chairman of SNEF Industrial Group ‘J’ (Hotel & Entertainment Group).
Tommy’s influence has helped shape the HR landscape in Singapore, serving and chairing a number of HR policy councils and sharing fresh perspectives as a speaker at HR symposia. He is also the award-winning author of the book “Nothing Surprises Me – I work in HR (A Personal Journey)”
He is a Fellow of the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) since 2009.