Paul BK Choo

VP/CHRO (HR & CSR Division) Bridgestone (China & Asia Pacific)

Paul BK Choo

VP/CHRO (HR & CSR Division) Bridgestone (China & Asia Pacific)

Biography

Paul is currently the VP/CHRO for Bridgestone China and Asia Pacific (CAP) operations overseeing its Regional Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Division and is a key member of the Executive Committee of Bridgestone CAP that is fully responsible for the strategy, direction and financial success (USD5.0B) of its regional business that spans across 10 countries and 14 business entities in the China and Asia Pacific region.

Paul is a Member of the Audit Committee and the Secretary of the Nomination & Compensation Committee of the Board of Bridgestone CAP. He is also a Board member of the Board of Bridgestone India.

He also sits on the Bridgestone Global Human Resources Committee overseeing the Group’s Global HR transformation and the Global CSR Committee advancing the Group’s sustainable development through creating safer, healthier and more sustainable environment and communities.

Paul brings with him more than 28 years of global Human Resources experience and strong business acumen and consulting skills with proven success in linking HR strategies to the business, providing thought leadership and execution of business processes across a dispersed region.

He started his career in the banking sector (OUB) and since then has worked for global MNCs such as Exxon Chemical, Lennox and Bekaert in varying senior roles and across all levels of Human Resources from operations to corporate HR up to and including Chief HR responsibilities and was based in Dallas, USA and Shanghai, China between 2002 and 2015. In the last 15 years of his career, in his senior roles, he partners closely with CEO & President, Senior Management teams and do work with Board of Directors.

His broad HR business partnering and consulting skills includes leading strategy development, organization design, change management, organization culture transformation, leadership & executive development, diversity and inclusion programs, talent management strategies, executive compensation and the development of the HR function to meet sustainable business results.

Paul holds a B. A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and a B. Soc. Sci. with Honors in Economics from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Michigan University with Honors (Phi Kappa Phi). Paul & his wife and 3 children resides in Singapore.

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