He is a seasoned HR Executive and a Talent Acquisition Expert. He manages multiple centers of excellence in recruitment and talent management across the region. His specialties include the following: sourcing strategies, workforce planning, talent acquisition/management, targeted search, HR/recruitment processes, process mapping and systems, employment branding/marketing communications, project planning, client relationship management, vendor negotiation/management, onboarding, global ATS implementation/management.
More than anything, Engelbert T. Camasura is the President of a premier human capital solutions partner in the Philippines and Asia: Asia Select, Inc. Gilbert is recognized as one of the talent experts in managing recruitment solutions across various industries.
He is an active leader in the Philippines HR community, People Management Association of the Philippines. Additionally, he is a certified Associate Fellow in Personnel Management.
Prior to joining Asia Select, Inc., he worked for eight years in ZMG Ward Howell. Also, Gilbert served as a country recruitment leader for Genpact, where he was responsible for its growth in banking and financial services. He completed his executive education at IESE (Barcelona, New York and Munich).
Engelbert Camasura has proven success in delivering value added service both in volume and executive search with a specialization in the BPO, Call Center, ITO, and shared service industry. He has supported search assignments across the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hongkong, Abu Dhabi, and Africa.
Nidhi has more than 14 years of extensive experience and cross functional exposure in Training, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Human Resources, Project Management, Call Quality and customer experience.
She has managed “end-to-end” employee development cycle including - New Employee Orientation, Communication Skills Training, Product / Process Training, Technical Skills Development, Soft Skills Development, Call Quality Improvement, Behavioral Training, and Talent Development. Additionally, she has done extensive work in domains such as Customer Service, Collections, and back office processes.
Apart from this, she has worked with various vertical and product markets including credit card, auto, commercial lending, originations, banking, and finance across different countries.
She is an expert in designing and implementing effective knowledge transfer and learning solutions for clients’ onshore and offshore businesses. Also, she is well recognized for leading and implementing learning solutions supporting multiple priorities and initiatives to develop leadership capabilities, drive performance improvements, streamline organizational processes, and enhance learning effectiveness.
Nidhi has a motivational leadership style with a record of building and retaining highly motivated global teams and delighted customers across continents. Her core strengths include:
· Expertise in the entire “Hire to Retire” employee lifecycle
· Training needs, analysis, and curriculum design
· Program / Project Management (Solution design, Transitions, and Knowledge Transfer)
· Business Training Set Up and Growth Management
· Strategic Planning and Execution
· Client and People Management – Multi Culture and Geographies
· Design and Operationalize Training and Call Quality
· Call Quality Assurance / Customer Experience Specialist
Ana Maria Bongato, or more known as Penny Bongato, is the first Filipino to be have been granted full certification on the SUCCESS PRINCIPLES © last August 2015. This certification was granted by Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and the Success Principles (among others). She is also a Certified Trainer in the Canfield Methodology.
She started her career as an engineer and moved to human resources and now doing advocacy on education and success and life coaching, having had experienced career shift herself. Her HR career started at Kodak Philippines, with no HR experience, coming from the line function. She began learning about HR through attending trainings and is now FPM, fellow in personnel Management granted by the People Management Association of the Philippines.
She has been in the IT-BPM industry for more than 20 years. In addition to this, she’s had more than 30 years of work experience in different fields and industries, including having spent more than 20 years in human resources, the profession she’s passionate about. During her time in Convergys - Philippines, the largest contact center in the country, she was ranked as the no. 1 employee.
In addition, she became the Regional HR Director for Asia Pacific at Headstrong Philippines, now GenPact. Penny believes in lifelong learning and now continues to expand her knowledge through continuous education as a part time faculty of the Human Resources Management Program of De la Salle College of St. Benilde. She will soon teach Masters in Human Resources at the aforementioned school.
An engineer by education, Penny completed two engineering degrees – Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management Engineering at De La Salle University. She completed her Masters in Business Administration, Regis Program at Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
She is also a motivational speaker, success coach, and trainer on the Success Principles of Jack Canfield. Also, she delivers talks and keynote speeches on Leadership, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Engagement and Industry Academe Linkages.
Penny’s story, Proudly Filipino, can be found in Jack Canfield’s latest book, Living the Success Principles. Her own book, Career Shift, will be released in August 2017.