Vice President of Corporate Human Resource, MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia
Contribution to HR Community
2011

This “Contribution to HR Community” Award recognises Puan Jun Maria Tan Abdullah for her contribution to developing best practices in Human Capital Development. 

A HR practitioner very much driven by process and data, Jun Maria believes in promoting best practices in organisation and people development. She uses, among others, such tools as “People Capability Maturity Model”, “Six Sigma”, and “TRIZ” (creative problem solving methodology) etc. in continuously improving & sustaining organisation effectiveness. 

Nurtured in both local and global organisations for almost two decades, Jun Maria has dedicated her career to growing people and leadership. Her positive and specific interventions cover workforce and talent management, organization development, cultural transformation and change management. 

She keeps up with the times and actively addresses new national needs. Her latest pursuit involves the important design and development of a domain competency apprenticeship programme known as CODE8, specially formulated to create apprenticeship and employability opportunities in Information & Communication Technologies for unemployed graduates in the country. Fulfilling a national duty, she has closely collaborated with the Ministry of Higher Education for the success of CODE8. In the pilot programme, 100% employability was achieved among the apprentices. Directly linked to the country’s aspiration to be a developed nation by the year 2020, the programme is now being implemented country-wide. 

The Asia HRD Congress 2011 Awards Committee is delighted to honour Puan Jun Maria Tan Abdullah for her contribution to developing best practices in Human Capital Development.