Organizations are transforming for the future with focus on becoming more resilient, relatable and ready - more than ever. At Mercer’s 2023 Philippines HR Conference, we will explore the new realities shaping the future of work — from new skills requirements and talent strategies, to enhancing flexibility, prioritizing health and well-being and accelerating digitalization. During this full-day conference, local and regional industry leaders along with Mercer experts will provide insights and share their experiences on how to approach and take actions towards adapting to the new shape of work. From redefining total rewards to reinventing the employee experience -- delegates at this year’s conference will discover new possibilities — and a new way forward — for their organizations.





8.00 am


8.30 am

Conference welcome

8.40 am

Opening Remarks by Paulo Garcia, Chief Executive Officer, MarshMcLennan Philippines

8.45 to 9.30

KEYNOTE: Accelerating national transformation through the development of industry skills frameworks

Nelly Dillera, Executive Director of DTI-Philippine Trade Training Center-Global MSME Academy, Project Director – Philippine Skills Framework Initiative

9.30 to 10.00

Reimagine and rebuild the future workforce with skill-based talent assessments

Siddhartha Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Mercer Mettl


The world of work has evolved dramatically in recent years, pushing organizations to rethink their people strategies. With geographical barriers vanishing, the world is the limit when it comes to finding the right talent for the right role. In this session, we discuss how organizations can use the power of talent assessments to address their key challenges strategically, including hiring the best talent, engaging diverse talent from across the globe and building a skills-based learning culture at scale.

10.00 to 10.30

Skills as the Currency of the Future

Speaker: Bhavana Chauhan, Country Manager, Philippines for LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions


Developing a skills-based organization is one of the key challenges in the future of work as employees strive for better employability and organizations reinvent their strategic workforce plans. More than ever, organizations need to gain a strong understanding of the changing skills landscape and what are the best-in-class strategies towards upskilling and reskilling to improve talent attraction, development and retention.

10.30 to 11.00

Networking Break

11.00 to 12.00

CEO & CHRO Panel Discussion: Strategies for the new shape of work

Godelieve Van Doreen, Chief Executive Officer, MarshMcLennan South East Asia

Rosario Bradbury, Managing Director, Contact Center Association of the Philippines

Brian David Hood, HR Country Head, JP Morgan Chase Corporate Centers, Philippines

Facilitator: Rohan Muralee, Country Leader, MercerMarshBenefits Philippines

12.00 to 12.30

Role of Technology in Improving Employer Value Proposition

Mehul Rajparia, Digital Health Solutions Leader, MercerMarshBenefits, Asia and Pacific


Employee attraction and retention is high on the agenda of every senior executive today.  An Employer Value Proposition (EVP) plays a big role in a company’s ability to attract and retain talent.  In this session we will look at role of technology in improving EVP while focusing on individual employee’s total well-being.

12.30 to 13.45

Networking Lunch



13.45 to 14.45

Masterclass: Benefits for all. Benefits for a fast-changing world. Benefits for healthier societies

Joan Collar, MercerMarshBenefits Leader, Asia and Pacific


Using benefits as an expression of company values is going to be more important as life becomes more complex. Unveiling the responses from the Mercer Marsh Benefits’ Health on Demand 2023 survey, the findings seek to understand how workforce needs and attitudes around employee benefits are changing in response to 21st century issues

14.45 to 15.30

Compensation & Benefits Trends and the Future of Total Rewards

Floriza Molon, Career Rewards Leader, Mercer Philippines

15.30 to 16.00

Employee Experience, the New Competitive Advantage in the War for Talent

Sean Darilay, Career Talent Leader, Mercer Philippines

Marieke Van Raaij, Principal, Regional Employee Engagement Solutions Leader - IMEA, Asia, Pacific & Latin America, Mercer


This session focuses on the Employee Experience, and how organizations are deploying technologies to assess how well they deliver the “moments that matter” to an employee. Furthermore, as we recognize that employees’ requirements from their employers have changed dramatically over the last few years, we discuss to what degree we are keeping up with these demands, how well do we listen, and how quickly do we respond to what we hear? Mercer experts will share practical and future-ready EX strategies that organizations can learn from and act on.

16.00 end

Closing Remarks - Rohan Muralee, Country Leader, MercerMarshBenefits Philippines


Godelieve Van Doreen

South East Asia CEO, Marsh McLennan

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    Based in Singapore where she has lived for the past 17 years, Godelieve van Dooren spearheads the growth and expansion of Marsh McLennan in South East Asia - covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

    Her expertise in designing and delivering impactful people and risk solutions empowers Marsh McLennan’s clients in their business, risk and workforce transformation as they navigate the realities of a constantly changing environment.

    Prior to this role, Godelieve was the CEO of Mercer’s South East Asia Growth markets, helping companies navigate the health, wealth and career needs of the fast-evolving workforce in this dynamic region. 

    Throughout her career, she has played a critical role in designing innovative talent solutions working closely together with leading clients across the High-Tech, Life Sciences, FMCG, Chemical, Retail and Hospitality Industry.

    She is a keen advocate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with a relentless focus on creating a sustainable and enabling working environment across the firm.

    Godelieve holds a MA in Law from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Mehul Rajparia

Digital Health Solutions Leader for Asia and the Pacific, Mercer Marsh Benefits

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    Mehul is Digital Health Solutions Leader for Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) in Asia and Pacific.  In this role he supports adoption and commercialization of MMB’s Digital Health Solutions across our customer base. Some of the Digital Solutions include Darwin, BenefitsYou Suite, Health & Well-being Marketplace, and Health Analytics. 

    • Mehul has worked in technology industry for over 25 years. During this time he has led various senior commercial roles.  Mehul’s has worked at organizations such as Saba Software, Sybase (now part of SAP), Schneider National, and General Electric. He has worked across various countries in Asia, India, and the USA

    • Mehul holds MBA from University of Phoenix (USA) and M.S. in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

    • Mehul is a proud Rotarian and dedicated to making difference in lives of less-fortunate people in the community 

Sean Darilay

Principal and Talent Solutions Business Leader, Mercer Philippines

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    Sean partners with organizations in the areas of talent strategy and assessments, skills and competency framework development, employee listening surveys, and workforce strategies for the future of work.

    Sean has more than 15 years of experience in business management, product development and human resource consulting. A regular speaker on business and HR forums, Sean also serves as Independent Director of a Rural Bank in the Philippines.

    Previously based out of Singapore, Sean has consulted with local and regional firms across Asia Pacific markets in key industries such as banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and life sciences, retail, electronics manufacturing and oil & gas. He has managed complex projects in the areas of compensation and benefits, government-sponsored industry labor studies, executive pay, employee mobility, job evaluation, HR policy reviews, as well as HR due diligence during M&As.

    Sean earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and has completed an Executive Certification Program in Marketing and Distribution from the Asian Institute of Management

Rohan Muralee

Senior Vice President, Country Leader, Mercer Marsh Benefits Philippines

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    Current Responsibilities

    Rohan looks after MMB’s business in the Philippines, based in Manila. Prior to that, he was based in Singapore where he headed MMB’s sales operations in 13 countries across Asia. He specialises in consulting with and advising organisations on their broader health and wellbeing strategy, focusing not only on traditional insurance plans but also on workplace health, alternative benefit strategies and wellbeing solutions.


    He has 15 years of experience in Employee Benefits across Asia Pacific and Europe, including International Healthcare, Multinational Pooling, Flexible Benefits, Cross-border benefits and Health & Wellbeing strategy. 

    Having spent the last ten years based in Hong Kong, Singapore and more recently Manila, Rohan has travelled extensively across the region and has developed an intricate awareness of local business cultures and understanding of market practices and requirements. He has worked with a wide range of both local and Multinational firms in designing and implementing successful benefits programs which primarily focus on developing sustainable long-term benefit strategies, improving talent attraction and retention and leveraging economies of scale; all whilst ensuring compliance in a complex regulatory landscape.

    Prior to working in Asia, Rohan spent many years with Bupa UK in both domestic Healthcare and Wellness businesses, as well as managing Bupa International’s Asia Pacific, Egypt, Libya and UK portfolios. Rohan specialises in consulting with and advising organisations on their broader health and wellbeing strategy, focusing not only on traditional insurance plans but also on workplace health, alternative benefit strategies and wellbeing solutions.


    BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science, King’s College London

Bhavana Chauhan

Country Manager, Philippines for LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions

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    Bhavana is the Country Manager, Philippines for LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions.

    As a strategic Advisor and value Creator for her clients, she enjoys her role in helping organizations prepare for the “Future of Work”.

    A believer in lifelong learning, Bhavana has built a diverse career trajectory which spans 20 years across HR Consulting, Client management, not for profit & Corporate HR roles.

    Her deep HR experience and expertise across Deloitte consulting, Mercer and her various HR roles allows her to bring the business perspective to HR conversations and vice versa.

    Bhavana finds joy in building and creating solutions to address people and talent challenges, specially by leveraging data and technology.

    Outside of work, she enjoys the joys and challenges of parenting 2 wonderful children, AJ and Anika.

Floriza Molon

Career Rewards Leader, Mercer Philippines

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    Flor is a Principal and Business Leader of Mercer Philippines. As Business Leader, Flor is responsible for driving business initiatives and overall operation of Career Rewards line of business in the Philippines.  She has consulted for firms across various industries and works with different organizations in the Philippines and global market to help solve complex challenges in the areas of HR operations set-up, compensation and benefits design, performance management, competencies framework development, job analysis and job evaluation.  She is also a training facilitator at the ASEAN Mercer Learning program and frequent speaker at HR forums. Currently, Flor sits as one of the Board of Directors of Mercer Philippines, Inc. and Mercer Holdings, Inc. She has more than twenty years of experience in both Human Resource line and consulting.

    Her previous work includes HR line experience in the Banking, Semiconductor and Pharmaceutical Industry focusing on rewards management and design, job evaluation and performance management, labor and employee relations including CBA negotiations.  While in the consulting, she has managed compensation and benefits survey projects for various industries for Thailand, Shanghai and Manila. 

    Flor has earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas. She was cited as one of the Ten Outstanding Business Administration Graduate and a Leadership Awardee by the Junior Chamber of Business Administrators.  She also has taken her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the same university.

Joan Collar

Employee Health & Benefits Business Leader for Asia and the Pacific, Mercer Marsh Benefits

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    Joan Collar leads Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB), the Employee Health & Benefits business for Asia and the Pacific. She is based in Singapore and manages the employee benefits business spanning 13 countries where she leads the strategy and growth across the two regions.

    Joan started her career in employee benefits over 27 years ago, with the last 16 years in MMB in various roles. Joan has authored numerous publications and is an accomplished speaker delivering MMB’s thought leadership on key issues such as healthcare, choice benefits, insurance risk management, and mental health.

Nelly Nita N. Dillera

Executive Director, DTI Philippine Trade Training Center-Global MSME Academy

Project Director,Philippine Skills Framework Initiative 

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    A Mass Communications graduate from the UP- Diliman, a Media Course earned from Pennsylvania, USA and Trade-related Course from Brisbane, Australia.

    She started her career as a radio and television announcer and joined the government through the Departments of Trade & Industry and Tourism.

    Her stint at the DOT transformed her home region into a Next in Mind destination. At the head office she led the institutionalization of national programs like OJT for Hotels and Academe, Needs and Gaps Assessment for Training and inclusion of regions in the Mabuhay Awards.

    She has served as Resource Person for international talks in South Korea, China and ASEAN countries on Tourism-related matters.

    She initiated Curricular Reforms at the PTTC and is leading the Institutional Reforms of Industry Skills through the introduction of the Philippine Skills Framework. She possesses both passion and commitment to manage and execute effective operation while ensuring a strong link between national policies and regional concerns.

    Declared Woman Leader, Ulirang Ina awardee, Crystal International Women Awardee and Outstanding Teduray Achiever Award, our speaker is the Executive Director of the DTI – Philippine Trade Training Center and the Project Director of the Philippine Skills Framework Initiative.

Siddhartha Gupta

CEO, Mercer Mettl

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    Siddhartha is the CEO of one of the largest technology-led assessment companies in the world, growing at a breakneck speed and striving for leadership in the space.

    Siddhartha envisions elevating Mercer | Mettl to the largest assessment entity in the world. A feat, he believes, made easier by joining hands with Mercer, a global leader in HR consulting and a wholly-owned subsidiary of highly credible Marsh & McLennan Companies.

    He joined Mettl when it was an exciting B2B Start-up out of India in 2016 and, with the help of many brilliant individuals, built it into a global setup. Over his tenure, Mercer | Mettl has grown to become the biggest online assessment entity in India and one of the world's fastest-growing HR & Ed-tech Startups. With revenues growing multi-fold, the customer count has swelled to 6000+ from 90+ countries.

    Before joining Mercer | Mettl, Siddhartha held key leadership positions at global IT companies, including HP and SAP, in a career spanning over two decades. In addition, he has been instrumental in building several business verticals from scratch and scaling them.

    As someone who believes learning, unlearning and re-learning is a lifelong process, he loves to spend this time outside work traveling and reading alongside being a cycling enthusiast. Siddhartha also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Xavier Institute of Management.

Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury

Managing Director, Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP)

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    Brief Profile of Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury - With Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Arts and with a dual MBA Degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles and National University of Singapore (NUS).

    Executive Leadership Profile

    Integrity is the backbone of Rosario’s personal and professional philosophy. Started as Telephone Operator and progressed her career to CEO and Managing Director in the same company, to manage (1) the commercial business in the field of Laboratory Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC Industry) for international trade for various industry sectors such as Oil, Gas & Chemical, Mining, Consumer Testing, Industrial, Environmental, Certification and Government Services; and (2) ) as the CEO and MD for the Global Back Office Shared Services IT/BPM BPO for the Group serving 150 countries. Concurrent to her corporate executive leadership role, she served for 8 years as the Chairperson of the Philippine-Swiss Business Council that furthers the growth of trade and investment between the two countries. Prior to being a CEO and MD, one of her career journeys was on the road in implementing the business offices in countries such as Pakistan, Cambodia, UK, Switzerland, Madagascar, and Kazakhstan, among many other countries – for various projects on international trade verification programs. Experienced in working closely with both the Government Sector and Private Sector in the field of International Trade Facilitation and Combatting Illicit Trade. Expert in implementing Global Back Office Shared Services (IT-BPM and BPO/KPO Services).

    Awarded as the Best Coach in 2021 by the Filipina CEO Circle and the Asia Pacific College; as Top Hat Awardee in 2019 by the Phil-American BID (Business Improvement and Development); and as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) in 2016 and 2017.

    Currently Rosario serves as the Managing Director of the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP), in collaboration with CCAP Board of Trustees and in support of the IT Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), she is responsible to lead in the business development and execution of the contribution of CCAP to the 2028 Roadmap particularly to grow the Philippines’s economy through the IT-BPM or Off-shoring and Outsourcing Industry reaching US$59bio revenue and supported by an additional 1.1 mio job creation for the Nation to reach 2.5mio strong workforce by 2028. By way of giving back, she is a volunteer serving as Board of Director for the Filipina CEO Circle (FCC) that mentors the young women generation to tap their full potentials as future business leaders; as Corporate Secretary and Board of Director of the Philippine-Swiss Business Council to promote bilateral trade relations, as Board of Advisor for the Wallace Business Forum whose aim is to assist CEO’s to be successful in doing business in the Philippines; and as Executive Producer and Anchor of “Talk Shop Asia Global – USA Edition” to promote the micro, small and medium enterprises.

    Rosario has been blessed throughout her career but most of all she is a proud mother of a transgender (proud mother of LGTBQ), and her greatest passion now is the ability to give back by pursuing her advocacies of promoting Philippines as the preferred investor’s choice destination, coaching the future leaders, lifting other women, embracing inclusivity of all spectrums of genders, sharing personal journey of conquering depression, of life after CEO and of a mother’s love for her transgender child. She hopes to write a book soon.

Brian David Hood

HR Country Head, JP Morgan Chase Corporate Centers, Philippines

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    Brian Hood is the Human Resources Country Head for the Philippines with primary responsibility for the Corporate Centers in the country and local oversight of other entities including Chase Travel and Manila Branch and Securities.

    With over 18,000 staff in the Philippines across Manila and Cebu, the Corporate Centers provide Operations and Corporate Functions support across all the JPMC lines of business. In addition to supporting the location businesses, the HR function in the Philippines provides services to JPMorgan employees across the globe through Employee Digital & Service Excellence, Employee Relations, Learning, HR Advisory and Talent Acquisition.

    Prior to joining JPMC, Brian was connected with Citi, based out of Singapore.  He specialized in Talent Management and Organizational Development supporting the Operations and Technology function in APAC. Prior to this position he held a regional HRBP role in Asia and Headed Campus Recruitment & Development in EMEA

    Brian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds a Masters in Human Resources Management from Sheffield Business School and completed his undergraduate degree in Business at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Marieke Van Raaij

Principal, Regional Employee Engagement Solutions Leader - IMEA, Asia, Pacific & Latin America, Mercer

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    Marieke leads the Centre of Excellence team that covers IMEA, Asia, Pacific and Latin America. Her team supports consultants across these countries in designing and delivering employee listening solutions, lending their expertise to drive project success.

    Marieke has 25 years’ experience in the employee listening space, working closely with many prestigious companies across industry and geography, with a focus on organizational culture and climate and employee engagement.

    Marieke started her career in London, and subsequently lived and worked in Hong Kong (10 years) and is now based in Singapore (5 years and counting). Her international background and experience helps her in her role of understanding culture and working with large, complex multinationals.

    Marieke focus area is designing and delivering employee listening solutions that support client objectives to drive business performance. Focus topics include employee engagement, DEI, risk culture and many more. Marieke and her team serve as internal consultants within Mercer, supporting the training and enablement of employee experience consultants around the region. Marieke is also a regular speaker at international HR conferences.

    Marieke holds a Bachelor of Science form the Institute of Hospitality Management, The Hague, in International Hospitality Management, with specialization in finance.

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