Team - Asia Pacific Region

Dr. Ben Capell

Organizational Development

Ben Capell is a senior consultant in organizational development, he partners closely with business executives, senior HR managers and professionals to enable them to grow their organizations and careers in today’s complex business environment. Ben's main areas of expertise include Post Merger Integration, International Collaboration, Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion.

Over the years Ben designed and implemented large-scale people management initiatives in a variety of global organizations. He brings unique in-house expertise from his experience at Hewlett-Packard, where he headed regional and global roles in the areas of global leadership, D&I, talent management and employee engagement. His consultancy track record comprises a wide portfolio of successful projects with a diverse range of organizations, such as Marriott, Danone, Shangri-La, Air Products, Nike, Danfoss, Merck, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ExxonMobil, Gensler, AIG, Roche, Electrolux, Hollister, Emerson, Tesco and Unilever.

Ben's international experience includes living in Hong-Kong, the U.S., Japan, Israel, Spain and Turkey and managing multinational teams located over a wide range of locations. He speaks various languages, including English, Hebrew, Spanish, Catalan, and Japanese.

Ben has a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from ESADE Business School in Barcelona (Spain). In addition, he holds a Masters degree in Management Sciences from ESADE, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford (U.S.A), and an honor B.A. in Human Resources Management from Tel-Aviv College of Management (Israel). In addition, Ben collaborates with various academic institutions including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Grenoble School of Management, Lingnan University, and the Open University of Hong Kong.

John Fu

Recognized Advisor, Speaker and Executive Coach, TAC Global

John Fu is a recognized advisor, speaker and executive coach who partners closely with TAC Global.

What makes John unique is that he has lived and worked in many parts of the world and is able to design and facilitate in both English and Mandarin. These experiences and skills enables him to understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. His recent projects include:

- Keynote on diversity, equity and inclusion for a top tier global tech company with offices in Silicon Valley, London and Beijing

- Designed and facilitated the Inclusive Leadership programs at a multi leadership levels for a global healthcare company

- Advised a global pharmaceutical company to create its inclusion strategy in Asia

John has developed consulting and learning solutions for a large number of clients including ABInBev, Amazon, AstraZeneca, Bentley, BMS, CITI, Coca Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Merck, Danone, Estee Lauder Companies, Facebook, GSK, Mars, Mondelēz, NIKE, Nestlé, Novartis, P&G, Schneider Electric, Stripe, TikTok, Unilever, Volkswagen, Volvo and many more.

He also has senior advisor roles at McKinsey and Center for Creative Leadership.

Kate Vernon

External Consultant and Researcher, TAC Global

Kate Vernon has joined TAC Global as an external consultant and researcher, bringing her subject matter expertise, design and project management skills as well as her passion and commitment to leveraging the power of business to impact positive change.

As former Executive Director, over the last 16+ years, Kate played an instrumental role in building Community Business, a leading not-for-profit organisation that works with companies to advance responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia. From strategies that have spanned thought leadership to collective action, this has included designing and delivering campaigns, conferences, indexes and benchmarks, and in particular establishing Asia’s leading Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network, (DIAN).

A recognised authority on diversity and inclusion in Asia, Kate has authored extensive research (some 50+ publications) spanning all subject matter areas – from gender, culture and LGBT+ to religion, caregiving and mental health. She has developed a variety of benchmarks and tools to help companies promote more inclusive workplaces in Asia - including Asia’s first LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Index. A strong advocate of ‘adopting an Asian lens’ to the discussion of D&I, Kate is passionate about the need to better understand local market dynamics and perspectives in order to develop an approach that resonates locally. Her research approach has encompassed all types of stakeholder engagement, from expert and senior leader interviews to focus groups and employee surveys.

Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless and PeopleSoft. Kate has always had a passion for Asia, and holds a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong, she now lives with her family in England.

Ng Mui Hwa

Global Leadership Consultant

Mui Hwa Ng is a consultant, designer and facilitator with 20 years’ experience in global talent development.

Mui Hwa’s facilitation and training repertoire covers a range of executive training programmes from Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, High Potential Talent Development, Cultural Diversity, DISC Personality Profiling, MBTI, Workplace Big 5 debriefs, Negotiation and Sales, Successful Business Communication, Conflict Management, Building Client Relationships, Diversity and Inclusion.

Mui Hwa has delivered programmes in English, Mandarin and Cantonese for organizations in the Energy, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Bio Tech, Finance and Technologyindustries. To date, she has worked with more than 10,000 executives across 30 nationalities.

She is certified in Globesmart, MBTI, Workplace Big 5 and is also familiar with other tools like DISC, Hogan, Strengthfinder, FiroB, Hofstede, Trompenaars, World Navigator and WorldPrism.

Her mantra is To Make a Positive Difference

Mui Hwa started work in the advertising industry after completing her tertiary education. She built her career as a client-facing manager in three international advertising firms, culminating in a regional role after 12 years. Of that, she spent more than a decade working in Hong Kong and Greater Chinawhere she co-founded and conducted "Assertiveness and Empowerment" workshops for working women in Hong Kong from 1995-1997. She also spent 3 years working in London.

Mui Hwa holds a BA in Sociology and English from the National University of Singapore and a post graduate qualification in Education. A Singaporean Chinese, Mui Hwa is proficient in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and several Chinese dialects. She is currently based in Singapore.

Peter Raar

Senior Consultant, TAC Global LLC

Peter Raar is a seasoned global professional, who has started his career in the hospitality industry in the Netherlands in management and sales positions. As he wanted to be more involved with people in organizations he made a career switch in order to become a Human Resources and Learning & Development Leader. During his 24 years career in HR and L&D he worked for major multinationals in Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Asia Pacific. He has worked in-house for the Automotive Industry (Renault), in Financial Services (American Express, Credit-Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, Rabo Bank) and in the Food and Nutrition sector (Kerry Food & Taste). Peter is a collaborative partner with TAC Global and other global consulting organizations.

Peter’s previous roles include country, regional and global HR and L&D leadership roles. In these roles he has been responsible for creating and executing the HR and L&D strategy to support the business strategy and driving personal engagement and belonging of all employees. His particular area of expertise and passion is the development of employees. This is the reason why he has specialized himself for a number of years in Learning & Development, Talent Management and Change Management, key components to create engagement and success for the organization.

In all of his roles Peter has gained an in-depth experience of the facilitation of strategic workshops with leadership teams, leadership workshops (Authentic Leadership, First Line Leadership, Situational Leadership), performance management & talent development and professional skills development workshops (presentation and communication, emotional intelligence, multi-generational workforce, cultural differences).

He is a very pragmatic, energetic and passionate driven professional who is sincerely interested in people and has the ability to work across boundariesand different cultures. He is a strong believer of cross functional and diverse & inclusive teams to set up organizations for success.

Peter holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Amsterdam Applied Sciences, a post-academic degree in Strategic Human Resources Management of the University of Groningen and a certification of HR Strategies in Transformational Organizations from the London Business School LBS.