Alexis Saussinan

Global Head Organization Development & People Analytics
Merck Group
Leading in ASEAN

Within Asia, three new management models from China, India and ASEAN are emerging, and they will soon influence leadership on a global level. As a result, CEOs in ASEAN are now challenging their HR practitioners to think and work beyond their ‘national’ mindsets in order to create an effective new management model.

Join Dr. Bob Aubrey in this informative and forward-thinking session as he highlights:

  • The strengths and weaknesses of ASEAN leaders
  • How CEOs describe this ASEAN model
  • What role HR practitioners will play as this new model emerges

Having written two white papers on the changes business leaders and regional HR leaders see taking place in ASEAN, Dr. Bob Aubrey has become an expert in this subject matter and will further drill down into:

  • How one can go from a national to a regional management model
  • Examples of globally competitive ASEAN companies
  • What needs to change in your organisation to make this happen

Alexis Saussinan heads the Global Organisation Development and People Analytics team at Merck Group, with a workforce of 50,000 employees. His team supports Merck’s 3 business sectors (Healthcare, Life Sciences, Performance Materials) on medium to large-scale organisation development initiatives aligned with Merck’s Group strategy. Some of the priority focus areas include reorganisation, new business set-up/new market penetration, M&A / post-merger integration, restructuring, workforce planning and people analytics.

Merck’s Organisation Development and People Analytics team is also in charge of driving Merck’s transformation with regards to leveraging people analytics to support current and future organisational and individual performance’s decisions. In 2016, Merck Group also won a People Analytics Award.

Prior to joining Merck, Alexis has held different business and HR leadership roles, in consulting and corporate environments and before moving to Asia Pacific in 2011, he worked in EMEA and the US.