Karen Blal is the Regional Director of CIPD Asia. She leads the Singapore based team and is responsible for growing the CIPD’s presence in Asia through building a strong and effective team and proposition. This requires ensuring that appropriate relationships are developed at the right level with Government, local partners, customers and members.
Karen supports the team to deliver solutions to its key stakeholders and oversees the development of HR networks and communities. Another key responsibility is identifying local needs and adapting the CIPD’s services to meet those needs.
Karen has worked in Singapore for over 17 years. Prior to the CIPD, she was the Managing Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, helping organisations and individuals work effectively across cultural boundaries. Her background is in organisational change and learning and development.