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The people pracademic, Fermin Diez

The People Pracademic

Fermin Diez, a University Professor, Board Director and Advisor, Author and Though Leader.

PhD - Singapore Management University

MBA - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

BA - The University of Michigan.


Fellow - Singapore Institute of Directors

Master Practitioner (IHRP-MP) - Institute of HR Professionals

Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) - SHRM

Certified Compensation Practitioner (CCP) - World@Work


I have a life-long commitment to the development of people and the HR profession with more than 35 years of experience in transforming people and organizations, centered around the theme: “Implementing Strategy Through People”. 


I wear multiple hats and have gained teaching, research and “real world” experience as a business and HR leader, Board Director & Advisor, University Professor, Author, and Thought Leader in over 40 countries.


As a business leader, I have managed the P&L in several geographical locations and businesses. As an HR leader, I have been Regional Head of HR for two large MNCs in AsiaPac and in Latin America. Currently, at the National Council of Social Service in Singapore, I aim to improve the capabilities and capacity of the Social Service sector in the country.


I have co-authored three books: ‘Human Capital and Global Business Strategy’, 'The Remuneration Handbook' and ‘Fundamentals of HR Analytics’, which you can check out here and was recently named a Top HR Influencer in Asia


I am a frequent speaker at regional and global fora on topics related to compensation, strategic HR, talent management and development, career planning, mergers and acquisitions from an HR perspective, building teams, global HR, education, public sector HR practices and HR Analytics.


I often find well-meaning HR professionals who want to have a “seat at the table“. Just as often, I find business leaders that don’t really know what HR can do for them and their business. These professionals on both sides do understand that people issues can make the biggest difference in gaining competitive advantage.


This is the common theme in all the books I have written: they are meant to provide practical advice to both HR and business leaders about how to use HR practices to improve business results. Once the business strategy is decided upon, how do you make things happen?


All three books are used as textbooks, but are really meant as books to keep by your side to help make decisions about implementing strategy through people. 

Fundamentals of HR Analytics book by Fermin Diez
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