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People: Iris appoints Regional Head of People

SINGAPORE — Creative, strategy, and innovation network, Iris has appointed Ramani Amar as Head of People for the APAC region. In her new role, Ramani will lead and champion Iris’s People-Powered strategy for the region with a focus on driving engagement and implementing best-in-class initiatives and programs across the entire employee journey.

Ramani brings over 17 years of experience in talent management, HR, and recruiting across a plethora of sectors. Prior to her current appointment, Ramani was the Director of HR & Talent – Singapore & Hong Kong for McCann Worldgroup, where she led their DE&I strategy among other responsibilities.

Ramani Amar

Ramani joins Iris at a time of transformation and growth in sync with its value proposition – ‘For the Forward’ and she will work in partnership with the MDs and leadership teams of the offices in Singapore, Thailand, India and Indonesia to provide commercially focused people solutions that enable the region to deliver its goals, through its people.


“Our strength as a network is directly proportional to the strength of our people. Ramani’s appointment is a key component of our vision to be a network that stands for progress for our clients, people, and the wider world. I am delighted to welcome her to the Iris family and excited to work with her to bring to life our People-Powered strategy for the region,” said Harriet Shurville, Global Chief People Officer, Iris.

“The opportunity to contribute to delivering Iris’s – ‘For the Forward’ – approach to its people and be part of a passionate team and their growth story is what attracted me to Iris and I am excited for the journey ahead,” added Ramani Amar.

Ramani is the recipient of an excellence award for HR Director of the year 2021, by HRD Asia. Her role is effective immediately and she reports to Harriet Shurville.

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