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Mary Chua

Senior Client Partner
Mary Chua is a Senior Client Partner and Rewards & Benefits Practice Leader for Korn Ferry, based in Kuala Lumpur.

Mary has extensive experience delivering large scale organizational and total reward transformation programs for both GLCs and multinationals in the region.

In Malaysia, Mary has led: several due diligence and post-merger integration projects, involving leadership assessments, cultural diagnostics and alignment, total reward program design, workforce transition planning and employee communications and change management. She also has led multiple total rewards and performance management projects for more than 10 of the nation's largest GLCs and GLICs

Mary is an international HR practitioner with more than 20 years of consulting and corporate experience in Asia Pacific and Europe.

She has experience in multiple industries including Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, and Diversified Conglomerates.

Within Malaysia, Mary has provided advisory to the nation's top Bursa-listed GLCs.

Specializing in M&A and total rewards, she has helped organizations formulate their strategy on: optimizing reward spend to deliver on shareholder value, leveraging different incentive plans to drive sustainable performance, developing segmented reward programs for multi-generational workforce to mitigate gaps in costs-perceived value, designing sales incentive programs to drive salesforce effectiveness and managing total rewards costs inflation.

Mary holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Economics, European and Japanese Studies.

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