Randstad RiseSmart, a firm that specialises in work life coaching and career transitions, has announced the appointment of Joel Paul as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan. He will also work as a coaching veteran to lead IMEA and APAC regions.
The appointment marks a feather in the cap for Paul, who joined the firm as regional operations manager in 2008 and has now risen to the role of MD - APJ. He currently leads the business operations in India and the Middle East.
Dan Davenport, CEO, Randstad RiseSmart, said,“Joel has proven success in advancing international presence and footprint, consistently delivering strong sales results and building impactful relationships. He was one of the first hires we made and he’s done a phenomenal job for us building out our global operations centre, launching the outplacement business, and quickly establishing RiseSmart as a leading HR solutions provider in India. He has extensive knowledge of the outplacement and coaching markets, which aligns with the critical needs of our customers in the region.”
Davenport also thanked Alison Hernandez, who Paul would be replacing in the role, for her contributions and service as she would be leaving RiseSmart to pursue personal endeavours.
Paul has a strong track record in business development, go-to-market, sales operations, and outplacement markets. He will use his experience to empower more customers and partners to embrace RiseSmart’s work life coaching and outplacement solutions across the APAC region, specifically across core markets like China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Prior to joining RiseSmart thirteen years ago, Paul held roles with iPlace USA, Envisionize Services, and Mphasis. Across these roles, he gained a depth of knowledge on the HR buyer and recruitment needs, witnessing the evolution of talent requirements.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said, “I’m thrilled and humbled to be asked to take the lead for the wider APAC and IMEA regions for RiseSmart. The things that really stand out for me about our RiseSmart team are many, but our great leadership and strong company culture are two important ones. A key differentiator I love to discuss with our clients is our ability to innovate and execute - our recently launched coaching solution is just the latest example in a long list of new solutions to help HR leaders. And on that note, I look forward to meeting and working with our existing customers across the region, to help them advance their people's priorities, and deliver an exceptional experience for them.”