Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award Recipient (2016)
Ms Low Peck Kem
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
B.Eng. / Class of 1986
A leader in the field of human resource management
In recognition of the great strides and milestones she has achieved in the field of human resource (HR) management, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Ms Low Peck Kem with the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award.
Ms Low is currently the Chief HR Officer & Senior Director (Business Partnerships) of the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, a role she has held since March 2014. She began her career as a Quality Assurance Engineer with Tandon Singapore and moved on to Western Digital as an Assistant Production Manager. It was in Hewlett-Packard Singapore where she made the switch from a Production Section Manager to HR, from an HR Business Partner, to a Staffing Director and Asia Pacific Compensation and Benefits Director. Having risen steadily through the ranks, she went on to hold senior HR roles as the Multi-countries HR Director at Agilent Technologies and as the Senior Vice President of HR at Avago Technologies, before making the switch to the public sector in 2007 when she joined the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) as a Divisional Director with its National HR Division.
Her role at MOM saw her head the National Human Capital Office, which seeks to establish Singapore as a leading talent hub in strategic human capital management and leadership development. She also initiated and established the Human Capital Leadership Institute, the annual Singapore Human Capital Summit and Asian Human Capital Award. Ms Low then joined the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition based in Geneva as Senior Director for HR & Organisational Development.
Ms Low’s multi-faceted career has provided her with perspectives from private, public and NGO sectors and serves her well in her current role, where she is responsible for professionalising HR in 16 government ministries and 65 statutory boards. She is also charged with developing public sector HR capability and leading the professionalisation of the HR community across the government.
Winning the 2004 Best HR Leader Award and the 2008 Outstanding Contributions to HR Award by HRM Awards, and the 2010 Leading HR Leader Award at the Singapore HR Awards organised by the Singapore Human Resources Institute, Ms Low makes time to contribute her expertise to various organisations.
She graduated with an MSc (HRM) from Rutgers University in 1994 and is a Chartered Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is currently a Board Member of the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices and Advisory Council Member of the Singapore Training & Development Association, and was previously a Member of the HR Board of the Sentosa Development Corporation and a Committee Member of the SHARE Program of the Community Chest of Singapore.
Ms Low has supported her alma mater as a speaker at NTU’s Distinguished Alumni Forum in 2007 where she shared on Achieving Success at the Workplace. She also speaks regularly at various international conventions and conferences.
工程学士 / 1986年毕业班