Fermin Diez has more than 30 years of experience in human resources, which includes consulting, corporate and academic roles in 40 countries in all continents.  Fermin is an Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Management University (SMU). He co-authored the book ‘Human Capital and Global Business Strategy’ and has recently completed an upcoming book on compensation practices. His articles have appeared in may international business and HR publications. Fermin has also previously taught Business Policy and Strategic Planning. He has been teaching WorldatWork courses for more than 10 years in the US, Puerto Rico, Australia, the UK, Malaysia, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. As a Human Resources leader, he has been Regional Head of HR for two large MNCs in Asia Pacific and in Latin America. Currently he is Deputy CEO at the National Council for Social Service where he looks after strategic people issues in this sector. As a consultant he has advised major multinationals, large local companies and public sector organizations at the Board and C-Suite levels. He has also managed the P&L in several geographical locations and businesses. Among his clients are Tiger Air, UOB, OCBC, Bursa Malaysia, SGX, UEM, Telekom Malaysia, Maybank, GIC, DiGi and Mapletree. He also led the team that advised on the review of the pay program for the political appointees in Singapore. Fermin serves on the JurongHealth Board where he also sits on the Human Resources Committee. He is also a part of Singapore’s Institute for HR Professionals where he Chairs the Examination Committee. He was previously on the Taylor’s Education Group Board as well as on the Singapore Management University Business School Advisory Board, on the Children’s Cancer Foundation Board and on the Board of Directors of WorldatWork.  Fermin is a frequent speaker at regional and global forums, including CNA, CNN and Reuters, as well as the 2004 Global HR Conference in Rio de Janeiro and the 2008 Global WorldatWork Conference in Philadelphia. Fermin obtained his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Specialties: Compensation (particularly incentives and executive compensation), strategic HR, talent management and development, career planning, organization design, mergers and acquisitions from an HR perspective, building teams, global HR, education and public sector HR practices. He is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). His current area of research is the comparative effectiveness of various pay schemes.