Paul BK Choo, IHRP-MP
Chief Human Resources Officer
Bridgestone (China & Asia Pacific)

Paul is currently the CHRO (Chief HR Officer) with Bridgestone responsible for the China and Asia Pacific region (CAP) and is a key member of the Executive Committee of Bridgestone CAP that is fully responsible for the strategy, direction and financial success of its regional business that spans across 10 countries and 14 business entities.

He serves as a Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committees of the Board of Bridgestone CAP (Asia Pacific) and EMIA (Europe) & Member of the Global HR Committee overseeing the Group’s Global HR strategy and transformation. His previous additional responsibilities include Sustainability & CSR (Vice President 1/2018 - 8/2021), Legal and IT.

He has more than 30 years of global HR experience with proven success in linking HR strategies to the business & providing HR thought leadership across a dispersed region. He has worked for global MNCs such as Exxon Chemical, Lennox and Bekaert in varying senior roles and across all levels of HR from operations to corporate HR up to and including Chief HR responsibilities and was based in Dallas, USA and Shanghai, China for almost 14 years on overseas assignments. His broad HR business partnering & consulting skills includes leading strategy development, organization design & culture transformation, leadership & executive development, talent management strategies, executive compensation & the development of the HR function to meet sustainable business results. In his senior roles, he partners closely with CEO and C-suites, Senior Management teams & do work with the Board of Directors.

He serves on the Board of LEAP201 as Board Member (Non - Executive Director) and Member of Executive Committee that focuses on lifting low-income households above the poverty line in a sustainable way in Singapore & SEA countries. He also sits on the Board of the Civil Service College (a statutory Board under the Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office) that focuses on developing a capable and committed Public Service and building capabilities in areas such as leadership, organisation development, governance, digital and data domains.

Paul holds a B. A. in Industrial & Organisational Psychology and a B. Soc. Sci. with Honors in Economics from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Michigan University with Honors (Phi Kappa Phi). He is also an Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) - Master Professional (IHRP-MP).
Paul BK Choo