Paul Keijzer is an innovative business leader and HR professional. He’s the CEO and Managing Partner of Engage Consulting in Malaysia, Pakistan and UAE, which is built around the vision to support organizations in engaging their people and growing their business.
His drive for exploring exciting environments started at a very early age, with a bike trip across Holland at 14, a drive between Holland and Cape Town in 1994, moving to China in 1997, Vietnam in 1999 and finally Pakistan in 2002. He firmly believes that everything is possible in Frontier Markets. There’s less red-tape, things can happen faster and opportunities open up simply by knowing the right people. Paul knows how to navigate the choppy but beautiful waters of frontier markets and helps others do the same.
Paul has a bold HR vision: he’s a firm believer that outstanding results can only be achieved through people – by engaging people and teams, building commitment by creating a new paradigm between companies and employees and delivering extraordinary results year-after-year. Because of this belief, he has a strong track record in transforming businesses towards progressive growth paths. He gets results delivered in dynamic and competitive Asian frontier markets by combining strong business with people insights.
He’s a sought after speaker and has designed and delivered transformational interventions for more than 50 blue chip organizations including Telenor, Nestle and ICI Bayer Healthcare across Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Egypt, Korea, U.A.E. and India. He’s a regular contributor for Talent Culture and has written for Women of HR and The Express Tribune Blog.
Prior to founding Engage Consulting Paul operated for 18 years in the fast moving consumer goods company Unilever. He has held positions in the Netherlands and the UK and has spent 13 years in Asia in senior HR positions of Unilever operations in China, Vietnam and Pakistan.