Apollo Hospital’s Chief People Officer Jacob Jacob will be joining Columbia Asia Healthcare. He will be taking up a global role as the Group Chief Human Resource Officer and will be based out of Kuala Lumpur.
At Columbia Asia, he would be responsible for the HR function across the group. Columbia Asia started operations in 1996 and currently has 28 medical facilities across Asia. It includes 11 in Malaysia, 11 in India, 3 in Vietnam and 3 in Indonesia. Prior to his seven year long stint at Apollo, he worked with organizations such as Feedback Ventures, Emirates Airline and Oberoi Realty.
Speaking exclusively to People Matters, he said “Columbia Asia is today at an inflection point in its journey of excellence. I am really humbled to be a part of this exciting journey at a global level. Look forward to the opportunity and being able to add value.”
Apart from awards for excellence as an HR leader and for the organizations that he has worked for including a Gallup’s Great Place to Work award, he has also been on the Jury of People Matters’ Are You in the List Awards. Jacob is an alumnus of T A Pai Management Institute, where he completed a PGDM specializing in HR.