NorthgateArinso (NGA), the global provider of HR systems and services, has appointed Hans Montenegro to the position of Country Manager for the Philippines. Montenegro will spearhead the company’s growth in the region and have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s Philippine operations.
Initially hired as Director for Business Development in 2010, Montenegro has continuously demonstrated his commitment to the company and to the Philippine HR market through various initiatives. These include the launch of Preceda, a web-based, end-to-end people management solution specifically tailored for the Philippine payroll market, in March 2011. He also partnered with a large, local 3000-employee hospital as the launch client for Preceda and worked closely with SAP Philippines to become the preferred vendor of Zuellig Pharmaceutical Corporation for the implementation of their SAP HCM solution.
Montenegro brings a wealth of high-tech and consulting expertise and business leadership skills to the NGA leadership team. Prior to joining NGA, he oversaw the management and coordination of human resource activities in the Philippines for The Nielsen Company and worked as senior manager for corporate recruitment at Convergys Corporation in Manila.
“Montenegro’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to break new ground in HR solutions,” commented Gery Messer, President for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) at NGA. “With Montenegro, and the rest of NGA’s proven management team, we have in place both the operational strength and the passion for innovation that are so critical for delivering on the products and services our customers need long-term.”
In its annual report 2011 the Everest Group ranked NGA as a leader in the Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) market. The global consulting and research firm recognised NGA as the number one HR Solutions and Services provider in terms of delivery capacity, and as one of the top three HR providers in the world, in terms of market share.
NGA first started its operations in the Philippines in 2006. Since then, the company has become the global delivery centre for its clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
Recently, NGA added another prestigious Philippine company to its growing list of clients: Luzon Brokerage Corporation (LBC). NGA will be providing HR and Payroll services to LBC’s 5,500 employees nationwide using the Preceda solution within the second half of 2011.