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Katarina Berg (Chief Human Resources Officer at Spotify)

Katarina Berg

Chief Human Resources Officer at Spotify

Katarina Berg has been heading up Spotify's global HR team and she's also head of the company's Global Workplace Services and Strategy Operations teams. She’s been with the company since 2013, leading the talent transformation during the business transition from startup to a mature international company.

Before Spotify, Katarina held high-profile HR roles in various multinational companies, such as Preem, Swedbank, Kanal 5 (SBS Broadcasting) and 3 (Hi3G Access).

As well as catering to the people needs of a diverse, nimble and ever-changing organization, Katarina is also focused on building teams and reinventing processes to establish an environment where creative and passionate people can be their very best, have fun and develop great careers. Outside work Katarina loves to spend time in the archipelago. When she is not eating her way into new cultures or cooking for friends and family, she dreams of the days back when she travelled the world whitewater rafting.

Michael Kim (Head of HR JAPAC at Spotify)

Michael Kim

Head of HR JAPAC at Spotify

Michael is a highly accomplished global Human Resources leader with over 18 years of experience in strategizing and implementing global talent initiatives that drive business results and improves both employee and company performance. Michael currently serves as Spotify’s Head of HR for JAPAC (Japan, India, South East Asia, South Korea, and Australia/New Zealand), where he is responsible for driving the overall people strategy of the region. His innovative design of Spotify’s revamped parental leave program has received global recognition for taking the #leadonleave for companies supporting families, establishing work-life balance, and driving inclusivity within the workplace.

Michael has worked across a broad spectrum of industries including Technology, Investment Banking & Markets, Media, and Advertising. Prior to joining Spotify, Michael was a Vice President of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for leading strategic people initiatives across the Technology & Engineering division globally.

Zoe Shu

Zoe Shu

Zoe is a Form 5 IB student studying at the St. Paul's Co-educational College in Hong Kong. She has a keen interest in the sciences, and is hoping to pursue a scientific or medical career in the future. Outside of school, Zoe is involved in her school's choir and symphony orchestra, and also has experience in student-led initiatives.

Filip Zachrisson

Filip Zachrisson

I am a 16 year old from Sweden, passionate about some of the most important issues of our time, two of them being climate change and the refugee crisis. I am especially interested in corporate sustainability and I strongly believe that companies and the private sector will have to take the lead in the transition to a sustainable world.

I am a member of Action for Refugees, a student led organisation at my school Hong Kong Academy. The focus is on action based progress within the refuge community and I was happy to contribute as an organiser in an arts fundraiser event for refugees in Hong Kong.

Soon it’s time to move back to Sweden after five fantastic years here in Hong Kong, time and travels that have shaped me as a person. These are experiences that will stay with me forever and continue to impact my life in Sweden and abroad.

Kamakshi Bhavnani

Kamakshi Bhavnani

Kamakshi Bhavnani is a 15 year old entrepreneur, environmentalist, award winning artist, Junior PADI certified diver, member of the Climate Action Hong Kong, Vice chairperson of Us for Planet, project coordinator for Hong Kong Ocean Youth and founder of Youth Ocean Alliance, an organisation focused on creating global network of young ocean ambassadors working on citizen science and conservation projects in order to conserve and protect our oceans.

Kamakshi is a changemaker and has worked on several social and environmental issues like diabetes, mental health in teens, STEM education for girls, coral bleaching, oil spill in Bangladesh, biodiversity, climate action. Kamakshi believes that young people can change the world and seeks every opportunity to inspire young people to believe in themselves and take action.