TWENTY leaders in Singapore’s private and public sectors on Thursday signed a joint pledge committing to champion and prioritise mental well-being within their organisations and the wider Singapore workforce.
Among them were Hsieh Fu Hua, chairman of the board of trustees at National University of Singapore (NUS); Toshiya Yoshida, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nomura Singapore; Puneet Chaddha, CEO and head of South-east Asia at HSBC Global Asset Management; and Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Anthea Ong.
The 20 head honchos met in a closed-door dialogue on Thursday, the first such session organised by the WorkWell Leaders Workgroup (WLW), to address the need for leaders to champion workplace well-being as a strategic priority. They shared with one another strategic and practical insights on employee mental health within their organisations.
They will also be continuing the conversation and sharing best practices in subsequent dialogue sessions with new CEO participants.
Through these dialogues, the leaders will create Singapore’s first cross-sector workplace mental well-being commitment and high-level roadmap, WLW said in a media statement.
Founded in May 2018 by NMP Ms Ong, WLW is a volunteer-run initiative made up of leaders in C-suite, human resources, and diversity and inclusion teams from companies and national agencies.
The participants at Thursday’s inaugural CEO+Leaders Breakfast Dialogue were: