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Fermin Diez

Dr. Fermin Diez has 35 years of experience in HR, including consulting, corporate, and academic roles.


Fermin is an expert in compensation, particularly incentive programs. In this area he has advised many organizations, large and small, including AIA, UOB, OCBC, SGX, GIC, Sembcorp, CXA, NinjaVan, PropertyGuru and GoBear. He also advised the government of Singapore in the review of the pay program for political appointees.


Fermin is an Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Management University (SMU) and at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where he teaches Undergraduate, Graduate, and Executive programs.  He has co-authored two books: ‘Human Capital and Global Business Strategy’ and ‘Remuneration Handbook’ and will soon publish his third book on HR Analytics. His academic research focuses on the effectiveness of various pay schemes.


Currently, he is DCEO at the National Council of Social Service, where he looks after strategic people issues in this sector. He has been a member of various boards including Taylor Education Group, WorldatWork and the National University Health System. He currently chairs the assessment and research committee of IHRP.


Dr. Diez obtained his PhD (Management) from SMU, his MBA from the Wharton School, and his BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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