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[Webinar] AMCHAM Human Resources Virtual Seminar Series 2020





October 22, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM) hosted the first session of the Human Resources Virtual Seminar 2020. This session focused on employee wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers include Austin Kweon and Amanda Mercep from Aon and Mira Lee, senior human resources manager from GE Korea as the moderator. 



About the Speaker

Austin Kweon, CEO and Head of Retirement Solution, Korea - Aon

Austin Kweon is an expert on Pension Risk, Behavioral Finance, Employee Benefits, Health Care, and Post Merger Integration. He has been advising numerous multinational companies and Korea local companies regarding their transformation by resolving those complex issues
Before joining Aon in 2005, he had worked as Pension and Healthcare Economist. He has published numerous articles in the major media such as Wall Street Journal Asia, Korea Economic Daily, ChosunIlbo, Mail Economic Daily, Money and many others. He is a frequent speaker at many professional conferences. He has chaired and spoken at Asian Investor’s Annual Institutional Investment Forums, Private Equity International’s Global Private Equity Seminar, Global HR Forum, as well as AMCHAM seminars.
He holds a Master of Science in Actuarial Science from Boston University after his MA/BA in Economics, and completed Harvard/Hewitt Accelerated Leadership Development Program. 

Amanda Mercep, MPH, Head of Wellbeing Solutions, North Asia - Aon

A public health professional with over 12 years of experience in corporate wellbeing in both private and NGO settings. Her expertise lies in employee engagement, program design / implementation, marketing & communications, vendor management, wellness-related capital projects, environmental health and business continuity planning. Previously, Amanda was Vice President, Wellness for Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for advancing the employee value proposition as well as developing resilience initiatives for the firm. Prior to that, Amanda held community and corporate health director roles at the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society in New York.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Skidmore College and a Master in Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health.

Webinar Brief

AMCHAM is hosting the Human Resources Virtual Seminar Series 2020 to safely provide an in-depth look into the evolving HR industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This Series includes multiple sessions from various industry experts leading up to the 2021 Human Resources Workshop. 


This first session, which was scheduled for Thursday, October 22, covered the topic "Enhancing Employee Wellbeing During COVID-19." With rising healthcare costs and demand to recruit and retain top talent, wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important part of companies’ overall business strategy and employer value proposition. The added pressures of the pandemic have made wellbeing even more of a business imperative, with heightened focus on addressing the mental health, financial stress and social isolation amongst employee populations. 


For a professional review of the topic, representatives from Aon will explored how wellbeing extends beyond just the physical dimensions to emotional, social, and financial aspects as well. Innovation trends in this space and practical strategies on how to approach business planning to ensure wellbeing is embedded within an organization will also be shared.​


The second session will take place on Thursday, November 26.

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