May Manaoag

Country HR Head, Zendesk

May Manaog is a dynamic HR professional with 15 years of experience in working with various industries such as Manufacturing, BPO, Retail and Technology companies. She graduated Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Mindanao State University and had few units in Master of Arts in Organizational Development at Cebu Doctor’s University. She had her first Senior HR role when she was 25 years old. Thereafter, she continues to evolve and now an expert in setting up the Human Resources department from the ground up for various multinational companies who wanted to have an office in the Philippines. Her areas of expertise include Talent Management, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, Performance management, Data Analytics, and creating a more holistic and fun working environment. She has a track record of coaching in the areas of transformational leadership, intercultural communication, and managing change, with proven success in international recruitment.

May is now the Country HR Head at Zendesk, SaaS company (Software as a Service and one of the best tech companies in the Silicon Valley) and at the time, the company representative for the Manila Office.

She is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and a strong advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility or giving back to the community. Outside the office, she serves as an independent HR consultant to a few small local companies. In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking with hubby, spending quality time with her 2 kids, and a certified sea and sand lover.