In recent years, the world’s top HR professionals have helped prove that the advancement of any business is linked to the success of its people. Now, HR leaders must step forward and create a framework for the future of work, one that gives workers a greater role in shaping it.
The pandemic has accelerated the dream that every one of us has had: to escape the tyranny of bureaucracy. People want fewer layers of approvals and greater autonomy over their work, including its location-at home, in a central meeting place or a mix of the two. They want to be liberated to realize their potential. These changes are here to stay and there is no going back.
HR leaders can help their organizations adjust by empowering businesses to break out of the box and lead them boldly to new ways of organizing work. Leading HR teams actively help their organizations prepare for the future of work. HR leaders should advise executives on the future roles and skills they will need, leverage evolving employment models like gig work, remote work and change organizational processes to manage technology-driven workflows. Strategic human resource practices, or the SHRM are prominent practices in the Atlantic region, especially in Morocco.
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Human Resources Director at American University of Kuwait
Paul Bassil is a Forward-thinking executive leader with expertise in all facets of personnel management, facilities management, and operational oversight within medium and large-sized business organizations. Skilled communicator with the ability to engage and collaborate with a cross-functional team members, managers, top leadership, and external partners to achieve operational objectives.
Mohammed Al Hashmi is motivated business leader with more than 15 years of progressive experience in management, HR & operations. He is a team player dedicated to helping employees improve their skills and techniques in order to reach larger goals. A visionary behind company operations & strategies and a detail-oriented multi-tasker who thrives in fast-paced environments. Mohammed Al Hashmi has been awarded by the Ministry of Manpower for One of the best Successful projects in Food Marketing as well as an award by Oman Development Bank for one of the best Successful projects funded by the Oman Development Bank.
Haifa holding a position of CHRO – Chief Human Resources Officer in Bank Nizwa with over 25 years of total professional experience, she has previously worked in reputed organizations like PDO and Oxy Oman. She has an MBA, BSc, and other professional accounting certifications and has cross posting experience in Houston USA. Haifa has held several important positions including Secretary to the Board of Directors at HRC, and member of the Human Resources Committee at Oman Banks Association. She joined Bank Nizwa at foundation stage and helped in building HR department from scratch. Her core competencies include Human Resources, Compensations & Benefits, Staffing, and Strategic HR. She has over 20 years of experience in Human resource management and is currently responsible to support and align HR objectives with bank’s overall vision, implement HR change initiatives to support the business strategy and continuous improvements in HR management to achieve organizational objectives.
A strong leadership skills with extensive acquired knowledge, sound judgment and a proven track record of success over 15 years utilities, industrial, telecom, educational, academic and consultancy experience. Demonstrates experience in developing long-term and short-term people management and development strategies that can be effectively utilized and add value in a competitive environment. Awarded continuously on level of achievement and performance in every company worked in, awarded as 2012 Women Excellence Award on Human Resource Development among 40 women across Oman.
“Mohamed, a People & Organization Leader, is the People Advisor of Human Capital & HR Transformation who is accountable for helping continued innovation and people capability growth to drive unique and powerful business outcomes through talent, and achieving a real competitive advantage in the context of dynamic business, people managment in critical times, and digital disruption within the MENA region. During his professional journey for 20 years, Mohamed has been exclusively focused on human capital management where he has held executive and senior management roles that form the multi-faceted foundation from which he delivers value to people and corporates where he engaged with. As a hands-on human capital advisor, Mohamed is actively engaged with business leaders and corporates leadership of Saud Bahwan Group, SBG in Oman to drive major business change initiatives through transforming internal human capital strategies, operations, technology, and transactions from the ground up, to pivot toward effective people engagement and more business-driven performance. Mohamed has collaboratively associated with many top-tier HR consulting firms and global practice leaders to empower HR performance excellence, process efficiency, and employee experience. Mohamed earned his post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management in 2006, post to his bachelor’s degree in Finance & Accounting in 2002.
Dr. Said Juma Al Darmaki is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, UK. He possesses a PhD focused on HRM & Innovation from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and earned an MBA from Hull University, UK. He has more than 20 years of work experience in both public and private sectors. Currently, he is occupying the role of HR & Administration Director at Arabian Industries Group Companies. His functional core competencies are in the areas of strategic human resources planning, talent development, performance management, leadership development. He participated in various conferences and published some of the articles in reputed journals. He has been certified as a peer reviewer to ELSEVIER. He has been also conferred with the “501 Fabulous Global HR leaders of the World” in 2020 and “Global HR Champions” in 2021 by the World HRD Congress at Mumbai. Dr. Al Darmaki is a visiting lecturer at some of the higher education institutions in the Sultanate of Oman at Business & Accounting Department. He has been invited globally and locally as a speaker for many HR events.
Over the past six years, he has directed the HR Systems Support Department, Workforce Planning and Analytics Division, and the Compensation Division. Haithem has been actively participating in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in fields related to the future of jobs and organizational readiness.
His current role is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Haithem obtained both his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA from King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).
Nabil have more than +20 years of experience in a multinational companies, 10 years in Tetra Pak Arabia as T&D Manager, more than 8 years in GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)as HR Director for KSA, more than 2 years in ACCBC. (Aujan Coca Cola Beverage Company) as Head of HR and Admin – KSA and more than 2 years as VP HR for GCC & Levant with Al Safi Danone. Currently Nabil is the Group CHRO for AlKhorayef Group.
Head of OD and Talent Management specialized in Organization Design, Total Rewards, Talent & Performance Management, Organizational Culture, and Change Management. MBA holder with focus on The Maturity of Organizational Development in Saudi Arabia. Certified Job Evaluator (KF & Mercer), Certified KPI Professional, and Certified Psychometric Assessor (SHL & Thomas).
General Manager at Sunbulah Group, overseeing the shared services at the group that includes HR, Legal, QAHSE and PR & Corporate Communications. With more than 19 years of experience in technology and communications, FMCG, and office automation industries.
Prior to joining Sunbulah, Omar acted as the Chief HR Transformation Advisor at multiple government and private entities, leading on HR initiatives and partnering with consultants to implement best practices within the organizations. Omar also served as Vice President to Musaed El Seif Group, where he led the HR strategy for the group. He has led the HR transformation journey at Aljomaih Bottling Company, overseeing all HR activities and ensuring the delivery of all key projects. He was able to establish a world-class mentorship program for future leaders at the company, securing a sustainable internal pipeline for candidates. Previously, Omar was a Marketing Manager at Hoshan, a company that has become one of the leading integrated workplace solutions providers in Saudi Arabia.
A very dynamic and focused prominent HR executive credited for cultivating and leading best in class Human Resource with exceptional proficiency in Business Turnarounds, Committee Management, Saudization, HR Laws and Regulations, Strategic Planning, Benefits and Compensation, Remuneration, HR Governance, Corporate Change Management, Talent Management, Organizational and Human Capital Development, People Experience, Performance Management, Budgeting, Education and Training Academic, Employee Relations, Government Affairs, Succession Planning, Corporate Structures, Innovation, Company Culture, and Digital Business Transformation. Currently, he is the CHRO of SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Company. In addition to over 15 years of national professional at both the senior management and technical hands-on with a demonstrated history of working in the Insurance, Automotive, Hospitality, and Investment industry.
His main aim is providing organizations with HR insight, enabling businesses, guidance effectively and leadership that will foster a successful business decision-making platform using the right set of HR portfolios which shall ultimately, help organizations to gain competitive advantage through intentional choices in the realm of leadership, culture and talent overall.
His solid experiences and strong qualifications give him an excellent opportunity to be a great executive leader for the Human Resources and Shared Services role.