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Middle East HR Summit


   I’ve got more great conferences coming up later in the year.  One of these I’m really looking forward to is IIR’s HR Summit in Dubai in November.

Dave Ulrich kicks the conference off with a full day on HR from the outside-in and leadership (the why of work).

The rest of the programme is the split into sections based upon Ulrich’s HR competencies.  You may remember that one of these is ‘technology proponent’ and I’ll be presenting on social media in HR, and HR’s role in supporting the use of social media in business.

I’ll then be wrapping the programme up with a workshop on HR measurement.


Other speakers include:

  • Christel Heydemann, EVP Corporate Human Resources & Transformation, Alcatel‐Lucent, France
  • Ehab Hassan, Group Chief HR Officer and Executive Vice President, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Hussain Al Obaidly, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mubadala – GE, UAE
  • Thomas Bartridge, Director of Human Resource, Masdar, UAE
  • Wayne Davies, HR Director – Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, GE, UAE
  • Craig Deaves, Organisational Capability Manager, BP, Iraq
  • Maryam Al Falahi, HR Consultant and Former VP ‐ HR Strategy & Planning, Etisalat, UAE
  • Maha Al Mansouri, Associate Director – HR and Emiratisation, Masdar, UAE
  • Cora Koppe‐Stahrenberg, Chief Human Resources Officer, Emirates Investment Authority, UAE
  • Akif Tashkandi, HR Director, Boeing International, Saudi Arabia
  • Jalal Al‐Khaled, Chief Human Resources Officer, Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company, UAE
  • Salwa Al Nuaimi, Vice President Talent Acquisition, Etihad Airways, UAE
  • Charlie Sampson, Former Regional Head of Talent Management, HSBC Bank, UAE
  • Othman Haddi, Associate Director, CEEMEA HR Headquarters, Procter & Gamble, Switzerland
  • Tamer Elewa, Regional HR Business Partner ‐ Global Operations, Merck Serono, UAE
  • Jonathan Budden, HR Business Partner, Microsoft, UAE
  • Dilpreet Singh, HR Leader ‐ Middle East & Africa, IBM, UAE
  • Salem Baabdullah, General Manager ‐ Talent Management, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Arabia
  • David Capozzalo, Lead ‐ Executive Leadership & Development, SABIC, Saudi Arabia
  • Veronica Munro, Head of Leadership Effectiveness – West, Standard Chartered, UAE
  • Matthew Mee, Vice President – Human Resources, Jumeirah Group, UAE
  • Colin Gow, Group Head of HR Shared Services, Al Futtaim, UAE
  • Khaled Helaly, Director ‐ Strategy and Business Planning HR, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
  • Indi Seehra, Director of Human Resources, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Khalil Cotran, Managing Director – Human Resources, NBK Capital, Kuwait
  • Assaf Al‐Quraishi, Vice President ‐ Human Resources MENA, Unilever, UAE
  • Lee‐Anna Nussbaumer, Corporate Director of Human Resources, Emaar Hospitality Group, UAE


If you’re in the region I hope I’ll see you there.



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