Speaker Details

GAVIN WALFORD-WRIGHT

  • 29 October 2019

Gavin is an HR strategist with a proven track record of working in a wide range of markets and industries, including Education, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Real Estate and Retail in the UK, Middle East, India, Africa and Turkey. Gavin has successfully operated in Government, Semi-Government, Public and Private Organisations, often taking these through times of considerable change whilst championing positive and cross-functional collaboration to deliver against wider strategic goals.Prior to joining Taaleem, Gavin built ‘Human Capital Leadership Teams’ and acted as a strategic advisor to Boards, Chairmen, and Chief Executives globally. Gavin has significantly increased Emiratisation rates, implemented ‘Total Rewards’ frameworks and ‘Workforce Planning’ initiatives that have resulted in savings of over AED 100m. He has been responsible for the effective introduction and implementation of Balanced Scorecards, Learning and Development programmes, Human Capital Policies, Job Evaluation, Talent Management and Realignment Strategies.

RENE DE MURARD

  • 29 October 2019

Rene de Murard is based in Oman and as a wide experience of Consulting, Training and Coaching to improve organizations through their leaders. He has a proven track record of working successfully across a range of industries in Europe, USA and the GCC, including Oil & Gas, Utilities, Telecom, Transport, Finance, Healthcare and IT services. Specialty expertise includes the design and implementation of Human Resource Management and Organisational Development Strategies to support corporation’s goals and objectives. Rene led comprehensive Executive leadership programs (Executive coaching, High Potential Training, Women leadership program, succession planning, talent performance assessment & management and other customized programs) in different sectors.

SANDRINE BARDOT

  • 29 October 2019

GCC government, semi-gov and private organisations rely on Sandrine’s advisory services to assess, design, or implement their C&B, performance management, recognition and employee wellness programmes. Through her exposure to multiple industries, countries and challenges, Sandrine learned how “good” Compensation & Benefits approaches support your company strategy, improve employee engagement and retention, and increase control over human capital costs. She delivers hands-on, pragmatic methods with her clients, ensuring that the projects will have immediate impact and business value and don’t remain “an idea on the shelf”. She loves to share what her 26 years of experience in the field have taught her, and also delivers public trainings as well as individual coaching for career-oriented HR professionals.

FRED HAENTJENS

  • 29 October 2019

I am a Digital Nomad, Human Capital & Organizational Transformation author, keynote speaker and executive with a particular focus on Organization Design, Design Thinking, Employee Experience, Digital Transformation and Disruptive HR. I blend 20 years expertise providing a human-centered, design-based approach. I help Middle-Eastern, African and Asian organizations in the public and private sectors to achieve their Business challenges. I've setup multiple OD units over the last few years. With my multi-industry experience, I ensure that staff are capable and prepared to execute current and future organizational strategies and meet business goals. I am a strategic professional who works directly with senior executives to align leadership vision, behaviors/practices, culture, measures, strategic workforce planning, performance and organization development. I am a creative thinker, designer, problem solver, and decision maker. I have strong communication, interpersonal relations, coaching/mentoring, change management, and collaborative skills.

GHADA EL KADI

  • 29 October 2019

Ghada has more than 15 years experience in the field of Learning and Development.She started her career training in General and Business English and moved into the Management/Leadesrship Development area where she found her true passion. She has a very motivating and engaging approach to learning and she believes that the objective of training is to create a holistic learner endowed with requisite knowledge, skills and behaviors to succeed at work and in life. Ghada believes the most important element of a managing role is developing people and coaching them for optimum performance for their own best interest and that of their organization. Her Executive Coaching certificate, NLP Trainer certificate, and CPLP(Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) certification are helping her build a stronger career in the realm of developing human potential through her newly acquired skills related to Career and Talent Management and understanding human behaviour.

DANA BUKHAMMAS

  • 29 October 2019

My focus is on Human Capital Development and creating a culture that empowers employees to perform and excel. Able to design state-of-art development programs that enable employees to drive the organization strategic objectives and sustainable growth. Implement employee engagement programs that are in line with the organization’s direction to ensure alignment towards the organization’s objectives. Recruit, reward and retain talents through a performance base total reward program. Manage a Youth Development Program as part of the organization community engagement program that focuses in youth empowerment.

SHABAN BUTT

  • 29 October 2019

I am a high energy HR professional with over two decades of proven track record by delivering proactive change, leadership coaching, performance improvement and organization development in culturally diverse environments and multiple sectors. Hands on HR experience across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. The key elements to success were constantly challenging myself and others to do better, seeking new ideas, engaging associates in developing & implementing solutions. Provide stewardship of core HR processes and culture across UAE & Oman business and deliver HR support in developing communication plans to align business and regional cultures behind one common set of COCA-COLA values, including design of a promotional campaign, intranet design for corporate communications and facilitated delivery of corporate Values throughout the region.

JAMAL JASIM

  • 29 October 2019

Human Resources professional with over 10 years of practical experience, supported by Master degree in Human Resources Management& Life coaching. High level exposure in best HR practices in Government, financial, Industrial and Retail sectors.Excellent capability to bring a creative HR solutions to support the organizational development. Strong leadership skills and a rich & diverse experience in HR field. Self-motivated and very professional HR person.

FARID AHMED

VIRTUS CONSULTING
  • 29 October 2019

Farid is an executive management consultant, with stretching years of achievements in Organization Development, Strategy & Transformation, Structured Finance, People Management. Has won several Global Awards for his contribution and passion in Strategy & HR and a noted speaker and panelist on Business Strategy and other vertical HR subjects in many EMEA & APAC conferences, forums and magazines. Has a rich career history which spans across several industries including semi-government & the big 4 consulting and fortune companies worldwide including: PwC, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), Emaar Properties, Xpert Learning, IBFI, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) and Compaq.