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Manager Human Resources

Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
November 13, 2017

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A management professional with 20+ years of exceptional track record in core facets of strategic human resource and human capital management, adept at developing strategic human resources planning, and innovating solutions for fostering empowerment of human resources, possessing allied exposure in organizational development, along with associate areas of recruitment, mentoring, manpower development and leadership initiatives, in quest of a pivotal role in a dynamic organization to utilize accrued HR acumen, towards leveraging organizational objectives.


Strategic HR planning, culture change and change management

Building, establishing and revamping HR department and teams

Policy formulation, organizational development initiatives and HR administration

HR budgets, resources allocation, compliance review, personnel management, training & development

Delegation & supervision, employee performance management and evaluation and succession planning

Managing new JV’s, acquisitions, merges and exiting businesses and Due Diligence processes

High analytical ability, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving

Computer related skills: Professional at MS Office, Oracle HRIS

Major industries: Oil & Gas, Medical Services, Contracting, Energy and Power, Manufacturing and F&B


Ghazzawi Group, Jeddah, KSA March 2016 - Present

Group HR Director

A business leader in the Group transformation plan. My objectives can be summarized as follow;

-Lead executive managers through the change process and assist them implement changes

-Assist the executive management in setting up business strategies and business planning processes and monitoring

-Assist the CEO in reviewing and revamping the BU’s business structure and design

-Establish all HR functions, such as processes, policies, applications and people

-Improve the learning organization culture

-Implement performance management system

-Head the Auto-transformation initiative

-Establish HR department and head it.

Abdulla Fouad Holding Group, Dammam, KSA February 2008 - March 2016

Group HR General Manager

Abdulla Fouad Group, a family owned group of companies, was established in 1946 and is dealing in various businesses encompassing high tech, medical, entertainment, auction, oil and gas, energy, contracting, shopping centers, real estate, investment, manufacturing and industrial with more than 1600 employees with a turnover of SR1.1B. It operates in a centralized system with a corporate office based in Dammam.

I led many transformation and change projects in HR, started with creating a corporate HR department, implemented Oracle HR system, designed HR polices, and pay scale. In addition to reviewing the organizational structure for all departments, jobs and work load basements.

I was part of the budget review committee for every company, and head change activities related to HR such as changing the sales commission scheme and redesigning the organizational structure for every company.

This HR department served more than 23 subsidiaries, JV’s and divisions. As a “C” level executive, I reported to the Group CEO and the below six managers reported to me,

-Recruitment Manager

-Organizational Development Manager

-Personnel Manager

-Training Manager

-Administration Manager

-Government Relations Manager

My major achievements,

-Established all HR functions, such as processes, policies, applications and people

-And then as I said, I established HR department and head it.

-Improved the learning organization culture, in one of the years the training budget reached to SR1.5M

-Implemented performance management system

-Head the Auto-transformation, the implementation of the HR Oracle

-Lead executive managers through the change process and assist them implement changes

-And the most important achievement was assisted the executive management in setting up business strategies and business planning processes and monitoring

ASTRA Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 2005 - February 2008

Group Human Resources Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, I handled the HR function of the group on high level, by coaching and directing the HR managers in the BU’s and subsidiary businesses

Astra has more than 5000 employees, working in farming, health services, education and contracting. The management system was decentralized with a corporate office.

I was in the corporate office my role was a strategic level HR management, such as being part of a steering committee of stablishing new businesses. Review business managers needs and improve HR systems to help them

ABIR Holding (IT, Web Design, Insurance, Contracting), Riyadh, KSA Dec 1999 - Jan 2005

Director-Human Resources


Established the HR department and design policies and procedures.

Direct and Coach the HR team on daily bases

Ensure the adherence of HR team members and Directors to the internal policies and governmental regulations.

Aramex, Dammam, KSA June1997 – Sept1999

Sales Manager

Joined Aramex on their start up times, started as a sales rep then became Jubail sales manager after I set up Aramex Jubail office.

My experience in this job helped me a lot in my later career. It has given me the experience in the operations as well as how the sales staff think, behave and expect.

Andersen Consulting, Riyadh, KSA July1994 – June1997

HR Officer

Andersen Consulting gave me the opportunity to experience the HR management system in one of the big four companies which is with no doubt a great place to learn from.

This was my start up job, most of the tasks that were assigned to me were operational type, such as reviewing attendance, entering employees’ data, preparing contracts and processing payroll, etc.

I was trained on many subjects, such as the internal HR policy and how to apply it, how to create job descriptions, and how to manage new employees, etc.


SHRM, United States December 2017

SPHR, under preparation

Columbia Southern University, Columbia, United States January 2003

Certified Human Resources Manager

Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey November 1992

Certification in Teaching

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey September 1992

Bachelor's degree, Science

Training Courses:

Hay’s Reward Management, Job Analysis and Grading systems

Management Training program

Performance and Interview Management

Labor Law and Social Security

Performance Appraisal

HRM course


Birth Date: 27 November 1968

Gender: Male

Nationality: Jordan/Turkish(under process)

Languages: English, Arabic and Turkish

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