Hessa Al Ghurair

Director for Human Capital, GCAA

Hessa Al Ghurair is the Director for Human Capital at GCAA. Previously, she was the CHRO for CBI in UAE and Chief People Officer at Tanfeeth; the GCC’s first-ever Shared Services organization and fully owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD. She established the HR structure and function at Tanfeeth, which was highlighted as a business case study in Harvard Business School. During her career she demonstrated significant capability in leveraging human capital and expertise in Emirati development, including strategy and resource planning, talent development, succession mapping and rightsizing. Recently, Hessa’s regional leadership and influence was recognized by LinkedIn with a UAE Power Profile award and last year she was awarded “Inspirational Female Leader” at the 2016 IBX Awards. Due to her accomplishments, regional leadership and expertise, Hessa is commonly requested to be a keynote speaker and awards judge, within the GCC and internationally. As a keynote speaker, Hessa provides her insights on cutting-edge topics such as: HR Strategy, Employee Engagement, Workforce Analytics, Learning and Development and Women Leadership & Empowerment.