Nouf Al Sowaidi

Director HR, Gulf Air

With over 18 years of experience in Human resources across 7 industries ranging from the public sector to several financial institutions to telecoms and finally aviation, Nouf Al Sowaidi has been instrumental in the establishment and restructuring of HR departments and policies in addition to a suite of best practices in the HR field.

Nouf joined Gulf Air in March 2018 as Director of Human resources prior to which she headed HR in Mumtalakat, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund after serving the bulk of her career between Standard Chartered Bank and Zain, Bahrain. Nouf has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Bahrain, an MBA with a concentration in HR from New York Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Research from the University of Bradford, UK.

Throughout her career, Nouf has been active in her community educating and mentoring university students to enhance their personal profiles and improve their employability skills.