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Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy
Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world.
He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the next ten years, he expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. He sold the company to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte. He currently sits on the board of UC Berkeley Executive Education.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. He previously served a two-year term as Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006.
Mr. Taylor is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents nearly 300,000 students attending public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In this role, he became a prolific fundraiser, amassing over $100 million in grants and gifts. As an influencer in his field and community, he was named one of the Ebony Magazine “Power 100” in 2011.
H.E. Dr. Abdurahman Al Awar
Director General, FAHR
Dr. Abdulrahman has a Ph.D. in Geology and Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA, 1995. He started his career in Dubai petroleum Company in 1996.
Dr. Al Awar has over 23 years of experience in executive roles in Public and Private sectors and across various industries (spanning Oil & Gas & banking, etc.). He served previously as Executive Vice President of Business Development – New Smelters in Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL). The Business Development division was responsible for developing multi billions US$ smelter projects in the UAE and the Region. In addition, he served in Mubadala, Dolphin Energy, HSBC and Dubai Petroleum company. In addition, he served as a Director General of the National Human Resource Development & Employment Authority “TANMIA”.
Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al-Awar is currently the Director General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR).