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Tuesday, November 15 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Nationalisation in a New Age: An Update from Employers

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Nationalisation continues to dominate the talent acquisition agenda in the GCC. So what skills do our nationals needs to develop and what role do employers have in training them? This seminar session will be a panel featuring senior HR leaders sharing their insights and practical tips on how HR can lead the nationalisation agenda. The panel will discuss the impact of culture and engagement in attracting talent and the nationalisation targets and what impact they have on talent development.

Moderators
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Mary Appleton

Director & editor in chief, Changeboard
Mary is responsible for leading Changeboard’s team of editors and overseeing the portfolio of editorial products across print, digital and online in the UK and the Middle East. She joined Changeboard in 2007, launched the Middle East magazine in 2012, and became group editor in... Read More →
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Michael Osbaldeston

Special Adviser and Skills Ambassador, City & Guilds Group
Michael is the Special Adviser and Skills Ambassador for the City & Guilds Group having been with the Group for over 20 years.  He has almost 30 years’ experience in the skills and technical education world. Prior to joining the City & Guilds Group he developed programmes for long... Read More →

Speakers
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Mohammad Abdullah

MD, Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City
Mohammad Abdullah is the Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). He is responsible for strategically steering all DIAC and DKP academic entities and further consolidating their statuses as leading centres of learning excellence... Read More →
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Hessa Al Ghurair

Chief Human Resource Officer, CBI
With over 15 years’ experience in the banking industry in senior HR roles, Hessa hasbecome a trusted advisor to senior business leaders in the UAE across all criticalaspects of HR. Currently, Hessa works at CBI as its Chief Human Resource Officer, supporting over 750employees across... Read More →
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Abdulrahman Saqr

HR Director – Automotive, Al-Futtaim Group
Abdulrahman Saqr is an Engineer by profession where he obtained a BS in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Indiana State University and worked in the Oil & Gas industry locally and overseas. Following ten years at various engineering posts at onshore and offshore locations... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Engagement Theatre