Hessa Al Ghurair | Chief Human Resources Officer
Commerical Bank International

Hessa Al Ghurair, Chief Human Resources Officer, Commerical Bank International

Hessa Al Ghurair is the Chief Human Resources Officer at CBI and is responsible for redefining HR transformation and managing our human capital.
In her previous role, she served as the Chief People Officer of Tanfeeth, the fully owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD and first shared business services within GCC.
She was instrumental in creating an innovative HR model that received international recognition by Harvard University and McKinsey Quarterly.
Prior to that, Hessa held different HR roles at Mashreq Bank and Barclays Bank, providing her expertise to regional leaders in the Finance and Banking industry.
With Over 16 years in banking, in senior and executive HR roles, Hessa Al Ghurair has positioned herself as a trusted advisor and industry expert in the UAE across all critical aspects of HR.
Throughout her career, Hessa has demonstrated capability in leveraging human capital through effective use of resources, succession planning, rightsizing, refined recruitment strategies and Emiratization.
As a result of Hessa's longstanding business leadership, she was recently recognized with the reputable "Inspirational Female Leader" award at the 2016 International Business Excellence Awards.


Work 2.0 Conference Day 1 @ 14:20

The digital age and future of HR: how is HR leading change?

  • Discussing how HR is being redefined as well as the digital transformation taking place in HR
  • Examining the leadership role HR plays in the alignment of digital strategy with the business
  • Managing talent: acquisition; development; retention in the digital age
  • Becoming stewards of culture- driving a culture of agility and innovation
  • Leveraging smart technology and flexible working

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