• HR Manager

    at Occidental Oil & Gas International

    April 2018 - July 2019

    Abū Z̧aby

    Managing the HR Function (operational and non-operational) in line with corporate strategy and in alignment with United Arab Emirates social and Labor laws.

  • Action HR Manager

    at Occidental Oil & Gas International

    April 2014 - April 2018

    Abū Z̧aby

     HR reporting and budget management  Managing benefits programs for different payrolls in UAE and Iraq.  Monitoring and making suitable changes to process efficiencies, due to changes implemented by the organization.  Managing the reward and retention program systems, ensuring it remains aligned with corporate guidelines.  Continuously analyzing and streamlining processes to improve efficiencies.  Redundancy Management Lead in Middle East region.  Performance Management responsibility within the corporate framework.  HR business partner for joint venture projects with NOC, handling budgets, recruitment and mobilization of skilled and knowledgeable resources.

  • HR & Admin Team Lead

    at Occidental Oil & Gas International

    April 2010 - April 2014

    Abū Z̧aby

     Managing a direct team of Administration Coordinators, HR Generalists and Government Relations Specialists.  Managing implementation and rollout of local UAE payroll and benefit administration.  Sourcing and managing the daily Rig staff on various projects.  Issuing employment contracts and onboarding of new employees.  Managing for office building services including mailroom and driver logistics as well as lease negotiations.  Development and implementation of Nationalization recruitment programs for new projects.

  • HR Generalist

    at Occidental Oil & Gas International

    February 2007 - April 2010

    Abū Z̧aby

    Internal promotion reporting to the HR Manager, the main focus of the role was to establish internal processes and systems for the UAE offices in line with the accelerated company growth over a very short time span.


  • MSc Human Resources

    at University of Liverpool

    2015 - 2017 (2 years)

  • Certificate in Compensation

    at The George Washington University, USA

    2009 - 2009 (1 year) Abū Z̧aby

  • Public Relations and Administration Communications

    at Stellenbosch College

    1992 - 1993 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape


  • Afrikaans Native

  • English Native

  • Dutch Elementary