01 - 02 October, 2018
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai

Nationalisation Day: Monday, 1 October 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, refreshments and networking


Paul Lalovich

Organizational effectiveness advisor
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

VISION 2030: Harnessing the full potential of national human capital

9:15 am - 10:05 am Government briefing: Creating the next-generation of public sector leaders

Dr. Naji Al Mahdi - Chief Qualification and Awards, Knowledge Human Development Authority
Executive-level briefing tackling capacity building issues impacting CHROs in government agencies
  • Introduction to the UAE Government Leaders Programme: Mission and vision
  • Showcase of best practices in nurturing and developing future leaders in the public sector

Dr. Naji Al Mahdi

Chief Qualification and Awards
Knowledge Human Development Authority

  • Presentation on ADEC’s efforts to get STEM degrees up to international standards
  • Discussion on how to leverage the required expertise through training programmes to keep competitiveness in the private sector

Dr. Gavin Anderson

UAE Director
British Council


HE Dr. Mohamed Baniyas

Executive Director Higher Education
Abu Dhabi Education Council

10:15 am - 10:45 am Reimaging HR and Leadership

V. Suresh - Chief Sales Officer,, Naukrigulf.com and Naukri.com

V. Suresh

Chief Sales Officer,
Naukrigulf.com and Naukri.com

10:45 am - 11:15 am Nationalization 2.0: From a mere “Initiative” to “Employer of Choice

Anson Mathews - People and Organization Development Practitioner,, Aujan Coca Cola
³The changing nature of the workplace – Challenges and Opportunities
³What employability means for National Young Talent in the Future Workplace
³Designing a career progression program for Nationals with a focus on retention
³The Key imperatives for Success : Talent Analytics & Succession Planning

Anson Mathews

People and Organization Development Practitioner,
Aujan Coca Cola

11:15 am - 11:50 am Awards followed by coffee break and networking

Economy 4.0: Enhancing local leadership

11:50 am - 12:20 pm How AI is transforming the HR Department

Executive-level briefing tackling boardroom issues impacting CEOs, CHROs and HR managers in the banking & financial sector
  • Empowering through transformative leadership: A showcase of current recruitment schemes across banks in the region such as CBI’s banking on people
  • Attracting and retaining locals to the banking sector: Offering appealing career progression and earning potential in the industry

Abdulaziz Almoosa

Head Recruitment and Manpower Planning
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank


Hessa Al Ghurair

Chief Human Resources Officer

Emerging sectors of the 4th industrial revolution

  • Developing the manufacturing sector in the UAE, set to share a quarter of the national GDP in by 2022
  • Upskilling the labour force to create an agile economy that offers high-value employment opportunities that are more resilient to market dynamics

Saeed Al Shamsi

Chief Human Resources Officer
Abu Dhabi International Factory


Imran Ahmed

Head – Group Engagement , Learning & Development
Red Tag

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Quantifying ROI on nationalisation strategies: Assessing results and impact

Imran Ahmed - Head – Group Engagement , Learning & Development, Red Tag
Eman Al Bastaki - Emiratisation Manager, AW Rostamani
  • Scalability and measurement parameters: How to asses return of investment over nationalisation strategies and schemes in the private sector
  • Creating holistic overviews on assessing nationalisation schemes: A cross sector analysis

Imran Ahmed

Head – Group Engagement , Learning & Development
Red Tag


Eman Al Bastaki

Emiratisation Manager
AW Rostamani

HR best practices in learning and development

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Networking lunch

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.