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Aafaq Islamic Finance names Hessa Al Ghurair as new chief human capital officer

Aafaq Islamic Finance, a leading provider of innovative Islamic financial services and products, has announced the appointment of Hessa Al Ghurair as its Chief Human Capital Officer. Hessa will oversee the development and implementation of initiatives for enhancing Aafaq’s talent base and achieving the company’s business objectives through transformational tools and practices.

An accomplished HR executive, strategic advisor and business development leader, Hessa brings over 20 years of experience in building and driving strategic people agendas, learning and development, talent management, and organizational capabilities. She has held HR leadership roles at major organizations such as Emirates NBD, Tanfeeth, Commercial Bank International, and the General Civil Aviation Authority.

Hessa was among the second batch of graduates from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Impactful Leadership Program and has established an outstanding track record in supporting the transformational journeys of financial institutions across the region. Hisham Hammoud, CEO of Aafaq Islamic Finance, said: “We are pleased to welcome Hessa to our executive management team.” Her wealth of experience in transformative HR programs and practices will be instrumental in building an innovative, inclusive and excellence-driven culture here in our organization.”

Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Hessa said: “I am excited to join Aafaq Islamic Finance and apply my passion for quality, the work culture, customer delight and operational efficiency to support the advancement of this dynamic company. I thank the management for their trust and look forward to creating fresh experiences with and for Aafaq’s great people.”

Aside from her expertise, Hessa also brings her unique brand of thought leadership and inspiring influence as an Arab woman achiever. She has spoken in international conferences such as McKinsey’s HR Forum, the ASHRM, Arab Women Leadership Conference and Mother of the Nation Festival, and is a recipient of the LinkedIn UAE Power Profile Award and IBX Inspirational Female Leader Award.

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