Hessa is a member of the executive committee as Chief People Officer at Tanfeeth, the fully owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD and the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) first large-scale Business Service Partner. A proven expert in her field, Hessa implemented an innovative HR structure and demonstrated a strong capability in leveraging human capital and expertise in Emirati development. This included Emiratization strategic planning and resource planning, as well as recruitment strategy, succession planning and rightsizing. With over 15 years’ experience in the banking industry in senior HR roles, Hessa has become a trusted advisor to senior business leaders in the UAE across all critical aspects of HR. Hessa is passionate about advancing the social agenda of women leadership in business and has served as a role model to younger female professionals throughout her career. She has served as a keynote speaker, both regionally and internationally, on hard-hitting topics such as: Emiratization, HR Workforce Analytics, Employee Engagement and Women Leadership