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Husnia Ali Karimi H. 642, RD.3913, East Riffa 939, Kingdom of Bahrain (00973) 36222216,

Education & Specialised Qualifications Details Washington International University, (Washington DC, USA) Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Human Resources Development

August 2013 – in progress

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, (UK) Certified with Certificate of Personnel Practice (CPP) Washington International University, (Washington DC, USA) MBA in Human Resources and Development (GPA 3.87)

January 2009

April 2008

Work Experience


Bahrain March 2013 to present

Reporting to: Brendan Farrell, General Manager My main duty to lead and direct the HR team to enable them to deliver a comprehensive HR service at BPGF. Also, advise on best practice HR and where necessary takes a hands-on role in dealing with case work. In addition to support the people management functions that underpin the business culture. The broad areas include: employee matters, compensation and benefits, reward, professional growth, communications, performance management and Implementing the training and development agenda; identify areas that need attention and improvement. DWP, BAHRAIN

Human Resources Manager

Bahrain May 2011 to February 2013

Reporting to: Neil Mark Glassberg, Managing Director My major duty is internal restructuring and to provide general operations support for the company, establish and implement Human Resource policy in liaison with the Management Board and partake in strategy development and implementation.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BAHRAIN Head of Human Resources and Development

Bahrain February 2009 to September 2010

Reporting to: Dr Khalid Al Khalifa, UCB President 2009 was a year of change at UCB, as there was major internal restructuring and significant staff movement. With the intent and focus of improving UCB's programs, work practices and processes were reviewed and realigned to the Higher Education Council requirements and Human Resources objectives. Coordinating with the Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training (QAAET) which was covers a wide range of strategies and policies, all of which are in place to ensure that UCB continues to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence. Also, in terms of resource for staff, students and external visitors on a wide range of issues; from The Learning and Teaching Quality Enhancement Strategy to Departmental Reviews, from Programme Specifications to Student Appeals and Complaints. The role of the Policy, Planning & Governance Team, which is part of Registry & Governance Services, is to support the initiatives undertaken by the University to ensure this level of quality is maintained. During the H1N1 scare in 2009 introduced a Safety and Health Office, which was designed to concentrate on a safe and healthy work environment, updating and introducing new safety and health related policies and procedures, and providing information, advice, and other support as required.

ADDAX BANK Head of Human Capital

Bahrain March 2006 to January 2009

Reporting to: Yousif Al Essa, CEO Joined when the bank was a start-up environment with 14 employees (later grew to 70 employees) and established the HR department from scratch including: Recruiting, Training, Organization Development, Performance Management, Policy Recommendation, Salary and Benefits and Employee Relations.

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Implementing policies, procedures and HR structure. Designed and implemented Performance Management appraisal and KPI system for employees, which was used for salary and allowance scales.

Transformed the Human Capital Department from cost centre to profit centre by creating training sessions for both Addax bank employees, as well as other institutions, thus generating of revenue for the bank.

Conducted a Working Survey to assess Bank’s environment and provide information for the management and human resources which was a support for HR planning purposes.

Structured HR department for Addax Affiliates inside and outside of Bahrain (Addax Education Holdings, The Ascott Group, Addax Investment in Riyadh)

Recruited nearly 30 of employees for Addax Bank in different areas, and 20 of employees for Addax Affiliates domestically and internationally.


Bahrain/South Africa

Head of Human Resources and Development

August 2005 – 21 February 2006

Reporting to: Ahmed Abu Baker Janahi, Founder Leading the HR Operations team responsible for HR policies and processes, Recruitment, Performance Management, Training Management, Maintaining Employee Files, People Skills, Resolving Conflict, Employment Law, Project Management, Office Experience - General, Reporting Skills, Verbal Communication, Administrative Writing Skills, Compensation and Benefits Management, Payroll and Reimbursement Processing.


Bahrain / Qatar

HR & Training and PR Coordinator

2000 – July 2005

Reporting to: Douglas Tait, Assurance, Human Resource KPMG Partner A fully dedicated HR & Training and PR resource for the functions providing KPMG Assurance Services, Financial Advisory Services, Information Risk Management Services and Risk Advisory Services.



Executive Assistant/Admin

July 1996 - May 1999

Reporting to: Jamal Al Hazeem, Partner Worked at an International Auditing and Consulting firm, reporting to the Office Managing Partner and Business Consulting Partner of the Middle East.

Work Experience (part-time)


December 2010

Expertise: High Performance Work Systems, Organizational Design and Development, Performance Management Consulting, Training Design and Development. Also, Employee-Organization Relationship, Expatriate Management, Organizational Career Development and Human Capital functions.

K CONSULTANCIES Part-Time : HR & Training Consultant

January 2010

Joined K Consultancies to combine over 13 years of experience in consultancy in Human Resources and Development services and my work history, to illustrate strong strategic management skills, a solid background in human resources and a career focused on delivering high levels of skilled employee, training quality services, and to collaborate the ability to build highly-competent teams. In addition, to add my management and organization development consultant with specialization in human resources issues and in management development to create forward thinking workplaces and as professional trainer.

Special Awards & Memberships Details

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Awarded from University of Bahrain in supporting and participation at “Career Hunters Program”. Was selected to join Minister of Commerce to Morocco to present HR development in Bahrain Was selected by UCB to present on behalf of the University in the “Women in Leadership” Was selected by Gulf Daily News to present one of the Bahraini Women on Women’s International Day. Member of Bahrain Toastmasters Leaders

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Member of Bahrain CSR Society Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, UK Member of Bahrain Management Society

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Doug Tait , Head of Operations, UK, Gulf Connexions, Tel. 0044 131-319-1271, E-mail: / .

Joanna Reed, Director of People, Performance and Culture for Europe, Middle East & Africa), KPMG EMEA, Tel. +971 (6) 5742214 ext: 210, E-mail:

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Nasreen Al Qaseer, Head of Risk and Compliance, Addax Bank, Tel. 0097339661200, E-mail: Shaikh Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Executive Director, University College of Bahrain, Tel. 00973 36488488, E-mail:

Other Education & Specialised Courses Details Ernst & Young Presentation & Selling Skills Seminar on Anti-Mony Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

September 2007 February 2006

SHL/UNIVERSITY OF SURREY (UK) Competency Based Interviewing Skills Training Program

June 2005

International Licence in Occupational Testing

April 2004


February 2004


April 2003

Beyond Secretary English for Business – Level 3

October 2002 April 2002

Communicating with Confidence English for Business – Level 2

September 2000 July 2001

Business English Skills – Level 2 English for Business – Level 1

April 2000 July 2000

Element of Banking Introduction to Foreign Exchange

February 2000 January 2000

NEW HORIZONS Microsoft Word 97, Advanced

April 1998


July 1997

DELMON ACADEMY Diploma in Executive Secretary Studies Introduction to windows (Word) with Distinction

November 1995 October 1995

PC Keyboarding (English)with Distinction Introduction to windows with Distinction

July 1995 June 1995

Introduction to windows (Dos) with Distinction Customer Relation

May 1995 April 1995

Office Management with Distinction English Language

March 1995 May 1994

BAHRAIN UNIVERSITY Completed an Orientation in Business Studies and courses of Diploma with specialisation in Office Management.


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ISA TOWN COMMERCIAL SCHOOL Graduated from Isa Town Commercial School with Secretary Division Certificate.


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