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Candidate ID: 1560187

Career Summary

Accomplished HR Directorwith extensive experience and achievements building multiple best-inclass organizations. Pivotal contributor to senior operating and leadership executives, providing HR leadership for multiple regions. Innovative problem solver, strategic decision maker, strong communication.

Skill Set

Employee Relations (ER) Acquisitions ,Safety ,Performance Management ? Labor Relations ? Benefits ? HR Information Systems (HRIS) ? Change Management ,Recruitment , Organizational Development (OD) ,Training & Development , Compensation & Benefits, Diversity & Inclusion

Professional Information

Total Experience : 22

Nationality : France

Qualification Level : Management Post Graduates

Job Function : HR / Industrial Relations / Training

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Adam Messai, CIPD Paris, France ? +33624664848 ? LinkedIn Profile

Senior-Level Human Resources Director
Transforming cultures, building corporate infrastructure and engaging employees proactively
Human Resource professional and Business Partner with experience in international HR management including organisational development and management change initiatives and team development in the EMEA region within start-ups and top multinational corporations; consult with individuals and leaders on labour relations, policy and program development, recruitment and selection, benefits management, employment contracts, performance reviews, compensation. Develop executable strategy that motivates teams to exceed the corporate objective. Partner with leaders to manage change, grow their teams, foster the right culture to create positive team member experiences.
Highlights of Expertise
• Strategic Human Resources Analysis & Planning
• High Performing Talent Acquisition
• Learning Development & Facilitation
• Change Management
• Stakeholder Relationships • Budget Management
• Mergers & Acquisition
• Employment Regulations & Law
• Employee Relations, Diversity, & Inclusion
• Team Building and Leadership

Career Experience
GE Oil & Gas, France
Provided executive-level leadership for HR operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and France; manage employee and manager relations for 5000 employees and manage a team of eight as a regional department head.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, EMEA/France (October 2011 to December 2018)
Led day-to-day operations supporting all HR services including full-cycle recruitment, employee engagement, coaching managers on personnel-related issues, aligning HR processes and systems with business unit and location strategies. Managed learning & development processes, employee relations, performance management, and organisational development; established and implemented comprehensive workforce strategy in support of GE business objectives, spanning workforce planning, and organisational effectiveness.
• Subject matter expert and advisor for managers and leaders, spearheading implementation of GE HR initiatives and programmes.
• Led delivery of regional and global projects in the Middle East & North Africa to build scope and define project plans; developed policies to address discrepancies with employment law in multiple countries
• Successfully translated subject matter into concrete design and introduced new programs, resulting in a 50% increase in retention and cutting staff costs by 15%.
• Improved employee satisfaction 35% by implementing division-wide 360-degree feedback process to identify and correct problem areas.
• Defined the strategy, deployed the tactics and developed the reorganisation of the executive structure and managed new organisational design.
• Represented North African region for oil and gas in related HR forums and local universities.
Citibank, Middle East & Africa
Recruited as a strategic business partner alongside company leadership in driving organisational initiatives and strategies; defined corporate structures, roles, and responsibilities and determined the long-term direction of HR.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES (August 2010 to September 2011)
Instrumental role in recruitment planning and providing focused recommendations on labour and employee relations; managed human resources including performance management, staffing, compensation, employee training, and workforce planning initiatives.
• Effectively trained managers on succession planning for four plants and coached managers and supervisors on discipline, recognition, and recruitment.
• Led discussions/presentations at all levels of the organisation and provided regular updates on HR initiatives using HR metrics to track the department’s performance.
• Oversaw HR management/payroll system process, including creating compensation plans and administering employee welfare requirements.
• Coordinated efforts for opening of four small businesses in four locations focused on sales and operational excellence.
Weatherford International Ltd, North Africa
Served as key member of leadership team providing end-to-end HR management, designing, developing and implementing systematic quality management and training programmes for workforce of 1500; managed budget of 2M USD.
Devised staffing and human resources policies, ensuring alignment, integration and adaptation of HR initiatives to optimise organisational capability; led company’s annual salary review process and conducted job evaluations for key positions using internal and market data; managed counselling, goal setting, performance feedback management, and career planning functions.
• Directed development and launch of employee reward and recognition programmes coordinating with country heads.
• Provided support during the annual salary review processes for employees and analysed competitive salary information ensuring continuous flow of highly qualified personnel.
• Managed database for annual salary review and yearly performance appraisal analysis and salary negotiation/fixation for all departments.
• Monitored all human resource related legal and statutory compliance while adhering to best practices.
• Led succession planning efforts, with focus on policies/procedures, strategic plan, and corporate objectives.
Additional Experience
Training & Development Consultant (2008) ? ENI International, Italy
Staffing and HR Head (1998 to 2008) ? Schlumberger, North Africa

Education & Credentials
PhD in International Human Resources Management, (Distance Learning) Laval University, Quebec, CA (Current)
Master of Science in Executive International Human Resources Management, Cranfield University, UK (2017)
Master of Arts in English, University of Ouargla, North Africa (1994)
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Certified (2016)
Professional Development
• Coaching Leaders, Dubai (2013)
• Building Essential Leadership Skills, Belgium (2012)
• Advanced Human Resources Management (2010)
• Performance Management, Dubai (2009)
• OFS3 Leading and Managing People, Paris (2007)
• Line Management Course, Gatwick, UK (2007)
• QHSE MS for Managers, Tripoli (2005)
• Society of Human Resources Management 2010-Present