Number of years spent with Chams: 19 months
What is your Job title? Head, Human Capital Development & Admin.
What led you to Chams and what is your background? I got a call from a recruiter on a Head HR vacancy in Chams Plc and the rest is history. I have over 13 years HR experience. I started my career with the defunct Gulf Bank, from there I moved to ARM where I held several positions within the group. I joined Chams Plc from ARM Pension Managers PFA Ltd where I held the position of Head, HR & Admin.
Walk us through your average day at work: Clock in; review previous day to-do list; prepare present day to-do list; have coffee; carryout my daily tasks; attend meetings; attend to people issues; plan/strategize; carryout my routine MBWA (management by walking around)
What excites you about your job at Chams? Unconventional nature of my job and working with pleasant people
Which day of the work week are you the most productive? Tuesdays
Favourite thing you do outside of work: Coaching/Mentoring Children
Describe your personality with five hashtags: #Diplomatic #Decisive #Active #Friendly #Suave
Secret talent? Kiddies Entertainer
What is your most treasured possession? My ‘godfather’ movie DVD collection
If you could visit one landmark anywhere in the world, where would it be? The pyramids of Giza in Egypt (I saw a documentary of how it was built and I think it’s amazing)
What was the last book you read? Take the Risk – Ben Carson
What do you think is the most important quality needed for success? Faith & Perseverance
What do you consider your greatest achievement? My ‘Human Resource Management Professional’ (HRMP) certification
What do you see as the major challenges facing your field and how is your department solving those challenges? One of the major challenges facing our profession is the ability to attract & retain great talents. HCD attempts to solve this challenge by trying to position Chams as an employer of choice
Favourite quote: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – Albert Einstein