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Chair:

Andrew Saidy, Global Head of Talent & Learning 
Seagate Technology, Paris, France

Andrew Saidy is a Human Resources and Digital Transformation executive with more than 15 years of experience with publicly traded multinationals and International Organizations. 

Andrew has a proven track record in leading HR organizations and transformations and has held various roles in Talent Acquisition & Management, Executive Coaching, HR Business Partnering, and Learning & Development. He is currently the Global Head of Talent & Learning at Seagate Technology, a world leader in Data Solutions and Storage. Before his role at Seagate, Andrew led Schneider Electric’s ambitious Talent Digitization agenda, bringing digitization, AI, and Machine Learning to Schneider’s HR ecosystem covering the company’s 140,000 employees.  

Andrew has received various recognitions and accolades in 2020, including being nominated as one of the Top 100 HR Tech Influencers by HR Tech Magazine and winning two Stevie Awards for HR Executive and HR Tech Professional of the Year 2020. In addition to his corporate role, Andrew serves on the advisory board of various HR tech startups and global HR conferences/events. 

Committee

Maysa Alabdallat, Senior Project Coordinator
Greater Amman Municipality, Amman, Jordan

Chris Braccio, Vice President, Human Resources
AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Chantilly, Virginia, United States
Chris joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 2007 and is responsible for the strategic alignment of human talent to achieve the corporate mission. As VP of Human Resources, she oversees the company’s entire human capital function, including talent management, compensation, benefits, HRIS, as well as community affairs and charitable programs. Chris has more than 30 years of HR experience and has held senior HR leadership roles at World Kitchen, StarBand Communications, and Sunrise Assisted Living, as well as HR positions at Fortune 500 companies such as GTE (now Verizon), Contel, Eaton Corporation, and National Semiconductor. She received her Master of Science, with honors, in Human Resource Management from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Business Management from the University of Connecticut.

Amy deCastro, Vice President HR, Global Business, US Territory
Schneider Electric, Pawcatuck, Connecticut, United States

Moustafa El-Hadidi, Human Resources Manager
UVA Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
Moustafa has had 15 years of experience in Human Resources.  He is also a TEDx speaker, the author of two books, and the founder of two startups. Moustafa believes he is in this world in order to make an impact.
 

Anthea Morris, Director and Co-Founder
Better2Know, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Anthea is the Finance Director and Co-Founder of Better2Know.  Better2Know is the worlds leading private provider of sexual health testing services helping people in over 20 countries get fast and accurate STI and HIV Test results.


 

Hawanem Omara, Compensation & Benefits Supervisor
Parkville Pharmaceuticals, Alexandria, Egypt
Hawanem Omara is an experienced Compensation & Benefits Supervisor with over 7 years of progressive experience and consistent success designing, implementing, and managing Total Rewards.  She graduated from the Faculty of Commerce at Alexandria University in 2013 (Accounting Major) and received her Master's degree in Business Administration (HR Major) from the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport - Egypt in 2020.
 

Amee Parekh, Director Human Resources, UberEats
Uber Technologies, Seattle, Washington, United States

Richa Ramola, Sr.Vice President & Head Human Resources
Landmark Insurance, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Manisha Singh, Vice President, Employee Experience, Analytics & Digital HR
Astrazeneca, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Manisha is a senior HR Executive with extensive experience in managing high growth businesses and business transformation as a global HR Leader. She has led People strategy, Workforce Analytics, Talent and OD. She has lived and worked in 10+ countries on 4 continents, and has served most verticals within HR. She is passionate about using digital and data to create fair, equitable and futuristic practices for employees and business. She is an advocate for sustainable business, ethical AI, and prudent automation of work.

Renée Smith, Managing Director, Talent & Organization
Accenture, San Francisco, California, United States
Renée Smith is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Talent and Organization | Human Potential business. She has 20+ years of experience as a talent strategist and architect for human-centric transformation. She has worked with major organizations around the world across multiple industries. Renée has partnered with the World Economic Forum on published research related to the Future of Work and skills as the new currency for the labor market.

Sarah Tabet, Global Human Resources Director & D&I
Schneider Electric, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sarah Tabet is an HR professional with more than a decade of well-rounded multinational experience in the human resources field. She is currently based in Dubai and providing global strategic HR leadership support, executive coaching and business partnering to senior leaders in multiple geographies (Europe, US, India and China). Sarah is a global expert in Diversity and Inclusion topic, has led this agenda in Schneider Electric for the Middle East and Africa Region and is an advocate of this topic globally, a frequent speaker at regional and local conferences and has also been featured in several publications related to HR, personal development and the D&I topics. To reinforce the message on DEI even further, she have recently published the book “Inclusion Starts with U” to drive further the conversation and inspire transformation in this space.

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