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  Azzah Al-Sharhan
  Senior Director of Institutional Support and the Executive Director of HR, Dubai Chamber of Commerce
Azzah Al Sharhan has worked for more than a decade as a practitioner in Human Resources and Institutional Support in private, public and community sectors. In her free time, Azzah consults at all organizational levels to a broad range of businesses including finance, retail, construction and public sectors as the managing partner of ConsultCorp.

She is currently the Senior Director of Institutional Support and the Executive Director of HR in the Dubai Chamber of Commerce where she manages the Human Resources, Administration, Information Technology and Customer Service Center departments.

Prior to the Chamber Azzah was the Chief of Corporate Support in the Community Development Authority where she was responsible for six departments including HR, Administration, Finance, IT, Marketing and Legal departments. Prior to that she was the Director of Emirates Nationals Development Programme which was launched in Nov 2005 by H.H Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai. Under her management, the programme facilitated the training and employment of over 3270 UAE Nationals in the private sector. Her previous tenure was with Shell EP International where she was the Regional Skillpool Manager for Non Technical Disciplines - Middle East, Russia and CIS. Before that she was the HR Planning & Development Manager in HSBC Bank Middle East and previous to that, she was also the Recruitment Manager in Emirates Petroleum Products Company.

She has an MSc Certificate in Strategic Leadership from Cranfield School of Management and a Bachelors in English Language & Literature.

A long term advocate of issues of importance to youth development, she is also a board member of the Board of Governors of the Emirates Academy and a graduate of the Mohamed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development.

She is the winner of the HR Director of the Year Award in the GCC HR Excellence Awards of 2009 and a recipient of the CSR Innovation award for community service presented by HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2006.

An acknowledged expert in her field, Azzah has previously been appointed as a member of the Tawteen Advisory Committee, a founding member of the Women in Banking Committee, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Human Development Award and a member of several programme advisory committees in several local colleges and universities.

Azzah has undertaken training in facilitiation skills in coaching and development. Her passion is to help create organizations in which human capital can excel and guide individuals in achieving their highest potential in their roles.
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