Mostafa Azzam

Founder and Executive Director, HR Talent

Mostafa Azzam

Founder and Executive Director
HR Talent


Mostafa Azzam is Founder and Executive Director of the HR talent® (, with offices in both Canada and the Middle East. He boasts an impressive track record of over 29 years leading HR, OD and L&D functions, globally.

Mostafa has developed unique expertiseas Head of Talent Management for PWA (Ashghal), Qatar; Director of Learning & Organizational Development for British Petroleum (BP), Egypt; Headof Training &Development for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait, and Head of Talent Development for Maërsk (A.P. Møller Group), Egypt. He wasalso Senior HR Advisor for Chevron, Saudi Arabia; Senior Training Advisor for Aramco, Saudi Arabia; Senior Career Ladder Advisor for Schlumberger, Kuwait; and a Certified Trainer & Assessor at the British Council in Egypt. Mostafa is aninternationally acclaimed Master Facilitator, Keynote Speaker and Conference Chair. He is an international SHRM Facilitator and Consultant, an HCI Senior Instructor and Faculty Member, aFranklin Covey Authorized Trainer, aThomas International Psychometric Profiler, and anInforma Facilitator and HR Consultant for the GCC and Middle East. Mostafais also a Lecturer atthe American University in Cairo (AUC) as well as a seasoned Leadership Coach, Management Consultant and prolific HR Writer and Researcher.

Mostafa is widely recognised as a thought leader and globally respected authority on HR Analytics, Digital HR, Talent Management, Learning & Development and Strategic HR. He helps HR practitioners and organisations realize their full potential through leveraging Data-driven HR and Analytics to drive and sustain improved business performance and outcomes. He has unique expertise setting up and managing sustainable leadership development programs for major industry players undergoing seismic organisational transformation shifts.

Mostafa was recently recognized as one of the 'Top70 Global HR Thought Leaders to Follow in 2022,' one of the 'Top 60 Global HR Analytics & HR Tech Influencers to Watch in2022,'one of the'Top 7 Global People Analytics ExpertsHR Professionals should Follow this Year,'one of the 'Top 5 HR Tech Influencers Shaping the Future of HR in the UAE,' as well as one of the '100 Most Talented Global L&D Leadersin 2020.' He was also awarded the 'Global Learning & Development Leadership Award' and the 'HR Best Practice Award' for his impact and contributions within the HR, OD and L&Dspace. He was educated in the UK and holds a BSc. in Engineering and an MA in TEFL. He is bilingual and is fluent in both English and Arabic. Alongside genuine passion and a provocative insight, Mostafa commands an impressive record of professional achievement, progressive expertise and visionary leadership that is truly remarkable and refreshingly invigorating.



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