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ATD Middle East Conference & Exhibition
Virtual Conference: 29–30 June 2021
100% Online, From the Comfort of Your Home

Jonathan Ballinger
HR Director, MENA Operations at Amazon


Jonathan Ballinger’s career spans across the US, UK, Ireland, France, India, Africa and the Middle East.  He has a wealth of international experience in developing global leadership, change management, talent acquisition and mobility. As a people’s person, Jonathan is passionate about designing talent development programmes to foster greater customer centricity and new thinking through experiential learning approaches.

As the Human Resource Director at Amazon in MENA, Jonathan is committed to growing and developing diverse talent across the region and encouraging Amazon employees to power through with their capabilities. He leads a team of more than 100 HR associates in UAE, KSA and Egypt

Jonathan led the global organisation restructure of The Body Shop International in the UK as its Global Organisation Change Consultant, following its takeover by L’Oréal. He held several roles within L’Oréal, traveling to Paris as International Talent Manager where he designed and launched a global opportunity programme offering young talent international work experiences; New York as Talent Recruitment Director; and the UK as Human Resources Director at L’Oréal Luxe UK & Ireland. Before joining Amazon, Jonathan was Burberry’s Global Leadership Development Director and Human Resources Director for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEA).

A UK national, Jonathan has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bath School of Management.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Learning and Development for Inclusivity and Diversity: Not Just a Tick in the Box