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HRSE (HR Summit & Expo)
Masterclass by Dave Ulrich: 23 October 2023
Conference & Exhibition: 24 - 25 October 2023
Future Workplace Awards: 24 October 2023
Workshops: 26 & 27 October 2023

Kirsty Koen
CHRO at Fine Hygenic Holding


Kirsty Koen holds the position of Chief Human Resource Officer at Fine Hygienic Holding. She is a dynamic HR expert with over 15 years of experience leading and specializing in the transformation of businesses through their people. A strategic thinker, she introduces, establishes, and refines HR best practices to enable the business to achieve stretching goals. With a highly inclusive, cross-cultural style, Mrs Koen works in close partnership with executives and managers at all levels in the business to inspire and grow the diverse range of people in the multi-national Fine family.

Having started her HR career at British American Tobacco in Southern Africa, Mrs. Koen was rapidly promoted and seconded to Dubai close to a decade ago. In 2015 she switched industries to work with a market-leading logistics company Danzas, a joint venture company with DPDHL, as Head of HR and Internal Communications, from where she was promoted to VP of Group HR for the multi-industry parent company Al Tayer Group where she further developed her reputation for enabling strategic transformation and change.

Mrs. Koen is MCIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualified and holds a master’s degree from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick UK, in Human Resources and a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Psychology from the University of Cape Town. In her spare time, this mother of two spends time with her family, invests in self growth, sharing what she learns to coach and grow others.