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Salma Al-Hajjaj
General Manager of Human Resources at Gulf Bank


Salma joined Gulf Bank in February 2013 as General Manager of Human Resources.                  

Prior to joining the Bank, she spent 10 years in the Kuwait Oil Sector in various HR positions till she assumed the key role at the mother company, KPC, as the Director of the Center for Leadership Development, focused on the development of oil sector executives in Kuwait. Prior to that Salma worked in HR at Gulf Investment Corporation for 14 years.

She brings many years of diversified HR experience. In 2014, Salma won the MENA region ‘HR Executive of the Year’ Award at the Human Assets Expansion Summit held in Dubai. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Arabian Society for Human Resources (ASHRM), a member of the Advisory Board of college of Business and Administration of GUST university and a board member of INJAZ - a non-profit NGO dedicated to the development of the youth. She was also an advisory board member for the 7th GCC GOV HR summit in Abu Dhabi.

Salma established the “Gulf Bank Women of Wisdom (GB WOW)” initiative within Gulf Bank focusing on supporting and advancing women in the corporate world.  She also is a lifetime member of the International Society of Female Professionals and a Senior Certified Professional Coach from both the International Coaching Federation and the Coach Transformation Academy.

Salma has a BSC in Mathematics from Kuwait University and a MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.