Chief Human Resources Officer

Suzanne Bacha is Taqeef’s Chief Human Resources Officer, reporting to CEO Tariq Al Ghussein. She is responsible for the ongoing development and execution of Taqeef’s HR and IT strategy, including attracting and retaining top talent, succession planning, change management, organisational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.

Suzanne joined Taqeef in March 2016 with a mandate to develop and implement a programme of transformational change to reflect the company’s significant growth and scale. This includes restructuring the company’s human resources and support services functions (HR, Administration and IT) to better resource the changing organisation.

Prior to this, Suzanne worked for over twenty years in the banking sector, holding senior positions in Deutsche Bank France (Internal Audit Director) and Bank Audi (Group HR Director). She relocated to the UAE in 2008, and has worked for many of the region’s most prominent organisations, sitting on Executive Committees in a senior HR leadership capacity. She has a wealth of strategic experience in leading HR and Administration functions (regionally and globally), and delivering organisational restructures and departmental mergers.

Suzanne holds a BA in Banking Economy and Operations.