Industry Update
Appointment18 December 2020

Samiha Al Balooshi

Appointed Director of Human Resources
At Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Samiha Al Balooshi

Jumeirah Group, member of Dubai Holding, announces the appointment of new Human Resources Director Samiha Al Balooshi at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, following her successful career in the industry across the past 13 years.

Commencing her new role in October, Samiha has attained over a decade of industry experience. She brings with her a wealth of insight into areas including employee relations, HR business partnering and talent acquisition across the banking, hospitality and the public sector. Her current role sees her taking the lead with the Operational HR Team and Learning & Development programs, in addition to overseeing all HR services, operations, employee relations, Emiratisation and performance management.

Samiha has been with the Jumeirah Group since 2014, when she came on board as part of the Emiratisation Team to drive efforts to develop and recognise local talent. From this role, she moved forward to take on the position of Assistant HR Manager with the Regional HR & Corporate Office, where she was tasked with providing HR support across all Dubai based hotels and supported strategic projects for the region. Most recently, her previous role within the Group as Human Resources Manager and acting Senior HRBP at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, saw her leading a team accountably for HR Services, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Emiratisation and Performance Management.

Her tenure with the Group has seen her achieve numerous awards from an internal and external front. Highlights of this include her recognition as HR Rising Star of the Year Award by CIPD Middle East Sept 2020, an over five internal appreciation certificates and letters from various departments within the Group for her outstanding performance across 2015 till date.

Samiha is a graduate in Business Management from the University of Dubai and an Associate Member of the CIPD. When outside of work she is passionate about photography, horse riding and travelling to new destinations.

Jumeirah Group

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London.
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