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Who is Mesbah?

Well-seasoned, strategic, proactive, international HR professional who will be a catalyst for inspiring a collaboratively driven performance culture that engages all members of the workplace community in implementing new age, innovative, integrated people management solutions that will drive business success,


An HR generalist, with strengths in people-driven growth, leadership, and organizational transformation and development that are aligned to strategic business objectives. Highly achievement driven, through commitment, teamwork, entrepreneurship, ethics and integrity, aspiring to perform and deliver at the highest level of quality and global standards, and world-class professionalism and Mobile.


Mohamed Mesbah is brings more than sixteen years of experience in HR, training, coaching, and consulting, leader in HR in the area of empowerment, organizational structure and development, his reputation as an expert on work and organizations is based on his successful academic and professional career.


Regional Responsibilities included different countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya, Sudan, UAE, Turkey and Singapore, Responsible for the transformation program in Saudi Arabia/Bahrain and the overall country HR strategy and achieving the Saudization program, Leads and executes regional development and training projects and programs in Turkey, Libya and Sudan, Engaged in the Global HR system and the productivity matrix projects with The Global HR team in Singapore


Mesbah is an expert in organizational effectiveness and human resources management. He implements competency-based corporate leadership programs and consults to senior management on how to select and develop key employees.


His work focuses on helping implement the steps necessary to better align their organizational culture with their business strategies, as well as consulting to senior management on the selection and development of top talent.


He has an extensive background in employee benefits and providing consulting services to top management and executive team in the analysis, development, design and installation of employee benefit plans


Mesbah has strong leadership skills, developed from working at both a ‘grassroots’ and strategic level, which has led him to speak at high profile events including Government Offices, French chamber of commerce events, Arab academy, and Egyptian television in different events and programmers, Mesbah is a speaker, and social media professional


Conducted more than 70 Live TV interviews with more than 6 international Channels with BBC, Nile International TV, Dubai Channel, Nile Life , Mehwar and Nile Culture 


Keynote speaker in Global HR forums and summits such as

2nd HR Tech MENA Summit 2016 - Dubai 2016

11th Human Capital Forum MENA - Dubai 2016

20th HR Compensation and benefits forum – Dubai 2016

5th Annual HR Minds Forum, Berlin - September 2016

EMEA HR Summit 2016 - London - November 2016

Spoke in The American University in Cairo , German University in Cairo and more than 12 universities in Middle East and Africa

Motivational Speaker in Arab academy for science and technology.

Spoke in more than 45 Global organization in 4 continents.


Mesbah is known as a dynamic ‘facilitator of change’ and positive role model during organizational change - in fact, his experience in this area is unsurpassed, He has led many teams through significant change initiatives including a

Re-engineering process, He is also is a workplace expert and employment laws, workplace investigations, HR special projects and employment law advice.


Works effectively with groups having diverse management styles, His intelligence, sincerity, and empathy along with his highly developed expertise, combine to make him an outstanding facilitator

Mesbah proved himself as an integral part of the organization's development through his progressive HR counsel to the regional leadership team and his balanced approach to Industrial Relations conflict and problem resolution.

He demonstrated unwavering commitment to personal development through his maturing ability to nature collaboration with peers and subordinates towards common business goals.


Insightful experience in areas of HR Strategy Planning & Implementation, Learning & Development, I have gained enormous exposure to several areas including spearheading recruiting and retention, compensation management, conflict resolution,

succession planning, organizational safety, change management, benefits administration and implementation of  best practice programs


Well-versed in implementing complex cross-functional HR strategic initiatives and incorporate processes and policies, unique to the needs of the business, conceptualization of various training and development programs, I have been involved in developing, interpreting & implementing HR policies/ regulations, performance management and HR process engineering/re-engineering.


Rated as a leader in implementation of organizational change management and process reengineering, I have been involved in various growth, restructuring, downsizing strategies leading to reduction of staff numbers by 23% and payroll costs/workforce by 25% in my current organization

Education & Certificates

Holds a Master’s degree of business Administration, Human Resources Management Major

Arab Academy Graduate School of Business (AAGSB) Arab Academy for Science & Technology

Post-Graduate Diploma, Human Resource Management, AUC (American University in Cairo)

Chartered Fellow CMgr FCMI from - Chartered Management Institute - UK

Chartered FCIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD UK

Certified Coach - Wave Behavioral model - Saville Consulting, A Towers Watson Company (UK)

Holds Human Resources Management Diploma, AUC (American University in Cairo)

Certifications in Occupational Testing (OT) – Occupational Personality (OPQ) - CEB SHL UK

Certificated Assessment and Development Centre Design, CEB SHL UK

Certificated in Progressive Strategies for Talent Management, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD UK

Certified Occupational Ability Qualification (Level A) Occupational Personality Qualification (Level B) , British Psychological Society – UK

Register of the British Psychological Society’s Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), British Psychological Society – UK

Master Certified Trainer (IRAS), International Academy of Advanced Research and Studies – London www.iaars.co.uk

Certificated Verifier Trainer, Edexcel UK – London

Has a Bachelor of Commerce , Mansoura University


Work Experiences

Mohamed Mesbah is the Head of Human Resources at FCIPD, MBA, CMgr FCMI, Assessor, Lecturer, TV Speaker and Motivational Speaker

Mesbah proved himself as an integral part of the organization's development through his progressive HR counsel to the country leadership team.

From a HR practitioner perspective, Mesbah's experiential learning combined with post graduate academic rigor proved to be a very valuable asset in the strategizing of the new organization's developmental journey. His "steady hand" in guiding the mainly nascent management team with the practical application to Tuckman’s organizational development theory of "forming, storming, norming & performing" was a notable accomplishment

Always conducted himself professionally in all forms of business settings. He exhibits qualities of sound ethics and is an influential role model, leading by example within an environment of multi-national best practice framework. He has readily embraced a high-performance, result oriented work culture reflected in five consecutive years of 'top grade' performance reviews.

Beyond his Human Resource Manager responsibilities, Mesbah has shown flair for public relations and event management. He was a vital project team member of APL Egypt's launch of the "Egypt's supply chain opportunities" whitepaper, coordinating a number of key note events involving international and local dignitaries requiring ministerial and diplomatic protocols.

Before joining APL, Mesbah was the Country Human Resources Manager of CMA-CGM

CMA CGM S.A. is French container transportation and shipping company, it is the second largest container company in the world, using 200 shipping routes between 400 ports in 120 different countries. Its headquarters are in Marseille, and its North American headquarters are in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Mesbah was a key player in the development of a new Country strategy for CMA – CGM

In this role, Mesbah works to enhance business and compliance strategies for supporting employers and helping to meet the needs of their retirement plans.

Prior to joining CMA-CGM Mesbah spend his career in different sectors and positions such as Human Resources Supervisor of P&O Nedlloyd, Senior HR Specialist of Ace Life Insurance and Recruitment specialist of Premier consultant

As the Human Resources Supervisor of P&O Nedlloyd, he is responsible for all acquisition policy and process matters Between P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk

Area Of Expertis

Established, developed Management & Leadership Development Framework & system (Egypt Management trainee program) 3 batches Established local HR shared services

Aligned the company strategy and objectives with Saudi labor law and achieved the Saudization project

Established, implemented and developed Compensation & Benefit Frameworks aligned with the corporate philosophy

Creation & Roll Out of motivation program

Implemented retention strategy reduced the turn over from 26% on 2008 to be 6% on 2011

Support as a member in implementing a global talent development program

Implemented, deployed a recruitment process included Occupational testing (OT) – occupational personality (OPQ)

Led numerous growth, restructuring and downsizing strategies including decreasing staff numbers by 22% & reducing payroll costs/workforce by 25%

Instigated cost-effective & motivational reward & recognition solutions that improved the employee proposition & attractiveness

Established HR strategy fitting the business requirement and aligned with the Head office (France) requirements

Implemented and delivered a company Handbook

Set up performance management system in line with business objectives

Reduced recruitment cost by up to 63% sourcing qualified candidates

Introduced talent development, succession  planning programs

Developed and implemented professional training schemes

Established HR strategy aligned with corporate HR strategy

Succeeded in solve 23 legal/personnel issue with 3 months 

Managed a major restructure of the business and reduced the workforce by 42% in order to restore profitability to the new organization after the merge with Maersk line

Sole responsible for all integration process between Maersk Egypt and P&O Nedlloyd Egypt in HR area.

Achieved 1065 hours in training for sales team including the sales skills, product knowledge, supported the company to increase the revenue by 35%

Planned and delivered a Programmers for the Pensions and Benefits operated by the company

Developed local HRIS to fit the company requirement and achieve the personnel needs

Recruited 1150 + employees for the FMCG, Petroleum, IT, Management, Consultant businesses, across the Middle East, in a span of 24 months.

Helped in the development of successful Life Cycle for recruiting needs.

In 2008 Selected as Best Country Human Resources Manager in 2008 (Asia Middle East Region) From APL

In 2004 Mesbah ranked among the Top 3 Recruiters for the entire year of 2003 in supporting new account in Premier Consultant