Valuing our people: UAE a case study

''Mutual trust and Radical openness”; are key concerns  in the Middle East. Aisha Al Suwaidi CInstLM,  Ajit Ranade  and Chandra Shekhar Gour consider how demands for transparency and the impact of social media on business and governments impact both of these concerns.



Chandra Shekhar Gour

Chief Transformation Officer SISBAN Holding Company

Chandra transforms people management to add real value to the business, using the latest behavioural and technological advancements.

He aims to utilise his knowledge and skills for a broader purpose in life; to make the world a better place to live and leave a legacy for future generations. 

Aisha K. Al Suwaidi

Aisha K. Al Suwaidi is executive director of human resources, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Dubai. Here, she has designed the HR policy structure for key initiatives and advised leaders and managers on how to develop a sustainable internal and external capability. Aisha has extensive experience of advising the public and private sectors as well, as international bodies, in areas of public policy (social and human resources polices). She believes it is crucial to share her knowledge and leadership skills with other organisations to create sustainable human capital development, a challenging national task in the UAE that Aisha is proud to be a part of it.


Ajit Ranade

Head of Organisational Development and Total Rewards Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi

Ajit Ranade is head of organisational development and Total Rewards Etihad Airways based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where he is a business transformation leader.