Martin Jalili biography for HR Conference in Dubai


Martin is an Associate and a Strategic Partner for the Middle East for Henley Business School, a highly experienced facilitator, coach and trainer with 30 years experience working with multi-cultural organizations in Europe and the Middle East. He is bilingual English/Arabic, and has a deep understanding of people dynamics and doing business in the Middle East.

Martin has led HR consultancy and training assignments for a large number of local and international organisations. He specialises in Performance Management and has implemented a number of competency-based systems in Government, banks and large private organisations and trained their workforces. Martin also facilitates many leadership development programmes and is involved in many initiatives towards the employment and sustained development of young Emiratis in the workforce.

Martin graduated from the University of London and later obtained his MBA from the City University Business School. Within the community Martin is the chairman of The Human Resources Forum and is a member of the British University in Dubai’s Human Resources Management Advisory Group.



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