Salma Al Hajjaj is a living example of the progress women have made in the corporate sector in the Middle East. Enjoying a career that has spanned more than 30 years, she has spent her entire career paving the way for women and holding the door open for those behind her. Currently, she serves as General Manager of HR for Gulf Bank, where she oversees all aspects of the human resources department on a national scale.
Additionally, Salma is a member of the board for The Arabian Society of Human Resource Management (ASHRM) and for the nonprofit organizationINJAZ-Kuwait. She is well known for her leadership, change management, and employee development abilities, as well as communication, business strategy and organizational development.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Kuwait University, Salma went on to complete a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in both the public and private sectors over the years, and prior to joining Gulf Bank spent 4 years as the Director of the Center for Leadership Development at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.
Looking ahead, Salma is excited to expand her public speaking career internationally. A dynamic and sought-after speaker, she motivates and empowers her audiences on topics of women’s leadership, encouraging women to own their power and their voices in the workplace. She speaks fluent English, Turkish and Arabic, and is grateful and proud to have reached the point in her career where her focus can be to spend time giving back to society.
Outside of work, Salma enjoys tennis, travel, reading and spending time with her children.
International Society of Female Professionals Member Salma Al Hajjaj can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.