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  • Aon Hewitt

    From HR Strategy to Implementation

    Saudi Office Launch Highlights:

    Risk. Reinsurance. Human Resources.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh, KSA

  • On behalf of Aon Hewitt, we would like to thank you for joining us for the Saudi Arabia launch event; From HR Strategy to Implementation. We hope you found the session both valuable and thought provoking, as well as a unique opportunity to network with other senior HR professionals in the Kingdom.

    It was an honor to welcome so many business leaders for this event. The day kicked off with a keynote address from our guest speaker, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Zamil, who highlighted the need to develop human resources in the region, in particular, the top leaders, who can influence the future development of corporations. During the first session, our PACE model was very well received, and the message was clear that implementation will be key in the future with a strong emphasis for a need to align HR strategy with an overall business strategy.

    The topic of Executive Compensation then caused interesting debate, as our Head of Rewards, Martin Mcguigan presented on trends in the region. Lots of discussions pointed towards developing long term incentive plans, and there was strong support for a proactive pension solution as well as an employee contribution medical insurance solution to deal with KSA demographics.

    The day concluded with our panel discussion, and we heard of the varying HR challenges present within family owned businesses, the public and private sector. In addition to the internal factors, there was lots of emphasis on external factors that can influence strategy, particularly for the public sector. Attracting, retaining and developing top talent dominated much of the discussion, as we learnt of the various strategies in place. Some final comments included a need for more transparency, motivation and engagement within the regions workforce. Overall, the level of engagement meant we were able to share new ideas, valuable insights and practical knowledge which I hope you will take away and apply in your own organization.

    Our special thanks go to our keynote speaker, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Zamil, President of the Council of Saudi Chambers, Chairman of the board of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, along with our 3 guest panelists: Mr. Marwan El-Ajou, Vice Chairman of the Board at Ajou Group; Dr. Bander Al-Sajjan, Deputy Director General of Development & Quality at IPA and Mr. Salah Al-Shammari, Manager, Career & Management Development Department at SEC, who all contributed greatly to making this event a success.

    It was a pleasure to welcome you, and we hope to see you at our future events.

    Dr. Saleh Al-Harthi | CEO Aon Hewitt Saudi ArabiaDr. Markus Wiesner | CEO Aon Hewitt Middle East

    Executive Summary

  • Approximate attendees

    Number of attendees:

    Seniority level:

    Public vs Private sector:

    Client feedback:

    80 Private sector

    70%Public sector


    Middle management19%


    I feel proud to have been part of this great event - Saudi Commission Tourism

    Wonderful event, not only was it useful and educating, but it really touched on important aspects that need to be looked at in much more depth - Mobily

    Thank you for inviting me - I would like to appraise you and your team on the well-organized event. - Tatweer Educational Transportation Services Company

    Senior management52%


  • In the pressAl Hayat Newspaper - Al Riyadh Edition16-03-2015

    The Saudi Gazette - Jeddah Edition19-03-2015

    Al Sharq Newspaper - Al Riyadh Edition20-03-2015

  • ContactsSaleh Al-Harthi CEO - Aon Hewitt Saudi Arabia

    Markus Wiesner CEO - Aon Hewitt Middle East & Africa

    Risk. Reinsurance. Human Resources.

    Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health

    solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). We advise,

    design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable

    clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal

    performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while

    providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health

    solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness.

    Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions,

    with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more

    than 20,000 clients worldwide.

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