ALDAR APPOINTS BAYAN AL HOSANI AS CHIEF PEOPLE AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 April 2023: Aldar Properties ('Aldar') announced today that it has promoted Bayan Al Hosani to Chief People and Communications Officer, further strengthening the female and Emirati representation on its senior management team.
Bayan's career journey with Aldar started in 2005, and through her hard work and dedication became the first female member of the Executive Management team. In 2019, she was appointed Executive Director of People, Culture & Performance, focusing on creating and maintaining a positive and productive workplace culture supporting Aldar's business strategy.
In her new role, Bayan will continue to work closely with the Group CEO and Executive Management to strengthen Aldar's talent agenda further and advance its marketing and communications strategy as the company continues to push ahead on its transformational growth journey.
Over her time with Aldar, Bayan has played a key role in developing and strengthening the company's position as an employer of choice in the UAE and the real estate sector in general. She has also spearheaded Aldar's Emiratisation strategy, which is aligned with government initiatives and has resulted in more than 320 new Emirati employees joining the company since the launch of the NAFIS programme in 2021.
Bayan serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aldar Education and Musanada. She previously served as Vice Chairwoman of Aldar Hospitality and was a member of the Board of Directors of Khidmah.
Commenting on the appointment, Talal Al Dhiyebi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Aldar, said: "Bayan has been with Aldar since day one and is a testament to the career path available for local female talent within our organisation. She is a driving force behind the development of our teams, and her appointment as Chief People and Communications Officer reflects the incredible value she continues to bring to Aldar and the role model she has become to our colleagues across the Group. I am delighted for Bayan and look forward to seeing her drive our people and talent agenda forward and taking our marketing, brand, and communications efforts to the next level".
Aldar has a clear commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse working environment and enabling the development of world-class homegrown talent. Through multiple programmes and initiatives, Aldar continues to make solid progress in furthering the representation of female and UAE national colleagues in key roles across the Group. As at the end of 2022, the representation of UAE nationals reached 42% in Aldar's head office, and currently, 66% of the leadership team are Emiratis.