Korn Ferry
Najib Makarem

Najib Makarem

Senior Principal

Abu Dhabi

Najib Makarem is a Senior Principal for Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.

Mr. Makarem has over 16 years of diversified consulting experience within various industries and environments. He is recognized for best practice knowledge, client-centric thinking, driving results for clients, and collaborative work ethics with strong follow-through and management skills. He is a team player and motivational leader with excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and communication skills.

Mr. Makarem led a human resource (HR) transformation initiative for one of the leading holding groups in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe which included organizational design, manpower planning, design of operating model and rewards framework.

Having spent all his career in Management Consulting, Mr. Makarem’s experience includes strategy formulation, organizational design and restructuring, manpower planning, analysis and rationalization, HR diagnostics and risk management, performance management, operational performance improvement and design of operating models, HR policies and procedures development, job evaluation, grading and rewards structures, change management as well as facilitating top management vision-mission, and business strategy development workshops.

Mr. Makarem focuses heavily on leveraging the firm’s key initiatives and cross-functional services for new business opportunities across the region with a successful track record for developing relationships among clients that are exhaustive to all industries within the market.

Mr. Makarem holds a bachelor of business administration from the American University of Beirut with an emphasis on strategic planning and organizational behavior.

He is also a certified European Foundation for Quality Management assessor from the EDQM in Brussels.