Chief People Officer, Gulf Air, Kingdom of Bahrain
Contribution to Society
2009

This “Contribution to Society” Award recognises Mr. Ahmad M. Al Banna’s contribution to human resource management and planning strategies in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

Mr. Ahmad joined Gulf Air as its Chief People Officer in 2007 and brought with him over 3 decades of knowledge in raising the skills development in the public and private sector. His portfolio includes vast experience in developing, interpreting and implementing human resource strategies. He also has extensive experience in planning and integrating HR strategies with corporate business objectives. This is complemented with wide experience in Oil, Aviation, Aluminium and Insurance industries both in Bahrain and abroad. 

Ahmed’s major achievement is in handling government projects in his capacity as General Manager of the National Employment Programme which helped to reduce unemployment figures from 16% to 4% in less than two years time in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

His passion to upgrade the quality of Bahraini human capital is well recognised by his continuous involvement with global organisations such as being a Board member of the International Federation of Training & Development (IFTDO).