As Tabreed’s Vice President, Human Capital, Albakeri leads the Human Capital department by reinforcing strong company culture, creating and leading large-scale employee experience, engagement, retention and development programmes, as well as implementing wellbeing, reward and talent management strategies that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Under Albakeri’s leadership, Tabreed was awarded the Excellence in HR – Best Execution of a Business Continuity Plan by Future Workplace, a prestigious regional benchmark for outstanding achievements contributing to the growth and development of the Middle East HR industry.
In addition to her role, Albakeri holds Board positions in various companies such as Tabreed Operation & Maintenance Zones Cooling Stations Company and Bahrain District Cooling Company. Albakeri’s previous experience includes 18 months as Manager of Learning and Emiratisation at Tabreed, one year as its Senior Manager and one year as Acting VP HC. Prior to this, she spent four years at AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre), where she started as Learning and Development Officer. Due to Albakeri’s hard work, commitment and ambition, her career fast-tracked and she was promoted to the Talent Management Assistant Manager role, reporting directly to the VP HC. In this position she served 4000-plus employees and oversaw learning and development, career development, performance management, nationalisation and the company’s sponsorship programmes to attract young Emirati talent.
Sarah holds a BSc in Information Systems, as well as an Executive Master Degree in Public Administration with Distinction, from Zayed University. In addition, she is a Certified Professional from The Society of Human Resources Management (CP-SHRM), the largest global HR professional organisation. She is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute. Sarah is also trained in Organisation and Relationship System Coaching (ORSC) and Leadership Circle Profile (LCP).