Burgan Bank, Kuwait's leading conventional bank and a subsidiary of Kuwait Projects Company Holding, has announced the appointment of Naqeeb Amin as the General Manager of Human Resources and Development, with immediate effect.
In his new role, Naqeeb brings over 35 years of core HR expertise, including culture, human capital management, leadership assessment and development, HR modeling, competency modeling, HR policies and procedures, employee relations, career management, succession planning, employee engagement, and organizational development. As the General Manager of HRD, he will spearhead the Bank’s expansive human capital development efforts and craft long-term strategies to attract, retain, and foster top national talent across the organization.
Prior to his appointment, Naqeeb worked with the Kuwait Banking Association as the Head of HR for the Banking Committee for over five years. In his previous roles, he served as the General Manager of HR at Ahli United Bank of Kuwait (AUB), Group CHRO at International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS), HR Director at Dasman Diabetes Institute, and HR Director at Zain Telecommunications. He also gained experience at EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Dar Al-Shifa Hospital, Zain Kuwait, and MASARA.
On the academic front, Naqeeb holds a Master’s degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a Bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration from the University of South Carolina. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School, where he pursued a Program for Leadership Development in Marketing Strategy, Human Capital Strategy, and negotiation skills.
Welcoming Naqeeb to his new role, Fadel Mahmoud Abdullah, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait, stated, “As we move ahead in our transformation journey, we are fully aware that our employees are at the heart of everything that we do: they will drive our transformation and realize the bank’s vision. Therefore, it is vital that we have the right leaders in place to shape and guide our human capital development efforts. Amin, a seasoned professional and a well-recognized expert in the field of change management, will be instrumental in achieving our culture transformation goals and further position Burgan Bank as an employer of choice within Kuwait’s banking sector.”