Basic Info

Bassem Farag

More than 15 years

Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

HR Director at Egytrans

Experience Details

HR Director

Human Resources

Manager

(EGYTRANS is a publicly listed, leading Egyptian group specialized in integrated logistics services. Headcount +400)

Report into the ‘Chairman and CEO’

• Developed EGYTRANS HR plan and responsible for the HR due diligence of new ventures
• Led the successful separation between HR and Admin/Purchasing functions
• Revamped the Personnel function and built a comprehensive employee database
• Performed job analysis project and produced job descriptions for jobs across the Group
• Developed new policies and guidelines (recruitment, promotion, grievance, special bonus, End-of-Service benefits)
• Implemented Egytrans Competency Model (core, functional and managerial)
• Developed a comprehensive learning plan (proper TNA, Competency Upgrade, Technical Training, Supervisory Skill Development, Leadership Development)
• Improved the recruitment and selection process (testing, selection, new hire orientation)
• Restructured the Annual Salary Increase process
• Capacity building of the existing HR team


Company Details

Egytrans

Giza, Egypt

101-500 employees

Logistics and Supply Chain

N/A

Nov 2013 to Jul 2014 (8 months)
HR Director at Ibn Sina Pharma

Experience Details

HR Director

Human Resources

Manager

Reported into the Managing Director

• Facilitated the reformulation of business-level strategy
• Developed, implemented and reinforced HR Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) across branches
• Supported decentralization through developing Branch management level
• Assistd organizational growth by setting up new functions and a business unit: Customer Care, Call Center, Internal Audit, Marketing, Legal and Cosmetics BU
• Supported on-the-job training by setting up an internal training unit
• Developed policy and implemented Ibn Sina Management Education Program
• Standardized recruitment, selection, orientation, promotion and transfer of Frontline jobs
• Created Retention program for Frontline jobs
• Developed the Company’s first Grading and Pay Structure
• Assisted redesign the incentive schemes for Filed Force, Telesales and Distribution
• Managed and developed an HR team of 5 direct and 29 indirect reports


Company Details

Ibn Sina Pharma

Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Logistics and Supply Chain

N/A

Feb 2011 to Jan 2013 (1 year 11 months)
HR Manager at S2M Group, an ArabSat Project

Experience Details

HR Manager

Human Resources

Manager

Reported into the CEO


• Developed HR plans and budgets in line with project milestones
• Developed a complete portfolio of HR and Admin Policies and Procedures
• Grew the executive core team into a full-fledged organization through hiring executives, managers, and associates in all functions (technology, operations, commercial, marketing, HR/admin)
• Adopted in-house approach to acquiring global talent: sourcing, approaching, assessment and the sell
• Developed and implemented performance management system based on project milestones and competencies
• Developed and implemented a Competency Framework (core, functional, managerial) that was linked to selection, appraisal and development
• Created salary scales for each job family and put in place a scalable benefit program


Company Details

S2M Group, an ArabSat Project

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

101-500 employees

Telecommunications

N/A

Sep 2007 to Dec 2010 (3 years 3 months)
HR Manager at Alkan Telecom

Experience Details

HR Manager

Human Resources

Manager

Reported into the Managing Director


• Transformed the traditional Admin function into a business-oriented HR function
• Assisted the restructure from functional chart into Business Units and advised necessary job redesign
• Instigated a result-orientation culture linked to a pay-for-performance program
• Developed and implemented hiring, compensation, training, travel policies and code of ethics (HR Manual)
• Implemented a comprehensive internal communication program
• Developed and implemented new grading and salary structures and introduced a new benefit program
• Staffed the new structure (incl. a new business unit) and grew the workforce to double
• Developed and managed a multi-channel learning and certification program
• Developed a Succession Plan for critical roles
• Led a successful implementation of Oracle HRM
• Managed a team of total 9 HR professionals


Company Details

Alkan Telecom

Egypt

101-500 employees

Information Technology Services

N/A

Aug 2005 to Aug 2007 (2 years)
Human Resources Supervisor – Recruitment at Raya Holding

Experience Details

Human Resources Supervisor – Recruitment

Human Resources

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Reported into the HR Director

• Revamped the recruitment workflow and developed SLA among HR and hiring managers
• Secured a continuous flow of candidates especially for software and contact center business lines
• Introduced pre-employment testing: IQ, psychometric and business simulations
• Developed and managed Raya internal posting program across business lines
• Led campus hiring and established partnerships with renowned universities across Egypt
• Managed Raya Management Development Program (MBA support program)
• Developed a career planning process and partnered with supervisors to specify movement criteria
• Managed internal communication programs across Group


Company Details

Raya Holding

Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Information Technology Services

N/A

Aug 2003 to Aug 2005 (2 years)
Human Resources Generalist at Al Ahram Beverages Company

Experience Details

Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Reported into the HR Director

• Performed the payroll and benefits for white collar staff
• Performed salary surveys and benchmarks within the FMCG market
• Set up an internal CV database, managed agency relations and assisted in interviewing up to managers
• Mediated internal disputes, investigated complaints and performed counseling
• Assisted develop, update and communicate Policies & Procedures Manual
• Initiated job analysis program
• Ensured the smooth HR integration of two mergers led by Al Ahram Beverages with employee base of +300
• Assisted develop and implement point-based performance appraisal system
• Advised management on compliance issues while implementing redundancy plan


Company Details

Al Ahram Beverages Company

Egypt

More than 1000 employees

FMCG

N/A

Mar 1998 to Jul 2003 (5 years 4 months)

Education

Bachelor's Degree in English Language

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

English Language

Ain Shams University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

N/A

Ain Shams University
1987 - 1991

Certifications

SPHR
Jun 2005

Certificate details

SPHR

Jun 2005

N/A

N/A

N/A

Human Resources Certification Institute - USA

N/A

Certificate details

Certificate in HR Practice

Mar 2010

N/A

N/A

N/A

CIPD - UK

N/A

Certificate details

Diploma in Human Resources

Jun 1999

N/A

N/A

N/A

AUC

N/A

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AnalyticalBusiness-orientedCertificate In HR PracticeDiploma In Human ResourcesEnglishEnglish LanguageFMCGGrade StructureHR DirectorHR ManagerHR StartegyHuman ResourcesHuman Resources GeneralistHuman Resources Supervisor RecruitmentInformation Technology ServicesInitiativeLeaderLogistics And Supply ChainMicrosoft OfficeOracle HRISOrganization Design (OD)Organization Development (OD)SPHRSalary StructureTalent ManagementTeam PlayerTelecommunications

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Grade Structure

Grade Structure

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Salary Structure

Salary Structure

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Organization Design (OD)

Organization Design (OD)

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Oracle HRIS

Oracle HRIS

: Intermediate

: High

:

3-5 years

Fields of Expertise

Organization Development (OD)

Organization Development (OD)

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Talent Management

Talent Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

HR Startegy

HR Startegy

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Leader, Business-oriented, Initiative, Team Player

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