Ammar Shams
Head of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC Bank

Ammar is the Head of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC in the United Arab Emirates. He comes to this role having left behind a successful tenure as the Head of Human Resources for HSBC in the United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in Human Resources and Training for eighteen years.

In addition, he has worked as Administration and Training Superintendent at Dubai Natural Gas Company Limited , and has been involved in several expansion projects in the region, including managing the deployment and demobilization of thousands of workers. His involvement in the nationalization plans for the country brought him to the forefront of debate on the issue, and he has presented several papers on the subject. He is very proud to have been a member of the team that was tasked with organizing the first ever elections to the Federal National Council in 2006.


His keen interest in education has led him to lecture extensively in various academic institutions in the country including the HCT on the topics of Management and Ethics. Ammar has a degree in Economics from the UK, is a lead auditor for the Dubai Human Development Award, and has for twelve years chaired the Business Advisory Committee for the Higher Colleges of Technology.

Ammar has completed a Masters in International and Comparative Legal Studies from the University of London, with a specialization in Islamic Law.

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