About THRF

The Human Resources Forum (THRF) was founded in the mid 1970s by a number of enthusiastic HR Managers who were keen to network, share experiences and seek continuous professional development. The Forum is open to anyone who is connected with Human Resources and wishes to pursue those objectives.

The Human Resources Forum currently has over 300 members representing over 150 companies from most business sectors across the Emirates. The Forum is managed by an elected committee which meets monthly to organise approximately 20 seminars, workshops, site visits and other events each year to achieve the THRFs objectives. Noted international and local speakers are invited to address the Forum, on topics covering mainstream HR practices, Personal Development, Business Excellence and topical HR issues of common concern.

THRF also operates an online forum for members, providing discussion boards and blogs, to enable members to ask questions and get feedback, share ideas and discuss key issues in HR in the region. This area also enables members to post vacancies and CVs in order to facilitate inter-community cooperation with regards to jobs.

The individual membership fee is 300 AED per annum (January to December) and there is a 150 AED joining fee. There are also membership options for students and also for corporate members – detail can be found by clicking on the Join tab. All the events are free to members, including the annual social event which incorporates the AGM.

Latest Events 2015


Thought Leadership Imperativesby Prakash Menon Monday 23rd February

Leverage your ideas for maximum commercial success

Venue: Wollongong University, Knowledge Village, Block 15, the Auditorium on the ground floor.


60-Minute Guide on How To Develop a Competencies Framework by Robert Mosley
at Wollongong University, Knowledge Village, Block 15, the Auditorium on the ground floor. Reg. 6.00 - 6.30 pm, AED 100 - Payable on arrival
Tuesday 10th February
THRF AGM and Adrian Hayes present on “The Real Art of Teamwork”
at Wollongong University, Knowledge Village, Block 15, the Auditorium on the ground floor. Reg. 6.00 - 6.30 pm
Wednesday 28th January
The Implications of Sharia Inheritance and Guardianship Laws for Muslim and Non-Muslim Individuals
Venue: To be announced in the next email. Reg. 6.00 - 6.30 pm, AED 100 – payable on arrival
Monday 12th January

Committee Members

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Martin Jalili

Committee Chairman

Managing Director of The People Partnership, an HR consultancy focusing on development and training.

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Mohammed Al Mahdi

Committee Member

Recognized human resource leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals

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Vijay Reddy

Committee Member

Founder and CEO of Q - People Consulting (www.q-people.ae)

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For any enquires please contact


The THRF Administrator

P.O Box 502221, Dubai, UAE

Dubai Knowledge Village, The Business Centre, Block 9, Desk 39.

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Mobile: 050 501 8490

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