Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Walid Tayel has held the position of Group Chief Human Resources Officer at Elsewedy Electric since 2021. His business acumen of over 23 years encompasses international experience in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Morocco, Singapore, Central & South Africa, and England across the field of human resources, finance, banking, governmental relations, education, and organizational development.

Tayel joined Elsewedy Electric in 2020 as the Group Talent Management and Development Director and was promoted to the position of Group Chief Human Resources Officer in 2021. In his capacity, he was successful in attracting high calibers and retaining prominent industry professionals operating within the Group’s teams. Prior to that, Tayel held a variety of positions in private and public sector organizations, such as the HR Center of Excellence Director at Unilever NAME, HR Director of Global Supply at Unilever, and the Chamberlain of the Egyptian Presidency.

During his career, Walid was awarded the SC Development Award for AACEE region by Unilever in 2007, followed by the Talent Award for AMET region in 2009. In 2010, he won the Global Award for Building a Talent Pipeline, and the Employer of Choice award in KSA. The following year, Tayel won the Winning with People Award across Unilever AACEE, and later in 2019 while working for Braun (P&G), Tayel won the Passionate People Award across the GDM markets.

Tayel represented the AMET region in the Learning Factory workshops, where he was a member of the leadership and coaching development programs, as well as the Unilever HR Academy Trainer between 2007 and 2012. In addition to this, he is a global certified practitioner in many psychometric tools, including MBTI, TKI, Hogan and FiroB, as well as being certified from KPI and Balanced Scorecard institutes.

Tayel holds two master's degrees in financial management and human resources from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris; and has a great passion for research, learning and building talent.