View from the Middle East
Interview with Dina Karim
Sousou Partners were delighted to sit down with Dina Karim as part of our new series ‘View from the Middle East.’ In these interviews, we’ll be looking at the transformation happening in the region through the lens of real assets, showcasing the unique perspectives of individuals on the ground.
Dina is an executive HR leader with multicultural, diversified experience in local and multinational organizations. In her 17+ years’ experience, she has led across the spectrum of human resource functions including organizational transformation and development, talent management, recruitment, and strategy, support services, change management, and enterprise-wide innovation. Throughout her career, she has developed coaching and mentoring programs at all organizational levels, led the creation of customized executive leadership development programs, and established diversity and inclusion programs.
Dina has grown her career across different business sectors in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility. She started her career in the banking sector holding key HR roles at Barclays Capital & Wealth and the National Commercial Bank (NCB). She then moved into the pharmaceutical sector where she was the HR country leader for Saudi & Sri Lanka. Dina then transitioned to General Electric (GE) where she served as the Executive HR leader for Saudi and Bahrain. Following her role at GE, Dina became the Executive Vice Director for the Executive Leadership Development Center (ELDC) at the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). Dina returned to the banking sector as the head of talent management for Riyadh Bank. She then moved to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) at a subsidiary Project serving as the chief HR officer.
Dina holds a Master degree (M.Sc.) in Public Administration in the field of Human Resources Management from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Business Administration from King Saud University.