Adnan Al Awadi is an HR and Talent Development Expert with over 15 years of local and international professional experience. A dual Masters holder (MBA and Engineering) from the University of Technology Sydney.
Adnan’s first role was in DP World as an Engineer where he was part of the team responsible for delivering JAFZA development projects. His HR career started in ADNOC LNG overseeing the career progression of employees on Das Island.
In 2016 he moved to ADNOC HQ when he was selected as part of the Project Management Office responsible for transforming Human Capital for ADNOC Group encompassing 55k employees working on the mainland, in offshore oil fields and satellite offices. During his tenure at ADNOC HQ, Adnan was responsible for designing programs, policies and initiatives that were rolled out across all ADNOC Group companies. He headed the Leadership Development function which oversaw the development, assessment, and succession planning of thousands of employees across the ADNOC Group, including the first group of women CEOS.
In 2018 Adnan took over the role of heading HR Strategy and Planning in Singapore, accountable for developing short and long-term strategic HR solutions across eight countries in Asia Pacific and Africa, and translating them into effective programs.
In 2020, AlAwadhi was appointed People and Performance Director at DCT Abu Dhabi, where he is responsible for overseeing and steering the strategic direction of the Department’s Human Resources and Internal Communications, which encompasses the Tourism and Culture sectors as well as museums and the Arabic Language Centre.
Outside of his corporate career, Adnan is a certified International Transformative Coach, Trainer and Inspirational Speaker. He has worked with thousands of individuals across the globe, ranging from executives of large corporations and international universities, to professional athletes, entertainers, students and parents in over 13 countries including the UAE, UK, Australia, United States, New Zealand, China, USA, Canada and Sweden.
Adnan is a published author of the self-development book titled “Living By Choice Not By Chance”.
Inspirational Speaker, Transformative Leadership coach