ROB HENDRIKS  |

BOARD ADVISOR  |

MIDDLE EAST & ASIA-PACIFIC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  |  DUBAI

“ALLOCATING THE RIGHT PEOPLE WITH THE RIGHT SKILLS AND MINDSET WHERE THEY CAN TRULY ADD THE MOST VALUE TO THE ORGANIZATION”  |

Rob Hendriks is Board Advisor at RIVIONT and currently the Chief HR Officer for Zurich International, responsible for the people agenda in 8 countries and based in Dubai in the Middle East. Rob is passionate about supporting Executive teams and Boards building, transforming and developing their organizations with the right people, right skills and right mindset and allocate them where they can truly add the most value to your organization.

Over the past 30 years Rob has gained significant exposure in senior HR Leadership roles in 3 continents with top tier multinationals such as Zurich, QBE and ING. Before moving to Dubai he worked and lived in The Netherlands, UK, Australia and in Singapore and Indonesia in Asia.

In all those years, he has worked with international CEO’s, Boards and Executive teams on Talent Management, Organizational Change and Transformation challenges in Europe, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. In his views there is sufficient knowledge to understand the business and areas of Finance, Risk and Corporate Governance, less often there is enough focus on the impact People and Culture have in the organization and what a change of focus can contribute to future business growth.

The ambiguity caused by the global events of the past 2 years has put even more focus in Executive teams towards human capital. Fundamental business questions have expanded from crisis management responses and keeping employees safe, to how we transition to more hybrid and agile organizations in the future. How do leaders transform their management styles, how do we manage and develop the remote workforce? How well is your company able to bounce back after the pandemic and transform not only to remain successful today, but more important stay relevant tomorrow?

Rob holds numerous certificates in Human Resource Management and has followed Executive education programs in the Netherlands, London Business School and INSEAD in Singapore. When not working; he enjoys exploring new places with his wife, playing squash, swimming and scuba diving.