Dr. Amer Alrawas

Dr. Amer Alrawas

Dr. Amer Alrawas


Dr. Rawas is a Senior Principal Consultant with the RBL Group. Prior to his current post, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tasneea Oil & Gas Technology Group, earlier was the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Telecommunications Company (OmanTel).

Dr. Rawas served in various academic and leadership positions at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) the flagship university in Oman. His last assignment was the Dean of Educational Services. Earlier to that he was the Director of the Center for Information System where he led the transformation of the role of ICT in the university.

Dr. Amer Al Rawas is the current Chairman of MELA (Middle East Leadership Academy), a non-government leadership community serving the whole of Middle East providing leadership, training, networking, and inspiring the young leaders across the Middle East.

Dr. Rawas holds a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the Sussex University, UK, 1997. Although his area of specialization is Software Engineering, his research has expended in scope to cover the role of ICT in Economic Development, Socioeconomic and Demographic Drivers for Economic Growth.

Keynote: Trends in Executive Compensation/Rewards

“Corporate Compensation & Reward Systems are becoming more and more complex as organizations try to address every motivational driver. HR professionals are struggling to map their compensation systems to regulatory requirements and competitive markets in order to induce the desired behavior from their employees. In RBL research of HR competencies, we did a factor analysis of specific knowledge and behavior items for HR professionals with line managers, who included rewards where else HR professionals did not. This showcases that rewards are often seen by line managers as an integral part of the HR practices, but ironically, less so by HR professionals.

The keynote will cover all these aspects and highlight the human element in the context of rewards & compensation and how they are becoming more and more important in the era of AI & 4th industrial revolution.”

  • What are the contextual factors shaping HR’s business centrality?
  • Whom does HR serve? Who are the “customers” of HR?
  • How can HR help increase employee productivity and experience (well-being)?
  • How can HR build better leadership throughout the
  • What is the strategy of the HR department?
  • How should the HR department be organized?
  • How should HR design and deliver HR practices?
  • What are the required skills for HR professionals?
  • How can HR use technology to leverage digital information?
  • How do we define HR analytics?
  • How do HR professionals work with each other in HR and with others in their organization?