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Phil Hobbs Profile

Phil retired as Head of HR at Emirates Islamic (EI) in the UAE, where he was an Executive Committee (EXCO) member and reported directly to the CEO. EI is the fastest growing bank in the UAE. Phil led the people aspects of the transformation programme to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and the integration of Dubai Bank.

Before EI, Phil was with the HR team at Dubai Holding and worked across a number of businesses in their portfolio, leading transformation and restructuring projects. These businesses included: National Bonds Corporation; (deposit and investment company); Dubai Group (investment management) and Sama Dubai (real estate development).

Prior to moving to Dubai, Phil was a Vice President with Cap Gemini Consulting, latterly as Delivery Director for a global post-merger integration project for a client in Switzerland. He was the global Lead Tutor at Cap Gemini’s University in Paris.

Before his career in management consulting, Phil set-up and directed an award winning international Research Institute at the University of Bristol. He also taught on various graduate and undergraduate programmes on business, economics and statistics.

Phil has completed the British Psychological Society (BPS) Level A & B qualifications, is Saville Wave and MBTI qualified and is an experienced assessor and coach. 

Phil has a Bachelors' Degree in Economics from the University of Bath, UK.

Key Skills

  • Business transformation and leadership, with emphasis on structural change
  • Executive and leadership training, development and coaching based on a deep business expertise
  • Change programme and project design, delivery and measurement.
  • Facilitating and leading business assessments, strategy development and decision making