René Thumbran is a Human Resources and Transformation executive with 25 years’ experience across different regions and sectors. He is deeply passionate about creating impact and value for the organization through people and building credible, business driven HR teams and interventions upgrading the function to drive digitally enabled employee experiences that drive engagement and performance. His experience spans across a range of industries and countries, including telecommunications, broadcasting, logistics/supply chain, oil and gas and mining across Africa and the Middle East. René has successfully collaborated with and influenced a broad range of stakeholders to further deliver sustainable business and people outcomes.
René is currently the Director, Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness at Ma’aden. In this role, René is responsible for the HR Centre of Excellence, with a strong focus on Talent/Leadership Identification, Development and Succession Planning, Compensation and Benefits, Mergers and Acquisition Integration, Employee Engagement and Performance Management. René joined Ma’aden in 2013, prior to that he was a Senior Advisor, Compensation and Benefits at SABIC.