Hassan Abdulmagied SeddiqiVP Human Resources
Hassan Abdulmagied Seddiqi can easily be described as a quiet achiever –his experience and vision created the infrastructure for the seamless functioning of the Human Resources department.
In his role as Vice President of Human Resources at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Hassan’s achievements include completely restructuring the company, introducing a grading and evaluation system for all employees in the group and implementing and managing a new HR strategy.
A third generation member of the Seddiqi family, and a member of the Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Executive Committee, Hassan is driven by the philosophy that the company is a pioneer in customer service, and this trait should be the number one priority for all companies.
As a child, Hassan Seddiqi explored the world with his family and continued his overseas experience when he studied in the USA, attaining a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
While he always had a passion for the watchmaking industry, his first job was at the National Bank of Dubai. He started his career as a management trainee and was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager for the bank’s corporate office.
The family tradition led him to join Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons as a Sales Executive in 2007, working alongside his brother Mohammed Seddiqi in the Retail & Sales department.
Hassan’s exceptional people management skills and ability to multi-task soon landed him a position in the corporate office, where he went on to head the Human Resources division. Under the astute guidance of his father, Abdulmagied Seddiqi, Hassan went from strength to strength and is now responsible for a workforce of more than 500 employees.
His numerous achievements include implementing an international training programme for shop floor executives in the areas of customer service, sales techniques and the history of watchmaking. Hassan Seddiqi also leads a number of other HR initiatives, including the Emiratisation program, which is spearheading the drive to attract and retain good Emirati talent.
His secret to success is identifying and recruiting individuals with the right skill and this is proven by the minimal turnover at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons - which stands at less than two percent over the past 60 years.
Hassan also prides himself on the company’s ‘open door’ policy, which has fostered an environment of unparalleled loyalty over the generations.
Hassan Seddiqi is married with one daughter, and is the son of Abdulmagied Seddiqi (Chairman) and brother to Mohammed Seddiqi (VP Sales & Retail) and Mahra Seddiqi (Luxury Division Director).
When he isn’t at work, Hassan can be found enjoying his true passion, fishing.