2016 Human Resources Awards Categories Judging Committee

Committee Chair:

Gerald Hüsch, CEO
Global Leadership School, Berlin, Germany

15-IBA-HR-Chair-In addition to being Founder and CEO of the Global Leadership School in Berlin, Gerald Hüsch is a Founding Member and CEO of the German Society for Stress Diagnostics & Prevention GmbH, and is also a Senator in the German Senat der Wirtschaft. Gerald has been training and guiding executives from the upper and middle management of multi-national corporations for 20 years. He is regarded as a visionary expert and the pioneer of an Evidence Based Leadership & Collaboration System, a world-class collection of tools and methods that encourage ideal collaborative and leadership behaviors throughout an entire organization. His many years of work experience have enabled Gerald to establish an entirely new system that is extremely powerful while easy to use. The aim is to achieve outstanding performance–and to avoid managerial blunders such as those seen recently in the automotive industry.

In addition to his credentials as a certified coach and trainer, Gerald is also a contributing author to “Human Resource Management–The Human Face” by Dr. Parveen Prasad und Sekhar Seshan.


Amal Al-Najjar, Human Resources Supervisor
Fluor Corporation - Kuwait, Ahmadi, Kuwait
All my years of Experience are in the Oil and Gas industry. I had the opportunity to work in the areas of HR /Admin/Engineering/public Relations, with several distinguished international American Companies i.e. Fluor Corporation, Foster Wheeler, Stone Webster, Santa Fe Braun and Kuwait National Petroleum Company on large scale projects including Kuwait National Petroleum Company – Mina Abdulah Refinery - Revamp Project, MAA & SHU Refineries, Petroleum Services Company & Environment Integrated Company.

Asma Almarzoqi, Human Resource Consultant
HR Solutions, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Dr.Christina Augustine Dr.Christina Augustine , Global Business HR Head
VirtusaPolaris Corporation, Chennai, Tamil nadu, India
Dr. Christina Augustine is a proficient Global HR leader with 18 years of experience in steering HR in diverse industries and capacities (IT, Telecom, FMCG & Health Care). Currently, ushers as Global SBU HR Head (VirtusaPolaris Corporation) Financial Services business. A PhD in Applied Psychology with expertise in leading HR and OD domains. Honored with a National award entitled “Indira Super Achiever” in HR Excellence. Pioneers in winning distinguished International HR accolades & Business platforms. She is the President of Women of Virusa, a Diversity & Inclusion initiative.

 Heather Barton Heather Barton , Human Resources Consultant
Freelance, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
After graduating from Oxford University Heather worked as a Psychology Lecturer and Vice Principal in the Further Education sector. Latterly, she has worked as Human Resources Director in the Education, Probation, Housing and cultural exchange sectors. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and now works as a freelance HR Consultant.

 Yavuz Duyar Yavuz Duyar , HR Specialist
Opet Petrolculuk As, Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey
Industrial Engineer in HR :)

Minerva Garcia Minerva Garcia, Vice President, Human Resources
Accordant Media, New York, New York, USA
Minerva M.Garcia is the Vice President of Human Resources at Accordant Media. She is responsible for all human resource functions for Accordant Media. Her areas of responsibility include recruitment and staffing, benefits, leadership development, performance management, training, and employee relations. Ms. Garcia has over sixteen years experience in human resources management.Prior to joining Accordant Media, she was Director of Human Resources at DDB in New York . She was responsible for all diversity initiatives, training, benefits employee relations, recruiting and DDB’s Summer Internship Program for DDB New York, Universal, Anderson DDB, Spike DDB, Tribal DDB, Uproar and Roberts + Langer DDB. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. In May 2003, she also earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from New School University in New York City. In 2006, she obtained her second Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from New York Institute of Technology. Currently, she has taken a sabbatical from her Ph.D. program in Clinical Counseling from Walden University. She plans on completing her Doctorate Degree in about 4 years.

 Chris Litherland Chris Litherland, Founder & Lead Consultant
Mariposa Consulting, Heinsberg, Germany
"Chris Litherland is an independent consultant, working in International Human Resources, Organization Development, Change Management, M&A's and Executive Coaching. He is a graduate of Sheffield University with a degree in Environmental Studies, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, SHRM-SCP and GPHR accredited, and former global advisory board member with SHRM. A regular Judge for International Business Awards, HR Awards, and member of Workforce Business Intelligence board, he is a frequent presenter and panelist at global conferences, panels and webinars. "

Luai Mahmoud,  Quality and EHS Professional
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 Dr. Shadiya Mohamed Baqutayan Dr. Shadiya Mohamed Baqutayan, Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher
Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Shadiya is a psychologist, who earns the degree and master from International Islamic University (IIUM) in counseling and clinical psychology, and the PhD from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Psychology (stress Management). She was recognized in her life many times. One of her prowess accomplishments was when she received three consecutive years the award of best lecturer from the international Islamic College. Further accomplishments was the publishing of her book (manual), entitled "Child Development and Psychology". Then her book was used as main reference and teaching material for the school of early childhood education.”

 Gorkem Ozkan Gorkem Ozkan , MA. HR Professional
HR Consultant, Ankara, Turkey
"Görkem Özkan has over 12 years experience in Human Resources Management. She has worked in a energy sector and held management positions in ENR companies. Görkem has been studying a Ph.D. in HR Management Career Counseling at Ankara Universty.She is ICF Member Coach. In addition to these she also gives full weight the to the Personel Development and she has lots of artichels and published books about that side. She interested in Gender Activities. She has honered many awards from SBA for 2014 such as the HR Department of the Year, Executive Of The Year and Woman Of The Year Awards."

 Brillian SK Brillian SK , Head of Human Resources
TCLL, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"Brillian is an avid Public Speaker and passionate HR Professional with about 19 years of work experience. He has delivered seminars on self-development and HR related topics for corporate organisations, graduate colleges and B-schools. His key specialisations are policy implementation, performance management, automation and training & development. He comes with expertise in recruitment, manpower planning and strategic business partnering. Currently he heads the volunteer organization Toastmasters International, District 98 as CEO-for Central, Western and Southern India. "

 Aykut Ustun Aykut Ustun , HR Coordinator/Izmit Refinery
Tupras A.S., Korfez, Kocaeli, Turkey
"Aykut Ustun graduated from Marmara University Records and Information Management Department in. He has a master degree with a thesis “Management of Electronic Documents”. He started his professional career in 1993 and worked in Koc Holding’s Energy Group Companies, as specialist and manager at Aygaz, Akpa, Opet and Tupras."

Salim Yilmaz Salim Yilmaz, Industrial Engineer
IETT General Directorate, Istanbul, Turkey
I am an Industrial Engineer and have finished Political Science and International Relations Department. I am working on Public Transportation Company in Istanbul, Turkey for 5 years.