Rania Abdalla

Member of the IRC Executive Board

Rania is the Founder and Managing Director of IRC Egypt & UAE (Aspire HR Consultants). She also sits on the Executive Board of IRC Global Executive Search Partners, the World’s largest executive search alliance, represented by more than 90 cities across 6 continents. Besides she is the Global Leader of Consumer & Retail Practice.

Holding a degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo, and a Masters in Human Resource Management from Kingston Business School, UK, Rania dedicated her professional life and career moves to contribute value as well as partner in successes of many organizations. Recently successfully completed “Corporate Director Certification Program” authorized by the AUC, UN Women, IFC, EIOD and FRA.

With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Rania held senior managerial positions in PepsiCo UK, UAE and Egypt prior to founding Aspire HRC, working closely with the ultimate leaders and executives of hundreds of global and local organizations.

Rania was granted several global and regional awards; she was the “overall winner” of the Emirates Business woman Award (www.ewa.ae) – a prestigious award from HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoom. She also won the PepsiCo Chairman’s Award; granted by PepsiCo CEO in New York. She was awarded by Director General of the UAE National HR Development Authority the Appreciation Award. Other awards include the Inclusion Award from PepsiCo Region’s President and the Star Award at PepsiCo Headquarters in the US.

Rania is a member of the IRC Executive Board and the Global Leader for Consumer & Retail Practice Group.