Samar Charara

Biography

Samar Charara is the Group Director for Human Resources for Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

Samar Charara brings over 30 years of experience to her role as Human Resources Director for Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre. She joined the CMRC team in 2013, and helped initiate the HR function for the organization by putting in place highly qualified teams in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.

Her role puts her in charge of ensuring CMRC’s leadership position as employer of choice, with competitive remuneration, world-class HR policies, and compliance with local labor law. She also assists business leaders in designing and implementing HR service delivery solutions.

Prior to joining the CMRC team, Samar has worked with a number of leading corporate and medical brands – including Honeywell Middle East, Mubadala, the Mohamad Khaled Rehabilitation Center, and the American University of Beirut’s Medical Center.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication & Documentation from the Lebanese University, and is also CIPD certified.

Education

Year Degree Institute
2008 Certificate in Personnel Practice – CIPD Bradfield Group
1978 ‐ 1982 Bachelor of Communication & Documentation Lebanese University – Beirut ‐ Lebanon

Experience

Year Department Position Institute
2013 - Present Human Resources Group Director Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center
2008 - 2012 Human Resources Head of Human Resources Capitala
October 2004 - December 2007 Human Resources HR Services Manager Honeywell, Middle East
1996 - 2004 Human Resources Administration Manager/HR Generalist Honeywell Middle East
1992 to 1995 Medical Center Program Coordinator – Prosthetics & Orthotics Program American University of Beirut, Lebanon
1983 - 1992 Freelance Translator Beirut, Lebanon
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