Mr. Samer Taher is partner and managing director of Meirc Training & Consulting. A graduate of the American University of Beirut, Samer is a certified practitioner in interaction management and occupational testing and profiling from Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Saville & Holdsworth (SHL), respectively.
Samer started his career in the USA in the early eighties as a training officer and later on as a training manager in one of Pepsi Cola’s food subsidiaries. In 1991, he moved to Kuwait to assume the positions of training officer, group training manager and head of human resources with Al-Homaizi Group, the franchisee for Pizza Hut, Burger King, and a number of other international brands. In 1997, he was recruited by Standard Chartered Bank as their regional head of training and development for the Middle East and South Asia regions. Upon assuming his role with the bank, he built the bank’s first regional training function and worked extensively on all aspects of competency-based human resources which he used to attract and retain national and international talent. Before leaving the bank and joining Meirc, he designed and operated the bank’s first assessment center which was instrumental in identifying training and development needs for the bank’s regional workforce.
With Meirc, Samer specializes in the areas of organizational behavior with special emphasis on strategic management and leadership, human resources and executive presence. He is an expert in performance measurement through the use of key performance indicators (KPIs), scorecards and dashboards. He is also a subject matter expert in the areas of competencies and competency-based human resources and has helped several organizations in this region successfully establish and implement a range of competency-based HR applications such as competency based recruitment, selection, training and performance management. Samer is a proponent of action intelligence and a passionate public speaker who is known across the region for fat-free keynotes, speeches and presentations.