Karen Hamady is an experienced Global Mobility leader who is passionate about advising top decision makers on mobility strategy. For global multinationals, there is a mobility component to everything leaders touch that dictates the bottom line. With a no nonsense, data driven and fun approach, she challenges misconceptions, educates, and brings the reality of how to succeed at the highest level in her area of expertise. Karen is driven to support leaders, mitigate problems and find innovative solutions for the most challenging situations.
The business case is clear when employees are taken care of. The business wins big time when global mobility is involved. Karen is the go-to leader whose strategies make a positive impact not only to the business's bottom line, but for people who are at the heart of the organization.
As Manager, Mobility COE at Chevron she is a steward of corporate philosophies and strategic intent for expatriate compensation and incentives including benefits, taxes, immigration, and relocation programs, global and domestic.
Her previous experience includes working in multinational companies including Mercer, Acer Computer Middle East, and Prudential Relocation. The common thread to all of these roles was creating and delivering cross culture and HR strategy for business leaders.
Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Karen has also lived in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, The UK, Nigeria, and the United States. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. She speaks both French and Arabic fluently and is proficient in Spanish.