Alumni Profiles

Abdul Salam

Organization Information

BAE Systems is the world largest and a multinational company for defense, security and aerospace sectors. Its headquarters are in London in the United Kingdom and it has operations worldwide. It is among the world's largest defence contractors; it was ranked as the second-largest based on applicable 2012 revenues.[6] Its largest operations are in the United Kingdom and United States, where its BAE Systems Inc. subsidiary is one of the six largest suppliers to the US Department of Defense. Other major markets include Australia, India and Saudi Arabia. The company was formed on 30 November 1999 by the £7.7 billion merger of two British companies: Marconi Electronic Systems (MES) – the defence electronics and naval shipbuilding subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc (GEC) – and British Aerospace (BAe) – an aircraft, munitions and naval systems manufacturer.

BAE Systems is the successor to various aircraft, shipbuilding, armoured vehicle, armaments and defence electronics companies, including the Marconi Company, the first commercial company devoted to the development and use of radio; A.V. Roe and Company, one of the world's first aircraft companies; de Havilland, manufacturer of the Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner; British Aircraft Corporation, co-manufacturer of the Concorde supersonic transport; Supermarine, manufacturer of the Spitfire; Yarrow Shipbuilders, builder of the Royal Navy's first destroyers; Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, pioneer of the triple-expansion engine and builder of the world's first battlecruiser; and Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, builder of the Royal Navy's first submarines. Since its formation it has made a number of acquisitions, most notably of United Defense and Armor Holdings of the United States, and sold its shares in Airbus, Astrium, AMS and Atlas Elektronik.

BAE Systems is involved in several major defence projects, including the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Astute-class submarine and the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. BAE Systems is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

Describe the work that you do in your role

Currently with with BAE Systems as Head of Compensation Benefits for Middle East and Africa (MEA), responsible for design and implementation of best HR/Compensation & Benefits strategies to attract, retain and motivate the top talent for organization.

Responsible for Market aligned Compensation & Benefits System to have internal equity, external parity and process transparency at workplace to make BAE as best place to work in region.

Indicate previous experience and/or areas of career proficiency/achievenments

1. Have worked with Mediclinic (Switzerland) for 2011- 2015 as Group Manager Compensation and Benefits, based in Abu Dhabi UAE

2. Have worked with Coca Cola Turkey , as HR Business Partner

3. Have worked with Engro Foods Pakistan as Assistant Manager Compensation & Benefits

Describe your success in your professional life and achievements

Key Success Factor for me is to guage Employee engagement, productivity at workplace, happiness among employees, Employer Brand, Best benefits and salary all my roles (current & previous), I am glad that I have delivered best of best to MNC's in terms of bringing right talent.

Write your activities and achievement if you were member of any club or society in UMT?

Student Society
Poetry Society

What do you remember about your time in ILM / IMT /UMT?

ILM Barkat Market Campus and its cafe and Evening Samosa's
Early morning classes in December
Free time and gossips about ILM and Its Future :)
Result / Grading Day