Agni Skafidas founded OLAM after spending over 17 years in the business in the Middle East, Europe, the UK, the US and Asia. Working in diverse, multi-cultural environments is second nature for her and Agni understands how to bridge the cultural differences we’re experiencing every day.

Her wealth of knowledge in general HR and is specialised in compensation & benefits, project management and coaching have driven her success and commercial understanding. Being recognised for her achievements, Agni had the opportunity to lead HR teams in operational and strategic roles and served as Director, Total Rewards for APAC and Emerging Markets in her last corporate role.

She has gained extensive hands-on and forward looking strategic experience in industries like Aerospace & Defence, Aviation, Education, Food, Manufacturing & Engineering, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Semi-Government and Software.

Her clients welcome her grounded approach as well as her bespoke advice and guidance. Understanding their requirements, Agni creates unique solutions matching the client’s organisation, their needs and culture.

She takes a practical and pragmatic approach towards challenges at hand and works with the available resources. Having witnessed how some companies are making HR as complicated as rocket science, Agni simplifies HR topics. She translates them into clear and easy language for SME business leaders and employees.

Her comprehensive project management experience has taught her how to increase efficiency and productivity without working longer hours. Using Lean Principles, she has helped a number of businesses and their employees to improve their results and increase the bottom line.

Agni holds a Master’s Degree in Business Studies from the prestigious Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), World at Work, The HR Forum, the Project Management Institute, Association for Coaching and Professional Organisers in Canada.

Agni is also an active article reviewer for World at Work, the globally leading professional association for total rewards professionals, and frequent speaker at leading HR conferences (including HR Summit & Expo and the Compensation & Benefits Forum) and universities in Dubai.