Every week, as part of my Inspiring Leadership with Jonathan Bowman-Perks podcast series, I speak with a different guest who offers their insightful wisdom about all things leadership. This series is aimed at inspiring leaders, whatever level you are at. Whether you are starting out in your career, whether you are in a middle-ranking role, or whether you are a CEO or Chairman of a board – there is always something you can learn. This series provides you with the skills, stories, tips and techniques which you can pass on to those you lead, and your teams. This week’s guest is inspiring leader, Ben Bengougam.
This week’s guest is Ben Bengougam. Ben is a highly experienced human resources professional who is currently serving as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for EMEA at Hilton. He is based in the UK and is responsible for leading the Human Resources function for Hilton across the EMEA region, which includes over 60,000 team members in 70 countries and territories.
Ben has a BSc in engineering science and a Master’s Degree in HR Development, and he is a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. Throughout his career, Ben has held a number of high-profile positions in human resources, including Group HR Director at the Dixons Group and HR Director at the Middle Eastern franchise operator MH Alshaya.
Ben has a proven track record of developing and executing successful people strategies, and Hilton has gained consistent recognition as a Great Place to Work under his leadership. Ben is fluent in French and English and is also conversational in Arabic, Spanish, and Italian.