Sally Shaheen

Co Founder and Managing Director

Sally Shaheen is currently the Co Founder and Managing Director of the newly established H&Q Consultancy for HR consultation , learning and development , Talent Development and Assesment.


Her last role was Corporate Human Resources Director at Americana Group’s Center of Excellence with the responsibility for the talent acquisition systems and activities that spans in 12 branches with a headcount of over 60,000 employees from 23 different nationalities. In addition to her vital role in Organization Development, HR Communication,HR analytics , Talent Management and Training and development .She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), USA. Additionally, she is a certified assessor from CCL (Center of Creative Leadership), USA ,a certified Trainer and facilitator of the DDI,UK  (Development Dimension International) ,  Targeted Selection, Access software , Success Profile Card Sorter, Success Profile Navigator and DDI facilitation skills  .


She is also Professional Human Resources Certified , PHR from Human Resources Certification Institute , HCI &Society for Human Resources Management  SHRM , USA ; a certified facilitator from Bob Bike Boot Camp ; a Master trainer at  Americana ,Integrated learning Academy , a certified coach from Harrison International and a certified Admin for creating  internal Service Level Agreements .Her DDI Certification qualified her to certify over 150 Americana employees thus, enhancing the selection process within Americana to respond more efficiently to the company’s massive talent acquisition needs.She has applied the DDI Selection System to be an integral part of the Selection process and the base for Staffing activities in the entire group.


She has also deliver to other organizations such as EK Holding , Nat Gas , Berlitz , FGF , Speriya Misr , Alfi Foundation and much more .She has also worked directly with DDI with other clients delivering the Targeted Selection interviewer workshop . Sally’s latest role include overseeing the talent acquistion activities for Americana Group’s both divisions: Restaurants and Fast Moving Consumer Good sin which she was responsible for responding to the company’s massive talent acquistion needs that reaches thousands of open positions at any given time.In addition to her role in enhancing and updating HR Systems and training . She has played also a vital role during the recent restructuring process for the Group and was responsible for the communication role during the transformation phase in addition to her active participation and efforts in different committees, workshops  and project teams.

Sally holds an MBA degree with specialization in HR from Herriott Watt Business School , Edinburugh University , UK.  She is a holder of BA in  English Literature from Cairo university  , and a diploma in simultaneous translation from same university and HR Diploma from American University in Cairo  where she was head of the class and her project was choosen as project of the year

Throughout her 20 years of experience in Human Resources , Sally has been given several awards such as Yum Human Capital Builder of the Year , Yum Supporter for Building Great Restaurants to name a few .