CIPD partners with HNI to introduce corporate training solutions to organisations in Saudi Arabia and beyond


HNI, a Dubai-headquartered learning and development consultancy, has partnered with Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The major aim of this collaboration is to bring new corporate training solutions to support organisations in Saudi Arabia achieve the human capital development goals which is in line with Vision 2030.

Through this partnership, cutting-edge corporate training services and solutions will be made available throughout Saudi Arabia and beyond.

HNI has made a name for itself as a major regional player in the learning and development space with an emphasis on cutting-edge digital solutions and gamified interactive learning modules. HNI has a global reach and serves clients in the USA, Asia, and Europe through its four offices, which are situated in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Egypt. Expert learning and development trainers and senior consultants with experience working with top industries like oil and gas, banking, aviation, government sectors, and multinationals make up its team of professionals.

The agreement, which was signed in November 2023 by Stuart Dunlop, the regional director of CIPD for MENA, and Hanan Nagi, the Founder and CEO of HNI, lays out a framework for the two organizations’ collaboration in promoting CIPD learning and development solutions to the Saudi market. Additionally, it will encourage the delivery of a range of CIPD short courses on subjects including regional labor laws, organization design, talent management, and workforce well-being to HNI’s current clients in Saudi Arabia.

On this strategic partnership, Nagi commented that “Our agreement with CIPD marks an expansion to our global network of elite development partnerships that leverage the very best in the latest educational solutions and accreditations. We are delighted to collaborate in bringing the world-renowned CIPD learning solutions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to support building a skilled workforce. We are committed to delivering tailored solutions that align with our clients’ business objectives and meet their unique needs, and we will build on this with larger plans and aspirations in the next year.”

Dunlop expressed his thoughts on behalf of CIPD and said, “Partnerships are a critical part of our strategy to serve people professionals across the region and allow us to focus on our work with employers. We are excited to join forces with HNI to bring CIPD’s training solutions to organisations in Saudi Arabia. This partnership reflects our commitment to supporting the development of striving economies and stronger societies through human capital development.”

The CIPD has promoted better working conditions and lives for workers everywhere for more than a century. The CIPD, which has over 160,000 members worldwide and over 6,000 in the MENA area, focuses on people and builds the credibility and capability of teams to help organizations succeed.

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