Head - People Development & Employee Wellbeing
Ashok Gopal is the Head of People Development & Employee Wellbeing for Mashreq Bank. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing the workplace agenda for Organisational Development, Training and High Potential Management – in this regard, he has to develop engagement and development strategies that target an ever evolving millennial workforce. After joining Mashreq in 2013, he has driven the entire Employee Engagement program at the bank, creating a program that has won significant recognition, including winning the coveted ‘Gallup Great Workplace Award’ 6 times in succession, one of only a handful of companies across the world to do so. He has also created the Staff Wellness program that has been awarded as the best Corporate Wellness program in the UAE and that formed the basis for the response to the recent pandemic.
Prior to joining Mashreq in 2013, Ashok spent 16 years in consulting with The Gallup Organization, operating across the Asia-Pacific region in extended stints out of India, Singapore and Dubai. The focus of his work there was Customer and Employee Engagement.
Ashok is a well regarded thought leader – he has written for a variety of publications including the Harvard Business Review and has been a keynote speaker at conferences across the Asia-Pacific region.