Managing Partner


Nabeel Al-Azami is a founding director and Managing Partner at Murabbi Consulting which specializes in values-based HR, ethical leadership, and strategy.

He is a senior HR specialist, an executive coach (MBTI, NLP & HeartMath practitioner) and Adair Accredited Leadership trainer, who won the Chairman’s Leadership award two years in a row (2007 & 2008) while working at one of the world’s largest automobile firms. He has also been a finalist for the CIPD ‘HR Professional of the Year 2015 and won ‘HR Team of the Year 2015’.

He has also been endorsed as a leadership protégé by Prof. John Adair – the world’s first leadership professor.

His career spanned areas such as leadership development, talent management, performance, strategy, business partnering, values and culture, conflict resolution, and employment law. He has been recognized for his strong track record of delivering results.

For example, he lifted a major private sector client’s diversity audit ratings significantly and helped increase staff engagement scores even during the recession, when scores expected to drop, hence gaining senior management recognition.

For a major global third sector DEC organization that was struggling with disputes and underperformance, he was able to reverse the trends going from six tribunals at one time to zero tribunals maintained for over four years. He also built a performance culture by tripling appraisal submissions rates from 30% to 90%, and within 2-3 years the organization doubled in revenue from 90 to 180 million pounds per annum.

Having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Management and his Masters in HRM from the University of Manchester (incl. Manchester Business School), he went on to professionally qualify from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), having integrated a global body of management knowledge, drawn from the East and West, into his postgraduate research which was viewed as pioneering. He is also a certified practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and a HeartMath coach – which involves the use of technology and a biofeedback tool to help build personal and professional resilience.

He has been invited to noted platforms worldwide to present his groundbreaking ideas on Spiritual Intelligence, and Ethical Leadership. He has also been listed as a leading global leadership trainer by the OIC’s multi-billion Islamic Development Bank (IDB) where he has been a regular guest leadership trainer since 2010.

He is a trustee of Citizens UK, former Head of Global HR at Islamic Relief Worldwide, as well as former HR Business Partner and Analyst at the Ford Motor Company (UK & Europe division). He is currently authoring a book on authentic leadership written for a global audience.

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