Salwa Al-Sharqawi

Salwa Al-Sharqawi

​President, Linkage Middle East


Purposeful Leadership , Advancing Women Leaders , Creating Cultures of Inclusion

About Salwa

Salwa Al-Sharqawi, PhD, MBA, is President of Linkage Middle East. Based in Kuwait, she is also CEO and founder of Optimal Solutions HR & Marketing Consultancy. She is an expert facilitator and trainer in leadership and management programs, time management, and customer service, and also has extensive experience in developing HR systems and strategies as well as in developing, training, and counseling HR teams.

At Linkage, her clients span several countries, including Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, and represent a variety of industries, including finance and banking, telecom, and everything in between.

Background & Experience

Prior to joining Linkage, Salwa began her career as an aircraft engineer and then later transitioned into human resources management, leadership development, and training. She has worked with top governmental and private sector organizations in banking, telecommunication, and many other fields.

Education & Training

Salwa holds a BS in engineering technology of aircraft maintenance from Northrop University, a PhD from the School of Business & Banking Studies, University of Wales, and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing and human resources from Brunel University.

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