Human Resources

In line with the vision of the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources ensures that NYU Abu Dhabi’s human capital strategies, programs, practices, and services foster and maintain an organizational culture, and enable NYU Abu Dhabi talent to maximize contribution and potential to allow NYUAD to meet its overall vision and mission. Through those strategies, programs, and services, Human Resources contributes to the creation of a unique employment value proposition for potential and current talent, that builds a strong global brand as an Employer of Choice.

In fulfilling the Vice Chancellor’s strategic intent, Human Resources ensures that the needs of the NYU Abu Dhabi leadership and community are fulfilled by means of planning, providing strategic counsel, and business partnerships with organizational leaders on people and organizational matters. As such, Human Resources is responsible for supporting the Vice Chancellor in shaping the institutional culture wherein the faculty, researchers, administrators, and staff are aligned, engaged, and conduct themselves in an optimal manner to support the vision and mission of NYU Abu Dhabi.

Leader Profile

Barbara Cardeli-Arroyo

Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer Barbara Cardeli-Arroyo is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the Office of Human Resources at NYUAD. As Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Barbara also establishes and implements policies, programs, and procedures that fully support NYUAD's academic and programmatic mission, while overseeing the HR leadership team in fulfilling strategic and operational requirements.

Barbara’s NYU educational and professional career span over 35 years in various disciplines in Human Resources, with a particular focus on employee and labor relations. Prior to serving as associate vice chancellor for Human Resources, Barbara was assistant vice president, Employee Relations at NYU New York.

Barbara earned her Bachelor of Science at NYU Stern School of Business, Master's of Business Administration at CUNY Baruch College Ziklin School of Business, and Juris Doctorate at Brooklyn Law School.

Key People

Theresa Powell

Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer — Employee Relations, Learning and Engagement

Talal Ahmad

Director, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning

Mohammad Al Ramahi

Director, Immigration and Employee Relocation Services

Amani Mreish

Director, Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS

Audrey Longo

Director, Human Resources and Business Operations

Alvina Nyamanhindi

Executive Assistant