American University of Beirut

Samar Diab


Samar Diab

Samar Diab is director of the Human Resources Department (HR) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) since 2014. She leads the HR functions at the university and directs and controls the operations of the department.

She is an accomplished and dedicated HR professional with 25 years of experience in the field and a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She served at AUB since 2001, holding various positions including associate director of human resources, assistant director of human resources, job and compensation analyst, and human resources officer at the AUB Medical Center Human Resources Department. Prior to joining AUB, Samar was job analyst in the Position Classification Team at the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform in Lebanon for five years.

Samar holds a BA and MA in public administration, both from AUB.

She is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) senior certified professional and certified by the Association of Title IX Administrators as civil rights investigator. Over the years, she has acquired numerous trainings in human resources, Equity and Title IX, and leadership. Samar has expertise in areas such as recruiting and hiring practices, onboarding and orientation, performance management, personnel development, employee relations, labor relations and negotiations, employment law and compliance issues, and team management.

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