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  • Phone:

    +966 13 849 8557

  • Email:

    hmerwe@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    F-080

  • Hendrik van der Merwe

  • Job Title :

    Lecturer

  • College :

    College of Business Administration


  • Department :

    Human Resource Management


HR Implementation Specialist experienced in delivering internal client’ solutions and executing strategies via flexible teams, focused on process efficiencies.

Strategic problem-solver that understands the challenge to deliver superior value via multiple HRM projects to internal and external stakeholders in multicultural workplaces in Australia and the GCC.
Internal and External consultant in fast-paced multicultural organizations in the GCC.
Business Improvement Analyst qualified in Business Administration, Law and Human Resource Management.


Educational Degrees:

  • PhD Candidate - International Business [ABD]
    ISM, ACBSP Accredited, New York, USA [Completion expected 2015/6]
  • MBA Business Analysis and HRM
    Southern Cross University, NSW Australia, 2002
  • Post Grad Certificate: Australian Law and Practice [Migration]
    Murdoch University, WA Australia 2008

Professional Certifications

  • TAE 40110 Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessing,
    Tasmanian Polytechnic, Australia 2011
  • CERT III Occupational Health and Safety
    Queensland TAFE, Australia, 1995
  • HACCP Certification
    Queensland TAFE, Australia, 1996
  • ISO 14000 Internal Auditor Training
    Clayton Utz, Brisbane, Australia, 1995


Professional and Research Briefs

  • Van der Merwe, H. (2008, Oct 7). Strategic HRM: Re-align HR policies and practices to support new strategic direction. The NEW direction. Lismore, NSW, Australia: Clarence Valley Business Development Board Annual Report.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2009). Regional Universities: Finding New Ways to Engage with local Industry. Lismore: Southern Cross University: Vice Chancellor's Office.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2011). Management Communication Skills for Managers in Kuwait. Kuwait: ACK Corporate Training.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2012, June 5). Critical Thinking and Decision Making for managers. ACK Corporate Training: Manage for Tomorrow. Kuwait: ACK Corporate Training.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2012). Employment contract review: Incorporating hte new Kuwait Private sector Labor Law [Law #6 of 2010]. New York: St John University: Startegic HRM Issues.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2012). Pay for Performance: Incorporating "cost of capital" in management benefits package . Kuwait: ISM PhD research papers.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2013). Coaching as a development methodology: Embedded with Kuwaiti managers. TESOL Kuwait (pp. 15 - 19). Kuwait: TESOl Kuwait.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2013). Performance Measurement: Update Executive level Performance Management Systems to Support Corporate Goals. Paris: International School of Management: PhD Research Papers.
  • Van der Merwe, H. (2014). HR Service Delivery GAP Analysis. Kuwait: SIMtelco.


  • Chartered Member: Australian Human Resource Institute, Australia 2001 – 2010
  • Member: Society for Human Resource Management [USA] 2011 – current
  • Kuwait HR Managers Network
  • Rotary International

Employment contract changes in response to government efforts to localize the GCC workforce.