Equiti Group appoints new global head of HR

Equiti GroupFinancial technology firm Equiti Group has announced the appointment of Marta Ilbak to the role of global head of human resources (HR) as of this week.

Ilbak succeeds Nigel Holmes, who has held the role since Equiti Group’s formation back in 2017.

She joins from British online food delivery business Deliveroo, where she worked as head of people and was responsible for business expansion, organisational design, and talent evaluation and development programs for human capital. Ilbak also managed a major redesign of HR processes and systems in the Middle East in preparation for its initial public offering in April 2021.

Ilbak brings diverse human resource management experience to the new appointment, having worked in a range of HR roles across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has a Bachelor’s degree in human resources management and a diploma in business administration and economics from the University of Wuppertal in Germany.

Equiti Group CEO Iskandar Najjar explained that he is very pleased to welcome Ilbak and is excited about the initiatives she will bring to the group.

“I’m looking forward to Marta’s contribution to our performance and delivery culture, the continued expansion of our offices and people, as well as growth of our talent development and management initiatives,” he said.

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Ilbak added that she has been very impressed by the energy, drive and openness of the management and employees at Equiti.

“My goal is to drive the employer’s HR agenda with purpose and passion, develop career progression opportunities and create a great place to work based on integrity, agility, and the best global HR standards,” she said.