Hellen Akello

JCG Chief Operating Officer

Hellen is the Group Chief Operating Officer of JCG, based in Dubai, she serves on the Executive Board and has been with JCG for 6 years.  

Hellen joined JCG in 2017 as Chief Officer People and Culture Officer and was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in March 2022. In her role she oversees the Legal, Marketing and Communication, Real Estate, Hospitality, Conservancy and Projects, Procurement, and People and Culture Functions. Her overall responsibility is to design, develop and implement initiatives that will enable the execution of the business strategic goals.  

Hellen’s career spans over 30 years in Human Resources and overall business management. She has worked extensively in Energy, Banking, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure development projects. She is a highly effective executive leader with a strong track record of successfully leading business turnarounds and driving rapid and efficient scaling of organizations, achieving up to 10X growth following deployment of formulated business strategies. Among her key achievements has been transforming organizations into high performing and highly engaged organizations, developing and transitioning HR functions as business enablers; developing HR cost models that align HR initiatives as an investment with clear ROI.  

Hellen holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Moi University (Kenya) and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) from the University of Nairobi (Kenya). In addition, she holds a Certification in Business and Organization Psychology from the University of Liverpool (UK) and Organizational Culture Management from Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands).

Hellen Akello - JCG Chief Operating Officer