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Ali M. Al-Khouri

Ali M. Al-Khouri

Chairman Chairman of Arab Federation for Digital Economy


Ali Mohammed Al Khouri is considered a ‘think and do tank’ and one of the world leaders in the field of management practice development and digital transformation, with more than 28 years of experience in the public sector.

Al-Khouri began his career as an officer in the year 1990 in Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, as he successfully led and managed a wide range of strategic security, technological and infrastructure transformation initiatives. He succeeded in the completion of the UAE government plans to register all UAE population and implement a sophisticated and world-class identity management infrastructure to support e-government initiatives and the digital economy in the country.

He also ranked 23rd amongst the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government in 2018, and the only Arab figure to appear in the list that was published by “Apolitical”, a UK-based global policy platform for governments. He won “Most Influential Personality in Digital Identity World in a Decade” award in the 10th international conference for Identity in 2011 that was held in Italy and supported by European Commission.

He has published more than 100 publications in the field of digital government and public sector development and been honored with tens of local and international awards for his contributions to practice and body of knowledge.

Al-Khouri is a Professor of British Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom. He attained his higher education from the top UK universities, where he received his B.Sc. (Hons.) from Manchester University, M.Sc. from Lancaster University, and an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) from Warwick University.

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