Meet Selim Edde -
Selim Edde

Selim Edde

Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, MENA Google


Selim Edde develops and leads public policy campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact Google and the web. Key issues include technology innovation, economic development, and intellectual property.

A passionate public policy leader, Selim is a thought leader on building innovation programs with governments and has particular expertise in labor markets, entrepreneurship and job creation initiatives.

Selim advised governments in MENA and Africa, providing strategic programs and was previously the Vice President of Government Affairs at SAP, setting strategy, devising and implementing plans Government Relations at SAP in MENA. Formerly, Selim was the Country Development Officer at Cisco and Senior Regional Lead at Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

A frequent speaker at regional and international events, with appearances in the specialized media, Selim graduated from Imperial College-London with a Master's degree in management sciences. He is married with two kids and lives in Dubai.

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