Dr. Ali Qassim Jawad Senior Advisor, Diwan of Royal Court, Sultanate of Oman
HWith over thirty years of multi-disciplinary experience, Dr Ali Qassim Jawad is a recognized expert in public sector transformation, having led national policies and strategic programmes at the institutional and national levels in the Middle East. In his current capacity, as a Senior Advisor and the Head of the Think Tank Unit ( at the Diwan of Royal Court in Oman, Dr. Jawad spearheads a number of key strategic initiatives which underpin Oman’s socio economic development Prior to his current position, Dr. Jawad held key positions leading and advising on strategic initiatives and programmes in the public sector across the Middle East Key highlights include overseeing a government s economic reform agenda, developing a National innovation policy agenda, as well as establishing a national competitiveness office His private sector experience includes working with leading consulting firms, including Booz Allen Hamilton (and PA Consulting (on a variety of multi-disciplinary projects, ranging from strategy development to implementation design. In addition to authoring numerous articles on leadership, competitiveness and scenario planning, Dr Jawad has co-authored three books Leading Smart Transformation A Roadmap for a World Class Government"(March 2011 and "Redefining Well Being in Nations and Organizations A Process of Improvement”(February 2016 both published by Palgrave Macmillan, and recently Leadership Intelligence The 5 Qs ””(March 2019 published by Bloomsbury. Dr. Jawad currently serves on a number of advisory boards, including the Cranfield School of Management, the American University in Cairo (School of Business), International Culture Communication Center in China Additionally, throughout his career he has been affiliated with a number of leading academic institutions, including Sultan Qaboos University, Yale University, INSEAD, Henely Business School, and the Cranfield University as a Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar. Dr.Jawad holds a B Sc in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (USA) and a Ph.D from Cranfield University (UK) in Technology Management.