Director, Governance and Innovation Program
Dubai School of Government
Fadi Salem is the Director of the Governance and Innovation Program, and Fellow, at the Dubai School of Government (DSG); Fellow with the Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (LKYSPP); and, a former Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). His areas of expertise include new models of governance and citizen engagement, and their impact on social development, including ICT and reform, e-government, social media and citizen participation in the Arab region.
Fadi has over ten years of multidisciplinary working experience in public sector, media and research fields. He has been involved in numerous projects with government and private sector entities in the Arab region, as well as with international organizations, including the OECD, United Nations, WEF, World Bank and the European Commission. Prior to joining DSG, he worked in The Executive Office, where he advised senior government leaders in Dubai. He also previously worked as an editor of two pan-Arab publications.
Fadi is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the School of Engineering, Aleppo University. He is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed publications and media, and co-author of several proceedings and books, including the Arab Social Media Report series and the recently published “From Electronic Government to Information Government” book in Arabic. He is a frequent speaker in international conferences, and comments in the media regularly on governance, technology and current Arab affairs.