Mrs. Laila Faridoon holds a master degree in Computer Science from the University of Sharjah (2006). Mrs. Faridoon has 15 years of work experience and is currently the Executive Director at the Director General Office of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Ms. Faridoon plays a pivotal role in facilitating decision making, analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of the policies and functions of RTA in accordance with the strategic goals of RTA.
Mrs. Faridoon also runs the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) in RTA within the Director General Office. The EPMO monitors and tracks projects in RTA and ensures achievement of RTA Business Objectives.
Mrs. Faridoon is also heading the Innovation Strategy Committee in RTA which is in charge of developing and monitoring the RTA's innovation strategy and establishing the innovation culture within RTA.
Mrs. Faridoon is an active researcher in the field of IT and project management. Her research has been published and presented at top conferences and journals. She has received the best research award of the year (2006).
Mrs. Faridoon is former board member of Dubai Quality Group (DQG) 2010-2012.
Being a life-long learner, Ms. Faridoon is a graduate of a two-year young leaders program organized by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Centre for Leadership Development (MBRCLD).
Mrs. Faridoon has received several awards; the latest is Middle East Woman Leader in Corporate Management Excellence (2014).
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Mrs. Rozana Mosameh is an experienced project management professional with vast experience in TV and Media in MENA covering different sides of the industry. She’s worked with the largest free-to-air broadcaster “MBC GROUP”, and the largest pay TV operator “OSN”.
During her 10 years’ experience her work involved managing various size digital projects. She has a track record of ensuring projects are delivered to the highest quality, within the scope by effectively organizing, managing and utilizing all resources.
Mrs. Rozana has been an active PMI member since 2015, and she has volunteered in both the UAE and UK chapters during these years.
Mrs. Rozana has bachelor's degree in Corporate Communication and Publication Design and a minor in marketing from the City University of New York, she also holds a professional diploma in digital marketing from the University of Dubai
Connect with Mrs. Rozana at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rozanamosameh/
Passionate for continuous improvement and methodical in his approach, Israr comes with 17 years of progressive experience in delivering excellence in IT Operations and Service Management, Business Strategic Alignment, Project Portfolio Management and Security Management. He has served in leadership positions for multinational organizations across Middle East and Africa. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and apart from PMI certifications; he holds credentials from Lean Six Sigma, Green Project Management, ITIL and GRC.
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Aalap is based in Dubai and has recently embarked on his startup, QuikWORK.
Aalap has over 9 years of experience delivering projects across various IT domains and geographies. Having shaped projects for other stakeholders and sponsors, Aalap decided that he now wanted to be able to define his own projects and constraints.
Aalap is a certified Project Management Professional as well as a Prince2 Practitioner. He has been a volunteer with the PMI UAE Chapter since May 2016, having volunteered across the Marketing and Memberships verticals.
Connect with Aalap at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aalapghosh/
Hamad Y. Khatir worked in both private and government sectors and participated in a number of vital projects such as the Core Banking System for Dubai Islamic Bank and Customs Development Projects at Dubai Customs, and currently he is working as Head of Project Management Performance Unit at Ministry of Interior (UAE). In addition to that he is active volunteer and worked for several entities and participated within and outside UAE with both Tawteen and the Federation of UAE Football Association.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in information technology from United Arab Emirates University and Executive Master of Business Administration from University of Sharjah, and has successfully passed Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Program for Sports Leadership Development.
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Dr. Mazin Gadir is the Senior Consultant and Advisor at The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority with responsibility for Health strategy development, implementation, execution and Transformation.
Prior to joining Dubai Health Authority,Dr Mazin Gadir worked in Healthcare Transformation Strategy and Digital Health Innovation at several companies, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers PwC, Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services Co. SEHA and Cerner Limitedaccumulating 17 years of experience in the field of Healthcare, innovation and transformation. Notable is his17 years as a management consultant his depth of experience covered many global organizations in the UK, France, UAE, KSA, GCC, Australia, India and the USA.
Dr Mazin Gadir received PhD in Quantum Electronics and Nanotechnology from The University of Leeds in the UK from 2000 to 2005. He also obtained his MSc in Management and Business Administration and BEng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
His professional interests focus on Digital Health Innovation, Health Informatics workflow optimization, eHealth Regulatory Framework and Compliance, Health Information Systems/Health Information Exchange, Digital Maturity and Accreditation according to International Standards, Project and Change Management experience in Healthcare IT Transformation Programs, and his current projects include Organizational Development and Strategy Consultancy, stakeholder engagement and knowledge management & skills in the areas of: Strategy Development, Organizational Development & Design, Corporate Policy Development, Human Capital Development, Business Process Re0engineering, change enablement and Organizational Excellence. In addition, he serves as (eHealth Advisory)for Health Innovation Advisory, and is a member of Health Information Management Systems Society and Project Management Institute. Dr Mazin Gadir was recently honored with the (PMI Volunteer of the year for his contributions to the Innovation in Project Management.
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Osama is an IT industry expert with more than 10 years of successful experience in the full software development life cycle in government IT projects. He has contributed to the success of several projects with different Government agencies across the region including Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
Osama is most fulfilled when helping people grow professionally. His vision and ability to nurture relationships lead to long- term solutions and success.
Osama obtained his PMP certificate in January 2018, and has been an active volunteer with the Chapter ever since. He has shown great commitment to the PMI community in the UAE
Connect with Osama at https://www.linkedin.com/in/osama-ahmad-a041387/
Lateef is Program Manager with over 12 years of experience having worked on an international basis in UK, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong, India and UAE delivering projects in IT application and Infrastructure, IT Security- Identity and Access Management (IAM), Wealth Management and Financial Services
He cycled through many positions in his career: Portfolio manager, PMO lead, Deployment manager, Team leadership, Business analyst, Project scheduler, Transition/Transformation manager, Agile project manager/Product owner, Scrum master and Agile Coach
He has been associated with non-profit Organizations and held senior roles:
With PMI organization his association is more than 10 years with recent position of Digital Marketing Manager PMI UAE for Website, Mobile Application and social media teams,
With Toastmaster’s International CSC chapter he served as Vice President public relationship
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Hayat is a Program Control Manager with Over 20 years of practical experience in the field of construction management, BIM Management, Facility Management, Controlling & planning using latest PC skills and Programs mainly in planning scheduling, monitoring with Project Management Suites like Primavera, Asta Power Project and MS Project , Revit and Navisworks to have the Full BIM Concept 3D, 4D & 5D. In addition, she is working as Trainer in Society of Engineers since 2007 where she Prepare Materials and Provide some Courses such as Management Courses, Primavera P6, Delay Analysis, MEP Planning, MS Project, Navisworks and Revit. In addition to be a Volunteer as Knowledge Management Manager in PMI Khaliji Chapter She Built Solid Experience and Accumulated professional experience over 20 years in Various Senior and management Positions includes overall Projects Management, Time & cost control, arrange and coordinate Civil, Architectural & MEP works, Prepare Contracts and financial Reports. Having worked in many Projects such as time Tower, Pumping Station, Developed Nurai Island, in addition to many buildings, Hospitals and Schools and Currently Controlling some Army Projects. Hayat holds a post graduate degree, majoring in Civil engineer from "Aleppo University" in addition she is PMP Certified in addition to attended many courses and seminars related to her expertise especially in management, arbitration, Construction law and green building.
Connect with Hayat at https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayat-mansour-3232647/
An expert in Digital Transformation and Customer Advocacy for over 14 years in leading and delivering a diverse portfolio of online products and mobility solutions in MENA, Europe and North America delivering state of the art, and well recognized, software solutions. Mina in PMP certified & holds a B.Cs., degree in Computer Science from Cairo University and is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Eventtus.
Connect with Mina at https://www.linkedin.com/in/minashawky/