Dr. Yasar Jarrar

Managing Director
  • Vice Chair, Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government, World Economic Forum
  • Fellow, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, USA
  • Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Board of Trustees Member, Dubai Future Academy, UAE
  • Adjunct Professor, Hult International Business School, UAE/USA
  • Senior Advisor, The Harvard International Negotiations Program, Harvard University, USA
  • Fellow, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, UAE

Author. “The Sheikh CEO: Leadership Lessons from Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum”  www.thesheikhceo.com (buy it on Amazon)

Yasar is a senior strategy advisor focused on Emerging Markets, with experience in Public Sector Modernization, Technology for Development, and Education. He is Co-founder specialized advisory firms, International Advisory Group and Gov-Insights

Yasar is a former Partner at Bain & Company (head of Public Sector practice in Middle East) and prior to that, a Partner at PwC, leading the Middle East Strategy Group and the PwC Global Education Practice. Before PwC, he served as Strategy Director at the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai. He was also the founding Executive Dean of the Dubai School of Government, and a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University. He also Co-Chaired of Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government (at the World Economic Forum).

In 2009, Yasar was nominated as  Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and was the founding curator of the Dubai Global Shapers hub (at WEF).

Dr. Jarrar obtained a Ph.D. in Manufacturing and Engineering from Birmingham University (UK) and worked as a Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management (UK). He is a published author, and a regional speaker at global events.

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