Dr. Wafi Dawood
Dr. Wafi Dawood is a Board member and the CEO of Strategy & Planning in the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). He is also an Adjunct Professor in the British University in Dubai. Dr. Dawood also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the 2 the Point international consultancy based in Zurich. In addition, he is a subject matter consultant with PWC and IBM Kenexa. Dr. Dawood is also a member of the editorial committee of the Ministry of Interior Quality Journal.
He holds a Ph.D. in Performance Management and has also completed the Sheikh Mohammed leadership program. In 2004, Dr. Wafi was awarded by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, as the Distinguished Employee of Dubai Government.
His professional career included working as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Quality Group, the Vice Chairman of the Global Benchmarking Network. He has also worked in Dubai World Trade Centre as the Director of Corporate Performance & Quality. Before that, he worked as the Quality Senior Manager in DP World, where he assisted the organization to win Dubai Government Excellence Program – Golden Category in 2005.
Dr. Wafi Dawood has led KHDA’s participation project in the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) program, and assisted the organization to be awarded the 5 Star Recognized for Excellence as the first organization in the Middle in 2013
Dr. Dawood has also worked in consultancy Projects in UAE, UK, Singapore, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi. He has many Publications related to Performance Management and Quality in international conferences. He has also spoken in many National and International Conferences.