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Short Bio

 

Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish

 

Dr. Darwish received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Cairo University, in 1981 & 1984 and received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1988. 

 

He received the Egyptian National Engineering Award for the year 1999. Dr. Darwish was selected by Singapore to receive the Middle East Eminent Persons Award (MEEP)-2007 in recognition for his work.  He also Received the Life Time Achievement Medal for his distinguished career from University of California, Davis in 2017.

 

His 2 last public positions were Minister of State for Administration Development (2004-2011) and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (2015-2017). 

 

As a Chairman of the SCZone, he laid the foundation of one of largest Special Economic Zones in the world (461 sq km and 6 ports). As the Minister of State for Administration Development (2004-2011). This included three major portfolios; e-Government, Institutional and Human Resources Development and Governance Institutionalization (including transparency and integrity in government and public sector).  The work done by the team was internationally recognized. Egypt’s Government electronic and web services rank was 23 out of 192 countries according to the 2010 UN-PAN report and the program received the best service award both from the UN in New York (2009) and the African Union in Johannesburg (2008). Egypt was accepted as a member of the Public Governance Committee in OECD. 

 

He is a consultant to a number of international organizations (UNDP, UNIDO, UNESCO, FAO, ESCWA, European Union and World Bank), government organizations and companies in Egypt, Middle East, Africa, Europe and United States.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.amdarwish.com

Long Bio

 

Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish

Dr. Darwish received his B.Sc. in Electronics and Communication Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Cairo University, in 1981 and 1984 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1988.

He received the Egyptian National Engineering Award for the year 1999. Dr. Darwish was selected by Singapore to receive the Middle East Eminent Persons Award (MEEP)-2007 in recognition for his work.  He also Received the Life Time Achievement Medal for his distinguished career from University of California, Davis in 2017.

His 2 last public positions were Minister of State for Administration Development (2004-2011) and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (2015-2017). 

As a Chairman of the SCZone (2015-2017), he laid the foundation of one of largest Special Economic Zones in the world (461 sq km and 6 ports). 

As a Minister of State for Administration Development (2004-2011). This included three major portfolios; i. The preparation of the National Policy and Strategy Document on e-government in addition to the planning, administration and coordination of the implementation. Ii. The design and execution of the Institutional and Human Resources Development Program and iii. Governance institutionalization including transparency and integrity in government and public sector. 

The work done by the team was internationally recognized. Egypt’s Government electronic and web services rank is 23 out of 192 countries on the 2010 UN-PAN report and the program received the best service award both from the UN in New York (2009) and the African Union in Johannesburg (2008).

He was an invited speaker to numerous international events, among them: “Making Reform Happen”, OECD Paris 2010, UNIDO General Conference, Vienna 2011 and UNIDO Forum on Strategies and Instruments for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, Vienna June 2014, World e-ID, France 2012-2014, invited expert at the Helsinki Process: Improving International Investment Regime, Helsinki 2013, and Government Technology Summit, UAE, 2013 & 2014. In addition due to his work on innovation and entrepreneurship he was an invited key note speaker at several events among them International Innovation Summit, Tunis Sept. 2014 and Startup Weekend, Cairo 2013 & 2014.

Dr. Darwish is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Cairo University. During his academic career he was on sabbatical leave with the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Virginia Tech. He is a member of few scientific and professional societies. He was the IEEE Egypt Section Chair. He supervised 10 PhD Dissertations and 26 MSc Thesis. He has over 64 publications in peer reviewed journals and scientific conferences, 11 invited papers, shared in 4 books, numerous invited talks and few sponsored research programs.

Dr. Darwish is a consultant to a number of international organizations (UNDP, UNIDO, UNESCO, FAO, ESCWA, European Union and World Bank), government organizations and companies in Egypt, Middle East, Africa, Europe and United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.amdarwish.com