Special Envoy on SDGs @ IsDB Group
City : Jeddah
Country : SA
Rami was recently appointed as the Special Envoy on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in addition to his duties as a Senior Advisor to the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Since joining IDB in 1993, Rami has been involved in policy dialogue, partnership strategies, country programing, project implementation and portfolio management in most of the 57 member countries. Worked on numerous public and private sector projects in the infrastructure and human development areas.
Rami started his development career in 1993 in the Young Professional Program and served as a Projects Officer in the operations department until 1999. He was then selected as member of the core team in charge of establishing the Islamic Corporation for the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the IDB Group. He served as an Investment Manager in the Business Development Department until returning to IDB in 2004, as a Division Chief, infrastructure & Finance for the MENA region. He then served as the Director, Country Operations Department (MENA Region), and later as the Director of Country Programs Department (6 divisions covering all member countries) - a newly established department as a result of the IDB organizational reforms in 2009. He was instrumental in the technical committees of the reform activities and the fine-tuning of the organizational structure that followed. He played vital roles in the revival of the IDB institutional Cultural Model, and the introduction of several strategic initiatives; such as the Member Country Partnership Strategies (MCPS), the facilitation of Reverse Linkages among member countries, and several youth development activities. In 2011, he became a Senior Advisor to the President where he advised on various strategic, organizational and operational matters, and spearheaded a special presidential program for the Enhancement of the Work Environment (EWE).
Rami holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering, a Master’s degree in Systems Science, a PhD in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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2016 ALN Conference