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Khalid Al-Wazani

Strategy and Knowledge Advisor at MBRF

Dr. Khalid Al Wazani has been the Strategy and Knowledge Advisor at Mohammed Bin Rashid Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) in Dubai since 2015. He brings decades of experience working with the private, public and academic sectors.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Wazani held several positions in the private sector, the most recent being the Chief Economist/ Strategist of Issnaad Consulting. In earlier years, he occupied the position of General Manager & CEO of Saraya Aqaba Real Estate, Taameer Jordan Holdings (PLC) and Darat Jordan Holdings (PLC) as General Manager & CEO between 2006 and 2011.

Earlier in his career, and between 1999-2006, Dr. Wazani served in the government of Jordan as Director General of Customs Department, and Advisor at the Royal Court, Director of Economic and Development Division at the Royal Court, and Managing Director of Social Security Corporation.

Dr. Wazani was appointed as an assistant and then Associate professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at the Hashemeyeh University where he also served as Deputy Dean for Faculty of Economics. 

He has authored many publications, including academic books, research papers, and editorials.

Dr. Wazani earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Cairo, his master in economics from the American University of cairo and his bachelor in accounting from the University of Cairo. He is the recipient of several awards, among them, Shoman Award for Arab Researchers (1998); Fulbright Scholarship from the United States (1997); and Salzburg Scholarship from Austria (1996).