Abdullah Al Karam
Chairman and Director-General
Knowledge and Human Development Authority
PhD in Computing Engineering, University of South Carolina. 1990s, software engineer, several US start-up companies including Knowledge Based Silicon Corporation and Conita Technologies, Columbia, South Carolina; Researcher and Teaching Assistant, University of South Carolina; Adjunct Professor, American University, Sharjah; Software Developer, EAABC, Samur, in France; head Simulator Section, UAE Land Forces; 2000, headed Research Unit, Dubai Internet City; Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Access, a joint venture between Dubai Internet City and a US based e-learning company; 2002-06, Chief Executive Officer, during establishment of Dubai's Knowledge Village; 2005, Secretary-General, Dubai Education Council. Member. Dubai Government Social Sector Committee, an inter-governmental working group created to support delivery of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015.