Kai Chan

Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative

Kai Chan is Distinguished Fellow at the INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative and a special adviser to the UAE federal government on competitiveness and statistics. In his adviser role he provides rigorous analytical support to the initiatives of the UAE government (including a stint with Dubai’s successful bid for Expo 2020 where he modelled the visitor and revenue projections). Amongst other tasks, he is responsible for identifying data gaps within the country that impact the UAE’s competitiveness and helps in formulating impactful initiatives for the nation’s long-term prosperity. His work also entails monitoring the UAE’s performance in international ranking reports such as the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report and INSEAD’s Global Innovations Index.

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