Hazem Galal is PwC’s Cities and Local Government Sector Global Leader. He has expertise in strategy formulation and implementation for cities and local government entities in both developed and developing countries conditions. He was the project adviser for the World Economic Forum’s research on the “Future Cities and Urban Services: Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services” and a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization. He is also the co-chair for the working group on city connectivity, as part of the ITU and UNESE’s initiative Smart Sustainable Cities. Hazem has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BSC in Computer Science/ Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University. He speaks fluent English, Arabic and Portuguese and can also communicate in Spanish.