Mr. Jalal Fawaz, Senior Advisor to the Secretary General
Jalal Fawaz was educated in Lebanon, receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. After graduation, he initially served as a sales engineer for 3M, before establishing with colleagues from AUB the Arabian Electricity and Energy Company, an electrical trading and contracting firm active in Lebanon and West Africa. Jalal went on to found the Automation & Computer Technologies (ACT), which is currently a leading IT systems integrator in Lebanon and the Middle East. Jalal is currently Chairman of ACT Holding sal, including ACT, Arabia GIS - provider of GIS online services, Airas for insurance software solutions, and Webserv for software development. Jalal also served as a founding member of the Professional Computer Association (PCA) of Lebanon and for several years served as its President. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Ministerial ICT Committee of Lebanon and a member and eventually Vice-Chairman of the Arab Regional UN ICT Task Force. He is still involved in academia, serving as a member of the AUB School of Engineering External Advisory Board, and received the AUB Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Distinguished Alumnus award in 2003.