The “Apolitical” Foundation published a list of the 100 most important international personalities who contributed to the development of digital government applications worldwide. The list included an Arab figure who came in 23rd place, and it is for Dr. Eng. Ali Muhammad Al-Khouri, advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity in the League of Arab States. The list also included 13 ministers from all over the world, including the Prime Minister of Australia and many other countries.
The “Apolitical” Foundation has announced that, based on the reality of the digital reality that human history is going through, which witnesses a pivotal role for advanced technologies, and even contribute to the transformation of all aspects of social, political, health and economic life, especially and increasingly, the roles of government and political agencies in countries and at all levels of government It has become a duty for officials and public servants to work on re-engineering “government work” through new strategic visions in line with the digital era.
The Foundation also emphasized that digital transformation strategies for governments is a difficult work and has many complex aspects that are not limited to technology, but extend to cultural and social aspects and how to lead and manage change strategies, and that the leaders who lead this transformation are often inspired, creative and have a will determined to develop, and therefore it is necessary to The media should salute and celebrate them in recognition of these important roles.
The foundation indicated on its official website that it relied “on nominations from more than 100 contributing experts to submit lists filled with hundreds of candidates, including digital government experts, academics and public service employees, and also included many well-known leaders, and we tried to shed light on the unsung heroes who succeeded.” With calmness and determination in modernizing government work mechanisms, the Foundation has screened hundreds of candidates through a group of academic experts and impartial specialists to select the best from all over the world.
The “Apolitical” Foundation announced earlier its list of the most important internationally influential figures in the field of social work on gender equality, a list adopted by the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union and other international, charitable and social institutions such as the “Gates” Foundation of the founder of Microsoft.
The Apolitical Foundation is an independent international body that cooperates with major UN organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, and seeks in its main mission to help governments find solutions to the problems facing civil societies and improve the quality of human life.
It is worth noting that Dr. Al Khouri had previously worked as Director General of the Emirates Identity Authority from 2009 to 2014. He contributed to the completion of the UAE government plan in developing an advanced identity management system to support smart government projects. During his tenure, the authority won many international and local awards, most notably the award The United Nations for the most prominent public sector projects, and the best federal body in the UAE government for the years 2012 and 2014.
Dr. Al-Khouri is currently working as Director General at the Ministry of Interior in the UAE, and has participated in the establishment and development of the strategy of the Arab Federation for E-Commerce and the Arab Federation for the Digital Economy in the League of Arab States, and he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the two unions. . He has worked as a consultant to the European Union and the World Economic Forum and participated in the preparation of various international studies. It is noteworthy that Dr. Al-Khouri has more than 100 books and scientific research in the field of digital government and public sector development.
Dr. Al-Khouri expressed his gratitude for this international choice, expressing his happiness as an Arab, dedicating the achievement to the wise leadership of the state, the people of the Emirates and all Arab peoples. Digital in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is still in its infancy, calling on Arab youth to exert effort and educational attainment in the technological fields and work on self-development because they are the ones who will carry the banner of the future and have a major role in the continued progress and prosperity in our Arab homeland.