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Hazem Galal

Global Leader, Smart Cities Network

Hazem Galal is a PwC Partner based in the Middle East and the global Leader for PwC’s Cities and Local Government Sector. With 25 years of consulting experience, Hazem has expertise in strategy formulation and implementation for cities and local government entities. He supported several city projects in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, the United States and Europe, which gives him an edge of expertise in both developed and developing countries conditions. Hazem worked with cities around the world such as New York, London, Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Astana, Moscow, Sochi, Johannesburg, Beijing and Singapore. He’s currently the co-chair for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development group that is contributing to the ISO standard for cities and smart infrastructure.

Since 2007, Hazem has been leading and contributing to PwC’s global Thought Leadership for cities including the flagship report “Cities of Opportunity”, comparing and benchmarking global cities, jointly with the Partnership for New York City as well as many other publications for cities and local government.

Hazem is a frequent speaker at numerous global conferences and panels on cities organized by the World Bank, World Islamic Economic Forum, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations and other international bodies as well as local and national governments in developed and developing countries, including the BRICS.

Hazem has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BSC in Computer Science/ Engineering (Summa Cum Laude). He speaks fluent English, Arabic and Portuguese and can also communicate in Spanish.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, February 13

4:30pm IST