CEO of the eGovernment Authority (eGA) – Bahrain

H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Qaed is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the eGovernment Authority (eGA) in Bahrain. His experience in the field of IT has helped develop and grow the eGovernment Authority to be one of the leading eGovernment Authorities in the Gulf region and the international community. In September 2009, he participated in the Global Alliance for ICT and Development for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA-GAID) Forum where he served as a member of the Strategy Council by special invite from H.E. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General from the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

H.E. Al Qaed helped draft and implement the eGovernment strategy and the strategic direction of eGovernment in the Kingdom through his position as a key member of the Technical Committee for Information and Communication Technology (TCICT) which acts as the technical advisory committee to the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology (SCICT) chaired by HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister.

Prior to his assignment at the eGA, H.E. Al Qaed was General Director of Information Technology at the Central Informatics Organization (CIO) from 1993 until 2007 where he occupied a number of positions. In this role he contributed to the establishment of mechanisms for the protection of government systems.

H.E. Al Qaed obtained his Bachelor‘s degree from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia in computer science in 1993 followed by a Master’s degree in Advanced Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 1996.

He is a talented writer and has contributed to a number of articles on technical and managerial aspects of IT in several publications.