Mr. Abdul Karim Al Raeesi

Country: 
UAE
Position and Company: 
Director of Strategy & Planning ADSIC

Abdulkarim heads the Spatial Data Division at the Centre as well.  ADSIC is the government agency responsible for implementing both the emirate's ambitious e-government agenda as well as promoting and facilitating the growth and expansion of the Information Technology sector within the Emirate.  The SDC provides strategic planning and operations support for the Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) program, a geospatial data sharing federation comprising over 50 government and institutional organizations.  As Executive Manager, Mr. Al Raeesi is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the AD-SDI program as well as the management and operations of the Spatial Data Centre (SDC).

Abdul Karim, who has logged over 15 years in town planning and in municipal SDI and GIS roles, holds a Masters in Entrepreneur Leadership from INSEAD, an MBA from Al Ain University of Science and Technology, and degrees in Engineering Management and Computer Engineering by the UAE Higher College of Technology. He recently completed the "Abu Dhabi Government Top Management Programme".