Nawaf Abdulrahman

Country: 
Bahrain
Position and Company: 
IT Director Bahrain Olympic Committee

Nawaf is the President of Bahrain Internet Society and IT Director at Bahrain Olympic Committee. He also holds other several important roles such as Chairman of Arab eContent Award and Bahrain eContent Award, Member of the Consumer Advisory Group of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, President, Program Industry Advisory Panel of AMA University, Member of the Eminent Expert Grand Jury, Regional Spokesperson for the World Summit Award and Member of the Advisory Board in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Applied Science University.

Nawaf is a skilled Information and Communications Technology (ICT) executive with 16 years strong ICT operational and strategic experience. He is efficient at aligning ICT objectives and deliverables with corporate goals. And has proven ability to manage various scale projects through the complete lifecycle and delivery within time and budget constraints.

Nawaf has an MBA with a focus on Finance and a Bachelor in Information Technology; he is also CISA, ITIL, MCSE and PMP.  He worked on many initiatives to the community through Bahrain Internet Society such as Future IT Leaders, eCitizens initiative, Women in Technology initiative.

He was able to make multiple notable achievements, such as:

•      In 2012 Bahrain Internet Society won the Best eNGO award in eGovernment Excellence Award.

•      In 2009 during his role as the Chief, Information Technology at the General Organization for Youth and Sport, the organization won the Best e-Mature Ministry Award in the eGovernment Excellence Award. This award is given to the public administration which has the best in class electronic maturity in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

•      In 2009 Bahrain Center for Studies and Research won the Arab eContent Award and Bahrain eContent Award in the e-Science category. This award was given for an eLibrary Project that is designed and managed by him.

•      Deployed the first unified communications solution in the Middle East which integrates Microsoft and Nortel (Avaya) technologies. Microsoft has published a case study about this project in Microsoft.com (https://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000003534).

•      Deployed a full fledge virtualization and server management solution that resulted in 70% reduction in the hardware costs and increased server application reliability by 50%. This project was the second implementation of this solution in Middle East and North Africa, and Microsoft has published a case study in 10th March 2010 in Microsoft.com about it. (http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000006658).