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Ziad Shaaban

I help education institutions and government entities, to plan and implement their strategic projects related to ICT, Quality, and Professional Development.

I am a leadership and management-oriented education professional with over 25 years of experience in various fields and industries. I have worked in corporate training, academia, ICT consultancy, with expertise in data center management and information systems management. I am versatile and can tackle a wide range of projects and tasks with proven success.
I am passionate about identifying methods in which to solve problems efficiently and improve process performance. I strive to reach optimal output in all operations – I do so by implementing effective change management techniques as well as introducing automation that increases profits and decreases errors. In addition to my planning skills, I am also able to ensure that I foster an open, teamwork-oriented environment effectively. I attended several education-related conferences where I served as a speaker, a panelist, as well as a moderator.
From 2011 to 2013, I served as a special advisor for the Minister of Education and Higher Education of Lebanon, where my mandate was establishing the ICT strategy of the Ministry.
During the past few years, I was considerably involved in strategic planning activities about the University as well as to the office of Regional External Programs, which focused mainly on Higher Education Training and Consultancy.
I also served as External Auditor, as well as Chair for accreditation reviewer teams for several educational institutions in Saudi Arabia after completing specialized workshops for evaluators, namely with Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). My main area of expertise is strategies and governance.