Haidar Fraihat - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

Haidar Fraihat

Cluster 4 Lead

Haidar Fraihat joined ESCWA in 2011 as the Director of the Information and Communication Technology Division. He was then assigned as Director of the Technology for Development Division in 2014, Senior Advisor to the Executive Secretary of ESCWA on Technology and Innovation in 2019, and is currently Leader of the Statistics, Information Society and Technology Cluster.

Haidar Fraihat - Cluster 4 Lead Photo

Before joining ESCWA, Mr. Fraihat held several leadership and governmental positions in Jordan, including as the Director-General of the Jordanian Department of Statistics and Director-General of the National Information Technology Center. He began his career as a professor and lecturer at various universities worldwide.

Mr. Fraihat earned a PhD in Management Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1992, and a Master’s in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Bridgeport in 1988, both with excellence. Throughout his 30-year career, he has established a 360-degree view of information and communication technology, statistics, technology for SDGs, quantitative management, econometrics and other related topics. He has worked in six countries within 11 institutions, namely non-governmental organizations and academic, government and research institutions.

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