Rashid HazariChief Strategist | Futurist at Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai
Rashid Hazari is currently Chief Strategist | Futurist | Lead Assessor in the Future Economy department at Dubai Economy. His responsibilities are designing Future Economy Strategies, developing and recommending Eco-system Transformation Plans & Policy Initiatives for the Government of Dubai. He conducts Strategic Future Foresight, analyses Emerging Technologies & Global Mega Trends including the Fourth Industrial revolution & its implications on the local economy. Rashid has developed collaborative mechanisms such as “Future Economy Lab” to engage triple helix stakeholders (Govt. | businesses | academia) and practices future readiness tools & innovative design thinking approaches to co-create solutions for complex economic challenges & discover potential opportunities.
Rashid also serves as a Team Lead / Senior Assessor for UAE’s most prominent Government Awards for business excellence such as the Dubai Quality Award & Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award. After serving as assessors over a decade, Rashid has gained multi industry exposure by assessing several local & international firms, spanning over industries viz. Retail, Construction, Education, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Petroleum, Media, Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, Free-Zone authorities and not-for-profit entities.
Rashid has received recognitions from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE, & Ruler of Dubai, as a Creative Govt. Employee (DGEP Category) and for his contributions to Business Excellence initiatives of Dubai Economy.
In 2003 Rashid obtained his Master's degree in Business Administration and has charted over 18 years of experience in Strategic management, Future Foresight, Innovation, Public Policy, Business Excellence and Project management.