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Director General

At the International Dialogue Centre, Fahad Abualnasr serves as Director General, in charge of proposing, developing and implementing new programmes and projects with the guidance of the Secretary General . He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Centre, and also oversees the strategic alignment and coordination of the organization in order to optimize impact. To this end, Mr. Abualnasr led the organization through its first comprehensive strategic exercise to define its strategy for 2016-2019 and is responsible for ensuring its effective implementation.

He has been closely involved in the conceptualization and implementation of the Centre’s flagship initiative “United against Violence in the Name of Religion”. Together with the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Abualnasr represents the organization externally in meetings with policymakers, religious leaders and at conferences.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Abualnasr has extensively studied and worked on the issues of dialogue as a tool for building bridges and the role of young people in development. He chaired the founding committee and successfully established the Al-AgharGroup, an independent think tank in Saudi Arabia. He is on the Board of Directors of the i2Institute, established to support entrepreneurship and social innovation for scientists, technologists and engineers in the Middle East and beyond. He managed the project titled “Building Saudi Arabia´s National Innovation Ecosystem Framework”, in close cooperation with KACST, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.