Business & Future of Work

Dr. Raed M. Sharif

Senior Manager, SecDev Foundation

Senior Manager, SecDev Foundation


With nearly two decades of experience as a researcher, practitioner and educator, Raed makes sure that his knowledge and experience contribute to creating the enabling conditions for individuals and communities to improve and realize their potential, especially in the Global South. Throughout this journey, Raed has been a strong advocate for concepts such as inclusion, openness and local innovation. Before joining the Foundation, Raed worked and collaborated with several organizations including the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), The Web Foundation, The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, CODATA International and the UNDP. He also taught at the University of Toronto and Syracuse University.

Raed has a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University (USA), an MBA and a Bachelor in Economics and Political Science from Birzeit University in Palestine.