Dr Sabri Saidam
Minister of Education and Higher Education, Palestine
Dr Sabri Saidam is the Minister of Education and Higher Education for Palestine, he is the youngest person ever to be appointed to this position. Prior to taking up this role he served as an Advisor to the Palestinian President on Telecommunications, Information Technology and Technical Education. Additionally, he is a former minister of Telecom & IT and a founding and ex-Board member of the Palestine Education for Employment Foundation, which works to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship. He also founded the award winning Palestine Digital Library in 2004 and was until recently a member of the Anti-Corruption Commission. Dr Saidam was educated in Britain and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College.