Dr. Haidar Fraihat has more than 25 years of experience as an innovation and corporate leader. Dr. Fraihat received his Ph.D. in Scientific Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1992 and an MBA in Information Systems Management from University of Bridgeport in 1988, with honors. He established a strong mixture between theory and practical experience during his varied career.
Haidar joined ESCWA in 2011 as Director of the Technology Development Department and obtained a promotion to the Senior Technology and Innovation Adviser that he holds as his current position starting in 2019. Prior to joining ESCWA, Haidar headed various leadership and government positions in Jordan for a period of 6 years, most notably the Director General of the Department Jordanian statistics in 2008.
Before that, he had started a fruitful career since 1992, as Haidar was a professor and lecturer at many local and international universities such as Chicago State University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Roosevelt University in America, the University of Petroleum and Minerals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the University of Sohar in Oman, the University of Mutah and Petra, And the University of Jordan in Jordan.
His research interests include the areas of management information systems, scientific management, economics and quantitative methods, where he supervised many masters and doctoral theses.
Over the course of his career, Haidar has been a member of the Jordan entry negotiations for membership of the World Trade Organization, the Jordanian Privatization Team and the Jordanian-European Partnership Team after working to establish the Information and Technology Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Qatar.
Throughout his career, Dr. Fraihat has published many publications in excess of 50 papers, including 13 published and refereed scientific papers, in addition to more than 20 papers discussed in conferences and many papers that have been delivered in several scientific conferences and seminars. Dr. Fraihat also has two academic textbooks on operations research and management.