Dr. Wissam Rabadi
Dr. Rabadi is an executive with over 20 years experience in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship Support, Investment and Innovation Management. Currently, the Chief of Party for the USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP) with the objective of enhancing the competitions of Jordanian Private Sector in the knowledge economy (ICT, CleanTech, Healthcare services).
Before his current position, Dr. Rabadi was the Executive Director of the iPARK Technology Hub at El Hassan Science City in Amman, the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF), Director of Research and Business Development at King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) – Electronic Systems Group. He is also a co-founder of the Zakroff Group, LLP, a Houston-based firm providing investment advice and international business development services to US Small & Medium Size clients.
Prior to that, he was the Strategic Business Development Manager at Texas Instruments Inc. in the US where he worked as a member of the Strategic Planning Group. His work at Texas Instruments included New Product Development, Commercialization of New Technology, Business Development and Venture Investments.
Dr. Rabadi held several academic positions at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), the American University in Dubai (AUD), the University of Houston and at the Center for Research in Electro-Optics and Laser (CREOL) in Florida, USA. He also carried several consulting engagements with the World Bank, European Investment Bank and EU.
Dr. Rabadi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan, a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin.