Mr. Hijazi will bring the experience and insight of more than 20 years spent working in the high tech industry to Interstandards, as well as expertise gained through driving Tejari to attain its leading position as a $3 billion marketplace today. Mr. Hijazi previously held senior roles with A.T. Kearny Inc and Ernst & Young, working primarily in Silicon Valley. Since taking on the CEO role, Mr. Hijazi has been instrumental in raising awareness and acceptance of the benefits and scope of eCommerce for the Arab World.
In addition to Mr. Hijazi, The eight member executive committee includes Mr. Jamal Abdul Salam – Executive Director of Dubai Internet City, Dr. Saeed Al Barwani – CEO of EHDF, Mr. Amjad Al Dwaik – Chairman of Awtad Investments, Mr. Ahmad Humaid – CEO of Syntax Digital, Eng. Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud – Chief Editor of Aljazeera.net, Mr. Ahmed Baig – Manager for Security – EHDF & Mr. Duri Al Ajrami – MD of Interstandards.
Mr. Omar Hijazi, CEO of Tejari said, “It is an honour to participate in this committee and be part of this pioneering initiative. I believe that the online industry in the Arab World has reached a level of maturity where it is imperative to challenge ourselves and ensure that proper best practices and standards are in place, to enable us to grow further and compete on a global stage.”
Jamal Abdulsalam, Executive Director, Dubai Internet City said, “We are very happy to welcome Mr. Hijazi to Interstandards Executive Committee. We believe that such initiatives require cooperative industry efforts to achieve the best results. DIC is very committed to support all programmes that drive the growth of the ICT industry.”
Duri Al Ajrami, Managing Director of Interstandards explained, “We are very happy to have Mr. Hijazi join our executive committee and we do believe that this step will add to the aggregate expertise of our honorable executive committee, as well as leverage our market consensus to ensure penetrating wider markets around our region.”
Interstandards was launched in November 2005 with the aim of creating industry standards for Arab commercial websites. Developed in association with the British Standards Institution (BSI), the quality programme is leveraged as a joint initiative with Dubai Internet City and eHosting DataFort. The first draft for the standards is expected to be published later this year.
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