Jasim Al Awadi

Jasim Al Awadi

Chief ICT Officer (Acting)

Jasim Al Awadi, Chief ICT Officer (Acting) is a remarkable leader, who has been in the technology field for over 21 years and has worked for du for more than 16 years. In his journey at du, he has been an integral part of functions like technology and commercial where he was heading the government segment. Jasim Al Awadi is now leading du’s New Business & Innovation department to accelerate the digital transformation agenda for the company for government entities, large / medium enterprises, start-ups and individuals. To enable a seamless digital economy, where digital trust, digital infrastructure and digital innovation are the key driving pillars and lie in the heart of everything.

Jasim Al Awadi has a strong commercial acumen and leadership qualities where he has contributed in generating billions of dirham worth business projects that drive critical digital growth initiatives and has been in the forefront of the development of the right cutting-edge 5G and ICT solutions enabling the vision of the Ruler of UAE to create a future ready country. His passion to lead and work closely with the ICT team to drive the  vision of becoming a more purpose-driven, performance-focused and customer-centric organisation with a secure and agile ecosystem and a huge portfolio of digital solutions is outstanding.

To name a few projects he has played a key role in include, Industry 4.0 Technology Transformation Index with MoIAT (Ministry of Industry & Advanced Technology), 5G Drones with Digital Dewa, Digital Twin for RTA, Fednet UAE Smart Government, Telecommunications And Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), the launch of 5G in the UAE, the development of the first-ever full-insight customer portal, the leadership of the virtual CPE [customer premises equipment], and the cloud.

In 2022, Jasim won several recognitions and awards for “The Best Middle East 5G Innovation” and “The Best Asian CSR Initiative” at Telecom Review Regional Excellence Awards 2022.  As well as “Smart Data Excellence Awards -Telecom” at Smart Data Summit Awards 2022.

Prior to joining du in 2007, he worked for Etisalat in UAE and Canar in Sudan. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from Etisalat University of UAE and a post-graduate digital transformation leadership program at Henley Business School in London.