Dr. Irfan Al Hasani
Dr. Irfan Al Hasani, economic expert at Dubai Competitiveness Office, Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai, UAE
Before joining the DED, he had been working as a senior economist at the Dubai Economic Council (DEC) since 2004, the think tank of the Government of Dubai in the economic-policy making; before DEC, Dr Irfan had worked as an academic in a number of universities.
Al Hasani holds PhD degree in Economics from the University of Derby (UK). His thesis titled ‘Examining the Viability of PPP in Developing Countries’. He also holds master and bachelor degrees both in Economics.
Al Hasani was named by the Government of Queensland/ Australia as an international leader in PPP. He is a member in many societies and research hubs, among others Canadian Economics Association (ECA). Recently he has been nominated by the UNECE as a member of Executive Committee of the “World Association of PPP Units and Infrastructure Agencies WAPPPU)”.
Al Hasani published several papers in referred and non-referred journals, and one book entitled “International Finance”. He has published hundreds of articles in various issues of MENA in local newspapers. Additionally, he has been frequently invited as an economic expert in a number of business TV interviews and journals.
Al Hasani received numerous awards and certificates. In 2008, he was the “Third Prize Winner of the Dubai Economic Research Award (DERA), the most prestigious research under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Finance. The winning paper entitled “PPP Policies and Their Applicability to Dubai”.
Speaker of the Conference “Smart Economy”, 30.01.2019, 14.00-18.00