Dr. Khaled Mahdi – Secretary-General, Supreme Council for Planning and Development
Khaled A. Mahdi is the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD) of Kuwait, and is the Program Director of the Country Plan Action Program of UNDP in Kuwait.
He is also a member on several high-level government boards and committees, such as the Public Authority for Industries, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Researches, the Public Housing Authority, the Economic and Fiscal Reform Committee and the Kuwait Master plan 2040, among others. Since he assumed his current post, Khaled established four development research centers at GSSCPD: the Kuwait Public Policy Center (KPPC), the National Knowledge Economy Center (NKEC), the National Development Research Center (NDRC) and the National Sustainable Development Observatory (NSDO).
Dr. Mahdi was an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University. Dr. Mahdi also served as an Advisor for the Kuwait University strategic office and for the Minister of Planning and Development Affairs office.
Dr. Mahdi is a B.Sc. graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.