Dr. Al Madhoun holds a PhD of Environmental Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia, a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) and A fellowship on Sustainable Cities at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has 15 years of working experience (teaching, training, research and consultancy), where he had assignments in Palestine, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, South Korea, USA and Canada. He was a Research Professor at University of Seoul, a visiting scholar at University of Windsor and he was a guest speaker at Harvard University, MIT and IIT. Dr Al Madhoun conducted several international training programs on Sustainable Development and Environmental Assessment. He also was appointed as a consultant for projects funded by USAID, UNICEF and UNEP. In terms of publications, he has more than 50 papers published at international peer reviewed journals and international conferences. Currently he is leading the global initiative “Global Ambassadors of Sustainability” which has more than 11100 members from 101 countries and He is also the Dean of Engineering Faculty at Gaza University.
International Advisory Board
Maryam Telmesani is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Saudi Arabian business conglomerate Al-Dabbagh Group (ADG), responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, implementation, and innovative solutions of sustainability across all of ADG’s business units.
Chairlady of the Sustainability Committee at Bank of Palestine, A transformational change leader. Expert in Management, Development and Education. Her areas of focus include performance management, sustainably, governance, Ethics of Science and Technology, strategic, planning, research , fundraising , and communication. Education and philanthropy are fields of highest experience
The CEO and Co-Founder of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (USGCC), where we give businesses the triple bottom line advantage. Helping both established and emerging companies, the USGCC improves operational efficiency, implements environmentally sustainable practices, and taps into unexplored markets and opportunities.
He is Professor of Civil Engineering/Transportation at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. His areas of research interest/teaching are traffic control with focus on congested systems, sustainability in transport systems, and interactions between urban traffic operations and public health. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His academic and industry experience spans 27 years in transportation systems operations and planning with periods at Michigan State University, University of Kentucky, and the Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Worcester, Massachusetts, and in Urban-Champaign, Illinois.
Professional trouble-shooter and problem solver specialising in organisational culture and change management. A solid understanding of the delicate balance between organisational needs and those of people, a thorough knowledge of legal obligations, particularly those under financial and time constraints and a proven history of sustainable results from a background in strategic and operational planning. Extensive experience with local and international business, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and volunteer organisations (Search & Rescue/Emergency Medical).
Graduated from the National School of Bridges and Roads (Ponts et Chaussées – Paris), Isam Shahrour is strongly involved in the research, higher education and partnership with the socio-economic sector. he was Vice President “Research and doctoral program” at the University Lille1 (2007 – 2012) and president of the Innovation Agency “Lille Metropole Technopole” for regional economic development via innovation. Currently, he is director of the Regional Research Laboratory “Civil and Geo-Environment Engineering – LGCgE” and head of the international master “Urban Engineering and Habitat.” He coordinates a large-scale Smart City demonstrator “SunRise). His research activity concerns Smart and sustainable Cities as well as Geotechnical and geo-environmental Engineering. He conducted an intensive research activity with industrial partnership. His activity resulted in about 100 refereed journal papers and supervised 60 PhD dissertations. He gave about 15 lectures on the smart city concept and implementation, including a TEDx talk.