Ashraf Abushady is a highly accomplished professional with a strong background in digital transformation and artificial intelligence. As a Diplom Ingenieur (Dipl. Ing.), he serves as the Senior Advisor for Digital Transformation and AI at the Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development within the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Ashraf holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the prestigious Egyptian Marine Academy, where he gained a solid foundation in his field. Building upon his expertise, he pursued a Masters of Science in Engineering from the Vienna Technical University, further enhancing his knowledge and skills.
With an impressive career spanning over 25 years, Ashraf has been a dedicated member of the United Nations system organizations since 1998. Throughout his professional journey, he has held various positions that revolve around technology and communications, constantly contributing to the advancement of these domains. Currently, as a Senior Advisor in the Division of Digital Transformation and AI Strategies, he plays a pivotal role in shaping and implementing innovative solutions to foster sustainable industrial development.
Originally from Alexandria, Egypt, Ashraf Abushady is recognized for his unwavering commitment to leveraging technology for the betterment of society. His expertise and leadership in digital transformation and AI have proven instrumental in driving impactful change within the United Nations and beyond.