General Manager, UAE & Digital Government Practice Lead

Yousef Khalili is NXN’s General Manager of the UAE and Digital Government Practice Lead across all territories. He leads NXN sales and operations in the United Arab Emirates, bringing together industry, technology and services teams to deliver on customer requirements across public and private sectors. 

As Digital Government Practice Lead, he is responsible for a multidisciplinary digital government team, overseeing some of the most ambitious smart city, smart district and smart government transformation projects in the world. Yousef also drives the development of NXN’s smart city and smart government assessment, strategic planning and implementation methodologies.

Yousef has over 25 years of technology experience and has held leadership roles in both leading technology companies and in digital government. Prior to joining NXN, Yousef was Director, Sales Operations, EMEA Partner Organisation at Cisco, responsible for leading a newly established EMEA partner-led go-to-market unit. Before this, he held a number of roles at Cisco, Microsoft and Dubai eGovernment.

He was a key contributor to major government IT projects in Dubai, as part of the founding team behind Dubai e-Government in 2001, which was established to help Dubai government entities achieve 70 per cent of all transactions online within a three-year timeframe.

Yousef holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Jordan and a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD.


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