Speaker Profile: Hafidh AlSamarrai

Spent two years in industry, five years in the Academia, fifteen years in the private sector and fifteen years in an international development finance institution. The President and CEO of the Canadian Based Company Global Business Development and Growth Inc., which specializes in training, capacity building, research and consultancy and offering its services mainly in the Middle East. Started conducting training courses since 1978 while studying for Ph.D. and continued to conduct training while working in the Academia, private sector, in the international financial institution (IDB) and have since started managing GBDGI.

For more than ten years held several senior positions including a Vice president of Saudi Amoudi Group/ SKAB, CEO and president of Sadaca Environmental Group and Executive Director of Amoudi Electronic Systems.

As part of his duties at Islamic Development Bank he was selected to Chair the Restructuring & Strategic Planning Study Team for the restructuring of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC). His report was the base which was used to restructure OIC by the Islamic Summit in Mekkah.

Published tens of scientific papers and articles in worlds’ leading Journals, magazines, newspapers and conferences and published four books. His name was published in the world’s most comprehensive biography Marquis Who’s Who  for many consecutive years and several other bibliographies.  He is Chartered Engineer, C.Eng., Certified Management Consultant, CMC, and Certified Lead Quality Auditor.

Contact: hafidh@gbdgi.net


  1. Event Management Workshop
  2. Tendering: preparation of tenders, pricing, evaluation and documentation
  3. Moving from Academia to Consultancy
  4. Creativity and Innovation
  5. Entrepreneurship and Incubators’ Management
  6. Training of Trainers (TOT)
  7. The Writing System for Engineers and Scientists in Arabic Language