Cities Sector Global Leader, PwC
Hazem Galal is PwC’s Cities and Local Government Sector Global Leader. He has expertise in strategy formulation and implementation for cities and local government. Since 2007, Hazem has been leading PwC’s Thought Leadership around the world for cities and local governments. He also led PwC’s flagship publication “Cities of Opportunity”, comparing and benchmarking global cities and iUrban on urban competitiveness on the impact of transformational projects on cities .
He is a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization and the project adviser for the World Economic Forum’s research on the “Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services” and “Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda”. Hazem is also a co-author of “Delivering Sustainable Competitiveness – Revisiting the organising capacity of cities”. Hazem worked with cities and state governments around the world such as New York, Colorado State, Al Madinah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amsterdam, Moscow, Sochi, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Astana, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, which gives him an edge of expertise in both developed and developing countries conditions.
Hazem has been a speaker at numerous global conferences on cities organized by national governments, the World Economic Forum, World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations and other international bodies in developed and developing countries, including the BRICS. He was hosted as a cities experts on several occasions by leading media channels such as the BBC, CNBC, CNN, Russia Today and Channel News Asia.
Hazem has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BSC in Computer Science/ Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University.