Dr. Hashim has recently been appointed as the Elected Vice Chairperson of Board of Directors of UN Maritime-Continental Silk Road Cities Alliance Council and is also the Secretary-General of the MCSR Entrepreneurs Alliance. In addition that he was pointed in November of 2017 as the Executive Secretary of the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum.
Dr. Hussein has acquired rich experience in the field of Industrial Development as well as Investment and Technology Promotion in the last 25 years. He’s had extensive experience of over 25 years in SME and Entrepreneurship development. He is a strong international advocate for Women’s Economic Empowerment.
He holds a Ph.D. (Honors) in International Law from the Universite de Nantes, France; and obtained a Doctoral Research Programme from the University of Maryland at College Park, Centre for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), Maryland, U.S.A in the year 1989. He has worked at various responsibility levels in different countries like USA, Egypt, Sudan, Austria and the Kingdom of Bahrain. He joined UNIDO in 1991 as a Program Officer posted in the Kingdom of Bahrain to eventually become the Head of UNIDO-ITPO in 1996. Dr. Hussein is also the Director of the Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment (AICEI) in which he played an instrumental role in its establishment in Bahrain in 2001. Through AICEI, he initiated and developed the Enterprise Development & Investment Promotion Program (EDIP) which is currently implemented in over 50 countries from Uruguay, Africa, the MENA region and all the way to China. In addition, to that, the AICEI has provided capacity building programs to 3,500 experts in the area of promoting domestic and foreign investment, Entrepreneurship and MSMEs.
Most recently Dr. Hashim was appointed as an International Ambassador for Social Corporate Responsibility by the United Nations Global Compact.