General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development of Kuwait
Khaled A. Mahdi is the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD) and is the Program Director of the Country Plan Action Program of UNDP in Kuwait. He serves several high-level government boards, committees, such as the Public Authority for Industries, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Researches, the Public Housing Welfare Authority, the National SME Fund, the Economic, Fiscal Reform (Estidama) Committee, the Kuwait Master Plan 2040, and heads the National Committee for the Implementation of the UN Agenda 2030. Currently, he resides as a board member in Enayah Hospital Management Company responsible in privatizing the operation of Jaber Hospital. Since he assumed his current post, Khaled established proudly the Kuwait Public Policy Center (KPPC) with a nudge unit (KPAL) and the National Knowledge Economy Center (NKEC) and initiated the New Kuwait outreach public campaign, Kuwait Sustainable Development Award (KSDA) and Kuwait Distinguished Women Award (KDWA). He received the “People First” Leader GCC HR Award in (2018).
He served as an Advisor for the Kuwait University strategic office (2005) and for the Minister of Planning and Development Affairs office (2013). He sits on the AUK’s College of Business Administration and Economics Advisory board (2016) and The Conference Board executive board (2018)
In the private sector, during the period (2009 – 2013), Khaled chairs the region’s first construction waste recycle plant (BOT project with the Government of Kuwait) and cofound a consultancy services firm besides sitting on several boards of local and regional industrial corporations.
In academia and for consecutive 15 years, Khaled was an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University where he taught 30 different engineering and management courses, received the best teaching award, co-authored more than 65 publications (Journals, Conferences, Chapters, Technical reports and others). He professionally trained more than 1300 professionals in engineering and management fields. He received the Best Teaching Award in Kuwait University (2009)
Khaled is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in Chemical Engineering. He is a Certified Consultant Engineer (CEng), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and PRINCE2, a certified GCC Commercial Arbitrator, and is a member in several international professional organizations.