Ola Awad

Ola Awad

President, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

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Dr. Awad has been the President of PCBS since 2009. Prior to that, Awad was the first woman elected from developing countries and the Arab region to lead the International Association of Official Statistics (IAOS). She is the Co-Chair of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination, and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB) and the Co-chair for the Program Committee for the UN World Data Forum 2023. Awad also represents the Arab region in the HLG-SDGs. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR), a member of the Advisory Board of the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), a member of the American Statistical Association, a Board member of the network of the Swedish Program for Women’s Strategic Advancement (ProWSA), a Board member of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), a board member of the Partnership in statistics for development in the 21st century (PARIS21) and she served as an ISI Council Member for the period 2017 to 2021. Dr. Awad holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool– UK, an MSc in Applied Statistics from Birzeit University, a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Boston University, and a BSc in Economics from Birzeit University.

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