Jamil Asfour

Executive Director of Technology Partnerships
Abu Dhabi Investment Office


Jamil Asfour is theExecutive Director of Technology Partnerships at the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO). He bringsa unique blend of technical and business acumen when focusing on operational excellence and business impact through digital disruption.

As a ‘techie’, Jamil has hands on experience in ubiquitous computing, data centres, IoT, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Throughout his career, Jamil has identified gaps stalling innovation, organisational integration and growth pre and post M&A deals. He has also led the development of long-term global technology partnerships within government and private sector organisations.
Jamil brings more than 18 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies (Apple, IBM, HPE, E&Y) across the globe. He has held several executive positions, managed special and secret projects including more than 20 M&A deals. Jamil’s recent work experience focused on developing ubiquitous computing service initiatives to shape privacy and security policies for government and consumer entities.
Jamil holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering specialising in Cryptography from The University of Texas at Austin and two postgraduate degrees, a Diploma in Management and Leadership from MIT and an MBA from The University of Oxford. He also holds over 10 certificates in various technology specialisations and is an active member of several engineering societies in the US, UK, Saudi, Jordan and Australia. He is also a widely known contributor to the Global Innovation Index and the Global Connectivity Index.