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Dr. Raymond Khoury

Partner

Head, Technology & Innovation Management Practice, Middle East

About Raymond

Raymond is a Partner based in our Beirut office. He is a member of the Middle East Partner Group and leads the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) practice in the region. His primary industry market focus is on technology-enabled transformations and innovation agendas in both the public and private sectors.

Raymond is an expert in the functional areas of: 

  • Digital & innovation strategies 
  • Large-scale transformations (mainly e-government and digital government programs)
  • National development agendas (mainly national ICT and digital programs)
  • Public sector modernization and capability development
  • Program implementation management

Prior to joining Arthur D Little, Raymond served as an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he co-led the re-establishment of the MENA business, led the regional digital practice across industries, and drove the firm’s regional office-footprint expansion. Before Booz Allen, he was a partner at Booz & Company, where he led the regional digital government business. 

Raymond also worked with the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a senior technology advisor for a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Raymond holds a Ph.D., Engineer’s Degree, and MS from MIT, as well as a BS in civil engineering from Northeastern University. He is an author of numerous reports, a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences and forums, and often interviewed by regional media on topics related to digital government, e-commerce, innovation, and leading ICT/digital trends.

Raymond is married to Maha and they have three children – Rami, Celine, and Joe. When free, he enjoys reading about new education trends and programs and keeps current with US sports – mainly baseball and football.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PhD (thesis in applied AI), Engineer’s and Master’s degrees in engineering
Northeastern University (NU)
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (with high honors)

Past Experience

Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz & Company
Partner, ME Digital Practice Lead
World Bank Group and UNDP
Senior Technology Advisor, ME

Insights

The government of the future
Dr. Raymond Khoury, Ryan Alnesayan
  Winds of change  In a rapidly changing, digitally enabled world where citizens have become used to services only a click away, governments continue to struggle to keep pace despite significant advancements in e-government or, as it is more commonly known today, digital government. In the future, digital government will be a key enabler not only for the way governments improve service delivery to citizens but also in the way core government functions evolve around four core themes [1]:   
The Future of Innovation Districts
Phil Webster , Ben Thuriaux-Aleman, Dr. Raymond Khoury
  The way in which organizations innovate, and places where they are based to do this, have changed profoundly over the last decade due to two overall trends – convergence and disruption. Companies have moved away from closed innovation models to more open approaches in which organizations and places work in collaborative ecosystems and networks, forming “uncommon partnerships” between previously unrelated industries.
The ecosystem future
Shinichi Akayama, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Ben van der Schaaf
Accelerating post-pandemic e-learning
Agron Lasku, Dr. Raymond Khoury
An opportunity to establish a sustainable digital education system
Public procurement transformation in the GCC region – post-COVID-19 era
Bernd Schreiber, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Lokesh Dadhich

Dr. Raymond Khoury

Partner

Head, Technology & Innovation Management Practice, Middle East

Middle East

Contact & Follow

About Raymond

Raymond is a Partner based in our Beirut office. He is a member of the Middle East Partner Group and leads the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) practice in the region. His primary industry market focus is on technology-enabled transformations and innovation agendas in both the public and private sectors.

Raymond is an expert in the functional areas of: 

  • Digital & innovation strategies 
  • Large-scale transformations (mainly e-government and digital government programs)
  • National development agendas (mainly national ICT and digital programs)
  • Public sector modernization and capability development
  • Program implementation management

Prior to joining Arthur D Little, Raymond served as an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he co-led the re-establishment of the MENA business, led the regional digital practice across industries, and drove the firm’s regional office-footprint expansion. Before Booz Allen, he was a partner at Booz & Company, where he led the regional digital government business. 

Raymond also worked with the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a senior technology advisor for a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Raymond holds a Ph.D., Engineer’s Degree, and MS from MIT, as well as a BS in civil engineering from Northeastern University. He is an author of numerous reports, a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences and forums, and often interviewed by regional media on topics related to digital government, e-commerce, innovation, and leading ICT/digital trends.

Raymond is married to Maha and they have three children – Rami, Celine, and Joe. When free, he enjoys reading about new education trends and programs and keeps current with US sports – mainly baseball and football.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PhD (thesis in applied AI), Engineer’s and Master’s degrees in engineering
Northeastern University (NU)
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (with high honors)

Past Experience

Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz & Company
Partner, ME Digital Practice Lead
World Bank Group and UNDP
Senior Technology Advisor, ME

Insights

The government of the future
Dr. Raymond Khoury, Ryan Alnesayan
  Winds of change  In a rapidly changing, digitally enabled world where citizens have become used to services only a click away, governments continue to struggle to keep pace despite significant advancements in e-government or, as it is more commonly known today, digital government. In the future, digital government will be a key enabler not only for the way governments improve service delivery to citizens but also in the way core government functions evolve around four core themes [1]:   
The Future of Innovation Districts
Phil Webster , Ben Thuriaux-Aleman, Dr. Raymond Khoury
  The way in which organizations innovate, and places where they are based to do this, have changed profoundly over the last decade due to two overall trends – convergence and disruption. Companies have moved away from closed innovation models to more open approaches in which organizations and places work in collaborative ecosystems and networks, forming “uncommon partnerships” between previously unrelated industries.
The ecosystem future
Shinichi Akayama, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Ben van der Schaaf
Accelerating post-pandemic e-learning
Agron Lasku, Dr. Raymond Khoury
An opportunity to establish a sustainable digital education system
Public procurement transformation in the GCC region – post-COVID-19 era
Bernd Schreiber, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Lokesh Dadhich