Mike Asfar

Mike Asfar

Director IT & Digital Transformation
Abdul Latif Jameel International

My name is Mike Asfar, and I am currently the Head of IT and Digital @ALJ International, married with two kids, a boy and a girl, based in Dubai UAE since 2012.

I have over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, IT operations, IT Management and Digital.


I have had the privilege of working in various domains (media television, ISP, training).
In addition to my extensive IT background, I also bring years of specialized experience in Automotive wholesaling and retail. I’m a graduate in Electronics and microcontrollers, I hold an MBA from Hult International Business school and other management industry certifications like CoBIT, ITIL, ToGAF, and AI. I’m a tri-lingual with full proficiency in English, French, and Native Arabic.

Throughout my career, I have been passionate about leveraging technology to drive innovation, enhance operational efficiency, and ensure the security and reliability of IT systems. I have had the opportunity to lead teams, implement solutions, and contribute to the success of organizations.

10:20 am - 10:50 am

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