Board of Directors
Dr. Yazan Hijazi is a renowned international speaker and innovation ambassador with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Over the course of 23 years Dr. Hijazi has worked as a scientist, professor, executive director, and consultant across industry verticals including technology R&D, academia, and financial services. His expertise and passion converge at the intersection of technology and innovation, leadership and human potential.Dr. Hijazi worked on million-dollar research and development projects resulting in propriety technologies for the US Air Force, Seagate Technologies and the US National Nuclear Security Administration. He has been awarded the distinction “Expat with Extraordinary Abilities” by the US government for his work on innovative applications in Nano-magnetics, MEMS, Data Storage & Superconductivity. He has also authored several scientific publications.
He is a certified practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Timeline Therapy, Emergenetics® and human- centered design. He regularly trains and advises organizations and professionals on creativity, transformational leadership, high performance teams and innovation muscle building.
Dr. Hijazi is currently director of Innovation at Al-Hussein Technical University (HTU) and its tech-incubator the CORE@HTU in Amman, Jordan. He is an adjunct professor at IE University, Madrid, Spain. He is founder and managing director of Human Engineering; a boutique consultancy focused on the human element, that provides strategic organizational support for innovation capacity building, high-performance teams and leadership development.
Dr. Hijazi lived in five countries and speaks Arabic, English, Italian and Spanish fluently