Yasar Jarrar
Second name: 
Yasar Jarrar

Partner at Bain & Company, United Arab Emirates

Yasar is a Partner at Bain & Company, and is based in Dubai. Yasar heads the Public Sector practice. Previously, Yasar was a Partner in PwC Middle East, based in Dubai, and leads the Middle Strategy Group and PwC Global Education Group. Yasar has worked on Strategy and Performance advisory assignments with various key institutions in the region – see next slide for key clients. Prior to joining PwC, Yasar worked as the Executive Dean of the Dubai School of Government (DSG) and as a Research Fellow at John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dr. Jarrar also served as the Strategy Advisor to the Director General at The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai for over 3 years and a worked as Senior Advisor on public sector reform and development at the Prime Minister's Office (United Arab Emirates Federal Government). Prior to joining DSG, Yasar worked as the Director of the Government Performance Directorate in the Prime Ministry of Jordan, and previously as the Head of Policy and Strategy in the Executive Council of the Dubai Government. Dr. Jarrar played a leading role in launching key initiatives in Dubai like the Dubai Government Agency Model, Dubai Strategic Plan, Dubai Government Performance Measurement System, the Dubai Institute for Human Resource Development, and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Leadership Development Program. Yasar also served a jury member for 2006 and 2007 Dubai Holding excellence awards covering all Dubai Holding entities and operations. Prior to working in Dubai, Yasar worked as a Research Fellow in Cranfield School of Management and Bradford School of Management, respectively, in the UK. He is the author of numerous reports and papers on strategy and performance management Yasar worked as an advisor, and delivered executive programs, for regional governments (including UAE Federal Government, Dubai, Libya, Jordan, and Qatar) and leading international organizations, including DHL UK, Emirates Airlines, Shell, Saudi Aramco, the Bank of Scotland, and Arla Foods. Yasar’s main focus is on strategy, public policy, and performance management. For more details on Yasar’s publications, projects, and speaking events, see www.yasarjarrar.com or Linkedin Profile http://ae.linkedin.com/pub/yasar-jarrar/5/781/812