Professor Raafat Saadé is a multidisciplinary scientist and professional, bridging the arts and science of fundamental areas such as digital innovation and transformation, performance and change management, the environment and sustainability, management, and engineering.
Formerly the Chair of Supply Chain and Business Technology Department at Concordia University, he currently is a Chair Professor at the School of Global Governance, and Chief Scientist at the Global Aviation Development Academy, in Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China.
He also served on the Board of Governors for the Informing Science Institute (an international scientific association).
Dr. Saadé has over seven years of international experience, working on capacity building, impact assessment, and information technology projects sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), in countries such as Pakistan and Ukraine.
For eight years, he also served as senior advisor and business architect at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He also also recently founded the International Network of Digital Innovation Research and Education (INDIRE) which launched two journals and planning to hold its first inaugural conference in 2023 in Greece.
Throughout 32 years, Dr. Saadé engaged in over 60 projects in many different areas of engineering and management, and kept presence in both industry, academia, and research.