Dr. Ayad Aldaijy joined the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in September 2015, bringing a wealth of experience of 27 years, working in government and global organizations, managing and delivering mission critical systems. In this new role, Dr. Aldaijy plays a key role in the continued development of the Ministry, serving as an integral and strategic member of its senior management team, and is primarily responsible for the management of the Ministry’s present and future information technology services position, and building a strong and capable team to support the Ministry’s business and operations. He led and engaged with Strategic Planning, Organizational Integration: Mergers and Acquisitions, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Consulting, Drive Smarter Technology, Big Data, PMO, Change Management, ERP implementation, Research and Analysis, and Organizational Performance Improvement.

Previously, Dr. Aldaijy has held a number of managerial positions in Saudi Arabian Royal Guard and Ministry of Defense, including of CIO position at Saudi Arabian Royal Guard. He started his professional career with Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in June 1990, where he engaged and led a number of critical IT projects for major organizations in RSAF and Ministry of Defense.

He provided wide-ranging research on quality issues in project management, requirements engineering challenges, and software reuse approaches.

Dr. Aldaijy received the PhD degree in information technology from George Mason University, Virginia, USA, in 2003. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees in information systems from George Washington University, Washington D.C., in 1988 and 1990 consecutively.