Her Excellency Ola Awad
President of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)
Her excellency Ola Awad Awad holds a PhD in Business Administration from Liverpool University, M.A. in Applied Statistics from Birzeit University, and an MBA from Boston University. She was granted honorary doctorate in administration, training, statistical research and planning in international cooperation from Alhayat Aljadeeda University. Moreover, she received an external auditor certificate for the EFQM, in addition to the distinguished performance figure from the Board of Directors of the Media International Union.
Her excellency Ola Awad joined PCBS in 2000 and was promoted to different positions until her appointment as President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics by presidential decree end of 2010.
Her excellency, has been a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 2008 and currently, she is the President of the International Association for Official statistics (IAOS) for the period 2015-2017. She is an active leader at the Arab region. At present, she represents the Arab region in the High-level group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-building of Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-SDGs). She is also the representative of the Arab region through chairing ESCWA Statistical Committee in its eleventh session for 2015-2017. She also chaired the Standing Technical Committee on Statistics in the Arab League in 2011. She is also a Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD) and a member of Youth Leaders Middle East Initiative. Additionally, she is representing Palestine as a permanent member at the Women’s Committee of the International Statistics Institute.Her excellency Awad is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Union of Arab Statisticians and the Arab Institutes for Research and Training in Statistics.
At the national level, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Yasser Arafat Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy "MIFTAH", a member of the General Assembly of the Palestine Governance Institute, a member of the Executive Office of the Palestinian Olympiad Committee, a member of the Higher Council for Youth and Sports and a member of the Palestinian Economists Association. Moreover, she is Secretary General of the Advisory Council of Official Statistics.