Mr. Behzad has more than 12 years of experience in Governance and ICT, gained through key positions he has held over the course of his career. He has worked on a range of significant projects and initiatives, which have informed the experience and knowledge he possesses today. Mr. Behzad is currently Acting Director of Governance and Enterprise Architecture in addition to his role as Chief of ICT Procurements and Enterprise Agreements.
He was also a member of the ICT Cost Cutting Initiatives Execution Team, which was formed by the ICT Governance Committee. During this time, he gained a strong understanding of public sector operations and contributed to the realization of many investments in line with the needs of the Government of Bahrain.
He oversees the Enterprise Architecture initiative in Bahrain to ensure alignment of corporate, strategic and business objectives to ICT directions of the Kingdom of Bahrain. He plays a key role in setting and developing the governance practices of ICT departments in the government and ensures that they are in line with the key strategic directions and targets as defined in the strategic mission and vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has contributed to many enterprise projects at national levels in the field of information technology and communications. Before joining Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), he worked as Director of Information Technology at University of Bahrain (UOB).
Dr. Khalid contributes on establishing the service-oriented architecture (SOA) approaches toward application development for governmental entities in Bahrain. He also participated in creating the ICT Transformation Program for government entities in Bahrain. Other future projects include public cloud governance with provisional and complete orchestration for the government.