PwC Middle East is delighted to announce that Khaled Bin Braik, Government & Public Sector Consulting Partner and Emiratisation Programme Leader at PwC Middle East, has been selected to join this year’s cohort of The World Economic Forum’s ‘Young Global Leaders Class of 2023’.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders class of 2023 comes to foster nearly 100 of the world’s most prominent and trailblasing leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers and visionaries under the age of 40. The inclusion of Khaled Bin Braik in the Young Global Leaders Class of 2023 recognises his outstanding professional and academic accomplishments and leadership impact across the region in the areas of public sector strategy, organisational transformation and human capital development.
Among 13 young leaders, Khaled has been selected from the MENA region, which includes H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President and CEO of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA), Hussain Hanbazaza, Director of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture at Aramco Saudi Arabia, among other esteemed regional leaders.
Commenting on his appointment, Khaled Bin Braik, Government & Public Sector Consulting Partner and Emiratisation Programme Leader at PwC Middle East, said: “I am honoured to join the Young Global Leaders Class of 2023 and to collaborate with my peers in shaping an inclusive, resilient and sustainable future for the next generation. The challenges we face around the world are great, but so are the opportunities. I’m confident that together we can turn these challenges into opportunities to deliver sustained outcomes and fulfil our region’s pledge to the world.”
Khaled has deep expertise in shaping human capital development strategies and has led diverse large-scale civil service modernisation, institutional effectiveness and upskilling programmes to meet the long-term economic, social, and environmental aspirations of the region. During his tenure at PwC, Khaled has also advised leaders, governments and industry champions on evidence-based and purpose-driven policy reforms, strategic planning, organisational restructuring, governance and transformational leadership.
Khaled is the first homegrown UAE National Consulting Partner at PwC Middle East and spearheads the award-winning Emiratisation programme “Watani”, which aims to create a sustainable national workforce in the professional services sector. He partners with key government stakeholders and policymakers to drive youth engagement across economic sectors, and increase the employability and participation of nationals in the labour market.
Khaled has been recognised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for his leadership impact across the nation and is a recipient of the “Leader of the Year in the Private Sector” national award. He was selected to participate in the flagship Impactful Leaders Programme, run by the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development, an exclusive leadership development programme for the top-tier of public and private sector national leaders identified to advance the sustainable development of Dubai.