CIO – Arab Open University

Mr. Abid Butt is the CIO of Arab Open University, a pan-Arabian organization based in Kuwait. In this role, he is responsible for developing road maps, implementing simplification initiatives, and achieving operational excellence. He also organizes and guides cross cultural teams across the Gulf region and directs change management processes. He is a senior operations and management professional with more than 25 years of rich and extensive experience. Over the course of his career, he has managed and transformed the technology units of multiple sectors, including telecoms, finance, healthcare, and education. He has also been successful at utilizing technology as a competitive advantage.