Prior to joining CIVIC, Saad spent more than twelve years in conflict management, good governance, reconcilation and managing development projects throughout MENA region including stressful and challenging environment such as Syria, Libya and Iraq. As part of his work Saad worked for Mercy Corps, Peaceful Change Initiative, USAID, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq and UNDP. Saad earned a university degree in English language and he translated and published many books and toolkits on negotiation, mediation and advocacy.
During the last three years, Saad was the executive director of a local NGO focusing on negotiation and conflict management.
Saad Joins CIVIC with a vast experience on the Iraq political dynamic and the political landscape. His nationwide network includes senior government officials, community figures, civil society leaders and young actors in addition to media.