Saad is a Program Manager in Iraq. Prior to joining CIVIC, he spent more than twelve years in conflict management, good governance, reconciliation 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 brings vast experience on the Iraq political dynamic and the political landscape to CIVIC. His nationwide network includes senior government officials, community figures, civil society leaders and young actors in addition to media.