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Combiz Abdolrahimi

Combiz Abdolrahimi is a Global Emerging Technology & Innovation Executive, Former Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Treasury Secretary, U.S. National Security & Technology Attorney, and AI Advisor to the United Nations. He has spent over 15 years advising the public, governments, and commercial enterprises on key technology, policy, and legal questions across a wide range of issues. He has served in leadership positions across government in The White House, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Senate as a national security and technology lawyer, senior policy advisor, financial regulator, and chief innovation officer. He regularly advises Presidents and Heads of State, Ministers and Cabinet Officials, Legislators, Regulators, and Global CEOs on government affairs, technology, policy, & innovation. He sits on multiple boards and advisory committees including the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) Expert Policy Advisory Board; OECD AI Policy Observatory; Middle East Policy Council; Smart City Expo USA; Council on Foreign Relations; Meridian International Center; U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Trade Finance Advisory Council; and Black Professionals in International Affairs. Mr. Abdolrahimi is a graduate of UCLA; American University of Beirut; and Georgetown Law. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Federal 100 Award, nominated by 5 Federal Agency CIOs, recognizing the top 100 senior executives who've made the greatest impact in government; World Economic Forum’s Agile 50 Award as one of the world’s 50 most influential people navigating disruption, driving agility, & championing innovation in government, regulation & policymaking globally; WashingtonExec’s Top 10 Climate Change Executives to Watch in 2023; FedTech’s 30 Federal IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2023; and Middle East Policy Council 2024 cohort of 40 Under 40. Combiz speaks several languages including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Persian, Afghan-Dari, Arabic, and has a working proficiency in Spanish.
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