Mr. Sherif Saadallah

Mr. Saadallah is Executive Director, Office of Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Development (OSUIPD), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He supervises the work of five Divisions in WIPO, including the Creative Industries Division. He joined WIPO in April 1991, as Special Assistant, Office of the Director General and subsequently worked in the Development Cooperation and External Relations Bureau for Arab Countries. Before joining WIPO, he served as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked in the Permanent Mission of Egypt in Geneva. He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Sciences from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and has studied at the Diplomatic Institute for International Studies in Cairo and at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Études Internationales in Geneva.