Mr. Atif Zaidi

Chief Information Officer

Atif Zaidi is a seasoned IT executive and a US citizen with over 27 years of international experience in information technology, establishing digital environments, adoption of latest emerging technologies and enabling innovation capabilities.  Prior to joining Fatima, Atif was serving as the CIO and Head of Technology & Digital sector at NEOM, a $500 billion-dollar greenfield initiative of developing a 26,500 independent state in the northwest of Saudi Arabia.

Previously, Atif has held global leadership positions with responsibilities spanning across the US, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America in notable blue-chip organizations like AT&T, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Pfizer, Obeikan Education and Sadara Chemical Company, a $30 billion-dollar joint venture between Aramco and Dow Chemical Company.  He has considerable experience in government and country-wide national programs, manufacturing, petrochemical, oil and gas, education, pharmaceutical, medical, financial, and publishing sectors.

Atif is a globally recognized leader and keynote speaker with multiple publications.  He has a Masters’ Degree with a perfect graduating GPA of 4.0 from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelors’ Degree from the same institute in Electrical Engineering (Honors).  He is also PMP and ITIL certified and holds several leadership certifications.