Taufiq Rahim

Taufiq Rahim

Executive Director

Taufiq Rahim is the Executive Director of Globesight, a think-tank consultancy based in Dubai empowering social impact in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Working with leading philanthropic institutions on developing organizational, program, and partnership strategies, Globesight also publishes original insights on key regional issues.

Taufiq is also the Co-Founder of Progressa, a platform for executive education in emerging economies. He also leads YVRDXB with advances synergies between the Innovation hubs of Vancouver and Dubai, through market access, investment and knowledge exchange. He has been a Non-Resident Fellow at New America.

Taufiq has served as an Expert with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Visiting Fellow at the Dubai School of Government, and on the Steering Committee of the Cultural Dialogue in International Security Initiative at Chatham House. He publishes widely in offline and online media, and provides frequent analysis on CNN, Bloomberg, among other networks. He has an extensive high-level network across government, private, and media institutions in the GCC and further afield.

Taufiq previously worked with McKinsey & Company, the United Nations in Lebanon, and the Aga Khan Foundation. He obtained his M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and his A.B. from Princeton. He is originally from Vancouver, Canada.