Dr. Yahya Al Salqan currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jaffa Net, a leading Palestinian software engineering firm. Dr. Al Salqan holds nine registered technology patents in the US and EU. He has published and presented more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers throughout the course of his career.
Dr. Al Salqan is former board chair of the Palestinian Information Technology Association (PITA) and Bakti, Palestine’s information technology incubator. He served as board member for the Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity and for the UN-sponsored Palestine Private Sector Coordination Council.
Dr. Al Salqan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Birzeit University, an M.S. in Computer Science from American University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, United states.