Frederic Sicre has over 20 years of experience in engaging the private sector on global issues, regional development agendas and community building. He developed and spearheads the Abraaj Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Track (ASSET) at The Abraaj Group that works with leaders from all fields, including governments, private sector, international and regional organizations and culture.
Prior to joining the Group, Fred served as a Member of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the World Economic Forum where he first established the Forum’s activities in Africa and the Middle East. He then took over the leadership of the Center for Regional Strategies, with a particular focus on global growth markets and the Annual Meeting in Davos.
Fred also edited a book called "South Africa at 10" celebrating the first ten years of democracy in the country, highlighting the role the private sector played in making the transition a success.
Fred currently is the Chairman of the Mustaqbali Foundation and on the board of Education for Employment and Dubai Cares which has reached more than 8 million children in 31 countries. He serves on a number of Advisory Boards including The United Nations Global Compact Business For Peace and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.
He holds an MBA from IMD, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Villanova University, Philadelphia and is a fellow of Stanford University.