Hassan Al-Asaad graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada and had pursued a Masters of Business Administration in 1999 from Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K. He had worked as a business and management consultant for Arthur Andersen & Co. in the GCC region for several years. During which he had engaged in providing a range of consultancy services from organization re-structuring to I.T systems implementation to various industries in the GCC region specifically to the oil & gas and utilities industries. In 2002 he moved on to be one of the first employees of the GCC Interconnection Authority playing a major role in developing it from the pre-construction to construction phase. He is currently head of projects, planning, and information technology services.