Yousuf Luiz Caires
Vice President, Expo Live, Expo 2020 Dubai
Yousuf L. Caires is the Vice President of Expo Live, an innovation and partnership programme launched by Expo 2020 Dubai to fund, accelerate, and promote creative solutions that improve lives while preserving our planet.
Expo Live will harness the convening power of a World Expo to demonstrate how innovations coming from all places and people can advance the pace of progress and inspire a more inclusive and prosperous future.
In the build-up to the World Expo in 2020, Yousuf’s role is to run Expo Live’s operation and deploy of a combination of grants, challenge prizes and knowledge- sharing events focused on the universal drivers of progress: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, also know as the three subthemes of Expo 2020 Dubai.
In addition to his current role, Yousuf is also a founding member and Managing Director of the Milele Zanzibar Foundation, a local NGO working to accelerate progress in the areas of health, education and livelihood opportunities in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Yousuf has considerable experience in managing programmes that touch on innovation with a social impact. His career includes previous leadership roles at Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization working to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries, Staples Inc and the Gillette Company.
Yousuf received his B.A. from Northeastern University and M.S. from Michigan State University on international trade and supply chain management.
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