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George DeBakey has been involved in international business for 40 years in the private and public sector. Mr. DeBakey assists educational firms to expand and develop their business in the Middle East and other regions. Major focus in the education sector includes K-12 schools (mainly international schools) in the Middle East and universities. He is involved in areas of Arabic language products, game-based learning, educational technology, languages, eBooks, reading, literacy, science, math, STEM programs, special needs, professional development programs and online courses. He has worked with firms from the U.S., UK, Australia, Estonia and the Middle East.
He has been involved with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core, digital literacy, STEM solutions and products such as robotics, simulations, virtual labs and video science content. Mr. DeBakey has been a speaker in the U.S. and Middle East on education issues and business opportunities at various national and international organizations. He has been involved with International Baccalaureate (IB) schools and attended the major IB conferences each year around the world.
During his career Mr. DeBakey served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Commerce and was the first person selected to serve as the Director of the Technology and Information Industries Office to promote exports of U.S. technology products and responsibility for trade policy for the sector. Mr. DeBakey led the first software trade mission of U.S. companies to China in 1985.
Mr. DeBakey began his career with Rockwell International and served in various positions in the international division of the electronics and telecommunications sector. He lived and worked for more than six years in London, England and Cairo, Egypt.
He currently serves on the National Advisory Board for edWeb which is an online community for teachers and administrators worldwide. He was one of the founders of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. He served on the Smithsonian Science Education Center National Advisory Board which promotes STEM education.