Nidal Abu Sammour
MENA Regional Liaison
Nidal Abu Sammour joined The Critical Mass early 2020, he is a non-proliferation professional with a decade of experience implementing CBRNE-related USG programs in the MENA region, high-risk countries in particular. With extensive experience in program management, project management and operations, Nidal managed numerous projects mainly focusing on building USG partners capacities to counter proliferation of WMDs and dual-use commodities by establishing and improving in-country systems and regulations, and developing organizational and individual capacities.
Before Joining The Critical Mass, Nidal served as a program manager at CRDF Global, exclusively managing border security related programs and projects for the U.S. Department of State Export Control and Border Security (EXBS) Program in the MENA region. Prior to that, Nidal served as a project Manager and a senior project manager, where he managed chemical security related projects for the Chemical Security Program (CSP), Office of Corporate Threat Reduction (CTR) for around seven years in the MENA region, with more focus on Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Jordan. These projects varied between grants, workshops, conferences and technical/field trainings for a diverse audience from public and private sectors.
Nidal holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq, and have substantial experience in logistics and administrative support.