Sabri Saidam (Deputy Secretary General)

Sabri Saidam, born in Damascus in 1972, was elected to Fatah’s Central Committee (CC) in December 2016. He is currently deputy secretary general of the CC. He served as Palestinian Authority (PA) minister of education from July 2015 until April 2019, and was previously minister of communications and information technology between 2005-2006.

The son of one of Fatah’s first leaders (Mamdouh Saidam), Saidam is the youngest CC member, and has been the youngest cabinet member since he first served as the minister of telecommunication and information technology. He has founded various initiatives including the Palestine Telecom Regulatory Authority, e-Government Initiative, and the Palestine Education Initiative. He has also served as an adviser to Mahmoud Abbas in various related fields.