Dr. Khaled Qawasmi is the former Minister of Local Government and Chairman of Board of the Municipal Development and Lending Fund. He was the head of Hebron’s Rehabilitation Committee from 2006-2009, and served as its resident engineer from 1996-2005. Dr. Al-Qawasmi was the elected head of the Engineers Syndicate - Jerusalem from 2003-2005 and is a Palestine Investment Fund General Assembly member since 2008. He was born in 1964 and holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Ukraine’s Odessa Academy.