Imad Moustapha became ambassador of Syria to the United States on March 31, 2004. Moustapha holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and is fluent in English and French and speaks some German.
Moustapha previously served as dean of the faculty of information technology at the University of Damascus and secretary-general of the Arab School on Science and Technology. He is a co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad (NOSSTIA), and was an active consultant to several international and regional organizations on science and technology policies in the Middle East. In addition, Moustapha served as a member of the Syrian team responsible for drafting reform strategies for the ministries of culture, education and higher education.
A prolific writer with more than 200 published articles in English and Arabic, Moustapha has also authored, co-authored and edited several books and has appeared in numerous television news programs around the world.