The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) is appointed by the commissioners to oversee the administrative and executive bodies of the CEC. This position is currently occupied by Mr. Hisham Kuhail.
Mr. Kuhail is an engineer who obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Alexandria University in Egypt and his Master of Arts degree in Housing Policies from the University of Newcastle in the UK. Mr. Kuhail previously held the positions of Dean of Palestine Polytechnic University and Assistant Undersecretary for Higher Education Affairs at the Ministry of Education. He was appointed as the CEC's Chief Electoral Officer in August 2006.