Maroof Ali Syed
President & CEO, Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)
President & CEO, Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) Non-Resident Fellow, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, Princeton University Maroof Ali Syed is the President & CEO of the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). With over 25 years of experience spanning entrepreneurship, investment, and leadership across various sectors, he seamlessly integrates academic expertise in public policy, economics, and engineering with extensive expertise in leading organisations and establishing institutions. Syed`s areas of interest include evidence-based governance, data analytics and decision sciences, political economy, adaptive leadership, and the role of innovation and technology in economic development. Previously, he held senior management positions at various large and startup technology companies including Broadcom Corporation (formerly Silicon Spice and Element 14), Texas Instruments and Intel Corporation (formerly Dialogic). He also co-founded Karnybo Group that invested in late-stage technology startup companies (series C/D) including Tesla, Twitter, Facebook, Jawbone, Square and Palantir. He is the 2017 recipient of the Lucius N. Littauer Award from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). He is on the Board of Directors of Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF), African Development University (ADU), and the Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan (PILAP). He is a Charter Member of Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America in Boston (OPEN-Boston). Syed holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer (RPI) and a Master`s in Public Administration (MC/MPA) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.