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Management Team

CERP

CERP

Mujahid Murtaza

Mujahid Murtaza

Title

Research Associate

Project

Education

Duration

 August 2018 - present

Degree

 Bachelors in Electrical Engineering

University/Organization

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Mujahid Murtaza is a Research Associate at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. He has previously worked as an Analyst in the Secretary Delivery Unit of the Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab. He has also served as a Divisional Field Coordinator for Adam Smith International in a DFID’s funded project called Punjab Education Sector Reform Program, where he was responsible for implementing the reform agenda in three southern districts of Punjab. Mujahid holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

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Taimur Shah

Taimur Shah

Title

Senior Technical Associate

Project

Education – MIS project

Duration

 August 2018 - present

Degree

 Bachelors in Computer Science

University/Organization

Columbia University

Taimur Shah is a Senior Technical Associate at the Center for Economic Research Pakistan. He previously was a Software Architect at IBM Watson. He also co-founded and built Clossit, which was then acquired by Parrable where he was VP of Engineering. Taimur has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. 

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Maroof A. Syed

Maroof A. Syed

Maroof A. Syed is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). He has over 19 years of entrepreneurship, investment and leadership experience in multiple sectors. Maroof’s public policy interests include Innovation for Economic Development, Data Analytics and Decision Sciences, and Governance. He combines academic work in public policy, engineering, and economics with extensive experience in leading organizations and building teams. Maroof was a co-founder and Managing Partner at Karnybo Group, responsible for leading global investment strategy in pre-IPO technology companies. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director at Broadcom Corporation driving revenue growth, strategic customer engagements and product development. Maroof also held senior technical and management positions at Silicon Spice (later acquired by Broadcom), Texas Instruments and Dialogic (acquired by Intel). 

Maroof serves as a Director of Pakistan Strategy and Development at Harvard’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD) center and is the 2017 recipient of the Lucius N. Littauer Award from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). He is on the board of several NGOs including Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF) and a Charter Member of Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN-Boston). Maroof has a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer (RPI) and a Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Zoha Waqar

Zoha Waqar

Title

Research Assistant

Project

Women’s Mobility Project

Duration

July 2018-Present

Degree

Bachelor’s in Economics and Mathematics  

University

Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS)

Zoha Waqar is a Research Assistant on the Women's Mobility Project at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. She previously worked as an intern on the same project. She has also served as a Research Assistant at the Economics Department of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, where she facilitated primary and secondary research on a UNICEF project. Zoha currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

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