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Research Team

CERP

CERP

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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Rukhshan Arif Mian

Rukhshan Arif Mian

Title

Research Assistant

Project

 Women's Mobility Program

Duration

 July 2018 - Present

Degree

 Bachelors in Economics 

University/Organization

 Lahore University of Management Sciences

Rukhshan Arif Mian is currently working as a Research Assistant on the Women's Mobility Project. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) where he also worked as a part-time Research Assistant. 

 

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Mahroz Haider

Mahroz Haider

Title

Research Associate  

Project

Punjab Economic Opportunities Program (PEOP)

Duration

July - 2018

Degree

MSc. Management

University

New York University

Mahroz Haider is working as a Research Associate at Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. He has previously worked as an Executive Projects at Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited. Mahroz holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology Islamabad (NUST) and a Master's degree in Management from New York University (NYU).

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