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Maroof A. Syed

Maroof A. Syed

Title  Chief Executive Officer
Project  Management Team
Duration  Jan 2018- Present
Degree  Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA)
University/Organization  Harvard University

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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Bakhtawar Ali

Bakhtawar Ali

Title Junior Research Associate  
Project  PAD
Duration  May 2017- Present
Degree  MSc Applied Statistics 
University/Organization  University of the Punjab 

Bakhtawar Ali is a Junior Research Associate at CERP (Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan). At CERP Bakhtawar has worked as an Intern studying the impact of flooding on agricultural productivity and farm size in Pakistan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and master’s degree in Applied Statistics and Operations research from the University of Punjab, Pakistan. 

He previously worked with Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) and Pakistan Television Network (PTV). He is currently working with the Government of Pakistan and Precision Agricultural Development’s (PAD) project “Agriculture Extension 2.0”

 

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Hijab Tahir

Hijab Tahir

Title Research Associate  
Project  Women's Mobility Project
Duration  August 2017- Present
Degree  MSc Economics  
University/Organization   Forman Christian College

Hijab Tahir is the Research Assistant on Women's Mobility Project at Center for Economic research in Pakistan. She has previously worked as a Field Researcher on the same project. She recently graduated in Economics from Forman Christian College (A Chartered University). Her main areas of interest are development economics, poverty and gender.

 

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Yasir Hameed

Yasir Hameed

Title  Field Officer
Project  Political Connections 
Duration   August 2017- Present 
Degree  Masters in Economics  
University/Organization   University of Malakanad 

Yaser works as a Field Officer at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. He previously worked as Monitoring and Evaluation officer with (Education Health social awareness and Rehabilitation) EHSAR Foundation at different project of Pakistan Humanitarian pooled Fund (PHPF). He also worked with UN-HABITAT at different areas of KPK and FATA. He has done a master degree in Economics from University of Malakand, and  a Bachelor degree from university of Peshawar in economics and statistics.

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