Imran Sayeed

Director at Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd

Imran Sayeed joined the Board in April 2018. He is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Working with the MIT’s Entrepreneurship Center, he has started and established entrepreneurial ecosystems in Central America and South Asia. Imran is the co-founder of Teach the World Foundation, a global literacy non-profit that is using technology to radically transform how children across the world learn to read, write and do math. He is also the founding global President of OPEN, the largest Pakistani entrepreneurship and leadership organisation in the world.

Previously, Imran started and headed the Digital practice for NTT Data. He came to NTT through its acquisition of Keane, where he led a 7,000-person technology consulting organisation. Prior to Keane, he was an entrepreneur for 13 years, having founded 2 successful software product and services companies including, Open Environment (grown to IPO), and later NetNumina (sold to Keane in 2005). He holds a patent on internet security technology that he jointly developed with Citibank. He was named by Computer World as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013.

In governance roles in Pakistan, he currently serves on the Board of Inbox Business Technologies Private Ltd., Karachi Education Initiative, Engro Infiniti Private Ltd., and Teach the World Foundation and previously as a Director on the Board of Engro Corporation.

Imran attended Brown University for his undergraduate degree in engineering and Harvard University for his post-graduate work in business.


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