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Our Founder & CEO

Wasif Syed, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Ivy Strategy Advisor

Wasif launched Ivy Strategy Advisor (formerly known as Ivy League Advisor) more than ten years ago with a mission to help students and young professionals unlock their potential through a unique process he created known as “disruptive transformation.” An expert in education and leadership development, he developed the proprietary, data-driven, Innovative Leadership ProgramTM that mentors clients globally. Wasif, an avid proponent of youth empowerment, leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation, conducts professional development programs and workshops for schools, universities, nonprofits, governments and the private sector (e.g. McKinsey) worldwide. Huffington Post named him as one of “5 People Inspiring Peace Globally” for his education and leadership work. He mentors students, young professionals and executives globally. He develops their leadership skills unlocking their true potential to achieve their educational and career objectives. His clients have had enormous success in discovering themselves to reach the utmost of their potential and have had social impact globally. They have been accepted to top universities such as the Ivy League, MIT, Stanford and Berkeley, advanced their careers and gained international recognition. A much sought after speaker, he has spoken at the United Nations, and regularly speaks at schools, universities, conferences, and organizations around the world. He is a Disruptor Foundation Fellow and collaborates with the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards in New York City. He completed his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University.