Dr. Wasif Syed is Founder and CEO of Ivy Strategy Advisor LLC (formerly known as Ivy League Advisor LLC), an educational and leadership strategy consulting firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in innovative human capital development.
Wasif has developed the proprietary, data-driven, Innovative Leadership Program. Wasif, an avid proponent of youth empowerment, leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation, conducts professional development programs worldwide. He mentors students and young professionals to help unlock their potential, develop their leadership skills and help them achieve their educational and career goals. He works extensively with youth from the Middle East. His clients have gone on to attend top universities such as MIT, Stanford, and the Ivy League for undergraduate and graduate studies. He also works with schools, universities, nonprofits, governments and the private sector globally. He was named one of “5 People Inspiring Peace” globally for his education and leadership work in Huffington Post. A much sought after speaker, Wasif has spoken at the United Nations, and at schools, universities (such as Harvard, Cornell, Georgetown), conferences, and organizations worldwide. He is working with the King Abdulaziz and His Companions’ Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) to implement the largest multi-year leadership development program for Saudi gifted students vying to go to top universities (Mawhiba Select Program). He is a Disruptor Foundation Fellow. He completed his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell.