Saif, Umar


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Umar Saif
Source of Influence: Science & Technology
Status: Featured in current year

An award-winning scientist, entrepreneur, innovator and a tech tycoon, Dr Saif studied at Cambridge and was a core member of the $50 million Project Oxygen at MIT. He created the first startup incubators in Pakistan called the Saif Center of Innovation and is the founding Vice Chancellor of the Information Technology University Punjab and is one of the main forces behind the IT ecosystem in Pakistan. The MIT Technology Review named Saif among its list of the 35 “World’s Top Young Innovators for the year 2011” and he was named: “Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010”. He is the recipient of many other awards.