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Arshad Sayed, Executive Director, New York/Washington DC
Arshad Sayed
Executive Director, New York/Washington DC

Arshad Sayed is the Executive Director at Practus and the CEO at Global Connect USA and is based out of New York - USA. Prior to this he was President for India & Mongolia for Peabody Energy. Prior to Peabody, he served as Country Manager and Resident Representative for The World Bank in Mongolia. Sayed represented The World Bank in various positions for more than 15 years. He served in the World Bank’s Corporate Strategy Group leading innovation and strategy initiatives, including the globally recognized Development Marketplace program –profiled in the Harvard Business Review as a best practice program in social innovation. As Senior Strategy and Operations Officer in the Office of the Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Sayed assisted in oversight of operations and strategy for 24 countries. His prior experience includes founding a start-up company and working for the Government of Maharashtra in India. Sayed is a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Mongolia, Board Director for the Business Council of Mongolia, Founding Board Member of M.A.D.E. (Online hub for youth entrepreneurs), Member of the Lexus Advisory Board, and Co-Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee for the US India Business Council. Sayed holds degrees in economics and finance from Bombay University. As a National Scholar, a Master of Public Policy & Administration degree from Columbia University in New York, and successful completion of an executive leadership program at Harvard University