IEEE Chief Information Officer
Professor, Rutgers Business School, USA
Dr. Cherif Amirat is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at IEEE, leading global IEEE IT teams and serves as a strategic enabler contributing to the achievement of IEEE goals and objectives. Prior to joining IEEE, Cherif was a Senior Director of Business Technology at Pfizer Inc. with global responsibility for IT teams across the Emerging Markets. Cherif has also worked in finance, management consulting, and as a member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. He is also a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University teaching an “Information Technology Strategy”; course for graduate students. Cherif serves on the advisory board of the Stevens Institute of Technology Alliance on Innovation and Leadership.
Cherif holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. Cherif is an IEEE Senior Member.