Cherif Amirat


Cherif Amirat

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.