Asif Obaidee joined MIT D-Lab in early 2015 and is the current Administrative Officer, leading the administrative functions for MIT D-Lab, including financial operations and human resources.
Prior to taking on his current role, he focused on MIT D-Lab administrative, compliance, and financial matters such as helping program managers and principal investigators with proposals for new programs and projects, handling pre-and post-proposal contractual matters for sponsored projects, managing project pipelines, and financial reporting. He also works with MIT's procurement, research administrative, and finance offices on current and new agreements and contracts.
Prior to D-Lab, Asif worked closely with a variety of international organizations and government agencies in mid- and senior-level postings.
Asif studied European Union economics and business administration. He appreciates the opportunity to support the work of MIT D-Lab and the constructive contribution they are making to the world.