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Saeb Ahsan

Pearson Fellow Alum


Saeb Ahsan, MPP'18, is a program manager at the Center for Healthcare Innovation. Previously, he was manager of strategy and data analytics at Phil, working as part of the business operations team and a consultant for ZS Consulting focused on commercial forecasting, global market access, operations, and supply chains for clients in pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

While at Harris Public Policy, Ahsan was part of a Chicago Booth Social Impact project with the Institute of Nonviolence Chicago, led the Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Chicago, and served as a member of the Chicago Steering Committee of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Ahsan was also an executive editor of the Chicago Policy Review. In the summer of 2017, Ahsan was an Open Cities Fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a DC nonprofit advocating open data and government transparency. 

Prior to his time at the University of Chicago, Ahsan conducted a Fulbright research project at Koç University in Istanbul, worked as an impact fellow at Asian Americans Advancing Justice and completed an internship in Kuala Lumpur with International Movement for a Just World. Previously, he served on a Chicago Commission on Human Relations task force that focused on reducing youth violence, and worked as a change management analyst at Accenture, concentrating on the health and human services industry.

Ahsan holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.