Enver Masud is founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund, and the recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation for his book The War on Islam. He has been interviewed on radio and television, and his commentary on major events affecting the Muslim world has been published in newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, Eastern Times, Islamic Horizons, The Minaret, Jordan Times, Nation and the World (India), Impact International (UK), New Dawn (Australia), Sunday Times (S. Africa).
Mr. Masud has worked as an engineering management consultant for the World Bank, EBRD and USAID in Albania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania. He was at the forefront of innovation in the electric power industry, and managed the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Power Grid Study. For his efforts to expose waste in the electricity sector he was the subject of TV, radio, newspaper reports including one by nationally syndicated columnist Jack Anderson.
He has BS and MS degrees from the University of Oklahoma, a BS from St. Stephens College in New Delhi, India, and has been on the Advisory Panel of the international journal Electric Power Systems Research.
His father M. N. Masud worked with Maulana Azad, Nehru, and Gandhi, was ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a UNESCO Mission Chief, and an Olympic gold medallist. His mother Atiya Fatima was a volunteer social worker, educator, worked with Mother Teresa, and is descended from Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of India’s first Muslim university