Asim Zaheer '90
Chief Marketing Officer
Asim Zaheer ’90 is Chief Marketing Officer at Ellucian, the world’s leading provider of software and services that power higher education. Asim leads Ellucian’s marketing organization and drives strategic initiatives focused on growth around digital transformation and cloud adoption.
Throughout his 25-year career in the technology sector, Asim has been a transformational leader dedicated to developing and executing successful marketing strategies that have created new markets and disrupted others. Prior to joining Ellucian, Asim served as CMO at Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and a multibillion-dollar provider of data infrastructure, analytics, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Previously, he served as CMO and SVP at Hitachi Data Systems, where he directed all phases of marketing.
His diverse background also includes extensive startup experience in high-tech leadership roles with software and services companies Archivas and Storability Software. Zaheer’s work has also been featured in numerous publications, including Harvard Business Review and The Economist. Asim holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and a B.S. in marketing from the University of Connecticut.
“I believe it is important to pass along what we have learned as individuals to the next generation. I have a long history with UConn dating back to my father and take great pride in what the University has accomplished which has ultimately given me and others the opportunity to succeed in life.”
– Asim Zaheer ’90