Lookman Fazal is a senior IT executive who specializes in building high-performance teams that work together to drive and implement the vision and strategic goals of the business.
Lookman has been responsible for delivering large-scale information technology transformations. He is credited with introducing and successfully overseeing innovative programs such as cloud enablement, B2B and B2C strategies and improvement initiatives, infrastructure modernization, IT and PMO professionalization, and full-scale cybersecurity initiatives, all with a focus on increasing investments and creating fiscal solvency.
With over 25 years of executive management experience, Lookman has consistently driven change by teaming with his business partners to rapidly deploy cutting-edge technology strategies across multiple teams and departments.
Lookman’s dedication to inclusion in leadership has been widely recognized with his being awarded Inclusion Lab’s 2022 Top Inclusive Leader for prioritizing an inclusive and empowering workplace, and additionally being recognized in the 2022 Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology for exemplary leadership in the field of technology.
Lookman firmly believes in technology’s ability to create a positive influence on the world and change lives for the better, and continues to build forward-thinking IT strategies with this goal in mind.
He has a Masters in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and has 10 certifications and 5 patents.
Prior to joining NJ TRANSIT, Lookman Fazal worked with several Fortune 500 companies in various leadership roles at EmblemHealth, Avaya, Lucent, and Novartis. His last role was serving as the Executive IT Leader and the Global Head of Technology and Security for Argo Turboserve Corporation. In his role at Argo, Lookman managed a multimillion dollar budget, a global staff across 3 continents and 28 locations around the world.
Specialties: Strategic IT Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Information Security, IT Risk Management & Compliance, Application Development, Organization Design & Governance, Leadership Development, Data Center Integration/Consolidation, Portfolio Management, Process Improvement, Specialization in Strategy, endorsed by Harvard Business School
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