"The only way of discovering
the limits of the possible
is to venture a little way past
them into the impossible."

–Arthur C. Clarke

Mark Abdollahian

Dr. Abdollahian is Chief Executive Officer at ACERTAS. He focuses on designing and delivering advanced analytics for data driven decision-making. His global experience spans national policy, corporate strategy, economic development, finance, public-private partnerships, M&A and business process reengineering. He creates, architects and implements enterprise class data and strategy analytics used by the US Government, the World Bank and the United Nations as well as private sector companies worldwide. Dr. Abdollahian is author of dozens of articles and two books on data driven strategy across business, politics and economics, lectures to audiences worldwide and a board member for several private and nonprofit enterprises.

In 1997, he designed the BAE-GEC Marconi merger strategy, creating the second largest defense company in the world. Since 2000, he has advised the World Bank on country assistance strategies, loan conditionality and program design across Africa and Asia. In 2005, the US Government selected Dr. Abdollahian’s software, Senturion™, as the world’s premier strategy capability. Since 2005, he has been awarded multiple DARPA and US Government contracts on delivering next generation innovations today on human, social and economic behavioral modeling. In 2010, he teamed with Edison International on fusing political, social and geophysical modeling for sustainable energy siting. In 2011, he was selected CEO of Beijing Ilinoi Investment Group, for a management reorganization to position the enterprise for IPO in 2013.

Dr. Abdollahian is also a cofounder of Sentia Group, TransResearch Consortium and Clinical Professor at the School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University. In addition to Bachelors degrees from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Abdollahian holds a M.A. in Foreign and Defense Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Mathematical Modeling from Claremont Graduate University.