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Kareem El-Alaily

Chief Operating Officer

Kareem El-Alaily has 18 years of strategy, operations, and procurement experience including deep expertise with the federal government and private sector.  Kareem’s areas of focus are operations improvement, organization effectiveness, and procurement optimization. He leads the Strategic IT / CIO Advisory practice at Censeo. In the federal space, Kareem has led strategic IT client engagements at Department of Commerce, Department of State, Department of Navy, Department of Education and William & Mary. Before Censeo, Kareem supported numerous IT restructuring and transformational efforts, including at Bangkok Bank, Tropicana Hotels, Delphi, AOL and Rite-Aid. Kareem possesses deep expertise in numerous topical areas such as FITARA, Cloud, Shared Services and Mobility; however, his primary skill is understanding the CIO agenda and how it intertwines with operations, budgeting, and strategy in order to maximize the value and impact of IT within an organization.

As an expert in federal IT, Kareem has spoken at several conferences hosted by Nextgov, Public Spend Forum, ACT-IAC, Old Dominion University and Federal Mobile Computing Summit around a variety of topics ranging from FITARA to IT Acquisition Reform to Mobility/Bring-Your-Own-Device. Additionally, he has led the high-profile ACT-IAC FITARA implementation initiative around IT Acquisitions.  Prior to Censeo, he worked at AlixPartners as a restructuring consultant, leading turnarounds for Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms, and at Booz & Company, where he worked as a strategy consultant. 

Expertise Highlights

  • Completed a full assessment of the IT capabilities of a prominent East Coast university, including development of a comprehensive 5-year IT strategy, reduction of its infrastructure costs, and optimization of the organization structure, yielding a 10% reduction in budget without decreasing service levels
  • Led a highly-acclaimed $65M+ cost reduction program at a major cabinet-level agency
  • Led a series of workforce analysis studies for a large federal agency that optimized staffing by assessing capacity and re-balancing staff workload, leading to a 10%+ productivity improvement
  • Conducted pricing optimization and chargeback modeling tasks for several shared services offerings in the federal space

M.B.A., Duke University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, the University of Virginia