A founder of Medidata Solutions, Tarek has served as CEO since 2001 and chairman since 2009. Including Medidata’s public offering in 2009, Tarek has led Medidata from startup to becoming the leading provider of cloud-based solutions to the life science industry and the largest public technology company founded in New York City. Medidata’s mission is to power smarter treatments and healthier people.
Tarek received his BA in economics from Yale University in 1984 and graduated from Columbia Business School in 1991. He serves as the co-chair of the Partnership Fund for New York City, which is focused on creating business opportunities and jobs for city residents. Tarek also sits on the advisory board of Students on Ice, the Musculoskeletal Advisory Board at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Defy Ventures—a New York-based non-profit dedicated to providing business leadership training and entrepreneurial education to people with criminal histories.