Yusuf Abdul-Kareem is the vice president of emerging markets at the Law School Admission Council. In this role, he is responsible for prospecting leads, securing new business, and executing a comprehensive growth strategy. He does so by conducting market and competitive research for opportunity development, business case analysis, and designing business models. His most recent work has focused on helping LSAC envision and create new growth in India. Prior to joining LSAC, Abdul-Kareem worked for the American Kidney Fund, where he developed strategic alliances to increase access to dialysis treatment for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. He also has experience in various roles with other nonprofit organizations as well as in the corporate sector, including leading business operations as a multi-unit district manager for an iconic restaurant chain. Abdul-Kareem earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism from North Carolina Central University and his MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He also holds a certificate in board governance from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government and completed courses on competitive strategy at the Wharton School. He currently serves as a board member for the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.