Haris’ professional career includes engagements in financial services industry, NGO, government, and academia.
He is a founding member of Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington DC, where he served as the chairman of the board of trustees. As a founding member and now honorary chairman Haris helped develop and implement long term strategy leading to establishing for the first time a bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Bosnia.
He currently works for Susquehanna International Group in New York where he specializes in Global Fixed Income. Prior to Susquehanna his career included relationship management roles with Credit Suisse and Barclays Capital after it acquired Lehman Brothers. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers he served at the New York City Mayor Bloomberg Office of Management and Budget with oversight responsibilities for $1.6 billion capital program. Early on in his career he was a research fellow at the CUNY Research Foundation.
Haris dedicated over 20 years of combined board level service with premier globally minded philanthropic and advocacy organizations. He is a second term member of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs serving on development and nominating committees. At Carnegie Council he provided thought leadership, planning and delivering of a high-profile international centennial symposium in Sarajevo titled “The Crisis of 1914 and What is Means for Us Today” commemorating 100th anniversary of World War I.
In 2008 Haris was elected a fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in London. He served RSA as a board member and a chairman of the society’s Benjamin Franklin Medal one of the RSA’s two highest accolades, currently awarded to US-based individual for contributions to global affairs and social progress.
Since 2014 he lead an effort along with Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, one of the most renowned international centers for the study of the prevention of genocide, to help deliver National Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Program in South-East Europe.
Since 2013 he serves as an adviser on matters of public safety and community relations to NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton (appointed by Commissioner Raymond W Kelly)
Haris coauthored and published works in the field of international relations, social reconstruction and genocide, gender leadership politics, common security and global citizenship. He is a co-author of several resolutions in the United States Congress and European Parliament, most notably the 2009 European Parliament resolution on Srebrenica genocide.
Haris holds masters of arts degree in political science from New York University specializing in international political economy, masters of public affairs specializing in public management from Baruch College Graduate School of Public Affairs, and a B.B.A in international marketing from Zicklin School of Business.