P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Hani Elias, 2005

CEO and Cofounder, Lumere

Hani Elias is an immigrant from Saudi Arabia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Harvard University

HANI ELIAS is the co-founder and CEO of Lumere, a venture-backed healthcare technology and services company based in Chicago that addresses unwarranted care variation and costs. 

Hani was born a US citizen in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. His parents of Egyptian origin live in Mukilteo, Washington.

Hani completed his joint JD/MPH program at Harvard University in 2008. He graduated from Harvard University in 2005 with a concentration in social studies.

A Gates Millennium Scholar, Hani was also awarded the John Harvard Scholarship, and he was the sole sophomore recipient of the Harvard University Human Rights Committee Grant. Hani served as an undergraduate student fellow at the Center for International Development and was a research assistant at both the Harvard University School of Public Health and the Harvard University Initiative on Global Health.

Additionally, Hani was the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of CollegeCorps, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aspires to improve the lives of the world's poorest while exposing undergraduates to the ongoing challenges of international development. The program received a grant from the Gates Foundation.

Hani worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. at their Dubai office focusing on provision of health care in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • MPH Public Health | Harvard University 2008
  • JD Law | Harvard University 2008
  • BA Social Studies | Harvard University 2005
  • Gates Millennium Scholar
Work History
  • Lumere, CEO and Cofounder | January 2012 - PRESENT
  • McKinsey & Company, Consultant | November 2008 - January 2012
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