Faisal Naru is a strategy and behavioral public policy practitioner with over 20 years global experience in public bodies, private sector and international organisations. He is the co-founder of Think.Test.Do which is a learning, discovery and enhancement partner to organisations globally.
Faisal was the inaugural Executive Director of the Policy Innovation Centre at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group with Rockerfeller Philanthropy Advisors, where he set up Africa’s first national level “behavioural unit”. Prior to setting up the PIC, Faisal founded the work at the OECD on Behavioural Insights including the landmark publication “Behavioural Insights in Public Policy” as well as being responsible for a number of OECD publications, guidelines and the Behavioural Map. At the OECD Faisal Naru also set up an internal behavioural capacity in the Executive Director’s Office that applied behavioural science into management and organisational change.
Faisal is also Visiting Fellow on the Faculty of University of Cambridge, Judge Business School’s El Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy. He serves on a number of International Committees and advises a number of governments and public bodies.
He is a former member of the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, Head of Practice and Leadership Board Member for global development consultancy. He graduated from the University of Oxford.