Dr Paul Dudley
Dr. Dudley is an experienced educator in Higher Education, Senior Lecturer in Strategy with a focus on teaching methods and approaches to strategy development at Royal Holloway, University of London. In the past, he has also held several key positions including, online MBA Programme Director and Academic Board Member (at a famous distance learning provider), Visiting Professor ESCP Europe and Visiting Professor Richmond University (American University in London). Paul has held a number of External Examining roles and has extensive experience of Quality Assurance processes and line management experience.
Azam Jamil - Country Head Siddiqi hospitality Pvt Ltd
Azam Jamil is the Country Head of Siddiqi Hospitality Pvt Ltd. and an influential member of our Board of Advisors. With a rich background in hospitality, he has also held prominent roles in the government, including being Minister of State and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Tourism Coordination. As a renowned corporate trainer for over four decades and motivational speaker, Azam has positively impacted the lives of many.
Amjad Iqbal - Group VP Business Growth Partners -
PTCL Group (PTCL & Ufone)
Amjad Iqbal is a seasoned HR professional with diverse experience across the Telecom, Utility, Financial, and Consulting sectors. Certified in ERP and BPR, he excels in implementing HR strategies using ERP & Cloud Solutions. As a trusted advisor, Amjad fosters organisational culture and values, and his thought leadership is sought after in keynotes and social media.
Qazi Azmat Isa - Experienced Development Sector
Professional and Valued Advisor
Qazi Azmat Isa is a distinguished professional with over 30 years of experience in the development sector, and he brings invaluable expertise to our Board of Advisors. Formerly the CEO of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, a multifaceted autonomous development institution, Qazi Isa's pragmatic approach is rooted in his extensive cross-sectoral work. He has a proven track record of forging meaningful partnerships among government entities, NGOs, donors, and local communities. His passionate commitment to improving the lives of marginalised populations, combined with his pragmatic outlook, has been instrumental in delivering tangible results in the field of development. Mr. Isa has also dedicated his time and expertise to several boards and organisations, further emphasising his commitment to positive change.
Dilawar Khan - Co-Founder & Executive Director at
Centre for Learning Law and Business - CLLB
Dilawar Khan, a visionary leader from the Former Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, brings over 20 years of professional experience. As the Co-Founder of CODE PAKISTAN, a not-for-profit organisation, he strives to build an inclusive and prosperous Pakistan through development and education initiatives. Dilawar's background includes serving prestigious institutions like UNICTY, ICRC and UNHCR. He has also served as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador in Pakistan. He focuses on nurturing youth leadership and promoting a peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive Pakistan.
Salim Ghauri - CEO and Founder NETSOL Technologies
Salim Ghauri, a renowned IT entrepreneur with nearly four decades of experience, founded NETSOL Technologies, a global IT powerhouse serving the asset finance and leasing industry. Under his visionary leadership, NETSOL became Pakistan's highest IT exporter, earning international recognition and awards. As the author of two inspiring books and a sought-after motivational speaker, Salim influences audiences worldwide. Beyond business success, he serves as the Honorary Consul of Australia for Punjab and engages in various philanthropic endeavours, including the NETSOL Education Support Programme, providing educational assistance to children of the company's lower-wage staff.
Badar Khushnood - CMO S4 Digital and Cofounder of
Fishry & Bramerz.com
Badar Khushnood is a dynamic entrepreneur, and co-founder of Fishry.com, and Bramerz. With over 20 years of diverse experience, he has consulted for Google, Facebook, and Twitter, shaping Pakistan's tech landscape. As an EIR at SDSB LUMS, Badar mentors startups and serves on several incubator boards. He actively contributes to the private sector narrative at the National E-commerce Council (NeCC) and judges at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA).
Fakiha Imran - Management Consultant/ Executive
Fakiha Imran, an ICF-certified Executive (PCC) & EI coach (EQ-i 2.0), is passionate about unleashing human potential and embracing life in the present moment. With 25+ years of experience in individual and organisational transformation, she excels in overcoming challenges and fostering sustainable growth. As a Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging (DIEB) advocate and Mental Health Coach, Fakiha is committed to creating inclusive work environments.
Sidra Iqbal - Journalist, Infopreneur, and Storyteller
Sidra Iqbal is a renowned broadcast journalist and development activist from Pakistan. Recognised as a powerful youth icon, she's a thought leader for positive change. Sidra has received prestigious awards such as the GR8 Women Award for Journalism from the UAE government and was the first Pakistani invited to the UK's International Leadership Programme. She's an international public speaking champion, representing Pakistan on global platforms. Her extensive experience in broadcast journalism and political commentary has given her deep insights into national and regional challenges.
Zeshan Afzal - Chairman Cordoba Logistics & Ventures Limited
Zeshan Afzal is an accomplished corporate leader with a rich portfolio spanning various senior roles, from CEO positions to Independent Directorships on numerous listed and private company boards, both nationally and internationally. He is deeply committed to philanthropy and youth development in Pakistan, working alongside his wife. He holds significant positions such as Chairman of the Board at "Cordoba Logistics & Ventures," Independent Director at NETSOL Technologies, and Group Director at Sadaqat Textile, among others. He is also a Founding President of C100 Think Tank and an advocate for policymaking. His extensive background includes delivering talks in prominent Islamic institutions, conducting corporate and HR training sessions, and championing free education networks in remote regions.
Muhammad Ahmed - Dynamic Entrepreneur and ICC
Muhammad Ahmed, the youngest-ever President of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Victory Pipes, leads the charge in innovation as the pioneer of designer pipes in Pakistan. His entrepreneurship is marked by determination, motivation, and keen financial acumen. With extensive experience in business, trade, and community engagement, he is poised to expand his knowledge and make a lasting impact.
Sheikh Muhammad Omer - Accomplished Business
Leader & Industry
Sheikh Muhammad Omer is a seasoned and humble businessman, following in the footsteps of his father, Sheikh Allauddin, a former Member of the Provincial Assembly in Punjab and ex-minister for Industry, Commerce, and Investment. He serves as a Director in prominent companies, including Toyota Ravi Motors, Toyota Shaheen Motors, Toyota Sahiwal Motors, Al Rahim Homes, Synerysoft International, Exxon Mobil, and Ravi Exchange Company (Pvt) Limited. Additionally, he manages the Omer Citizen Community Board and Zubaida Rafiuddin Trust. With a Master's degree in Business Administration specialising in Finance from IBA PU (1994-96), he holds various certificates in law and banking from the Institute of Bankers of Pakistan and actively contributes as a member of the Marketing Association of Pakistan.
Major Rtrd Riaz Muhammad - Director Operations
Stanley Pharmaceutical (Pvt)/ Stanley Foods (Pvt)
Ltd & Industry
Major Riaz is a multifaceted professional with a commendable background, including 15 years of meritorious service in the Pakistan Army. As the CEO of Stanley Foods (Pvt) Limited since February 2012 and Director of Operations at Stanley Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited since May 2003, he brings a wealth of leadership and operational expertise to his roles. Beyond his professional endeavours, he is an adventurous spirit who has explored diverse terrains across Pakistan, from Siachin to the Cholistan desert. His passion for wildlife conservation is evident through his active involvement with the KPK Wildlife Department, Oriental Birds Club, and WWF Pakistan.
Amir Jahangir - Founder and Chief Executive Officer
at Mishal Pakistan
Amir Jahangir, a Young Global Leader recognised by the World Economic Forum, leads Mishal Pakistan, a partner institute of the World Economic Forum. His impactful career includes founding roles at SAMAA TV, CNBC Pakistan, and DBTV.live. He has served as an Advisor to Stanford University, an Adjunct Professor at SZABIST, and was ranked among the world's top 10 media influencers by the Festival of Media in 2010. Jahangir holds an SECP Certified Director status from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan, and he's an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, the National Defense University, and a Stanford Design Thinking programme. Jahangir's expertise spans design thinking, media, and policy.