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 and motivational speaker, founder of eCademy, Azam has positively impacted the lives of many, making him an invaluable asset to our team.
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 as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador in Pakistan. With a focus on nurturing youth leadership and promoting a peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive Pakistan, he greatly enriches our Board of Advisors.
Amjad Iqbal is a seasoned HR professional with diverse experience across 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
With 30 years of development sector experience, Qazi Azmat Isa is the CEO of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, dedicated to uplifting the lives of the poor. His pragmatic approach stems from diverse cross-sectoral work, forging partnerships among government, NGOs, donors, and communities. Qazi serves on various boards, including Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Ltd. and Benazir Income Support Programme, bringing invaluable expertise to our Board of Advisors.
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.
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. She collaborates with senior leadership and conducts awareness campaigns, making her an invaluable addition to our Board of Advisors.
Badar Khushnood is a dynamic entrepreneur, 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). Badar’s rich expertise makes him a valuable addition to our Board of Advisors.
Zeeshan Afzal is a versatile corporate leader with a history of senior executive roles and board positions across diverse organizations. His career spans CEO roles, independent directorships, and involvement in audit, investment, and management committees. Currently, he holds key positions in various industries, including CEO of Million Smiles and Chairman of StationeryX. Zeeshan's career highlights include serving as Global CEO of the Shahid Afridi Foundation and CEO of
Peshawar Zalmi (PCB's PSL Franchise). He has also played advisory roles in prominent organizations like TECH Pakistan and JS Global Capital. With a rich background in corporate finance and investment banking, Zeeshan brings invaluable expertise to our Board of Advisors.
Muhammad Ahmed is the current and youngest President of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce
and CEO of Victory Pipes; the first of its kind designer pipes in Pakistan.
Sidra Iqbal is a renowned broadcast journalist and development activist from Pakistan. Recognized 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 Program. She's an international public speaking champion, representing Pakistan on global platforms. Sidra's extensive experience in broadcast journalism and political commentary has given her deep insights into national and regional challenges. Her contributions make her a valuable addition to our Board of Advisors.
Ian Fraser has more than 30 years diverse experience in education, aviation and marketing. As the principal and director of iQualify UK, the collaborative partner with NUML for ICE, Ian aims to realise his ambition to provide quality modern British education to students globally.
Dr Paul Dudley
Dr. Dudley is an experienced educator in Higher Education, currently serving as the Academic Dean, iQualify UK and 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.
Sumbal Manzoor-CMgr MCMI
Sumbal Manzoor is an experienced academician and management professional who is Head of Centre at ICE. She also holds the General Manager (Academics) position at iQualify UK and has been associated with the higher education sector, in UK and Pakistan, for the past decade working in different capacities that include Lecturer, Programme Coordinator, Education Manager and Research Supervisor.
Along with holding a Chartered Manger status, she acquired her Graduate & Post Graduate qualifications in Business Administration & Strategic Management and Leadership from Buckinghamshire New University. Sumbal continues to work with the Chartered Management Institute-UK as a Lecturer, vocational trainer and assessor pursuing professional management qualifications.
Dr Ali Raza Nemati
Dr Ali Raza Nemati is an Internationally Certified HR Practitioner and Trainer. He individual with a diversified experience in Human Resource with Rare Mix of Corporate and Academia who is known for the professional depth, skilled caliber & dedication.His forte is Strategic Human Capital Management, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Learning and OD. He has exposure in Digitizing HR Processes and Operations. He has 13 years+ of experience in Banking, Educational and Pharmaceutical Sector. He had his PhD (Doctorate) in Management along with MS with distinction having 22 Research Publications and Presentations at global forums.
Mr. Rizwan Niazi serves as the Head of Partnerships and Accreditations, being primarily responsible for designing, implementing and heading projects for both accreditation events and transnational education partners. To identify opportunities for growing the institution from strategic partnership projects, working closely with the Business Development team, delivery partners, university partners and other professional bodies. His experience includes working with noted HEI and TNE providers in Pakistan working with them for new school & college Development, TNE policy and framework development, centre / programme due diligence, quality assurance provision and local accreditations
Ms. Zunaira Riaz, Head of Corporate Relations at International Centre of Excellence – iQualify UK, has been associated with the education sector for the past ten years. Prior to joining iQualify UK; she has worked with various national and international professional education bodies such as CIMA UK During her tenure at CIMA she contributed in getting academic partnerships with Pakistan’s leading universities. She got leading training partners on board including British American Tobacco, Telenor shared service etc. She was the Pakistan representative from CIMA to conduct nationwide events like CIMA spell master, CIMA global business challenge for consecutive three years. Later in her career she has been responsible for the PQ marketing campaigns and liasoning with Corporates for national events in one of the leading educational institutes in Pakistan.
She is an MBA and had successfully completed leadership and business trainings from leading trainers like Nancy Fortner consulting and Terrabiz Consulting. Her core competencies are stakeholder management, corporate relations and business development.
Mr. Shahid Khan has worked with Leading Educational Institutes In Pakistan for several years, He is an expert in identifying the opportunities for organizational growth and materializing them effectively. He is currently working as Business Development Manager at ICE International to Promote its Products / Services in the current competitive market, explore the opportunities for business growth and establish collaborations.
Dr. Anthony Stevenson
Dr. Stevenson has a Ph.D. in Finance Banking from Loughborough University along with an MSc in Finance and an MBA in Finance from University of Leicester. He is currently serving as Academic Lead Accounting and Finance at University of Derby since 2017. He has experience in teaching internationally having taught in Asia and many other parts of the world including serving as the Head of the school at KDU University College Penang, Malaysia in 2016, the Director of Banking Studies Senior Lecturer Banking and Finance from 2014-2016 at James Cook University Singapore and as the Director of Finance and Banking Senior Lecturer Finance University of Bedfordshire. In addition, he has published research papers in the areas of bank lending behavior and the impact of constrained liquidity on small firms in Europe.
Dr. Abdul Rehman Shahid
Dr. Shahid has worked in academia for several years, teaching and researching in a number of leading universities including Information Technology University (ITU), Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), and the University of Sussex. He has a wide experience in teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students. His areas of interest are Business and Management.
Since a young age Ana Oliveira knew she wanted to work with brands and marketing. She is a digital marketing specialist currently consulting clients across different industries in the UK.
Having started her international career at 21, she had the opportunity to work for well-known brands such as adidas, Reebok, viagogo and Visit Britain.
She is a student for life and is constantly looking for new ideas and knowledge in trainings, seminars and online.
Margaret Adepetun is an experienced tutor with 20+ years of experience in course leading level 2 and 3 IT/Computing, 4+ years of experience in leading HNC/D Computing (QCF/RQF) and 10 years of experience in Lead IV for Level 1 through to 5 Computing. She is also a Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA)
Lyn Burrow is an experienced educationist in Higher Education and Management. She has a Masters in Business Administration (Education) in Management and Strategy from Nottingham University Business School. Her areas of expertise include Leadership, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Distance Learning, Leadership Development, Business Strategy, Business Development and Quality Management.
Mandy is an experienced educator currently serving as the Programame Leader – HND Business Management, Travel & Tourism Management and Hospitality Management at the City College London since 2018. Moreover, she has also taught at Harlow College, Hertford Regional College and Anglia Ruskin University. She has also worked as a Marketing Manager at Tesco PLC
Peter Fraser is a learning & development expert and consultant with international matrixed experience in learning management and academic consultancy. He is also a certified coach with a Coaching Skills Certificate awarded by the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)
Michelle is an experienced Transformation Consultant and highly skilled manager with extensive experience of developing and leading teams. Furthermore, she also has extensive management experience in Further education specialising in raising standards and achievement for young people and adults wanting to pursue and enhance their career in Business, Management, professional HR and Accountancy, Tourism and Computing.
Rita Carta Manias
Rita Carta Manias has extensive experience in staff development and training and she is enthusiastic and committed in supporting individuals and organisations to identify and work towards their professional development. Rita is also a Fellow Member of the Chartered Management Institute and teaches courses on Leadership and Management accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Usra Zahid has been teaching various courses relevant to Management Sciences since 2016. She started off her academic Career from FAST-NU as an instructor for Financial Accounting and taught basics of the course in addition to peachtree accounting software. She has worked as a lecturer for Business, Economics and Accounting for the foundation year students since 2022 and continues that journey here at ICE as a lecturer for Accounting and Economics.
Maiyda Khattak is a qualified professional and enthusiast of Mathematics. Ambitious, motivated and silver medalist graduate of NUST(National University of Sciences and Technology).Currently working with Straive as a subject matter expert and Turkish Language translator as well as pursuing masters degree in pure mathematics from Ankara University Turkey. She teaches Foundation Mathematics and Further Mathematics at ICE.
Usman Kaisser Moghal
Usman Kaisser Moghal is a Senior Software Engineer at IOTA Solutions. With a BSCS from Air University and an MSCS from FAST University, he has 3 years teaching experience at FAST University and a 7 year teaching experience at various institutes. He is a solution-driven software engineer, with experience in all stages of the software development cycle. Specializing in Machine Learning and Semantic Web, with a diverse set of skills across various CS domains. Currently he is working as a Lecturer for HND Computing at ICE and also serves as a subject expert and Lead IV for Computing.
A PhD scholar in Defence and Strategic Studies, he has served as an Assistant Professor at Bahria University for International Relations and served as a tutor and research supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He has also served as the Head of Department for Univeristy of London external programmes and is currently pursuing his PhD at Quaid-e-Azam University while working at NUML as an IR lecturer. He is also engaged with media as a Political Analyst with Pakistan Radio and various TV programmes focused on current affairs. At ICE he is teaching Government and Politics to Pre-U Foundation Year students.
M Mubashir Ehsan
Muhammad Mubashir Ehsan is a graduate of the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom (UK). He holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and Economics. As a professional, he has worked on different evaluation studies focusing on peace and development across Pakistan. He has also contributed to the development of knowledge products, including a start-up toolkit, baseline study for microfinance institutions, advocacy campaigns and qualitative research reports. His areas of interests include Digital literacy, Capacity building of assessors and Education policy. Mubashir is also a social entrepreneur and co-founded a startup in the UK which aimed at providing skill development opportunities to youth. He works as a subject expert and a Lecturer for HND Business at ICE.
Urooj has worked extensively in Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Service & Tax matters alongside other Civil and Criminal litigation. She conducted a variety of cases before Banking, Civil, High Courts, Accountability and Tribunal courts in ISB, LHR, KCHI & KPK. Besides conducting extensive, diverse and complex litigations she possesses the experience and expertise to provide legal opinions including merger and acquisitions and also to setup in-house legal counsel, to further assist in vetting contracts, partnerships and policies. Her corporate consultancy excels in being the first point of contact for all legal matters linked to Infrastructure, People along with regulatory compliance and engaging with regulatory and government departments. Currently she is teaching Law at ICE to Pre-U Foundation year students.
Dr Syed Jawad Hussain
Dr. Syed Jawad Hussain is an Academic and Researcher with an excellent academic track record in higher education, with focus on Computer Science. He is currently working as Associate Professor\Deputy Director Research in BIIT AAUR since September 2019.
He has also worked as Consultant\Freelancer for industry in New Zealand. He also holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Massey University New Zealand. His area of interests include Multimedia Communication Network, Quality of Service, Quality of Experience, Machine Learning, Data and Network security and Statistical modeling.
Syed Wajahat Raza
Syed Wajahat Raza is a Lead developer/architect/data science enthusiast with more than 15 years of proven experience in developing new products, maintaining various applications of an enterprise level and implemented data driven analytics solutions to solve the problems of different domains.
He specializes in developing plugins, extensions, integrations, data management, data transfer, data analytics and machine learning applications with effective collaboration, time management and multitasking. He has done an MS in Computer Science and is currently working as Senior Application Architect with Landmark Halliburton.
Zeeshan Qaiser is a Cyber Security professional having more than 8 years of experience in this domain. He is associated with both Industry and Academia. He have provided many training in Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics to entry level candidates till professional level and also teach in University.
His major contributions are towards Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis, Cloud Forensics, Incident Handling & Response, Blockchain Applications and Security and Governance. He is also providing Information Security consultancy to National and International Organizations.
Zainab Yousuf Zaidi
Zainab Yousuf Zaidi is an experienced IT professional with 7 years of academia and 3 years of industry experience. Along with being a Ph.D. candidate, she has ML and DL certification and trainings. Currently working as contractual lecturer of AI in National University of Modern Languages (NUML).
Haris is an MS qualified professional in Data Science more than 7 Years of Industry experience. He is an instructor for AI in Kamyab Jawan program. Having an EDX certification for Data Science, he is currently working as Application Engineer with LMKR.
Zain is CS professional with 3 Years of industry experience. He is currently working as an Application Engineer with LMKR.
Ian McPhee has over twenty years’ experience of authoring, teaching, tutoring, supervising and assessing at post and under-graduate level with Arden University (formerly RDI); University of Wolverhampton; the Open University and the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. A similar period has also been spent supervising P/G and U/G dissertations. His principal subject areas are: Strategic Management and Marketing.
Gareth Thomas is a tutor for the Economics, Finance and Management Accounting subjects including Strategic Investment Management. His aim is to facilitate students learning on the modules he tutors, and make students’ experience as enjoyable and fruitful as possible. Until recently Gareth was principal lecturer in Finance and Economics, and Vice Dean in the School of Business at the Royal Agricultural University.
Ejaz Chowdary brings his business expertise and visionary leadership from his experience in education management, IT and the military. He is the Director and CEO of iQualify UK and shares the ambition of bringing globally recognised professional qualification in accessibility for students and professionals in Pakistan.