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Team Profiles

Noor A S Qureshi

President

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Education: M.Sc Economics – International Islamic University Islamabad

Administrative professional with 13 plus years of experience in HR personnel administration, teaching, school management and housing administration, worked as School Administrator after graduation and then in HR Personnel administration in 2 organizations in UAE.

He established and supervised three community organizations.  An NGO “Save the Future- Pakistan” in DIKhan in 2002, a community Job support setup in UAE “Pakistan Career Portal UAE’ in 2012 and Student Counseling setup “Career Counseling Portal – Pakistan” in 2013 and currently, works as a President. He also runs a private community school in DIKhan.

His area of interest are, Education management, Human Resources administration and community work. He wrote on social issues in few national newspapers in 1998-1999.

 

Laila Ghulam Ali Jiwani

Vice President

Karachi, Pakistan

Education: MBA Marketing – Preston University

Laila is an educationist with more than 10 years of experience in Education Field, currently working as Academic head at Grafton College Karachi Campus, Vice Principal at The Fahims School System – A Level Brach, local representative (Karachi) of ISACA Karachi Chapter and Manager Academics at SKANS & School of Business Studies.

 

Maha Khalid

Head- Career Counseling & Advising

Lahore, Pakistan

Education: MBA (Marketing and Finance) – Lahore School of Economics

Worked as a Senior Manager Planning in Pakistan’s top advertising agencies and experience with working on brands such as: Unilever, Nestle, Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid and others. Maha is now Department head at Pakistan’s top IT Company, NetSol. She has a reputation for meeting targets, innovating efficient practices as well as putting many top management personnel to shame with her out of the box ideas. Work routinely puts her in positions where she has to improvise, speak extempore and rely on her instincts, all of which are skills acquired from her years in the professional sector. In Maha’s own words “The problem is not that equal opportunities are not provided to women in my Country, the problem is with our mindsets that cannot accept a woman ABLE to do a man’s job, the problem is also with our inability to recognize our skills & talents, as women. Tuning into this very powerful core of our brain is something we are afraid of and more often than not we become victims instead of becoming leaders. I consider myself a living example of equal opportunities provided to both men and women in our country”. Besides her career Maha is an adventure sports enthusiast, an avid fan of all knowledge that is unique, an aspiring photographer, movie/music junkie, writer and philanthropist.

Farah K. Siddiqui

Head- Strategic Communications

Calgary, Canada

Education: Executive MBA -Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology | MA – Applied Linguistics (English) – Karachi University

Farah , an accomplished communicator, documentation and event manager, with over 15 years of experience in strategic communications, publications and press-ready layout, marketing & promotional activities, events planning and management, public relations, web design, and social media.

Gulnaz Batool  

IT Portal Lead | Queries Moderation Lead

Sargodha, Pakistan

Education: Master in Computer Sciences – University of Sargodha |M.Ed. B.Ed. – Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad Pakistan

Gul is an IT Professional and specialized in web development. She worked web developer with Tecbridge Lahore and Freelance web developer. She has a teaching background and taught IT subjects in schools.  Currently she is working as Senior Subject Teacher in her district.

She contributed a lot in welfare organizations and very strong motivational speaking skills.

Sara Khalili

Legal Consul | Mentoring programs Lead | External Communication Lead Advisors Lead

Islamabad, Pakistan

Education: LL.B – International Islamic university Islamabad | Master in Special Education Allama Iqbal university Islamabad | Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing – London School of Journalism

Sara is a Blogger, writer and speech therapist. She has experience in writing, editing and proof reading. She is social activist and working for an education social project, Education for All. She also works with autistic, mentally challenged, slow learner, hearing impaired, and cerebral palsy patients. Sara is a winner of the Pakistan Blog Awards 2011 in the category ‘Best Social Activist Blog’. www.thatis.me/sarakhalili

Zill E Huma Farooq

Internal Communication Lead | Queries Moderator

Damam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Education: M.Sc Actuarial Science, Risk Management – University of the Punjab, Lahore

Zille Huma has done education in risk management and recently in information technology, she has a good analytical and logical approach in statistical programs as Data base and SPSS. She is working on different projects. She is a writer and write occasionally on social issues.

Currently she is teaching Mathematics and English subjects sat school level in Saudi Arabia.

Malik Nawaz     

Marketing Lead

Sialkot, Pakistan

Education: Certificate in Marketing Management-Imperial College London

Malik is a marketing professional, a young entrepreneur who has local and international experience and has successfully managed various B2B and B2C brands. Have a proven record of delivering upon marketing and sales agendas across multi-cultural teams. Key part of the career has been providing focus in east regions especially Asia Pacific. Has a proven general management skill by leading two major cross business transformation projects in Gulf. Has a combination of business and commercial skills along with change management and people skills to deliver business success through a collaborative style. Specialties: A team player and leader with high level of energy, vision, professional commitment, integrity and creativity. Broad knowledge and experience base in Sales Management, Marketing and Customer Services Management. Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to deal with contacts from a wide variety of backgrounds, managing, developing and motivating them to achieve goals and objectives.

Malik is currently working as a young entrepreneur in United Arab Emirate previously he worked for private companies in Pakistan

Mohsin Khan

Industry & Institutional liaison Lead

Islamabad, Pakistan

Education: Bachelors of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering – Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus – METU NCC (

A petroleum engineer and works in same capacity in Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd. Pakistan. He worked with few organization during his studies.  He represented many association at METU NCC, he was General Secretary, International Student Association, Representative International Students Council, Representative Petroleum Engineering Department Students, Student Council, Representative External Affairs, Executive Board, Student Council, Vice President Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter, METU NCC 2010-2012.

Sanam Ashraf

Events and Media Relations Lead

Karachi, Pakistan

Education: MBA – Marketing from Bahria University Karachi Campus, B.Com from University of Karachi.

An MBA marketing by education, a career consultant and PR person by profession and a Photographer by passion. Currently working as Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for Intellect Consultants. Also dealing with all corporate relations and event management for their Parent Company SPRAY ENGINEERING DEVICES… Previously have worked in the Public Relations Department of Hum Network. Worked as Photographer with Imtiaz Supermarket and LADIESFUND recently. Get along with new people easily, have expertise in social media communications and interactions. Good hosting and Public speaking skills because of being an extrovert. She has worked as Pakistan Youth Forum Chapter Head and did coordination and internal communication with volunteers, event management and execution. She also taught Economics, Banking, Commercial Geography and English to Intermediate Students in 2007 to 2009.For 2 years.

She did courses as Train the Young Trainer and 60 hour Training Program for Leadership skills, self-grooming and public speaking. She was honored with merit scholarship by Bahria University on securing 3.9 GPA in 1st semester of MBA in June 2011.

Here are few projects, she has worked;

  • Organized “World Disability Day 2012” at Markaz e Umeed School for Special Children on December 3rd 2012 with Jauhar Foundation.
  • Volunteer Coordinator for “Aisa Bhi Hai Pakistan” 2nd annual photography competition held at Frere Hall on 16th, 17th 18th November by Unique Pakistan.
  • Completed 30 hours volunteer Program in Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplant – SIUT in May 2012.
  • Facilitated two Voluntary Blood donation drives In SIUT in February 2012 and April 2012.
  • Organized world’s children day on November 12th 2011 in Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplant – SIUT.
  • Supervised in the Flood Relief Campaign of Pakistan Youth Forum from September 2011 to December 2011.
  • Prepared a Brief report on the management and commencement of Pakistan State Oil Ltd.
  • Analyzed the Environmental Management System (EMS) of Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Ltd.
  • Prepared a Marketing report on “Direct and Online marketing” featuring Wi-tribe and TCS Sentiments Express.
  • Organized a seminar on “Marketing for social cause in “Marketing Management” Course.

She is good in Computer and social networking (Facebook and Twitter)

Sameer Ali

Web Developer | Continuing Professional Education Lead

Karachi, Pakistan

Education: BS. Information Technology from the University of QUEST, Nawabshah , Microsoft Certified Professional

Sameer Ali was born in Nawabshah, Pakistan, in 1988. He received the B.S. degree in information technology from the University of QUEST, Nawabshah, in 2012, and then he did an internship program exposure as Trainee Software Developer, from Hidaya Institute of Science & Technology, Jamshoro, in 2013.

In 2014, he took Microsoft Exam and became Microsoft Certified Professional in Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions, and Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center. Apart this Mr. Sameer Ali is a researcher and writer as well who written many articles for online publications and national newspapers.

He was a member of Youth Parliament Pakistan of 6th Batch 2014 – 2015. Mr. Sameer Ali is currently working as System Engineer in SZABIST Karachi and as Lecturer of Visual Programming (VB.Net) in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Karachi. Prior to this he was an IT Manager in HOPE Pakistan a leading international NGO in Karachi working on health and education projects. His previous professional experience includes IT Coordinator at Insan Dost Welfare Association an NGO that is working on health. Mr. Sameer also worked as Exam Invigilator for Pakistan’s renowned institutions i-e National Testing Service and Agha Khan University, Karachi.

Mr. Sameer Ali was awarded by Dr. Syeda Shahida Rehmani (Member of National Assembly Pakistan) for the best media talent award. He has different memberships with Youth Parliament of Pakistan, Lahore (SN-NS-0015982) and Associate Member of National Youth Parliament of Pakistan, Islamabad, Membership with National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan, Associate Member of Nawabshah Press Club, Nawabshah and Teaching Membership with iEARN Pakistan.

Mr. Sameer Ali is multi-skilled IT Professional with extensive analytical and software experience of investigating and diagnosing network problems and also knowledge of IT operating systems, especially Windows environment. Multi-talented with good all-round technical skills and the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with other support and development teams. Very capable with a proven ability to ensure the smooth running of ICT systems and to provide IT services that will improve the efficiency and performance of an organization.

He has also exposure to Research & Development for professional education.

Maryum Nauman

Admission Coordinator |Content Writer | Mentoring programs Coordinator

Lahore, Pakistan

Education: MBA (HR) – Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore

Maryum, a freelance content writer HR professional by education, during Studies she has worked with Packages Limited” as an intern in HR.  She worked as Business Consultant Interior Intellect – an emerging Interior Designing firm. She writes for past 13 years this rich experience reflects in whatever she writes.

She is also doing Masters of Public Administration from Institute of Administrative Sciences, Punjab University

  

Tamkeen Zarah

Admission Coordinator | Web Developer | Mentoring programs Coordinator | Queries Moderator | External Communication Coordinator

Islamabad, Pakistan

Education: BS Software Engineer from Riphah International University

Tamkeen , a graduate in IT filed, her expertise includes Data Analysis, Web Development, Software Development, Microsoft SQL Server, Linux, Oracle, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, MySQL, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, Microsoft Excel, and XML.

 

Rabia Ahmad    

Social Media Coordinator

Lahore, Pakistan

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Punjab

Rabia Ahmad, a Doctor of Pharmacy, is well versed in fields of study such as Clinical Research, Social Work, Health Advocacy and Advisement with the unique combination of education and real-world experience while contributing to the learning experience of others

Her continuous efforts in the fields of psychology and counseling for students are impressive, providing career advisement and professional placement. Have the knowledge and interpersonal skills to analyze and implement complex projects involving systems and people.

While continuing education in the field of medicine, Rabia Ahmad acquired specialties in Organic Farming, Rural Waste Management, Climate Change, Human Resources, Environmental Protection, and Development and is a lifetime member of The Human Resources Society, The Society for Empowerment and Environmental Protection, Member Career Counseling and The National Academy of Young Scientists. It has been noticed with great satisfaction that she aptly and quickly grasped the intricacies of higher education and the art of building community relationships.

Rabia Ahmad has a diverse educational background focused on writing, reporting, training, advocacy, technology, medicine, and environment and is multilingual, above average in English, extremely proficient in Urdu with Basic Punjabi. Ms. Rabia Ahmad excellence in the fields of medicine, social awareness, psychology, critical thinking, communications and technology provide her with extensive skills to fit all organizations and business.

Sarwan Kumar  

Internal Communication Coordinator

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Education: Master in Electronics Engineering System from Mehran University of Engineering &Technology

Sarwan a Telecommunication Engineer, currently working as Field Engineer (Etisalat AUH Modernization Project Abu Dhabi) at Myson Telecom Systems. He also worked as Call Engineer in MES Telecom, under Mobillink Project

He has experience in Operation and Maintenance and swap project, BTS Swap, Optimization, DAS design Customer complaints resolution, Rollout, Management & in Developing Strategies to achieve global KPIs.Beside his expertise filed, he is very good in Relationships and networks and can communicate with variety of people.

Uzma Shah        

General Administration Executive

Lahore, Pakistan

Education: B.A (Economics, Statistics) – University of Punjab

Uzma is passionate social worker, still pursuing her education in Economics from Virtual University, and has 3 years of experience in teaching and students coordination activities. She has good skills in schooling, office work, computer operating, social media and student guidance.

Basal Sattar       

Events and Media Relations Coordinator | Institutes’ Coordinator

Islamabad, Pakistan

Education: Bachelor in Business Administration BBA (2012-present) from FAST National University, Islamabad.

Basal is a young and talented individual and doing studies in Business management. He has worked at Sarina Thermoplastics HR department and has 1.5year Freelancing experience.  He also worked with Seeds of Peace organization. In his achievements, he secured best presenter award at LUMS Olympiad in Marketing plan competition, won best academic performance in overall semester certificate 2014, runner up in achieving the best responsible candidate of the year at FAST Islamabad, appointed as Vice Head of Computer skills society of design and video production and winning team member of competition Accounting Guru at FAST Islamabad.

He has good IT Skills as working on different software packages, hardware, new creative design techniques, Videography and video production and preparing reports and presentations.

Basal is a member of Entrepreneur development Institute EDI and Retract Club. He is very keen in learning computer skills, reading technical books, English literature and novels.

Ghufran Ali Muzaffar

Internships Coordinator | Continuing Professional Education coordinator

Islamabad, Pakistan

Education: Bachelors in Electronic Engineering from

Ghufran is a fresh graduate in Electronics engineering and having good research capabilities. His expertise are in Project Management, MS Office, RF planning, GSM working and Its architecture, 3G & 4G LTE systems, Bio-medical Equipment’s.

He worked as Internee with Silk Bank in ist IT Department and worked as Filed Service Engineer in PMA

Mahwish Liaqat               

Events and Media Relations Coordinator | Institutes’ Coordinator

Lahore, Pakistan

Education: BS (Hons) Psychology

Mahwish is recently graduated Psychology and having 4 year teaching experience. She has organized and provided training at CAM (Complimentary Alternative Medicine) Seminar, Health Seminar 2014 by GWO and Lanterns of Hope Event (About Aids Awareness). She has done internships at DATH (Drug Advisory Training Hub), The PANAH, Fountain house, Blessing welfare society and Life Works. She did volunteer work in Edhi and team leader in Punjab Youth Festival

Her research projects includes

  • Thesis on personal and inter personal reasons in the first experience of drugs and its continued use among college and university students.
  • Research on social effects of dengue
  • Research on the effect of feedback on the performance of students
  • Research on beliefs about some common superstitions
  • Research on the gender differences in communication style
  • Training Workshop of Professional Staff on “DRUG TREATMENT and REHABILITATION”
  • Training Workshop of Professional Staff on “DRUG TREATMENT and REHABILITATION” By UNODC under MINISTRY OF NARCOTIC CONTROL (28-30 November).

She is very good in using MS Office (Word, Power Point and Excel) and SPSS

Muhammad Naseem Shahid     

Marketing Coordinator

Lahore, Pakistan

Education: BBA from

Naseem Shahid is a business marketing student and has participated in marketing activities of the university.

Muhammad Rashid Iqbal            

Admission Coordinator | Finance Coordinator

Wah Cantt

Education: MS (FINANCE) FROM ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY PAKISTAN.

Rashid is a student of MS Finance and finished his Thesis “FACTORS AFFECTING DIVIDEND POLICY OF COMMERCIAL BANKS IN PAKISTAN”. He is working as “TRAFFIC WARDEN “at City Traffic Police Rawalpindi for past 8 years where he worked in IT lab of the same department for 5 years.

He very good in communication and has a good knowledge about the university structures, policies and procedures before and after admission. He has god exposure to Finance filed.

Zainab Amjad

Queries Translator

Haripur , Pakistan

Education: BS Environmental Sciences from

Zainab has done BS in Environment sciences. She is very good in translation from English to Urdu.

Abdullah Majid

Queries Moderator| Graphic Designer

Lahore, Pakistan

Education: Higher Secondary School Certificate SSC Govt- Islamia College, Civil Lines Lahore, Computer Certificates

Abdullah is an energetic person with Intermediate level education and certificates in computer as Auto Cad, graphic designing and MS Office. He has good command on communication and a good listener. Having good ability to grasp ideas and can work under pressure. He has good Writing skills and writes occasionally blogs.

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