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Advisory Board

Asad Jafer

Asad Said Jafar was appointed as the Chairman and CEO of Philips Pakistan Limited in January 2009 and has continued to serve the company in this leadership role since. Over the course of his professional career of eighteen years at Philips, Asad has been recognized for the strength of his performance in various senior positions across the Philips world in Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. His role as the CEO of Philips Pakistan, ensured that the development of the company as a robust market leading solutions provider. He brought to the forefront, the company’s global mission of creating meaningful innovation for people which served as a driver of success in, both, the Healthcare and Lighting businesses.

Saad Amanullah

Saad Amanullah Khan is currently the Chief Executive Officer Gillette Pakistan. Before joining Gillette, he worked in P&G for 20 years with assignments in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. In P&G his last assignment was Deputy General Manager and Finance Manager P&G Pakistan. He is also active on the social responsibility front and is the founding member of the Agha Khan’s Patient Welfare Committee, President and founder of “Helper of HOPE.”

Shamsuddin Sheikh

Mr. Shamsuddin is a most committed and devoted follower or social concerns, and one standing up for those with the least wherewithal to do so for themselves. He single-mindedly and with great humility made Thar Coal into a Reality which was constantly being missed by all other campaigners for decades. He developed a team of utterly professional staff that stunned all with the developments on the ground in a ground-breaking pioneering project for Pakistan that has all the potential to change the country's destiny. In this process he has constantly fought for the rights and culture preservation of the indigenous of Thar and made it a model for all developers who aspire to follow in Coal development Thar Pakistan; being one of the largest coal reserves in the world.

Ashraf Kapadia

Ashraf Kapadia is a very senior IT Professional with almost 40 years of experience in the IT Industry. He started his career by joining IBM Corporation as an Apprentice Systems Engineer in 1971. During his long career, he has worked in various technical and managerial positions in Pakistan, England, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America, and has been involved in many large and complex projects. Ashraf Kapadia is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Visionet Systems, Inc. and Systems Limited. He is also on the Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA). He has also served as the President & amp; Chairman of the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA), Chairman of the Computer Society of Pakistan (CSP), member of the Management Committee of the Karachi Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), and member of the Board of Trustees of the Publican Alumni Trust (PAT).

Azhar Rizvi

Azhar Rizvi is a serial entrepreneur who has established several startups and mentored and coached close to 350+ fast growth and knowledge intensive companies and teams in developing their business plans. Azhar is the Founding Vice Chairman and one of the main leaders of MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan. He has helped in developing the strategy and direction of the chapter over the past 8 years now. The chapter with leading role played by Azhar has been engaged in developing the entrepreneurial eco-system in Pakistan. He is also the first Pakistani to serve as the Member on the Global Advisory Board of MIT Enterprise Forum Global, USA, during 2012-14. He is currently working as the CEO and Director of Cambridge Advisers Network. He is also serving as the Chairman, Standing Committee on Innovation andEntrepreneurship at Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI).

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is a visionary strategist, healthcare entrepreneur & a physician advocate who specializes in developing socially beneficial, sustainable & innovative solutions in Healthcare through information technology with a Patient Centric Focus.His areas of interest, expertise & experience are the eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine, Digital Health Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality, Ethics, Clinical Research and Healthcare Leadership.

Sohaib Saleem

He is an experienced Business and Legal professional with core expertise in Information Technology, International Trade, Shipping, Oil, Polymers and Petrochemicals. Mohammad Sohaib Saleem is also involved in teaching as the permanent faculty at IBA which is a leading Business School of Pakistan. Besides this he also worked as the sole Legal Advisor at KalSoft ltd which is a leading Software House in Pakistan and one of the largest Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the Middle East and Northern Africa region. He used to manage all the legal affairs and contracts for KalSoft Pakistan, KalSoft Dubai, KalSoft Bahrain, KalSoft Saudi Arabia and KalSoft Oman.


Altaf is a qualified and practicing English law barrister, solicitor and Pakistani advocate. Altaf started his career with a US law firm in London, with a particular interest in finance and technology companies, and completed his pupilage (practicing as a barrister before English courts) at Hardwicke Building, Lincoln’s Inn. Altaf subsequently worked as an Associate in the Banking Department of Linklaters in London, one of the largest finance and corporate law firms in the world, where he specialized in private equity and leveraged finance transactions. Altaf then moved as Senior Legal Counsel to the Royal Bank of Scotland and most recently as the Deputy General Counsel of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, in the UAE.

Malik Ahmad Jalal

Ahmad Jalal has more than 15 years of international experience and has a proven record in the field of financial management, operations and investment banking.
He has been associated with The Abraaj Group since 2011. He joined the group as a member of the investment management team and has been involved in execution of several transactions in the Middle East, Pakistan and within the Healthcare sector.
Mr. Jalal is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He received a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MPA/International Development with a concentration in entrepreneurial finance from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a member of The International Institute for Strategic Studies.