Mr. Hasan is an architect, planner, activist, social researcher and writer. He is a recipient of Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the country's highest award for its citizens. With more than fifty years of experience in the field of architecture, Mr. Hasan is actively involved in national and International urban planning and development issues.
A Founding Member of TCF’s Board of Directors, Mr. Ateed Riaz currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of TCF (in honorary capacity) from July 2002 till March 2005. Mr. Ateed Riaz has been looking after the operations of the Imrooz Association of Companies which include, First Imrooz Modaraba, Tarseel Private Limited and Atherton Imrooz Company.
Mr Rizvi has been associated with the Information technology industry for almost two decades and served prestigious multinational organizations including NCR, AT&T and Unisys in Pakistan. He is the founding Director of THKS Technology Group (a consortium of three Technology companies with expertise in Software development, BPO, ICT Risk Assurance, Six Sigma, Human Capital Management, and CRM) and serves as the Group COO and Director. As a social practitioner, he is the District Chairman for Technical Education and Vocational Training of Rotary District 3270, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Vice Chairman, MIT Club of Pakistan Enterprise Forum, founding member of DAISY (a worldwide consortium for technology based learning for the blind and vision impaired), Chairperson CSR Committee of Pakistan Software Houses Association, member of the Advisory Council of Rashidabad Memorial and member of the Board of Advisors to the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Sindh, Pakistan.
Dr Abdul Bari Khan is a philanthropist who believes in serving the humanity. As a medical student, he worked as a volunteer for the Patients Welfare Association at DOW medical college and went on to become the focal person for its blood bank. In the aftermath of the 1986 Karachi blast, Dr Khan and PWA in collaboration built an establishment that consisted of a 36 bed casualty ward. After acquiring Cardiac Surgery training, Dr. Khan joined Civil Hospital Karachi as Assistant Professor where no Cardiac Surgery ward existed, collected funds of Rs.3.5 Crore from the platform of “Friends of Cardiac Surgery” for the establishment of Cardiac Surgery Department.
Additionally, Dr Khan founded the “Rufaydah Foundation”, which provides free medical services to the underprivileged. He also established the Cardiac Surgery Department in Civil Hospital where cardiac surgeries are performed free of cost.
He is a Consultant Pediatric Oncologist, Child Care Specialist and Head of Children Cancer Hospital. Children Cancer hospital was established in the year of 2000 with a meager amount of only 2000 rupees. Now, by the grace of Allah Almighty in the last 15 years it has turned out to be a comprehensive cancer center in which quality cancer treatment is provided to the children free of cost. In 2014 Children Cancer Hospital was merged with Indus Hospital. The next destination is to build a comprehensive cancer unit at Indus Hospital.
He is a visionary strategist, entrepreneur & a physician leader who specializes in developing sustainable, scalable and innovative solutions in Healthcare through information technology. His areas of interest, expertise & experience are eHealth, mHealth, Healthcare Quality, Medical Ethics, Healthcare eMarketing, CME, CPD & Leadership Development. He currently serves as the President of Healthcare Paradigm , President of eHealth Association of Pakistan (eHAP) & General Secretary of Health Research Advisory Board (HealthRAB).
Dr Billoo is a well known Pakistani pediatric endocrinologist at the Aga Khan University (AKUH) where he serves as the Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. He was awarded with Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the most prestigious civilian award of the country, by the then-President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf in March 2007. He founded HANDS. a Nonprofit organization working on different areas to create to create a memorable social impact.
He is an Urdu lexicographer, linguist, humorist and columnist. Born in Karachi on August 26, 1958, Parekh was educated in Karachi. Having obtained an MA and PhD in Urdu from the University of Karachi, he worked for the Urdu Dictionary Board, Karachi, as Chief Editor from 2003 to 2007. Currently he teaches Urdu at the University of Karachi and writes a weekly literary column in Dawn. In addition to research articles, humorous essays and critical writings, he has to his credit over 20 books. Some of his books are: Urdu Lughat (vol. 19, 20, 21), Awwaleen Urdu Slang Lughat, Urdu Lughat Navisi, the Oxford Urdu-English Dictionary, Asri Adab Aur Samaji Rujhanat and Iqbal by Atiya Begum.
He obtained his Master of Arts in Philosophy (1995) and his Ph.D. in Political Philosophy (2004) from the University of Karachi. Dr. Suri’s doctorate dissertation focused on “Philosophical Analysis of Rawls Theory of Justice.” He has published several research articles which include “The Future of Communal Identities: Inherent Contradiction between Human Rights Framework and Collective Identities,” and “Ethics, Values and Society: Social Transformation” published by Oxford University Press in 2006. He is also the author of many articles in popular press publications such as Theera and Sahil. Currently Dr. Suri is Incharge, Department of Philosophy at the Karachi University and also teaches Philosophy of Art in the Visual Studies Department. As a member of the Board of Studies of Philosophy he helped to revise the syllabus of the Department of Philosophy, recently approved by the Board of Faculty, Karachi University. Dr. Suri is also member of the Editorial Board of Theera and in charge of its philosophy section (Sophistaya).He has been teaching courses in Various Leading Universities & Institutes for the last couple of Years. His areas of interests are political theory and post-modernity and he specializes in Liberal Political Theory and its corresponding institutions.
He is an architect and planner by profession. He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Dawood College/NED University, Karachi and a Masters degree in city planning from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He also obtained postgraduate training in Urban and Regional Planning from the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan and Centre for Urban Development Studies, Harvard University, and Cambridge, USA. Dr. Noman obtained his Ph.D. from Loughborough University, UK. He is also a graduate of the 88th National Management Course offered by National School of Public Policy, Lahore, Pakistan.
Dr. Noman has taught in leading architecture and planning institutions in Karachi and has also supervised post graduate research in the same disciplines.
He worked as a Faculty Member and Coordinator, Urban Design Graduate Programme at the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi from 1989 to 2000. Thereafter he founded an Architecture and Planning Department at the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi in 2000. He is currently working as its Professor and Chairman. He has undertaken several self-motivated research studies on developmental issues including infrastructural planning and management and has been a consultant to many NGOs, CBOs and government organizations in Pakistan and abroad.
His recent book titled 'Water Supply in Karachi: Issues and Prospects' has been published by Oxford University Press in July 2008. He has contributed over 600 articles in DAWN and THE NEWS since 1988.
He did his Bachelors in Civil Engineering and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. His portfolio includes urban sustainability planning, smart cities, public policy, climate adaptation, urban resilience, institutional strengthening and change management. He has extended consulting services to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), WWF Pakistan and several prominent Pakistani consulting firms. Anwar is a Member, Provincial National Climate Change Policy Implementation Committee, Government of Sindh. Anwar is also a Member, IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the Standing Committee on Environment – Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). He presently serves as a Visiting Faculty at the Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture, Karachi, where he teaches Bachelors Course in Architecture on Urban Theories and Urban Open Space Design. He is also a Visiting Faculty, at the Department of Architecture & Planning, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi - teaching Human Development in the Bachelors Course on Development Studies. Anwar is the Lead Author of the Sanitation Strategy, Government of Sindh and the Author of Pakistan’s National Strategy and Action Plan for the Mangroves of the Future Regional Program. He has a number of publications to his credit and contributes a weekly column – Elasti-cities focused on urban planning, environment, and development issues of Karachi City in the Express Tribune Newspaper
He is a blessed calligrapher who started learning Calligraphy from his paternal uncle Mr. Mohammad Harun at a young age. As his interest grew in this field he started formal training under the patronage of Ustaaz Abdul Rauf Dahlavi in 1998 and later from Ustaaz Ahmed Madani, who was instrumental in polishing his skills in Thuluth Script.
Both the teachers provided him with the necessary supervision and critique in not only the learning of different scripts but also in the fields of art’s history and in critically reviewing the works of past masters of this art. Meanwhile he developed associated skills like ink making, Tezhib and Zakhrafa, preservation and restoration etc on self-help and self-taught basis.
Upon his teachers’ instruction and advice, he took the responsibility of introducing and teaching this exquisite art to the common people of Pakistan specially youngsters. Now, he is teaching Islamic Calligraphy (Naskh and Thuluth scripts) in the visual arts department of Karachi University. His other interests and expertise include painting (oil, acrylic and water colors).
A historian, educationist and a playwright, Mr Shafique is currently working as a research consultant for Iqbal Academy Pakistan (Federal Ministry of Culture) on projects related to the life and works of Dr Sir Muhammad Iqbal, including a five-volume comprehensive biography. He has also contributed over 200 articles to the national press on history, feminism, literature, cinema and other related issues. As an educationist, he has worked as a visiting lecturer, teacher-trainer and a consultant for curriculum development with various institutions including Teachers' Resource Centre, Beaconhouse Schools System, Agha Khan Education Service Pakistan and Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences. He shares his understanding of Iqbal, Rumi, Shakespeare & Bhittai in the light of their real message, which he feels has been obscured under the fog of intelligentsia and academics. He discusses the thoughts behind the works of the three renowned poets, taking a coherent and holistic view that is rarely used and which serves as a refreshing take on the subject matter of poetry.
He is the CEO of Aman Foundation. He 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.Prior to joining The Abraaj Group, Mr Jalal was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs where he was primarily involved in strategic level financial matters for the Investment Banking Division and the Principal Investments Area. He started his career with Deloitte in London within Assurance and Business Advisory and was later moved to the Private Equity Due Diligence team.Mr. Jalal is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and 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.
He teaches at the Textile Institute of Pakistan as well as Karachi University. He has been involved with the performing arts and started a theatre group called ‘Behroop’ and has been an active member of VASL artist collective. Along with several national and international groups shows Munawar has had four solo shows. He has participated in ‘Burragorang International Artists’ Workshop’, Australia (2003), ‘VASL Workshop’, Pakistan (2004), ‘Braziers Artist Workshop’, UK, and the ‘Silbury Residency’, UK (2005). My work addresses the issues one faces while living in a big city: Diaspora, identity, individuality, social hierarchy, social stigma and social pressure. These are facets of urban life that affect the masses and make them question the identity of individuals. The mixture of fervor, uncertainty and repetition in my work brings not only a visual aesthetic but also creates a tension between the tangible and the sublime.
Mr Tunio has a vast experience of 35 years, serving with government, private sector and non-governmental organizations in Pakistan and abroad. He has served on top positions in main stream government departments & private sector organizations. He has led development and execution of long term strategy for these organizations with a view to adapt futuristic ideas. He believes that organizations which invest wisely in people, provide a stable platform for future growth to these citizens. The outcome, therefore, is an educated and satisfied workforce that contributes positively in national development, increased productivity and economic performance. Akhuwat and Kiran Foundation are working examples of this philosophy.
Mr. Zamindar is the Pakistan Country Director of Acumen Funds. Being a certified CPA from United States and an MBA from INSEAD, his twenty five year career combines experience in venture capital with multiple high-level operational and leadership roles and association with companies such as Intel Capital in the Silicon Valley. He is known to be a part of one of the most dynamic teams that helped grow Mobilink from a small customer base to the largest telecom company in the country. He is also known to be the main driver who turned around Wateen Telecom’s hefty loss situation into positive cash flows within a span of mere three years. Naeem is actively involved with a number of organizations focused on developing entrepreneurship, leadership and spirituality. He is the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs’ Lahore chapter and is a part of the Advisory Board of The Center for Entrepreneurial Development, the Advisory Board of Business Incubator Nest I/O, and the National Advisory Board of the leadership development organization AIESEC. He is also Chairman of the Art of Living Foundation in Pakistan and Council Member of the Punjab Vocational Training Council.
He is chairperson of EAST (Educational, Assessment, Systems and Training). EAST provides educational services to over 800 schools in Pakistan. Over the years he has authored more than one hundred materials including: stories, essays, poems, dramas, and autobiographies for pre and primary school children. Under his leadership, the research department at EAST has developed more than 76 school books that are used by over 300,000 Pakistani students every day.His main contribution at primary level is the introduction of eleven writing crafts, activities around 34 Life skills (The Four H Model), and introduction to a learning program around Islam.
He has made available online over 34 video recordings covering most of the teachers training from kindergarten to grade five. This He also led the developed of DELP (daily e-learning plan), which is used by elementary school going children in Pakistan. Recently his team was able to introduce MOOCS to grade eight students, creating the first batch of 13-year old students in Pakistan who successfully went through a University of Maryland certificate course. Before initiating EAST he worked as an educational consultant for the World Bank, the British Council, and the government of Pakistan.
Mr. DeSouza is a council member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), and is the former chairman of Shehri - Citizens for a Better Environment (CBE), an advocacy group working for the improvement of environmental conditions in Karachi. Since 2011, he has been a contributor to The Express Tribune. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan. Mr De Souza also serves as the Technical Coordinator for the restoration and preservation of the Monument to Christ the King.
He is the founder and director of Educational Resource Development Centre (ERDC), which is an institute of teacher training and material development in Pakistan. He has specialized in Educational Psychology. During his extensive experience in the field of education spread over 20 years, he has served the roles of a teacher, trainer, counsellor, author and editor. He has over forty children’s books and teachers’ courses to his credit either as author or editor. His books are taught in the schools of Pakistan, India, UAE and UK. He has conducted hundreds of training workshops for teachers, trainers, school heads, parents and students all over the country in association with several public and private institutions. He has spoken to educational forums in Pakistan, Europe and Middle East and worked for a number of leading national and international organizations. He has been invited by leading TV channels to talk on education and parenting. He has also received the Award for Professional Excellence from Government of Pakistan.
Ms. Khurram is the founder of Sustainable Initiatives, a non for profit organization, working on issues of urban sustainability with a focus on urban-rural interface and youth engagement. With work experience of more than ten years in renowned organizations like Actionaid, WWF-Pakistan, Nielsen (Pvt.) Limited and Entrepreneurship and Community Development Institute (ECDI), she has developed expertise in social research and surveys and her special interest now lie in community development for improved health, education, municipal and environmental services, training, and poverty alleviation issues. She has also undertaken special assignments and consultancies and was part of the USAID 2009 inception mission on Empowering Entrepreneurs of Pakistan, in which, she assisted in sub-sector analysis of water purification and solar technologies in Pakistan. As a development practitioner, she aspires to design, pilot, implement and upscale projects with tangible and widespread positive social and economic impact.
Ms. Naqvi is a senior consultant & facilitator at Navitus. Her focus areas include personal development & visionary leadership. She excels in the field of emotional intelligence & brings to Pakistan a fresh & challenging business paradigm that builds endurance in organizations. Shireen has conducted a variety of management development programs mainly covering training of trainers, interpersonal communication, team building, customer service, presentation skills, conflict management/resolution, project planning & design for organizations. She is regularly invited by a number of local & multinational corporations, NGOs & educational institutions across Pakistan for challenging assignments, where her exposure to multi-cultural audiences and their nuances, has led to a deep understanding of the human psyche and how to best communicate with them. Shireen’s success in facilitating competency-building programs lies in her intense belief in infinite human potential & her phenomenal ability to adapt & relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds at an intellectual & emotional level. She provides consultancy on training needs assessment & carries out follow-up impact evaluation studies to assess training effectiveness. Shireen is the Founding Director, School of Leadership (SoL), which is well known for its flagship program for youth, organized annually, since 2002, popularly known as, “Young Leaders Conference (YLC).”
Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TCF. He has been part of the TCF family since January 2009. He has been an ardent supporter of education for the last two decades. Prior to joining TCF, he was working as Sales Director for Castrol in Pakistan and served in senior positions on behalf of British Petroleum, Exxon Mobile and Shell. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from N.E.D University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.
He is a doctoral student in Educational Policy Studies, UW–Madison, working toward a dissertation on models of Islamic education in America. His research interests cut across the educational applications of multimodal and systemic-functional analysis, postcolonial studies, and the impact of Muslim organizations. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Award and the Higher Education Commission Pakistan scholarship. Tayyab holds Masters degrees in English as well as Applied Linguistics from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, and in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also Assistant Professor at Karachi University in the department of English.
Mr. Mooraj has over 30 years of experience in horticulture, floriculture, landscape designing, home based food production and water management, especially of smaller farms at the grassroot level. He has introduced different varieties of high revenue crops interfaced with using water judiciously in different areas of Sindh, particularly, in the Indus Delta and the Indus Basin region. His special field of interest is the development of food and protection of environment, especially water. He is an active member of Pakistan Water Partnership and Indus Delta Area Water Partnership.