Mentors

Zouhair Khaliq

A Senior International Executive with broad experience in Board Level Strategy, Business and Operations Management, Relationship Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, People Management, Technology Business Start-ups, Business Restructuring, Turnarounds, Corporate Finance,

Parvez Abbasi

Parvez grew up in the United Kingdom where he studied Telecom engineering at the University of North London. Having a passion for mobile phones at an early age propelled Parvez into a fast paced career spanning over 25 years of corporate, strategic, operational and

Naeem Zamindar

Naeem Zamindar is a results-driven CEO with experience in venture capital, entrepreneurship, finance, operations, general management, in public and private companies. He is inspired to create a happier world and has a great track record of envisioning the future, transformational leadership,

Monis Rahman

Monis Rahman is Chairman and CEO of Naseeb Networks, a leading provider of recruitment, social networking, classifieds and related services in Pakistan. Naseeb Networks, an AllWorld Pakistan Fast Growth 25 company, launched ROZEE.PK in 2006 which is today Pakistan’s most

Basit Malik

Basit Malik is currently the Founder and CEO of FieldForce, an infrastructure analytics startup based out of the United States. He has extensive experience of working with technology and telecom clients in Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.

Hasnain Sheikh

Hasnain Sheikh is Chairman and CEO at Inov8. He is specialized in Telecommunications, Business Analysis, Team Management. He has a track record of delivering sustainable economic and organisational value. he is known to be one of the most innovative tech entrepreneurs emerging from Pakistan.
He has Experienc as Chairman and CEO at Inov8 Limited June 2004 - Present (12 years)

Alman Aslam

Alman Aslam has over 39 years of professional experience in investment banking, corporate finance and advisory services. He is currently a managing partner of Ahmad Alman Aslam and Associates, an enterprise engaged in investment banking. Mr Aslam started his career

Farhan Masood

Farhan Masood is a tech innovator in physical security space. With 39 International Awards and accolades including one from MIT, he is known to be one of the most innovative tech entrepreneurs emerging from Pakistan. As the project director of Dubai e-Government He was

Salman Wassay

Over the last two and a half decades Salman has played a key role in shaping the Pakistan telecom industry from a commercial perspective. Whether it was introducing the concept of mobile telephony back in the early nineties or bringing the mobile communications to the doorsteps of the common man in the early 2000s, Salman was responsible for taking key decisions at senior management positions in the telecom sector of Pakistan.

Imtisal Abbasi

Imtisal Abbasi is the Managing Partner at IAL Saatchi & Saatchi. He speaks Urdu, English, Punjabi and Sindhi and also the language of film, music, sports and advertising. He majored in Film from the University of Souther California and minored in Law. Imtisal started in the world of advertising,

Khalid Aziz

Khalid Aziz is specialized in business transformation, emerging-markets, strategy and business development for the ICT Industry. He has a track record of delivering sustainable economic and organisational value. Khalid holds an MBA degree from Oxford and has extensive General Management experience in multinational and multicultural

Omar Jamil

Omar Jamil is the CEO of Latitude (Pvt.) Ltd, an affiliate of Grayling PR (part of the Huntsworth Group). Omar started his career in the field of finance, including time with Barings UK, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari & Co (Merrill Lynch), and Citibank N.A. Having spent some years in finance,

Rizwan Tufail

Rizwan Tufail is the Founder of Innovonomics – an international development focused strategic advisory firm that works on strategies, policies and skills that will bring about social change and development by leveraging innovation and technology. The impetus for

Sleem Hasan

Sleem Hasan is a Financial Entrepreneur with a truly global background. Born in Fiji of Pakistani parentage, raised in Nigeria, Oxbridge educated, worked with the Japanese at Nikko and now

Mohammad Shoaib Razzaq

Mr. Razzaq is a qualified Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and has a law degree awarded from a leading university in the United Kingdom. Mr. Razzaq has a vast experience in the legal profession for more than ten years and has appeared in various high profile cases.

Umer Aziz

An energetic, enterprising and self‐motivated professional having 10+ years of telecom and ICT experience in various commercial and strategy domains spanning marketing, strategy & business planning, new business development, mergers & acquisitions, new product development and

Tania Aidrus

Tania Aidrus is responsible for business development and partnerships on the Next Billion Users team at Google which is focused on building a set of new services that are aimed at addressing trends and needs of users in emerging markets.

Amina Sadaf

A Phd Scholar in Philosophy of Management, Amina has been working with The Global Training Consulting (GTC) Group a British Organization, since 2008 as the Regional Manager of Asia. She is responsible for marketing of GTC activities at the government and private sector, relationship building between GTC and the donors, management of the local Pakistan office and marketing of GTC brand name. Amina specializes in innovative and conceptual thinking with sound commercial, financial, planning skills.

Qamar Abbas

A successful entrepreneur & businessman with zest for new ventures and exploration of business opportunities. With a proactive & the first mover approach Mr. Qamar possesses diversified experience in executing new projects & businesses. He pioneered in introducing Independent ATM Deployment (IAD) model in Pakistan successfully and established an outsourced ATM deployment company in Pakistan i.e. Webdnaworks Pvt Ltd “WPL”.

Badar Khushnood

Badar Khushnood is the Country Consultant for Pakistan at Twitter. He has contributed greatly towards the technology sector of Pakistan. With approximately two decades of work experience in the Technology sector, Badar has previously worked as the Country Consultant for Google.

Jehan Ara

Jehan Ara is the President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA). She has been spearheading efforts at P@SHA for the past 13 years during which time she was responsible for developing the P@SHA brand and for creating linkages between P@SHA, local and international partners. With over 30 years of experience in Marketing, Communications and interactive new media in Hong Kong, the Far East, the UAE and Pakistan, she has been/is a motivator, an entrepreneur, a social activist and a strong propagator of extending the power and use of Information and Communication Technologies beyond pure traditional business, to empower and enable communities. Her latest initiative is the setting up of a technology incubator in Karachi, a city of 25 million – The Nest i/o - in collaboration of Google for Entrepreneurs and Samsung and support from the US Department of State.

Saad Hamid

A young digital evangelist, Saad works for Invest2Innovate as their Innovation and Community Lead. He has been relentlessly chipping his efforts towards community development as Google Developer Group's manager for Islamabad, an Acumen fellow,

Amina Mujtaba

Amina Mujtaba is a Patsy Pulitzer award-winning documentary filmmaker and visual storyteller. She attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, founded by Joseph Pulitzer, on a merit scholarship and graduated in December 2015, completing her MS in Documentary Filmmaking and Journalism.Amina also produced an eight minutes film titled ’Unjaded’, on the unique story of an eleven year old girl, living with incurable, life-threatening fatal food allergies. The film was screened and got recognition at the short documentary film festival at Columbia University.Amina won a grant from Columbia University to fund her 30 minutes thesis film titled ‘Love, Eventually…’ which got her the Patsy Pulitzer award, selected by a panel of Academy award-winning judges. The film was based on the evolution of arranged marriages amongst South Asian immigrants in the US. The film was later screened at film festivals in the US. Prior to attending Columbia University, Amina attended New York University in 2012, where she earned her post-graduate diploma in Marketing and Strategy, and graduated at the top of her class. She has also done her MBA on a merit scholarship from Lahore School of Economics. Amina worked for seven years in the telecommunications industry at Warid Telecom and briefly at Mobilink, in the fields of brand management, marketing communication, advertising, strategy and product development. Her last role was at Warid Telecom as a Senior Manager and Head of Brands. In her telecom career, she spearheaded the launch of Glow, along with the launch of Warid’s 4G campaign, BlackBerry, Postpaid brand and numerous products and services. Upon her return to Pakistan, her interests lie in developing short and long-form documentaries and photo stories in South Asia, Middle East and Africa, focusing on social issues, invisible communities, gender roles, minorities, as well as wildlife. Currently, she is producing and directing her independent documentary film on social issues related to women empowerment in Pakistan. She is also working on her solo coffee table book, with the Punjab Government, showcasing photo stories from all over Punjab. .

Maria Umar

Maria is the Founder and President of Women’s Digital League, an online platform that provides digital training and work to Pakistani women. Local and International media has featured her as an innovative leader.

Parvez Iftikhar

Parvez is a renowned international ICT consultant who has been the CEO of Universal Service Fund (USF) & earlier served as Country Head of Siemens Telecom in Pakistan. With 35+ years of experience in Telecom,

Musstanser Tinauli

Dr. Musstanser Tinauli is an entrepreneur working on a project to connect labor workers with technology literate people on social media and smart-phones. An exemplary highlight of his current career would be “Trash Track” project that he led at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Raja Shahryar Noon

Shahryar is a Startup mentor who hails from a Management Consulting background and runs an NGO operating in South Punjab.

Faisal Khan

Faisal is an Acumen fellow who heads Strategy and Innovation at CECOS University and is the cofounder of Peshawar 2.0.

Muhammad Uzair

Uzair is the Communications Lead at Peshawar 2.0. With a global experience in the art of inbound marketing and campaigns, he has recently fallen for photography and big data.

Syed Irfan Ajmal

Irfan is a widely read columnist, having publications in international media platforms like SEMrush and Huffington Post. He is an experienced professional running a digital media agency.

Rohan David Emmanuel

Rohan is a social media enthusiast who owns a digital media agency called Digital Media Gang. He has expertise in Social Media Strategy & Consultancy.

Qaiser Abbas

Qaiser is the author of the best-seller ‘Tick Tick Dollar™ and is a success coach, motivational speaker, leadership & team building consultant.

Murtaza Zaidi

Murtaza is the CEO at CyberVision International and the executive director at TiE Islamabad. He is also the director at Quantum Geoservices.

Asim Sattar

Asim has 20 years of diverse telecom experience, spanning across sales, marketing, customer service and new product & market development. He has worked with companies like Motorola, Orascom,

Uzma Ahmed

With close to 10 years of experience in project management, Uzma has worked in a variety of sectors and is currently the program development manager for an NGO in Palestine. Prior to this she was a senior project manager for a successful ICT4D start up in Palestine, leading the design and delivery of digital software projects in the Middle East and Africa in partnership with donors such as USAID, DFID and The World Bank.

Sulman Farrukh

A successful businessman, trainer and entrepreneur,Sulman has more than 6 years of professional experience in ICT and telecom domain. Sulman is regarded as one of the finest person in implementing integrated action plan for business process optimization in domains of marketing, supply chain, technology and data management. Sulman is a regular trainer for project management, data analysis and technical tools.

Sulman successfully manages his venture by the name of Tricells Technologies pvt ltd -one of the leading providers of emergency management system for government entities such as 1122 emergency services.