Amin Hashwani has been pivotal in the development of numerous business and non-business entities in Karachi. He is a prominent voice in different sections of the civil society. He has been the President/Chairman of numerous business and non-business organizations including Pakistan India’s C.E.O’s Business Forum, Young Presidents Organization – Pakistan, Pakistan France Business Alliance and The Network of Organizations Working for People with Disability. He is the recipient of several national and international awards for his work, including an Honorary Doctorate.
Shahid Firoz is a dynamic businessman involved in many enterprises in Karachi. Until recently, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the Council for Economic Revival of Karachi and is presently also a member of the Task Force for Promoting Investment/ Economic Revival in Pakistan.
Saad Amanullah Khan is the former Chief Executive Officer of Gillette Pakistan. Saad has a passion for social development, innovation, entrepreneurship and public interest. He heads many foundations and help numerous NGO’s. He is currently running a management consultancy firm as its CEO.
Sadaf Mahmood is an enterprise development strategist at SEED – Social, Entrepreneurship & Equity Development – a social entrepreneur, writer, journalist, and heritage activist. She is also the Programme Manager for Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Pakistan – an initiative of HRH, The Prince of Wales. She works extensively for enterprise development at various levels and landscapes.
Nida Butt is the founder of Made for Stage Productions in Karachi, Pakistan- pioneers of presenting musicals without pre-recorded music. She also administers the MAD School in Karachi and The Guitar School in Lahore.
Ghazi Salahuddin is an icon of Pakistani journalism. He is a writer, literary figure and Political Science Scholar.
Wajiha Ather Naqvi
Wajiha Ather Naqvi is a Social Development Professional/ Anthropologist from New York University. She is currently working with civil society organizations and is responsible for designing and managing socio-cultural activities for youth and community engagement.
Mazhar Zaidi, is a film producer, documentary filmmaker and journalist. He has been working in the media both in Pakistan and in the UK for over 20 years. He co-founded Matteela Films with Farjad Nabi and Meenu Gaur and produced Zinda Bhaag in 2013.
Imran oversees football development across all Karachi United Football Foundation projects.
Zain Ahmed is currently the Artistic Director of the National Academy of Performing Arts Repertory Theatre (NRT). He is also a faculty member of the Theatre department at NAPA in Karachi. He founded and directs the NAPA International Theatre Festival.
A businessman and entrepreneur, Ziad launched Pakistan’s largest lifestyle retail chain, IDEAS by Gul Ahmed, and founded ArwenTech, a global enterprise solution company.
Rumana Husain is the author of a coffee-table book ‘Karachiwala – a subcontinent within a city’ and ‘Street Smart – professionals on the street’. She has been an innovative school head and teacher-trainer. She has written and illustrated over 60 children’s books for several publishers including the Oxford University Press and the Bookgroup, which she co-founded in 1988. She co-founded NuktaArt – a bi-annual art magazine (2005 – 2014) and was its Senior Editor. She was Head Activism & Outreach at the Children’s Museum for Peace and Human Rights (2001 – 2008), and is an Honorary Director on the Board of the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) and Honorary General Secretary of the Karachi Conference Foundation.
Zaki is the CEO and Founder of ZAHRSSS Productions. He is studying acting and direction at NAPA and has conducted over 300 theatre performances.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Academy Award winning producer and director and founder of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, an organization dedicated to preserving Pakistan’s history.
Farah has over 17 years of experience of teaching, teacher training and curriculum development. She is currently working in the capacity of iEARN Country Co-coordinator for iEARN-Pakistan.
Faraz Khan is a UK-based Pakistani social entrepreneur, investor, author and public speaker. He co-founded SEED and currently serves as its CEO.
Favad Soomro is working as Director, Engro Foundation since Oct 2012. He has previously held assignments in CSR, marketing, sales and distribution functions.
Dr. Humaira Jamil Aziz is a doctor working in Alternative medicine and Wellness. She is the President of the NGO SAHEE, involved with teacher training and prisoner rehabilitation through Literacy, and an Ethics and Values program.
Mohsin Tejani is the Founder and Executive Director of the School of Writing, Karachi. He regularly works with The British Council as Consultant and Trainer of English Language Programs.
Ahmed Shah currently serves as the Secretary of Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi. He was the first elected president of the Arts Council. He is a writer, producer and has founded a number of festivals in the city.
Omair is serving as the Director of the Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOWPDP). He has previously worked at SNL Financial on their global expansion initiatives.
Rizwan Jaffar is a renowned TV anchor at Aaj News. He is also the founder and chairperson of the Youth Parliament, Head of the CPLC Youth Helpline and National Commissioner Youth Affairs- Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.
Saima Zaidi is a communication designer who has been teaching history and concepts of design as well as typography and visual communication at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi.
Mr. Jameel Yusuf S. St., was the Founder Chief of Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), a statutory institution assisting Victims of Crime, irrespective of their caste, creed, status or wealth. He is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Award of “Sitara-e-Shujaat”, for his Honorary Services and acts of bravery. Besides many other awards, he was also nominated for the first United Nations Vienna Civil Society Award in 1999.
Umair serves as Director and CEO at School of Leadership, President of the SOL Foundation. He founded Torque Corp and is also affiliated with KYSN.