Mr. Boolani has an extensive experience of business management including hotel management. Currently he is serving as Chief Executive Officer of chain of Serena Hotels in Pakistan and Central Asia. He served as chair and member in various important committees and boards of AKDN institutions including Aga Khan Economic Planning Board.
Javed Iqbal has over 25 years’ experience of working in the field of development including SME and value chain development, microfinance, MSME lending, strategic planning, and program implementation covering various fields including livelihood, poverty alleviation, enterprise development and business management/entrepreneurship trainings. Since June 2010, he has been working with International Finance Corporation (IFC) on SME and Value Chain Solutions Program across the Middle East North Africa. Before joining IFC, Javed has worked with Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM) and Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) in various capacities.
He received his MSc in Entrepreneurial Studies from University of Stirling Scotland-UK and MBA from Institute of Business Administration Punjab University.
FIRM NAME: ALTERNATIVE MARKETING CONCEPTS
DESIGNATION: MANAGING PARTNER
DURATION: 2006 TO DATE
Business Profile: Alternative Marketing Concepts is a firm that provides a suite of web based services and consultancy to foreign and local clients to help them adapt their business strategy to leverage the emerging technologies in the fields of customer acquisition, customer analytics, customer relationship management and marketing campaigns on multiple platforms
Mr. Iqbal has 16 years of experience in leading organizations in rural development focusing on enterprise development, civil society and access to education and health services. He is the CEO of Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan. Prior to joining AKF, Pakistan, Mr. Iqbal served as the CEO of AKF, Afghanistan. Mr. Iqbal has been with the AKDN since 1997, starting with AKRSP. Mr. Iqbal has a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Peshawar and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Cardiff Business School, University of Wales.
A social development expert by profession, Ajeeba has expertise in strategic planning, program development, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, development communications and policy advocacy, qualitative research, program management and emergency response. She has over 18 years of experience of working with international organizations in diverse sectors including education, social protection and livelihoods, health and nutrition, HIV and AIDS, ageing, disability, environment, and humanitarian response. Also, Ajeeba has experience of working in Malawi, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Kyrgyzstan, and exposure to development contexts of several other countries in Asia and Africa. She Currently, she is working as the country director of HelpAge International, Pakistan.
She has numerous awards and accomplishments to her credit. She is a British Chevening scholar and completed her MA Development Studies from University of East Anglia, UK.
Mr. Sohail Lalani is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).
Mr. Lalani completed his Articleship in 2002 from Khalid Majid Husain Rahman, a member firm of Deloitte, Touche, Tohmatsu International. During his training in Deloitte, he was engaged in audits of various Multinational, National and Government owned organizations.
In 2003, he joined Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited and served till June 2005.
In June 2005, he joined Daudally, Lalani & Co. as Senior Manager and in 2006 he was promoted as partner of the firm.
He is responsible for managing the Audit Division. He is experienced in managing audit engagements of manufacturing, trading, professional service, industrial, corporate, community and non-profit organizations.
He also manages the corporate affairs of our clients which include formation & liquidation of companies, company law procedural matters and other corporate services.
He plays an active role in management consultancy, financial advisory and due diligence assignments of various clients. He also works with high net worth individuals and family offices to analyze their local and international investments and long term tax strategies in line their citizenship and residency plans
Senior External Relations Officer at Asian Development Bank
Currently employed with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Senior External Relations Officer at its Pakistan Resident Mission. I lead, plan, implement and monitor external relations, media and communication strategies.
Before joining ADB in 2007, I worked as Parliamentary Representation Adviser in Pakistan Legislative Strengthening Project (PLSP) funded by USAID and implemented by DAI Inc., The project helped improve representation, lawmaking, oversight, and management capacities of the Parliament of Pakistan and the four provincial assemblies, leading to establishment of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in Islamabad.
Earlier, I remained associated with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where i led communication work of a complex set of programs and policy initiatives at the global, national and regional levels.
I advised and or led team of consultants for number of organizations including The Asia Foundation, ADB, World Bank, PANOS South Asia, ICIMOD, and WWF Pakistan.
I served on the six-member global Board of Directors of the Mountain Forum as an elected representative from the Asia Pacific region for a three-year term from 2004 to 2007.
I also contributed a weekly op-ed for Pakistan’s leading English newspapers on wide range of topical and policy issues, and actively participated in peace building and regional cooperation processes and meeting of minds in Asia, Europe and North America.
Specialties: strategic communication; media; corporate affairs; content management; impact stories; training and capacity development; regional cooperation, public consultations; monitoring and evaluation; impact assessment; conflict resolution; post-conflict communication; communication for infrastructure development; policy, democratic, and legislative reforms; communication for sustainable development; climate change communication; campaigns and strategies; social media; multi-media; knowledge management.
Ms. Nusrat Nasab is currently serving as the CEO of Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Pakistan. She worked with several AKDN organizations in various capacities. She has special expertise in planning, monitoring, evaluation, and disaster risk management. She has written several reports on key issues related to development, gender and DRR .She did her masters in Development Economics from University of East Anglia, UK.
Mr. Austin did his Bachelors in Law (LLB) from University of Manchester, UK and Masters in Law (LLM) from University of Warwick, UK. He has twenty years of professional experience in development sector and he worked in different countries including UK, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Zarif is the Director of Finance of the Aga Khan Foundation based in Geneva. Before joining AKF, Zarif was the Director of Finance at the Aga Khan Development Network’s Social Welfare Department in Aiglemont, France, where his responsibilities encompassed education, healthcare and planning and building institutions. Earlier he was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago, Illinois. Zarif has served as President of the Ismaili Council for Midwest USA, and Member of the Grants and Review Board of the Ismaili Council for the USA. He earned his Bachelor’s in Commerce from University of Karachi, Bachelor’s of Science in Business and MBA from Roosevelt University, and Master’s of Science in Taxation from DePaul University. He is also a licensed CPA.