Annual Forum 2014

december, 2014

2014tue16dec10:00 amtue5:30 pmFeaturedAnnual Forum 2014Celebrating Entrepreneurs of Islamabad10:00 am - 5:30 pm 1969, Time Goes On, Garden Avenue Road، Near Shakarparian, Opposite Lok Virsa, Islamabad, Pakistan

Event Details

Celebrating Entrepreneurs of Islamabad
– Keynote addresses by seasoned entrepreneurs and executives on topics relevant to entrepreneurs.

– Panel discussions including one on “Women in Entrepreneurship”.

– Budding Islamabad entrepreneurs will share their stories and experiences

Speakers for this event

  • Ambreen Malik

    Ambreen Malik

    Chief Innovation & Financial Inclusion Officer at U Microfinance Bank Limited

    Ambreen Malik runs Blue Saint, a social enterprise aiming to preserve, reimagine & modernize Pakistan's unique handmade crafts & bring them to contemporary homes. An ex-banker and expat Pakistani who writes a famous food blog as well, Ambreen will share the story of Blue Saint.

    Chief Innovation & Financial Inclusion Officer at U Microfinance Bank Limited

  • Ammar Mumtaz

    Ammar Mumtaz

    OWNER at BURNING BROWNIE

    Calling himself a chocoholic, Ammar's quest to make the perfect batch of brownies resulted in him transforming a small rack at local gas stations to the Islamabad famous "Burning Brownies" bakery.

    OWNER at BURNING BROWNIE

  • Asad Umar

    Asad Umar

    Senior Leader and Policy Head at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

    Asad Umar is a Pakistani lawmaker and former CEO of Engro Corporation, which he turned into a world-renowned business group, he will share his experiences at Engro and also why Islamabad is a great place for entrepreneurs to be in!

    Senior Leader and Policy Head at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

  • Ayesha Hamid

    Ayesha Hamid

    Chairperson/CEO at George Washington American School of International Academics

    With a focus to promote education and entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Ayesha is CEO of a major school brand in Pakistan and has been one of the best success stories of women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. She has been an inspiration for many social initiatives and also a founding and board member for OPEN Lahore. Ayesha will be part of one our panel discussions on “Women in Entrepreneurship”.

    Chairperson/CEO at George Washington American School of International Academics

  • Bilal Awan

    Bilal Awan

    Entrepreneur

    An Engineer by qualification, Bilal is unique and an exemplary entrepreneur, building startups that range from waste management to restaurants.

    Entrepreneur

  • Dr Yasmeen Mehmooda

    Dr Yasmeen Mehmooda

    Consultant at Medicsi

    "Dr Yasmeen is one of the best and most experienced and respected gynecologists in Pakistan, having served as Head of Department in Shifa Hospital and currently managing the famous Medicsi hospital. She is also a Director on the board of Air Blue airlines. "

    Consultant at Medicsi

  • Dr. Affan Syed

    Dr. Affan Syed

    Director Engineering at AN10

    With a doctorate from University of Southern California in Computer Science, Affan is a professor and a researcher par excellence. He has won many accolades for his research brilliance and achieved many “first-times” for Pakistan. Affan will share his story and why a researcher is really an entrepreneur at heart.

    Director Engineering at AN10

  • Dr. Faisal Khan

    Dr. Faisal Khan

    Cofounder and CEO Peshawar 2.0

    With a PhD from Oxford in Biology, Faisal is a true entrepreneur at heart. He has delved into many entrepreneurial ventures over the last decade and is the co-founder of Peshawar 2.0, a social enterprise striving to build a startup community in Peshawar.

    Cofounder and CEO Peshawar 2.0

  • Ehtisham Rao

    Ehtisham Rao

    Founder at Servup. Design Thinker, Telecom Veteran

    Ehtisham is Director B2B Marketing at Mobilink and organizational transformation is his passion. He'll talk about Mobilink's initiatives of revamping it's B2B portfolio

    Founder at Servup. Design Thinker, Telecom Veteran

  • Fahad Tiwana

    Fahad Tiwana

    Blogger, Engineer, Web Marketer Creator of RealityPod

    Fahad started his entrepreneurial journey at the young age of 18 and so far have created 5 companies with one of them acquired by Austrlian gadget retailer and another by American large media group. Now he is using all that experience in his latest venture Tech Valley which publishes the world’s largest engineering e-magazine called Wonderful Engineering.

    Blogger, Engineer, Web Marketer Creator of RealityPod

  • Junaid Kalim

    Junaid Kalim

    Founder & CEO at Kalim Group

    Junaid is Founder and CEO of kalim Group. He is voluntarily working as a Charter Member of OPEN Islamabad and TiE.

    Founder & CEO at Kalim Group

  • Kimberlee LeBlanc

    Kimberlee LeBlanc

    Leadership Training program Coordinator USAID

    Kimberlee has been part of many Education projects of USAID in Africa and Asia.

    Leadership Training program Coordinator USAID

  • Maliha Elahi

    Maliha Elahi

    Delivery Assurance Teradata pakistan Pvt Ltd.

    Maliha has a rich career as a consultant, trainer and executive, having served as a head of Marketing and PR for Teradata Pakistan. Maliha has been an active mentor and has served as President of Islamabad Toastmasters Club.

    Delivery Assurance Teradata pakistan Pvt Ltd.

  • Mrs. Firoza Zaidi

    Mrs. Firoza Zaidi

    Founder of EMS - Elementary Montessori System

    An entrepreneur for 25 years and an educationist at heart, she is the founder of EMS - Elementary Montessori System, one of the most respected educational institutions of Islamabad.

    Founder of EMS - Elementary Montessori System

  • Muniba Mazari

    Muniba Mazari

    Social Activist

    Muniba is an artist and a writer. More importantly, she is a symbol of resilience and turning her adversity into an opportunity. Met with a life threatening accident that left her paralyzed, Muniba used her exceptional artistic skills to pursue her goals and become an inspiration for so many. She will be narrating the story of Dhere Bolo which is a storytelling project that believes in the extraordinary power of our ordinary Pakistani stories.

    Social Activist

  • Pernian Faheem

    Pernian Faheem

    Retail Lead in NTT DATA Digital

    Originally from Islamabad, Pernian is now based out of Boston. She is the Retail Lead in NTT DATA Digital and also runs her own e-commerce company that provides custom tailor made professional suiting for working women.

    Retail Lead in NTT DATA Digital

  • Sadaf Tausif

    Sadaf Tausif

    Motivational Speaker

    Sadaf was a runner up in Spelling Bee 2014 contest and a writer of stories. One of her books recently got published in the US.

    Motivational Speaker

  • Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi

    Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi

    Data Scientist | Content Engineer | Digital Media SME | Digital Influencer

    With his inspiring videos that went viral to millions, Muzamil has become a celebrity in Islamabad. Muzamil will share his story of Lolz Studios whose videos with an over-aching aspect of doing good has inspired and reached millions. He is now the face for many popular brands and become an icon for young Islamabad entrepreneurs.

    Data Scientist | Content Engineer | Digital Media SME | Digital Influencer

  • Taimur Rehman

    Taimur Rehman

    Director Programs (Peace Building, Women Entrepreneurship, Democracy)

    Taimur Rehman is an IT entrepreneur, a Web Consultant with UNICEF and also a Student Mentor with Middlesex University, Dubai. Sheer passion, makes him revive the lost art-form of Urdu narrations and he has performed at Literature Festivals in Pakistan, UK and TEDx.

    Director Programs (Peace Building, Women Entrepreneurship, Democracy)

  • Veqarul Islam

    Veqarul Islam

    Director and Chief Executive at Jaffer Business Systems

    Veqar is one of the pioneers of IT industry in Pakistan and very well respected one. He will talk about different ventures that he has been part of with a detailed personal note on how NCR’s TeraData was built in Pakistan.

    Director and Chief Executive at Jaffer Business Systems

  • Zeenat Khan

    Zeenat Khan

    Owner at Pappasallis

    If you have lived in Islamabad at anytime during the last 25 years, you will definitely have a few memories of waiting for a table at Pappasallis with your family. Ayesha is the iron lady behind this sumptuous icon of Islamabad.

    Owner at Pappasallis

  • Zeeshan Shafquat

    Zeeshan Shafquat

    Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Media Strategist, Public Speaker

    Zeeshan is a multi-dimensional and hyper dynamic person known as a Blogger, Restaurateur, Social Media Strategist and Speaker at tech events. He owns Café Rooftop which is a magnet for people who love food in style.

    Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Media Strategist, Public Speaker

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