Sarmad Sultan Khoosat

Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, a pioneering Pakistani director, actor, producer, and screenwriter, boasts a distinguished career spanning over 25 years. Throughout his journey, Sarmad has led some of Pakistan’s most celebrated projects in film, television, and theatre, including ‘Humsafar’, ‘Manto’, ‘Zindagi Tamasha’, and ‘Kamli’.  In the realm of film, Sarmad has played a pivotal role in rejuvenating Pakistani cinema and nurturing

Sameena Nazir

Sameena Nazir is an entomologist, theatre, film and TV actor, playwright, producer, traveller and author of two novels Kallo and Siyaah Heeray.

Salma Ahmed Alam

Salma Ahmed Alam is a teacher by her professional qualification and is presently the CEO of Durbeen, a non-profit organization that is striving to raise the bar of public schools in Pakistan. Salma started her education career at the S.M.B. Fatima Jinnah government school in Karachi, where she volunteered with Zindagi Trust for 4 years. After graduating from Harvard University in

Shahid Mahmud

Dr Shahid Mahmud is the CEO and Chairman of Interactive Group of Companies in Islamabad, Pakistan. His expertise lies in the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence. Dr Mahmud, with over 33 years of experience, founded and leads Interactive Group, contributing significantly to the progress of telecommunications, information technology, and wireless media infrastructure in Pakistan. He earned a PhD

Ghulam Ali Mallah

Dr Ghulam Ali Mallah is a distinguished scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of education. With a post-doctorate in Educational Technology & Academic Leadership from Glasgow University, Scotland, his academic journey has been marked by numerous accomplishments. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and earned his PhD through an HEC Scholarship

Athar Abbas

Ambassador Athar Abbas served in the Pakistan Army from 1976 to 2012 and retired at the rank of Major General. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College, Quetta, and the Armed Forces Staff College, Malaysia. He attended the Armed Forces War Course and the National Defence Course at the National Defence University in Islamabad. He holds Master’s

Ataullah Ata

Ataullah Ata, a Pakistani public servant and writer, has had a distinguished career. He has held various key government positions in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), including Secretary of the Population Welfare Department. He has also served as Commissioner for Relief & Rehabilitation and Commissioner of Poonch Division, among other roles. His educational background includes a Master’s degree in Urdu

Nadeem ul Haque

Dr Nadeem ul Haque is currently the Vice Chancellor of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Quaid-e-Azam University Campus, Islamabad. He also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of Pakistan. Apart from his extensive work in Pakistan, Nadeem ul Haque worked for the International Monetary Fund for 24 years. During his long and illustrious affiliation with the IMF,

Nadeem Hussain

Nadeem Hussain is one of Asia’s leading social impact entrepreneurs, technology investors, and financial inclusion pioneers. He is the founder of Telenor Microfinance Bank (formerly Tameer Microfinance Bank), lauded by the World Bank as one of the most socially impactful banks in its field. Its EasyPaisa offering is the world’s second-largest branchless banking payments solutions. Nadeem’s subsequent venture Planet N

Wayne Press

Wayne has over 25 years of work experience in education and technology with a career that has been varied, including teaching, product development, qualifications and assessment development and delivery, school improvement interventions, and software development. He is passionate about education and technology and while working for Pearson for many years he was fortunate to work across different divisions (including Edexcel,