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Mr. Daniyal M. Noorani

Quaid Say Baatein was designed to instill positive civics and develop critical thinking in children and has been used by schools throughout the country as a teaching tool.

Most recently he has launched a children’s publishing house by the name of HalaGula that is creating Pakistan’s first interactive Urdu Board books to help improve Urdu language skills.

Daniyal is a graduate from INSEAD and an ACUMEN Fellow. His past experiences before his entrepreneurial pursuits are in the Biotech and Insurance industry in the USA.

In his free time Daniyal enjoys spending time in the park with his daughter, Netflixing, and innovating new recipes for his restaurant Awesamosas.

Mr. Sameer Noorani

Ms. Tushna Kandawalla

Community service has always been a passion – she currently serves as a Board Member of Injaz Pakistan, Trustee of The Captain Foundation, Vice President of iCare America Fund and Trustee of the Kandawalla Trust. Previously she has served as Chairperson Friends of LRBT (New York), Chairperson Pakistan Human Development Fund Committee (New York), Area Chair (Pakistan) for Brown University Alumni Schools Committee and Member of the Advisory Board of T2F (Peace Niche).

Tushna Kandawalla has a B.A. in Economics from Brown University, an M.B.A from Boston University and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A).

Mr. Sikandar M.Khan

He also attended several management courses locally and abroad, including International Advanced Management Program (1983) at International Management Institute, Geneva, Switzerland and Leadership Development Program at Center for Creative Leadership (Colorada Springs), U.S.A. In addition he participated in the Financial Management Course (1989) at Pakistan Staff College, Lahore. The Management Control Course (1990) and the Strategy for Business in developing Countries Program (1993) at LUMS.

Mr. Khan has varied experience in the Automotive & Engineering Industry and has been associated with it since 1972. He joined Naya Daur Motors Ltd., under the control of Pakistan Automobiles Corporation, Ministry of Production and was transferred to Millat Tractors Ltd. in 1977.

He was appointed as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) in October 1985 in the Public sector, and was elected Chairman of the Board in 1991 after privatization. In pursuance of the Privatization Policy of the Government, he undertook the challenge of leading his team for the Employee’s Buy-out of MTL. He successfully arranged the financial package and structured a deal to complete the privatization of the Government’s share holding of MTL and became the Chairman of Millat Group of Companies including the associated companies; Bolan Castings Limited, Millat Equipment Limited and Millat Industrial Products Limited as a subsidiary of Millat Tractors Limited.

Mr. Khan was the Chairman of the Pakistan Chapter and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, U.K. till June 2015. He was the Vice President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) for the period October 1997 to September 1998 and Chairman of Pakistan Business Council during the year 2013-14.

He was the founding Chairman, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and the Chairman of Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) appointed by the Government of Punjab in an honorary capacity (1998-2008); for ten years. He served on the board of Habib Bank Ltd. , Bank of Punjab and also on several boards in the Private and Public sectors from time to time.

He is serving as a member on Board of Engineering Development Board, LUMS and the Vice Chairman of Board of Governors of NAMAL Institute.

Gen. (R) Ahsan Saleem

As a young officer, attended professional courses at Pakistan Army’s School of Armour, Infantry School and Command & Staff College, Quetta. In 1989-90, attended the Armed Forces War Course at Nation Defense College (later designated as National Defense University) and
qualified for the award of MSc degree in strategic studies from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

Served for 41 years in Pakistan Army on various instructional, operational staff and command assignments. Rose to the rank of a four star general officer when appointed as the Vice Chief of Army Staff in October 2004. Retired from service October 2007.

Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib

He is also working as chairman Punjab Development Network (PDN) which is a network of more than 160 development and charity organizations, working for social and economic development especially in areas like clean drinking water and sanitation. He is Executive Director, Fountain house – an Institute of treatment and rehabilitation of mentally challenged people. His areas of expertise include governance, poverty alleviation, microfinance and rural development. Because of his remarkable achievements in restoring human dignity to Pakistan’s most vulnerable communities, including poor women and trans-genders, through financial inclusion, education, health care, and provision of shelter and housing, Dr. Saqib has received world-wide recognition, including “Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021”, popularly known as “Asia’s Nobel Prize”, the Islamic Economy Award by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Thomson Reuters in 2018. He is also recipient of Social Entrepreneur of the year award for 2018 by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Schwab Foundation and Commonwealth’s 31st Point of Light award by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018. He has also been awarded Life Time Achievement Award, 2014 by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Thomson Reuters, for his efforts to promote Islamic finance. President of Pakistan bestowed on him Sitara-a-Imtiaz, one of the coveted civil awards of Pakistan. He is author of seven books and an acclaimed speaker who has spoken at UN, Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge.

Tasneem Noorani

Mr. Noorani held the post of Secretary Interior, the highest level civil servant on policy making on security of the country, in the Govt. of Pakistan ,from 2001 to 2004. He was subsequently made the Secretary of Commerce, which is the highest policy framer and implementer of all trade related matters, both national and international, of the Govt. of Pakistan.

Noorani writes for DAWN and THE NEWS on national issues and is often invited by national TV Channels as an expert on government and administrative issues, with special reference to his experience in govt. on security issues and trade and commerce related matters.

Mr. Noorani has an extended hands on experience, as his CV, which is attached, will indicate. He is also one of the most well regarded and respected former civil servant in the country currently, on account of his conduct and reputation during his years in Government and his contribution during service.

He has shown great passion to work for the uplift of education in the country since his days as Secretary of Education in the Govt. of Punjab. Mr. Noorani was Chairman of a Trust (Sargodhian Spirit Trust), which has set up a Rs.400 million cadet college in the interior of Sind (Tando Allah Yar) to give quality education to boys of depressed areas of the country . This project, by providing the best education available in the country, will hopefully provide educated leadership to people from depressed areas like interior Sind, Tribal Areas, Northern Areas etc. He is currently Chairman of The Noorani Foundation,a Trust set up in collaboration with Akhuwat to set up boarding schools for the poor ,to provide them a wholesome enviorment to give them tools to lift themselves out of poverty.

Mr. Noorani was decorated for bravery in his younger days in the 1971 war, as Asstt. Commissioner ,Shakargargh a frontline sub division/district He has also been elected Chairman of Lahore Gymkhana Club twice.

The postings held by him are as under . More information and access to his articles can be had by googling for “tasneem noorani.”