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SPEAKERS

Mohammad Naukhez Arslan

Head of Digital Industries, Siemens

Naukhez has been associated with Siemens for the last 32 years and currently heads the Digital Industries Business of Siemens Pakistan. He’s an Electrical engineer by qualification and has vast experience in the field of automation systems, motors, human resource, SAP advisory and digitalization.
Since joining SAP in 2017, Saquib has significantly expanded SAP’s footprint in Pakistan, exceeding growth targets and hiring local talent to enable the digital transformation of customers in both the public and private sectors. Saquib Ahmad has nearly 20 years’ experience in delivering innovation and driving business value for customers in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry in the region. Prior to joining SAP, Saquib was Director of Sales & Business Development for Oracle. In this role, he was responsible for a sales team that qualified and built business opportunities in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He introduced new applications to these markets and strengthened Oracle’s relationships with key clients. Previously, Saquib was the Country Director, Pakistan and Afghanistan, for Comptel, where he determined the sales, partner and business strategies to optimize revenue, order intake and cost of sale. Saquib began his career with Nokia-Siemens, where he held a variety of roles, culminating in him being named Director of Sales, Middle East. Saquib holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Management and Technology in Lahore and a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Telecommunication and Electronics from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, and was recognized with the Aizza-e-Sabqat presidential award for academic excellence.

Saquib Ahmad

Country Director

Haroon Kanth

CEO & Head of GCC

Haroon has over 20 years of professional work experience majorly in business and technology transformation. He specializes in strategic transformation of global enterprises through dynamic business insights, process improvements and technology transformation across end to end value chain. He has lead teams responsible for designing, deploying and managing enterprise level transformation projects; business solutions (ERP, CRM, SCM, Billing, EAM etc); data strategy and architecture; analytic platforms with cloud and on-premise solutions; and business insights and analytics solutions (use cases) using DS, AI and ML.

Haroon is also an outdoor enthusiast and thrill seeker with passion for promoting motorcycle riding in Pakistan.

Over his 15 years with Unilever Pakistan, Fawad has built a well rounded experience in various local and global roles. He worked in Customer Development in Vietnam as CD Manager, before taking on an extended international stint in Unilever’s Global CD Operations, based out of Singapore.
Post his return to Pakistan, Fawad joined as CD Director in 2015, overseeing national Field Operations where he worked on automation and digitizing legacy systems and processes. Since the start of 2020, Fawad has assumed the responsibility of Director Digital Strategy and Transformation for the recently introduced function with a mandate to create digital marketing capabilities to help Unilever Brands to win consumers and to democratize digitization internally in Unilever Pakistan to create a nimble future-fit organization. He is a member of the Unilever Pakistan Management Committee and additionally Board Member of Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP).

Fawad will also be presenting Unilever’s Digital Success Story “Supply Chain in Digital World” at DX Summit.

Fawad Ahmed

Director Strategy & Digital Transformation

Ali Naseer

Chief Business Officer

Ali has steered global billion dollar companies to success within challenging regulatory and corporate environments. Presently with Jazz, Pakistan’s largest corporate tech and digital company, he brings strategic decisions, crisis management expertise and government leadership linkages to the company’s growth trajectory. With over 25 years of diverse executive experience with both government and private sector giants, he has niche expertise in emerging market growth and a proven track record of delivery specifically in Asia Pacific. Adept at global strategy development and corporate communication campaigns, particularly in highly immature innovation markets, he is driven by a passion to nurture and develop talent across geographies. He has a commitment to empower young executives across diverse cultures and realize their potential through digital tools. Internationally, Ali Naseer spent over a decade in the tobacco industry whilst leading an established industry’s transformation into a relevant and sustainable future. He advocated for new product lines and mindset shifts within a resistant industry. He brings that change management best practices to telecom and digital industries. Prior to that, for about a decade he was a career Pakistan government official in various critical roles.
Dr. Shahzad has over 25 years experience in Medical Research, Pharmacovigilance, Marketing & sales management & strategic management through working in various research and generic pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. He has represented Pakistan as an invited speaker at Shanghai Biotech, a premier global biotech conference for 3 years from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Shahzad graduated from King Edward Medical College in 1995. He has been a visiting faculty at Bahria University Karachi and has been associated with IBA Karachi and CBM as a member of their board of studies.

Dr. Shahzad

Managing Director & CEO

Mujeeb Zahur

Managing Director

Mujeeb also heads the Islamabad site and oversees the Philippines and Argentina operations for S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Since joining the Company in 2011, Mujeeb is responsible for executing the organizational strategy at the site level to more than 1200 employees in Islamabad. He works closely with leaders from various functions i.e. content, technology, client support, sales, and account management in his role. Prior to joining legacy SNL, Mujeeb previously ran one of the largest BPOs in Islamabad with over a 1000 employees for 8 years. Mujeeb has a BS (Hons) Degree in Computer Science at COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology.

Sarah was previously the Global Head of Market Insight for S&P Global Platts, a member of the Platts Executive Committee and is also responsible for the division’s news and digital strategy. In a career spanning 20 years, Sarah has held leadership positions at information providers in Europe and Asia, including Reed Business Information, Bloomberg, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal and CNBC. Sarah joined Platts in January 2012. Sarah also works in a number of capacities to help female leaders advance in their careers, including holding the role of Executive Sponsor for S&P Global’s “Women’s Initiative for Networking & Success” in Asia, speaking at external networking events and contributing to the diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility agendas of S&P Global. Sarah holds a degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Sheffield, in the UK, and also speaks Italian.

Sarah Cottle

Global Head of Insight

Clemens Thym

Chief Operating Officer China

As the Chief Operating Officer China for S&P Global, Clemens is responsible for setting up the domestic operations that support the expansion of S&P Global’s divisions into the domestic markets in China. Before this he was the Managing Director of S&P Global Market Intelligence in Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for Risk Services business in APAC, covering regional product and market development for ratings and credit data, research and analytics. Clemens has extensive experience in credit analytics and their application to institutions in developed and emerging economies. He joined Standard & Poor’s Risk Solutions in 2001 in London. Prior to that, Clemens was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Frankfurt where he was responsible for credit risk management solutions and seminars on this subject as well as the assessment of the impact of the new Basel accord on banks. Clemens holds a Master of International Economics and Business of the University of Innsbruck, Austria in a joint program with the University of New Orleans, USA.
Sardar Abubakr believes in creating impact with people and that if you can empower youth, you can change the world. He has 18 years of learning & exploring in Europe & Asia. He has worked at Telenor Group HQ, Telenor Pakistan/Easypaisa, Cable & Wireless Communications & PwC where his experience included notable FMCG, FS, Retail & Telco exposure. He also has extensive experience in CxO/senior leadership roles in Digital Products & Platform plays, Innovation, Corporate Strategy & Transformation, Fin-tech, Finance, Business Planning & Analysis, Internal Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic/Digital Partnerships & Joint Ventures. He is a professionally qualified accountant. a graduate of: the Harvard Business School Digital Strategy Program (DIGS), INSEAD Strategy Execution Program, Telecom Regulatory Master Class (TRMC) UK, a Six Sigma Black Belt US, a Prince2 Project Management UK, a Certified Professional in I.T. Governance, in addition to being a Graduate of the Telenor Global School of Finance Class of 2008 & the Accelerate Leadership Program of Telenor 2015.

Sardar Abubakr

SEVP /Chief Strategy & Financial Officer

Omar Moeen Malik

Head of EasyPaisa

Omer Moeen Malik is a mobile money pioneer and digital payments industry leader. He is an expert in launching digital financial businesses and services. Omer describes himself as a technologist at heart with an innovative mindset towards delivering people-centric digital solutions. He has over 18 years of professional work experience in people leadership, stakeholder management, strategy, product development and running fast paced businesses. He is also passionate about empowering the people of Pakistan through financial inclusion and digital payment solutions.
Ghazanfar is a business leader with demonstrated ability to deliver high performance and profitable growth with sustainable organizational transformation. He has over 19 years experience of leading diverse organizations, regions and businesses. Ghazanfar has successfully delivered missions of transformation, the Geo expansion, and brand leadership in emerging and complex territories. His expertise lies in business transformation, strategy and execution, performance management and value delivery. He is also an expert in digital transformation, organizational transformation for value delivery, and financial Sector industry knowledge.

Ghazanfar Ali

Country Manager

Fatima has over 17 years of experience in UAE and Canada working across leading CPG’s such as Unilever, Kraft, and Johnson & Johnson. Her experience has also extended into the Banking, Airline and Real Estate industries. As a hybrid planner, Fatima specializes in Integrated Marketing Communication, because after all, solving for just media is solving only 80% of the problem and she is nothing if not thorough.

Fatima Hyder

Chief Strategy Officer

Mark Carter

Director, Speaker, Author

International keynote speaker, trainer and coach with over 20 years’ experience as a global learning & development professional. Mark is also the founder of a learning academy for personal and professional growth. His TEDxCasey talk ‘Paws and Effect: How Teddy Bears Increase Value Perception’ was the movie trailer for his latest book “Add Value”.
A senior sales executive and digital enthusiast with 19 years’ experience in complex Business to Business sales and relationship management, primary at Ericsson. Waqas has been engaged on international assignments and worked with cross-cultural teams from all over the world. He has a strong and diverse leadership experience in sales, business development, strategy development, organization development and change management. He loves to work with technology and innovative solutions in the areas of Mobile broadband, internet of things and automation. Waqas is currently responsible for Ericsson’s Sales and operational activities in Pakistan and is the overall country manager of Ericsson Pakistan. He leads a strong cross functional team aided by a selected network of partners to serve digital service providers and help increase digital footprint in the country.

Waqas Naeem

Country Director

Tauqir Ahmad Rana

Country Manager Solutions

Tauqir leads DWP Solution BU business in all regions of Pakistan Market. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has contributed to DWP’s success over the years. In this role, he is driving strategic partnerships with Global leaders of the IT industry.
Muhammad Uzair has more than 20 years of experience with various organizations including PepsiCo, British American Tobacco, and IBM in leading digital transformation across multiple countries and cultures.

Muhammad Uzair

Country CIO GCC & Levant Region

Rehan Akhtar

Rehan Akhtar

Chief Digital Officer

Rehan has 19 years of experience in the fields of strategic market & segment planning, market research & analysis, new market penetration, project management, business planning, new product development, and analysis and forecasting. Prior to joining Karandaaz, Rehan worked at Telenor Pakistan since 2006 and headed various functions including Director B2B (Financial Services, GSM & IOT Markets).
In his current role, Naveed leads sales strategy, customer engagements and business development for commercial and enterprise solutions in the emerging markets. With nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry, his core expertise includes IT transformation, cloud and data center solutions.

Naveed Khan

Director & General Manager Data Center Solutions, Asia Emerging Markets

Mohammad Ali Ibrahim

Head of Corporate Communications & Sustainability

With over 15 years of experience in project management, communications, and sustainability, he has a proven track record of handling complex projects pertaining to Pakistan’s corporate and development sectors. Under his current role, Ali oversees the execution of MMBL’s Communications and Digital Thought Leadership portfolio. He has also worked in the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem in Pakistan and has mentored various startups incubated at National Incubation Centre, Islamabad and Durshals in KPK.
Over 30 years of consulting, analytics, sales, project management and senior management experience at the country and regional level spanning multiple verticals including Government, Telecommunication and Finance. Khurram has a solid track record in business strategy development and execution.

Khurram Rahat

Senior Vice President

Hasan Sandila

Head of Digital Marketing

Hasan has a background in working with large corporations, policymakers and commercial stakeholders. At HBL, he leads the digital marketing team, tasked to inculcate a culture of data-driven decision making and enhancing the digital profile of the bank.

Sarmad Ali

Managing Director

Sarmad Ali has been with the Jang Group since 1993 & has over 20 years experience in marketing, advertising and media management. He’s described as one of Pakistan’s marketing thought leaders, and served as the President of the Marketing Association of Pakistan for three terms. He was also ranked amongst the 50 Most Talented CMOs by the World Marketing Congress in 2013, and has received the Sitara e Imtiaz in recognition of services to the newspaper industry.
A seasoned marketeer, experienced in building integrated marketing and communications strategies for B2C and B2B markets, Andleeb has over a decade of experience. Pioneering numerous successful brand campaigns, she focuses on a 360-degree delivery multilayered with concept-driven campaigns, ultimately improving both leads and sales.

Andleeb Aslam

Stream Head for B2B Marketing Communications

Khurram Javaid

Head of Marketing

Khurram has 20+ years multinational, multicultural & multi dimensional experience in marketing, sales, consumer insights, key accounts and general management. He’s a turnaround specialist involved in transformation journeys of various international organisations as a top team member.
Fasieh has over sixteen and a half years of diverse experience across private, public & development sectors in Pakistan, UK & KSA. Prior to Quixel, Fasieh was leading the National Incubation Center as a Program Manager and has been working with startups as an advisor & mentor for over 7 years. His core expertise is in the area of strategy, operational excellence, marketing, BI, public policy, ICT4D and managing large-scale programs and teams.

Fasieh Mehta

Senior Manager Business Operations

Nadeem Malik

Director

Nadeem’s career spans over 32 years in the premiere organizations both in Pakistan & USA as an executive in management, strategic development, transformational policy advisor, sales leadership, and business development. He’s a member of Prime Minister Taskforce on IT & Telecom, Sindh IT Advisory Board, Corporate Group of Pakistan, Executive Member NUST ExCOM and GTTN. He also volunteers his time to mentor startups.
Recognized as “HR professional of the year 2012” at the Asia-Pacific HR Congress and with 25 years’ of diverse experience in public, corporate and development sectors including energy, oil & gas, banking, finance, health, telecoms & technology. A certified director from ICAP and certified Hay Methodology expert on job analysis; Alia’s areas of expertise are diverse and include governance, public financial management and organisational/digital transformation.

Alia Zafar

Member BOG, PCB; Group Head - People & Organizational Excellence, BOP

Syed Mazhar Hussain

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

In a career spanning 30+ years, Mazhar has accumulated a wide depth of insight in everything related to organisational excellence, and is currently heading HR functions of PTCL with over 22,000 employees. His expertise lies in leadership & organisational development, talent management, HR operations, HR services and HR strategy & special projects.
Fouad drives business growth with commitment, focus, and persistence, introducing new & innovative ways to exploit current marketing opportunities to continuously exceed management’s expectations & deliver exceptional outstanding bottom line results. He’s worked with brands like Unilever, PepsiCo, GSK, Mobilink/Jazz, LU Biscuits, Habib Bank Limited, Al-Karam Textiles, Bonanza Garments.

Fouad Husain

Chief Executive Officer

Arooj Minhas

Advisor, Field Marketing, Pakistan & Asia Pacific Emerging Markets

Arooj has been associated with Dell Technologies for more than four years now, during which she has taken on a wide array of responsibilities first as a Field Development Marketing Manager for both commercial and consumer, and now as a Field Marketing Advisor for Pakistan and and rest of Asia Pacific Emerging Markets.
Imran is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of diversified experience in the Corporate Sector at various C-Level positions. He’s the former Chief Financial Officer of Engro Polymer & currently leading Engro’s OneSAP project – Pakistan’s largest Digital Business Transformation in the private sector.

Imran Khalil

Vice President/Group Head SAP Transformation