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Meet our Board Of Directors

Arif Saeed

Chief Executive Officer at Service Industries Limited

Mr. Arif Saeed graduated from Oxford University. He has served as the CEO of Dar Es Salaam Textile Mills Limited from 1992 to 2006. He has also been Chairman of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association APTMA) and the Lahore Stock Exchange, and served on the Board of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL). Mr. Saeed has been the founder Chairman of Quaid-e- Azam Solar Power Company, Punjab Thermal Power Company and National Power Parks Management Company (Private) Limited which altogether successfully set up four leading power plants in the public sector.

Baela Raza Jamil

Chief Executive Officer at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi

Baela Jamil is a public policy specialist and an activist at heart. She is the former Technical Adviser to the Federal Ministry of Education, Pakistan. Baela has worked with provincial and federal governments advising on education sector reforms and policies. She is a Commissioner to the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission) chaired by Gordon Brown. Baela serves on several advisory platforms globally, UNESCO, Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) at the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS); Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC Ed); People’s Action for Learning Network (PAL Network) and the Right to Education Initiative.

Nabeel Qadeer

Chief Executive Officer at DirAction

Nabeel Qadeer is the Executive Director and Member Board of Directors of Infinite ScaleUp (Holding Company), and CEO of DirAction – an e-commerce skill development and investment company. Nabeel is a business coach, entrepreneur, consultant, content producer and an author. He is among the pioneers of entrepreneurship in Pakistan, and has significantly contributed to the entrepreneurship industry. To ‘redefine heroes’ and share local stories of impact, he conceptualized, hosted and produced content for Idea Croron Ka – Pakistan’s premier business reality show. He completed his MSc. in Business and Management with distinction from University of Strathclyde, UK and BSc. in Computer Sciences from FAST-NUCES.

Shahid Aslam

Former Vice President at NESPAK

Shahid Aslam is an electrical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the power, energy and infrastructure sectors. HE has successfully executed large-scale power projects in Pakistan and abroad and has worked with top management in the conception of project, feasibility studies and models. He has an MBA degree from LUMS and an M.Sc. Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology.

Dr. Tania Saeed

Associate Professor at LUMS 

Dr Tania Saeed is Associate Professor of Sociology at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is trained as a qualitative researcher with a focus on Comparative and International Education, examining education in relation to securitization, citizenship and social justice. She has a DPhil (PhD) in Education from the University of Oxford where she was a Wingate scholar (2011-2012), and an HEC Pakistan Overseas PhD scholar (2008-2011), and an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).