10th February 2016, Movenpick Hotel Karachi, Pakistan

Reem Badran is Chairwoman of the National Microfinance Bank (NMB), the leading microfinance bank in Jordan & the Middle East. She also serves as Chairwoman of Kuwait Finance House - Jordan and Chairwoman of Al Deera Company for Real Estate Development as well as chairing the Committee for the Development of Investment at the Economic Unity Council of the Arab League. Ms. Badran is CEO of Al Hurra for Management and Business Development. A former Member of Jordanian Parliament, she holds a MSc in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Patchamuthu Illangovan is World Bank's new Country Director for Pakistan since October 2015. Mr. Illangovan, a Sri-Lankan national, counts over three decades of international development experience. He joined the World Bank in 1993 and has since served in many positions including leadership roles in Europe and Central Asia, East Asia and Pacific, and South Asia regions of the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Illangovan worked in the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka. *To be confirmed

Dr. Sohail Naqvi is the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He has also served as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Dr. Naqvi is one of the founding members of Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC), a non-profit organization. Also, he is the founding member of Engineering Education Trust (EET), a not for profit dedicated to development of higher education in Pakistan. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees, in Electrical Engineering, from Purdue University, USA.

Dr. Zehra Güngör is a member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for 10 years and has served on both the former Council and the Board. She has been Jury Chair for the IPRA Golden World Awards for the past two years and was appointed president of IPRA for 2014. She is Founding member, Vice President & Board member of KAGIDER (Turkish Women's Entrepreneurs Association). Dr. Güngör holds an MA and Ph.D in communications along with a BA in English Literature. She owns a PR consultancy.

Bibi Russell, the astounding super model from Bangladesh was the face of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and other international magazines. She launched Bibi Productions in 1995 to give indigenous crafts people the opportunity to enhance their considerable skills and achieve economic survival.