7th February 2017, Movenpick Hotel Karachi, Pakistan

Maheen Rahman

Maheen Rahman is the CEO of Alfalah GHP Investment Management, and has over fifteen years of experience in investment banking, research and asset management. She started her career with Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking and later joined ABN Amro Bank in Corporate Finance, involved in equity raising and IPO activity across south-east Asia. She joined IGI Funds in 2009 as CEO. She holds a B.Sc.Hons from LUMS and a M.Sc from Warwick Business School, UK. She also holds a Series 7 qualification from the NYSE.

Huma Fakhar is the Managing Partner and Director of MAP Services Group, a diversified group dealing in food, commodities, private equity, social investments and strategy advisory services. She serves as a Board Member of Nestle Pakistan’s Dairy Rural Development Foundation, managing a 22 Million USD project. Ms. Fakhar is also the Chairperson of Brainstrust, an economic think tank of the Evian Group based in Switzerland. A graduate of Cambridge University, UK, she is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.

Dr. Shahida Makhdum acquired her Medical Degree from the Army Medical College, Rawalpindi and served in the Army Medical Corps from 1982 to 1988. During her tenure she earned an MSc degree in Pharmacology from University of London. In 1998 she joined Pharmatec Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and moved up the ranks, being appointed Managing Director in 2006, to date. Under her leadership, Pharmatec has grown steadily to a Rs 2.5 billion company with exports to more than 10 countries.

Jawwad Cheema is the CEO / Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited since August 01, 2016. He has previously served as the Vice President for Shell Business Operations in the Global Real Estate function with Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Cheema joined Shell in 1997 and has held several senior leadership roles in Downstream Operations, in Pakistan and internationally within the Group, with extensive experience in Retail. He is MBA from University of Strathclyde, UK and MA from University of Punjab.

Hailing from Peshawar, Squadron Leader Saira Amin made history by becoming the first female to have earned a Sword of Honour in any defense academy of Pakistan in 2006. The Sword of Honour is awarded on the basis of overall performance in three disciplines - flying, academics and general services training. Belonging to the 2nd batch of female pilots inducted in the PAF, Sqn. Ldr. Amin excelled in the disciplines during the three-year General Duty pilot training at the PAF Academy in Risalpur. She has been trained to fly in MFI-17 Super Mushshak and T-37 jets and can also fly other fighter aircraft.