Monday, March 21, 2011

Rtn. Shehzad Ahmed

Rtn. Shehzad Ahmed District Governor 3271, received his early education from Cadet College Hasanabdal, a premier educational institution in the country. He was the Wing Commander (the best cadet) during his final year (F.Sc). He received his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University, USA. After coming back to Pakistan, he founded PROMARK, a management consulting company, and has been leading it as its Chief Executive/Director. He also worked as Executive Director at Descon Information Systems.

Shehzad is actively involved in social service activities. He joined Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison in 1997 and has been serving the District in various capacities since 1999-2000, such as Assistant Governor, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Matching Grants, World Community Service (WCS), eClub, Literacy, Polio Plus, TRF Alumni, District Advisory Council, Public Image Promotion, District website and Internet, etc.

Shehzad has helped numerous Rotary Clubs in the District in finding international partners for their humanitarian projects. He is the recipient of The Rotary Foundation District Service Award. R.I. District 5390 (Montana) awarded him a commemorative shield through Past R.I. President Richard King for being the “Outstanding International Host District’s Grants Subcommittee Chair for 2004-05” at Centennial Convention at Chicago. R.I. District 5890 (Houston) awarded him Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his services. He has also been recognized for his services by other social service organizations, such as Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT), Rising Sun Institute for the mentally challenged, Fatima Memorial Hospital, The Trust School etc. Mayor Helene Schneider from the City of Santa Barbara, USA presented him proclamation in January 2010 in recognition of his community services. He has addressed Rotary Clubs in Canada, India, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA on their invitation. His RotaryDistrict3272 yahoogroup (formerly Rotary3270) is an excellent source of Rotary information and fellowship.

He is life member of various professional bodies including Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society, USA), Institute of Engineers, Marketing Association of Pakistan and Pakistan Engineering Council. He has been Central Executive Committee member of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) and Co-convener and member of various Standing Committees at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is founder member and advisor to many non-profit organizations. He is a Life member of Rotarians On The Internet (ROTI) and different Rotarians Action Groups.

He and his wife (Dr. Maimoona Ali) are Major Donors Level 2 and the first and the only Bequest Society Members in the District. He is also a Benefactor and one of the founder members of Paul Harris Society. Dr. Maimoona is Past President of Innerwheel Club of Lahore Garrison. Both their daughters (Fatima and Aaesha) are Paul Harris Fellows and members of Interact Club. Fatima is currently District Interact Representative (DIR) and is Charter Member and Past President of Interact Club of Lahore Garrison.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tariq Sayeed Saigol

Mr. Tariq Sayeed Saigol is the chairman of Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group. He is a member of the reputed Saigol Family who pioneered in Textile manufacturing after partition and later ventured into the financial sector, chemicals, synthetic fibres, sugar, edible oil refining, civil engineering, construction, cement and energy.

Mr. Saigol was schooled at Aitchison College, Lahore and graduated from Government College, Lahore following which, he studied Law at University Law College, Lahore.

He started his career in 1968 at Kohinoor’s Chemical Complex at Kala Shah Kaku. Upon trifurcation of the Group in 1976, he became Chief Executive of Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited, Rawalpindi. Since 1984, he has been Chairman of Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group which has interests in textiles, energy and cement manufacturing.

He has been Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association in 1992-94, President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 1995-97 and Chairman, All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association from 2003-2006.

Mr. Saigol has been a member of the Federal Export Promotion Board and Central Board of State Bank of Pakistan. He has also served on several Government Commissions and Committees on a number of subjects, including Export Promotion, reorganization of WAPDA and EPB, Right Sizing of State owned Corporations and Resource Mobilization. He is the author of Textile Vision 2005 which was adopted by the Government in 2000 and its critique prepared in 2006.

He takes keen interest in the development of education in Pakistan. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Founding Chairman of Governors of Chandbagh School, founder Trustee of Textile University of Pakistan, member of the Syndicate of University of Health Sciences and presently serves on the Board of Governors of Aitchison College. He is conferred with Sitara-e-Isaar by President of Pakistan in 2006.

Presently Mr.Tariq Saigol is a Board member of the State Bank of Pakistan. He is also a member of the Economic Advisory Council, constituted by the Prime Minister, to provide independent advice to him on the formulation and implementation of economic policies and reform agenda.

He is a keen golfer and has represented Pakistan at Golf in Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 1967.

Mr. Saigol is married and has 3 children.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Syed Muhammad Munir Jilani

Syed Muhammad Munir Jilani born on 1st June, 1964 at Faisalabad. M.A Journalism with Roll of Honour, from Punjab University Lahore, Chief Editor Daily Paigham, Faisalabad, Lahore. He started his career in journalism in 1983 as Editor-in-Charge. Also worked with Mashriq and APP for some time in 1988 and then assumed the charge of Chief Editor Daily Paigham. He was Joint Secretary CPNE for the year 2005-2006. He is serving Executive Committee of the APNS for the last 15 years

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dr Ahmad Jan Durrani

Dr Ahmad Jan Durrani is the Vice Chancellor and Professor of Engineering at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) since July 2008 with a 25-year long teaching and academic management career. He has served the Civil Engineering Department at Rice University, Houston, Texas as Chair of for six years and as an Associate Dean of Engineering for three years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Founding Director of the Rice Global Forum on engineering and construction. He is a distinctive researcher and has published reviews/conducted surveys focusing earthquake resistant designs of built infrastructure and seismic hazard mitigation.
Dr Durrani received his BS in Civil Engineering with gold medal from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore; MS in Structural Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok; PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan, and MBA from the University of Houston. He is a former Chair of the Mayor of Houston’s Advisory Council on South Asia and has served for several countrywide professional committees and panels on engineering research and higher education.
LUMS VC is an ex-officio member of LEAD Pakistan’s Board since its inception and as such, Dr Durrani guides the organization on a range of issues related to programs, finance, audit, etc.

Tariq Asmat

Tariq Asmat holds a Master of Commerce Post Graduate Degree from University of the Punjab with specialization in Marketing. At the initial stage of his professional career he worked with few National and Multinational companies thereafter he started electronics business and still holds that business. Apart from import of digital products he is heading a group of educational institutions as Director Projects.

He has served in various leadership roles for Advancing Marketing Practices through teaching and the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) – Lahore Chapter.
Tariq serves as Vice President of The Marketing Association of Pakistan – Lahore Chapter and works diligently alongside his Board and Corporate partners on creating and offering professional development for MAP members.
Additionally, he served as Chairman Registration Committee of the Marketing Congress 2006.

In addition to his continued involvement with MAP, he is a member of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Pakistan Electrical & Electronics Merchants Association, Lahore Tax Bar Association and Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) Japan.

He is a former Chairman of the Pakistan Electrical & Electronics Merchants Association (PEEMA), Convener Regional Standing Committee on local trade Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Convener Standing Committee on Electronics & Multimedia Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Tariq teaches Marketing and International Business at various public and private sector business schools as visiting teacher. He has spent over twelve years in academic related activities and most of that time with Allama Iqbal Open University. His research and teaching interests are focused on the effects of culture on domestic and global marketing strategy.