Board of Directors
Dr. Burki is serving as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of AGAHE Pakistan and is a Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Dr. Burki received his PhD in Economics from the prestigious Kansas State University, USA. Prior to his appointment at LUMS, he was on the economics faculty of Quaid-i-Azam University, and most recently as Professor and Head of the Economics Department. He also serves on several high-level committees and taskforces of the government. His research interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics; development economics; and production economics. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, articles and professional reports including Draft Industrial Policy, Situation Analysis of Women & Children in Pakistan, Out of School Children in Pakistan, The State of Pakistan’s Dairy Sector, Skill Generation & Entrepreneurship Development to mention a few. In recognition of his services he was conferred the President of Pakistan’s academic distinction award Izaz-i-Fazeelat in 2001.
Ms. Bushra Naheed holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Punjab University, Lahore and is employed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Works, University of Punjab since 1991. Her expertise include Social Research & Statistics, Social Policy, Planning & Administration of National Development Programs, Poverty Alleviation and Social Case Work. She has conducted extensive research on Micro-Credit as a means of women empowerment, Situation analysis of women in power and decision making, and needs & problems of the aged. Her memberships include Professional Association of Social Workers, and founding member of PAIMAN, a strong network of women legislatures at the grass root level across Pakistan.
Dr. Saleem is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and also holds a M.PHIL degree in Rural Development with more than 28 years of industry related experience. A seasoned veterinarian, Dr. Saleem has endorsements across social development, poverty alleviation, resource mobilization and sector development in some of the world’s leading organizations such as IDCA (Japan), GTZ (Germany), USAID (USA), British High Commission, Green Circle, Oxfam and Nestle’. He has also extensively worked with Idara-e-Kissan, Tetra Pak and Plan Pakistan in a wide variety of Dairy & Livestock community development projects. Dr. Suhail is currently employed as Director Facilitation with Punjab Board of Investment & Trade.
Mr. Yaqoob is a distinguished professional and Educationist with profound interest and understanding of social development, and financing for rural development. He holds a MBA degree in Finance, MSc Honors in Rural Development, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Information Systems.
Ms. Sabahat is a Chartered Accountant from the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountant-Pakistan (ICAP) and currently employed as the Head of Internal Audit with NRS Industries. She has diverse experience with companies such as Pyramid Gas and Deloitte Pakistan in matters related to banking and finance, auditing, business development, international relations, risk management, and corporate governance.
Mr. Qamar holds a Master’s degree in Business and Information Technology with specialization in Marketing from the University of Punjab, and is a seasoned banker currently employed with Askari Bank Limited as Area Manager-Operations. He has diversified experience across retail banking, general banking operations, and is highly proficient in matters pertaining to Anti Money Laundering, Countering Financing for Terrorism, and Legal & Procedural Issues.
Ms. Sana holds a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology and has over 11 years of sector related experience. She is currently employed with Brooke Pakistan as a Community Development Manager, supporting capacity building of staff, partners, while also promoting gender equality and facilitating community-based activities. Previously she has worked with several renowned NGOs and takes keen interest in community development, street children, child labor, drug addiction, juveniles, advocacy, and women empowerment.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Barak Ullah holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, and has extensive experience spanning 14 years with endorsements in banking operations, branch banking, foreign trade & credits, and microfinance operations. During his career, he has attended various national and international trainings and conferences covering SBP prudential regulations, AML/CFT, corporate governance, strategic planning, business development, financial inclusion, microfinance boot camp, and global education finance conference to mention a few. He has also qualified the NPO management course from Institute of Business Management, Karachi