Mentors' Profile


Waheed Hassan, CFA - Managing Partner, Alliance Advisors LLC
Waheed is a Managing Partner at Alliance Advisors LLC. - a boutique proxy solicitation firm with over 200 clients including several Fortune 500 companies. Representative clients include DELL, Starbucks, Walgreens, Motorola Solutions Inc., and Exelon. Waheed started Alliance's Activist Monitoring & Engagement Program which involves advising public companies on how to defend the board/management team from activist investors. His clients include public companies with market cap. ranging between $500 million and $15 billion.

Over the years, Waheed has co-founded several companies. He is the Principal/Founder of Concentric Research LLC. (Previously Investology Research) - an independent equity research firm (www.concentricresearch.com ). He is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and proxy contest related issues. He has conducted seminars for directors of public companies on behalf of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and several law firms. Waheed graduated from IBA, Karachi, is a CFA charter holder and received an MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Vanderbilt University.


Ainee Shehzad Salim
Ainee Shehzad is a truly global design icon who effortlessly overcomes the complexities of creating a successful balance between classic and contemporary. She not only creates works of art in her furniture, but designs furniture which will be cherished, admired and handed down for generation as pieces of unsurpassed beauty. Her creations are practical, creative, affordable and definitely must haves. Besides being the founder and CEO of Ainee Shehzad Furniture and Interiors her current positions include a variety of professions such as a Professional Development Teacher (O and A levels Math) at the Karachi Grammar School, Chairperson of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre Fundraising Committee, Member Development In Literacy Committee, Member Events Committee Karachi Boat Club, Advisor Events Committee Sind Club.

Ainee has also written and published articles on education and gender, both in local publications as well as international forums such as 'Equals'- a publication of Oxfam, Daily Dawn, The News, Express Tribune, The Herald and on-line discussions. Ainee has given various television interviews as a successful entrepreneur, educationist and a social worker.


Shehryar Tahirkheli
Shehryar's work life spans into four distinct areas which include his work in Corporate Pakistan, work in Corporate USA, Self employment and Teaching at UNC.

A quick certification in E.R.P with some textile based implementations was the beginning of his practical life. This techno-managerial blend at the very beginning gave him a unique perspective as a softly placed finance / Trade / Marketing manager which were the positions he held at B.P Industries, Bank Alfalah and ABN AMRO N.V. Work at ABN AMRO placed him in the centre of Global Strategic Advisory which was another extension of his technical / nontechnical combination.
He was also a part time teacher at University of North Carolina but a full time member of R&D section in which they developed new courses and brain stormed new ways to make MBA / BBA classes more and more innovative and helpful. He is a strong supporter of mixing technical skills with the regular MBA, and this helped him in global economics. The luxury of working from home encouraged him to find other sources of income and directed him in the world of self employment. A very successful venture of being a low cost cellular service provider and an electronic product seller at low gave birth to Shehryar's Flagship business of Digital Links Stores. The stores are created on a thoroughly placed system which has provided the element of self sustainability.

Shehryar's skill sets include quick learning of legacy systems, basic C.F.A stuff and a very strong excel sheet. His domain always had the customer facing marketing side which for banks mainly was the web site with methods to cross sell to existing customers and for consumer goods was mostly research based worries of why are we so dependent on Walmart etc.


Ashraf Kapadia
Ashraf Kapadia is a senior IT Professional with over 40 years of experience in the IT Industry. He started his career by joining IBM Corporation as an Apprentice Systems Engineer in 1971. In 2001, after 30 years with IBM, he left to join Visionet Systems, Inc. as Vice President (Operations) in New Jersey. He returned to Pakistan in 2004 as the Managing Director of Systems Limited, which is the oldest and one of the largest IT services company in Pakistan. In the 9 years that he worked as the Managing Director, the company grew from less than 100 employees to over 1,500 employees and the revenue grew by 20 times. More significantly the company was turned around from making losses to becoming a highly profitable company. 

During his long career, he has worked in various technical and managerial positions in Pakistan, England, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America, and has been involved in many large and complex projects.

Ashraf Kapadia is currently an Advisor to the Board of Directors of Systems Limited. He is also the Chairman of OPEN-Karachi. He has also served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA), Chairman of the Computer Society of Pakistan (CSP), member of the Board of Directors of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), member of the Management Committee of the Karachi Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), and member of the Board of Trustees of the Publican Alumni Trust (PAT).


Abid Butt
Abid Butt is an Entrepreneur in Pakistan at Logistics and Supply Chain. He is the CEO of e2e Supply Chain Management. e2e is one of the Pakistan's leading providers of end to end logistics services, specializing in international and local Air / Ocean freight and associated supply chain management solutions that include warehousing.

As an integral part of a comprehensive solution for our clients' logistics, they also offer the carriage of their consignment by road to almost any part of Pakistan.

Abid's goal is to excel in any business environment that he is faced with, through understanding and aligning the incentive structure of the key stakeholders. His specialties include International Business Development, Project Management. He completed his Bachelors in Economics from LUMS, completed his masters from SOAS, University of London in Financial Management and further did his MBA from INSEAD.


Jamal Khan
Jamal Khan has over 18 years of broad management and development experience in the internet technology space. He is the founder of Arpatech Pvt. Ltd. and has served in a leadership capacity in numerous companies throughout his career, innovating and developing market leading products. As Chief Technology Officer of US Now Corp. in the mid-nineties, Jamal helped establish some of the first internet based rich applications for the Web. After serving in technology leadership roles at Instinet – A Reuters Company, and Merck Medco LLC., he joined VeriSign, where he worked in various capacities over the span of five years, his last role as Director of Sales and Technology Strategy.


Shahjahan Chaudhry
His work involves connecting people, resources and ideas to create enormous value for transient markets. He is currently the CEO of Teamants. Teamants is a group of social media enthusiasts dedicated to providing social strategy management and community building for brands. They build communities for clients, fostering conversations between brand and the consumer, helping their brand grow and evolve. In today’s world, it’s all about creating conversations, whether it is conversing with clients or with employees; social media has opened up avenues for brands to tell their stories like never before. Mr. Chaudhry was the Director of Hippo Factory for about a year. His specialties include design, strategy, branding and networking. From 2004 till 2009 he was the CEO of HomeExpress.


Murtaza Zaidi
Murtaza Zaidi is a seasoned entrepreneur; Founder & CEO of CyberVision International; a broad spectrum organization involved in creating world class custom application software & web solutions. CyberVision International’s mission is to offer custom software solutions and build niche market products.
Murtaza launched Quantum Geoservices Pvt. Ltd; first independent and privately owned Oil and Gas Seismic Data Processing Company in Pakistan, with its head office located in Singapore, provides a full range of 2D, 3D, 4D land and marine geophysical integrated/interactive solutions, he is one of the Directors of the company and also holds the Country Head position in Pakistan.

He is also one of the Directors in two startup companies; SAMSource Global (South Asian Media Source) and WriteContents (A content, social media and SEO services provider). Being an entrepreneur himself, he feels a profound responsibility to create and promote an enabling environment for entrepreneurship. He is the Honorary Executive Director of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad Chapter, which is the world’s largest non-profit organization that fosters Entrepreneurship. He has held this position since 2008.



Kamran Mumtaz
Kamran is an Assistant Professor, Senior Trainer and Consultant in the Department of Management and Head CED (Center for Entrepreneurial Development) Accelerator at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan. He also sits on the board of directors at A’Mumtaz, a management consulting firm in Pakistan. His areas of expertise include operations & supply chain development, cost optimization and entrepreneurship. In his career spanning over the past ten years he has worked with various organizations in senior management positions. He has worked with Schlumberger, Oman; Al-Tuwairqi Group, KSA; Kraft Foods (Philip Morris) and ConPrint, USA; DFID, UK; Service Sales Corporation, Tetra Pak and Engro Foods, Pakistan. He has launched projects that have earned organizations profits/savings, in some cases crossing the million dollar mark.  

His other engagements include working as a special consul with the Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, DC and founding a distribution business in New York. The business reached annual revenue target of US$240K within one year of its operation.

Kamran is also former Vice President, Supply Chain Association of Pakistan (SCAP) and former President SCAP Lahore Chapter.  

He has presented in international conferences and has published at both local and international outlets. His papers have been accepted in reputed international conferences such as DSI and PMAC. Recently one of his case studies won the best paper award in Operations Management at the AJMC Case Conference and an award at the Molson International Case Competition.

Kamran has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from GIKI, Pakistan and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Business from Texas A&M University, USA. His doctoral research is from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.


Imran Khan
Imran is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science and the Center for Entrepreneurial Development at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan.  He joined the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi in the year 2008 as an Assistant Professor and has been teaching courses in Technology Entrepreneurship, Database Systems, Data warehousing, Computer Programming, Information System Development, and supervised a large number of technology projects.  

Prior to joining IBA, he spent 7 years in industry as IT consultant and setup couple of companies. He was also on the visiting faculty panel in number of universities including Institute of Business Management (IoBM), University of Karachi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University and PAF-KIET. In addition to this, he was the organizer in many technology events such as InfoSoftCom ’04 (Software Competition held at BIPL Park Towers), Connexion’11, Connexion’12, Invent’12. He also acted as member of Jury Team in number of technology events such as ProSoftCom ’03 (a country-wide programming competition held at University of Karachi), iServe’11, Startup Weekend’11 and Startup Weekend’12. Additionally, he is a member of The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is also the patron of Iqra Society (the student run Islamic society at IBA).


Lalarukh Ejaz

Lalarukh joined IBA in the year 2003 as a full time faculty a lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance and was promoted to the position of an Assistant Professor in 2007.  She was selected to represent IBA at the prestigious Babson fellows program in 2010, where she was instrumental in designing, developing, and launching the BBA in Entrepreneurship Program at IBA, the first ever Entrepreneurship Program in Pakistan. As part of the CED team, she has been actively involved in developing new courses and electives for the CED, as well as developing new promotional strategies for the CED programs and activities. As part of a 3 member team, she has also designed and conducted Women Entrepreneurship Programs for current and aspiring women entrepreneurs.


Nauman Amin
Nauman is the Assistant Professor in the Economics and Finance Department. He completed MSc (Investments, Finance), Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK and also completed MBA (Finance/Marketing) from IBA and B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), N.E.D University of Engineering & Tech., Karachi. His professional skills include numeracy skills, ability to record, interpret and process data for management decisions and IT skills. - Professional experience at Amin Mechanical Industries (Automotive Sector), ORIX Leasing Limited (Financial Sector) and Atlas Honda Limited (Automotive/ Engineering Sector).


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