Board of Directors

  • Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir

    Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir

    The founding Chairman of ‘Taaleem Foundation’ and ‘The Innoversity’, has been a senior professional in the public sector with significant diversity in roles and experience from philanthropy to private sector support, corporate sector facilitation, and public sector service delivery.

  • Dr. Tariq Habib Cheema

    Dr. Tariq Habib Cheema

    The founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists and the Convenor of the Global Donors Forums. Dr Cheema received his MD from the University of Istanbul in 1992 and did an advanced study in Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago.

  • Ms. Sobia Zafar

    Ms. Sobia Zafar

    An Accredited Change Manager (ACM) from the Change Management Institute, Sydney – Australia is on TF Board since 2009. She has a business management degree from a joint program of the University of Lausanne and the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

  • Mr. Kamal Hassan Siddiqui

    Mr. Kamal Hassan Siddiqui

    One of the founding Directors of Taaleem Foundation. He has played a vital role over the years in transforming this organization towards self-sustainability and has ensured the implementation of best practices in operations.

  • Mr. Hassan Raza

    Mr. Hassan Raza

    Mr. Hassan Raza is a businessman. He is associated with the Chemical Industry in Pakistan and overseas as one of the sponsors. He has held Advisory Positions with various MNCs including Mitsui Europe and Ravago. Previously, he was based for a number of years in Silicon Valley U.S.A working for Fairchild and Intel Corporation in various technical and management positions.

  • Mrs. Farzana Shahid

    Mrs. Farzana Shahid

    She joined the TF Board of Directors and Academic Council in January 2015. Having obtained postgraduate degrees in Advanced Professional Studies from the University of Strathclyde – Glasgow, Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Bradford, and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad.

  • Mr. Syed Abu Ahmad Akif

    Mr. Syed Abu Ahmad Akif

    Mr. Syed Abu Ahmad Akif belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service who appeared for the highly competitive civil service examination in 1982 and secured the first position in Pakistan. He served as the Cabinet Secretary and Federal Secretary at the Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan.