P@SHA Office Bearers and CEC Elected for 2014-2015

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Dated: Karachi – September 16, 2014

The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) has selected a new Chairman and Central Executive Committee (CEC) for the year 2014-2015.

President P@SHA, Jehan Ara announced on September 16, 2014 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi the new CEC members and Office Bearers for the year 2014-2015.

Jehan Ara congratulated the newly elected Chairman, CEC members and Office Bearers and introduced them to the general body. She assured them of her complete support and the support of the P@SHA Secretariat team.

 

The P@SHA Office Bearers for 2014-2015 are:

Chairman

Dr. Shoab Khan (1)Dr. Shoab Khan

CEO, CARE Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Shoab Khan has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. He is a founding member of Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) and CEO of Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE). He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).

Dr Khan is actively involved in research and development and has 5 awarded US patents and 160+ international publications. He has more than 17 years of industrial experience in companies like Scientific Atlanta, Picture Tel, Cisco Systems, and Avaz Networks. He has been awarded Tamgh-e-Imtiaz, the Presidential Award for his contribution in the field of Engineering.

 

Senior Vice Chairman

Monis Rahman

Chairman & CEO, Naseeb Online Services Pvt. Ltd.

Monis Rahman is the Chairman and CEO of Naseeb Networks, Inc., a Silicon Valley new media company with offshore development offices in Lahore and Karachi. Naseeb Networks owns and operates Pakistan’s largest jobsite (Rozee.pk) and the Internet’s largest Muslim social networking site (Naseeb.Com). Rahman started his career at Intel Corporation where he was a key member of Intel’s microprocessor design team. He completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and did graduate work at Stanford University.

 

Vice Chairman

Shahzad Shahid

CEO, TPS Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.

Shahzad Shahid is the CEO of TPS Pakistan and Middle East. Prior to his appointment to the position of CEO, Shahzad was serving in the capacity of CMO of TPS. Joining the company as a software engineer in 1999, Shahzad moved to the TPS business development team in 2004. His instinctive flair for business was a natural fit and saw Shahzad emerge as a distinctive leader with strategic, creative and financial acumen as well as strong business intellect. He has played an integral role in shaping the e-banking landscape in Pakistan through closely working with banks, telcos and financial institutions.

 

Treasurer

Shahjahan Chaudhary

CEO, Teamants

Shahjahan Chaudhary is the founder of Team::ants which is a social technology company with extreme expertise in brand design, technology and strategy.Being an IBA grad, Shahjahan believes that that Internet has changed everything. The focus of marketing has shifted from medium to content, from information to conversation and from products to ideas. His specialties include Social Media Marketing, Brand Management, Online Advertising, Brand Development, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Communications.

 

P@SHA CEC Members 2014-2015:
Abdul Aziz

CEO, Lumsensoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Abdul Aziz is CEO and Co-Founder of LumenSoft Technologies. LumenSoft is a product based IT consulting company and has specialized in retail software solutions. LumenSoft is one of the leading retail solution providers in Pakistan.Abdul Aziz has twenty three years of work experience in different management roles. He is bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Masters in Business Administration (Marketing), and MS degree holder in Computer Science. Before starting LumenSoft in year 2000, Aziz worked in telecom sector.

 

Atif Mumtaz

Co-Founder, Personforce Consulting

Atif Mumtaz is a serial entrepreneur developing innovative solutions using ICT. He is the Co-Founder of Personforce but prior to that, he co-founded Pakistan’s largest job site and human resources software company, BrightSpyre. Besides Atif has also served as engineering and management roles at United Nations and COMSATS.He has received numerous awards including “Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2004” from Shell Oil and DHL YES Award for “Young Social Entrepreneur, 2007”. Atif was a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University in 2006 where he focused his studies on social entrepreneurship.

 

Faizan Siddiqi

MD, DGS Private Limited

Faizan Siddiqi is the Managing Director of DGS Pvt. Limited, Pakistan, a subsidiary of Digital Globe Services Ltd. He has over a decade of experience in management consulting & offshore operations. He has held leadership positions at KPMG, General Electric, Tyco International and MCI-Worldcom. He has also served as the COO of a Canadian public company. Faizan holds a BS in Computer Technology from Purdue University and an MS from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified and holds a CISA Designation.

 

Jamal A. Khan

CEO, ARPATECH

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.

 

Khurram Samad

Founder &CEO, GenITeam

Khurram Samad is a technoprenuer who takes pride in building technology focused products. His area of expertise includes business strategy, new venture creation, building offshore teams, product design, 3D Game Development, Mobile application development and monetization.He is also the Co-Founder & CTO of Tapinator started in Greater New York City Area. Khurram holds a BS in Computer Sciences from FAST – NU and an MBA from LUMS.

 

Zafar Khan

CEO, Sofizar Pvt. Ltd.

Zafar Khan is the CEO of Sofizar which he founded in 2004. Prior to Sofizar, Zafar Khan was the co-founder of PrimeDTV, an ATSC reference design company based in Shanghai and Anaheim. He worked at Gemstar in Hong Kong and Boston, as well as at Avalon Computers, a high performance computing company.

Zafar did his undergraduate at CalTech and graduate coursework at Harvard. He is the recipient of three US and international patents in automated consumer advertising technologies.

 

Jehan Ara remains the President of P@SHA.

 

For further information, please contact:

The P@SHA Secretariat

+92-21-3541-8121

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