Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dr Nadeem Rizvi

Dr Nadeem Rizvi is one of the top cardiologists in Pakistan. Aside from being highly qualified, the sheer volume of his work has earned him a reputation as one of the best interventional cardiologists. To date he has done more than 15,000 diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and 5,000 coronary interventions, over 100 Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomies, 150 peripheral interventions and 100 permanent pacemaker insertions.
He is certified in CT angiography (to visualize arterial and venous vessels throughout the body) from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, in Nuclear Cardiology from NICVD, in Coronary Angioplasty or the Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), a minimally invasive procedure to open up blocked coronary arteries, and the adult echocardiography from the British Society of Echocardiography. Part of his specialist training is in nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, valvular, congenital and coronary interventions.
Dr Nadeem Rizvi has worked in the UK and in Pakistan. He was a clinical research fellow in cardiology and honorary registrar at Ealing and Hammersmith Hospitals Trusts, London. He was involved in a large research project titled, “Premature coronary arterial disease in British Asians” at Ealing Hospital. He has worked as a consultant cardiologist at Barnsley District Hospital, and he trained at the East Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Macclesfield, UK in non-invasive and invasive (pacemaker implantation and right heart studies) implantation, cardiac biopsies and interventional coronary procedures.
He is a member of the British Society of Echocardiography, a founding member of the Pakistan Society of interventional Cardiology, a member of the Pakistan Cardiac Society, a member of the Civil Aviation Medical Board and an examiner for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. He has been the editor of the Pakistan Heart Journal’s interventional section since 2012. He has taught, lectured and been an examiner for post-graduate trainees and residents. He has supervised the non-invasive cardiac lab (ECG, ETT, Holter, Transthoracic and Trans-esophageal echocardiography).

Dr Farheen Ali

Dr. Farheen Ali received her medical degree from the DOW University of Health Sciences in Karachi. She then went on to the US to complete her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston (a University of Illinois affiliated program) and subsequently her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the joint University of Chicago/University of Illinois Infectious Diseases Program. Dr. Farheen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 
Returning to Pakistan, Dr. Farheen joined Liaquat National Hospital as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases from 2003 to 2007, and then joined the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi where she left as Assistant Professor in 2014. 
She is currently with GSK Pakistan, where she is the Area Medical Expert for the region. She is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan and has several publications in peer reviewed journals. She is also an Examiner at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.  

Tariq Ikram

Mr. Tariq Ikram was most recently the President of the Textile Institute of Pakistan, a prestigious educational institution, specializing in a wide spectrum of Textile and Apparel education. He has a wide academic back ground covering Sciences, English literature, British and American Histories, International Relations and Business Management, achieved both within and outside Pakistan. His professional training covers almost every aspect of business management. His experience covers management of MNCs both within Pakistan and the Middle East, South Asia, Levant and North African countries at the levels of Chief Executive, Chairman and Regional head. During his Chief- executive ship the business achieved a compound growth in 20.75 percent per annum in revenue for over 17 years and almost same in cash terms. He has served as a Minister of State in the government of Pakistan for 8 years ending May 2008. He was responsible for exports of Pakistan as the CE of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. Exports grew from US$ 7.8 Bn to over US$ 19 Bn during this period. Amongst various other recognitions, he was awarded Sitara i Imtiaz (SI) for his services by the President of Pakistan and twice awarded Gold Medals by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan and the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan. He was twice recognized for his services by the President of Pakistan Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf in his book ‘In the Line of fire’. His professional contributions include Presidentships of the Overseas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Management Association of Pakistan, Marketing Association of Pakistan. He is the Founder President of Pakistan Research Society and the Pakistan Advertisers Society of Pakistan. He has served as a Director on various Public and private sector businesses such as Karachi Electric Supply Corporation, Pakistan Petroleum, Reckitt Benckiser, Atlantis Pakistan, Robinsons Foods B’desh Reckitt and Colman Nigeria and Egypt. He has been a guest speaker trainer at various local and international, in both public and private sector, fora. His innovations include the first ever Retail Audit and ICT Based Field Sales Management process in the FMCG industry in Pakistan, first ever structured initiative to minimize trade mark infringement and presented this process at the WIPO Geneva seminar held in Pakistan Mr. Ikram is married with 3 children and is resident of Karachi Pakistan.

Ebrahim Qassim

Mr. Ebrahim Qassim joined the Board of Directors of National Foods Limited in 2000. He served at a British Pharmaceutical Company in Pakistan for 3 years at different capacities finally as Country manager. Later Mr. Ebrahim Qassim set up his own distribution business by the name of Premier Distributors in 1971, which has now a well-established network throughout Pakistan.
He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange in the year 2000. Presently, he is on the Board of Directors of English Biscuits Private Limited, Coronet Foods Private Limited and is also the Chairman of Shield Corporation Limited.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Ebrahim Qassim has also been part of the National Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) in the past.

Abdul Majeed

ABDUL MAJEED Chancellor Textile Institute of Pakistan assumed his office at TIP in February 2014, he is a renowned industrialist, social worker and thought leader in Pakistan.
Mr. Majeed is Founder, Director and Chairman of National Foods Limited and Associated Textile Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. He is also Chairman of Precision Rubber Products Ltd and Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust, Sindh. In addition to playing a vital role in the establishment of National Foods as a leading food company in Pakistan, he is a long standing Board member of  the Textile Institute of Pakistan, National Textile University, Faisalabad and the Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust, Lahore. He is also the former member of the Federal Textile Board and the Engineering Development Board, Government of Pakistan. Mr. Majeed’s experiences have been diverse from the very beginning, adding to the depth of what he offers as a key leader at National Foods.
Mr. Majeed is a graduate of F.C. College, Lahore with B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics. After his graduation he was selected by the British Council for Higher Studies in Textile Engineering and completed a B.Sc. (Honors) in Textile Technology from Manchester University in 1959. He has traveled extensively and is a keen sports enthusiast.
He is keenly interested in innovation and is pivotal in leading the RandD team at NFL. His other interests and affiliations range from serving the Rotary District 3270 in different capacities as Secretary and Chairman from 1987 till present, as well as being active in social forums. He was a past President of the Rotary Club of Karachi North, Vice President Alumni Association of F.C. College, Lahore, member of the Advisory Committee, School of Management and ex-board member of the Society for the promotion of Arabic. A life member of Anjuman Himayat-ul-Islam, Lahore and Arts Council, Karachi, a professional member of World Future Society, Bethesda, USA.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dr. Umar Hayat Asim

Dr. Umer Hayat Asim Sayyal is an Assistant Professor at Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi . He has been a position holder throughout his educational life. He completed his bachelors, M.Ed, M.A and PhD from the University of Karachi obtaining first division in M.A, M.Ed and second division in B.A (Pass). He has down two Ph.Ds, one in Islamic Studies and the other in Education which is currently in progress.He was born on 3rd September, 1958, passing his high school from Sargodha board in 1 st division and intermediate in 2 nd division. Not only has this he also done his LL.B from Islamic law college, Karachi . He has been awarded second prize in the National Seerat Conference 1994 held by Ministry of Religion affairs and was awarded third prize for Seerat Award held by Orient advertising Pvt.Ltd. He has an excellent command over English, Arabic, Urdu and Persian.

Dr. Jahan Ara Lutfi

Dr. Jahan Ara Lutfi, in her educational life, has completed her Ph.D in Arabic in 2015 from University of Karachi and also has obtained a higher Arabic diploma from Al-Fatah University , Libya. She got first class first position in higher Diploma in Arabic (over the students of 27 Muslim countries) in Al-Fatah University Tripoli Libya in 1982; she was the first Pakistani student in Department of Arabic in this University. She got first class second position in M.A Arabic from University of Karachi in 1986.Also she did her Masters in Islamic Studies in First Class from the University of Karachi in 2006. She has visited several countries especially Saudi Arabia, Libya, Turkey, U.A.E, Egypt & South Africa.

She was the first female compare of the Islamic Programme in Pakistan Television in 1995. The famous Islamic Programme Directed by Iqbal Haider, named “Hamara Deen” was hosted by her.
    She wrote the script & questions of a religious programme “Quran Quiz” which was awarded the best PTV World religious programme of ten years.
      She is the first convener of the ladies wing in “Faran Club International”.
        Participated as a Islamic Scholar in approx. 300 religious & social programmes on different TV channels.