Team

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Ahmer Ashraf
Ahmer Ashraf Co Founder and CEO
Ahmer Ashraf has worked in the corporate sector for more than ten years now handling communication, policy, public affairs, business development and strategy. Prior to this, Ahmer worked as a journalist and an independent press and communications advisor to a senior government official. In his corporate experience, he has worked on projects with various large international organizations, INGOs, Philanthropy advisers including Pfizer, the Pfizer Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers, USAID, JHPIEGO (a Johns Hopkins affiliate), GAVI, and many others mostly with Pfizer. In 2010, he led a team that won a global grant by the Pfizer Foundation under Global Health Partnerships programme for Smoking and Cancer Control. In the same year, he was selected to showcase the project from amongst 400 entries in New York. In 2009, Ahmer was awarded with the Public Affairs Leadership award for work in the area of local merger with Wyeth.
He has worked with a number of corporate responsibility organizations, not-for-profit organizations in Pakistan as well as advising the Emerging Markets, Asia president for the Pfizer business on public affairs and CSR strategies.
Sarah Ashraf
Sarah Ashraf Co Founder and COO
Sarah has worked in corporate sector for 10 years in communication, marketing and operations. In 2015, she joined a healthcare start up as an operational lead. She developed various partnerships with healthcare providers and pharmacy chains all over Pakistan. She has been part of various national and international incubators and accelerators including NEST I/O, Telenor Velocity and Start Up Chile. She was the first woman co founder to represent Pakistan in Start up Chile in LATAM region. She was also runner up of MIT enterprise forum Pakistan in women led start up category. Her expertise includes operations and program management.
She has done her O & A level’s in business and is an Arts graduate from Karachi University. She has also attended various start up training programs both locally and internationally.

Advisor

 Azhar Rizvi
Azhar Rizvi
Azhar Rizvi is an author, consultant, trainer, coach and master strategist who helps people and organizations achieve high growth targets. He has helped more than 450+ firms redefine business strategy to scale up operations, from few hundred thousand to multi-million dollars’ global operations.
He started his career marketing IT services, with leading firms, including NCR, AT&T and Unisys and rising to Director Sales & Marketing from Sales Executive in a short span of 10 years. During his career, he managed and grew the sales portfolio, handling major multimillion dollar relationships with major accounts like PTCL, GHQ, Habib Bank, UBL, ABL, Federal Ministry of Finance, ABN Amro, Standard Chartered Bank, MSD, BASF among others. In 1999, he decided to enter the entrepreneurial world and launched two highly successful IT firms which serviced which grew to over 1500 strong workforce with largest BPO Services serving major banks like HBL, UBL, Emirates Bank with multimillion-dollar operations.

Since 2007, he has been working as an ecosystem enabler and has trained 10,000+ student teams, faculty, start-ups and mid-size organizations to develop their business plans and growth strategies and launching successful ventures. He has been instrumental in cultivating an environment of promoting entrepreneurship at various universities through business plan competitions, hackathons, innovation cups, startup weekends and other forums. He has served as Chairman, Standing Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI). He is also co-founder of MIT-Enterprise Forum of Pakistan, Pakathon Global, OPEN Pakistan amongst others. He also advises the government and many universities in their entrepreneurship initiatives. He is currently he is the CEO of Cambridge Advisors Network and on the board of several social initiatives including Women’s Digital League and Pakathon International.
He has authored the book, “Entrepreneuring Pakistan- 27 stories of struggle, failure and success” which details the challenges of 27 mentee organizations – in the technology, social, research and students- which have broken the barriers and achieved exponential 10X+ growth per annum.
Azhar also pays an active part in philanthropic and social circles and has implemented several key initiatives in the healthcare, education for normal and special kids, law and order, Disaster Relief Management System during Earthquake and Flood Relief as part of Rotary Global.