Dr. Humayun Khan

Dr. Humayun Khan holds MA degree from Cambridge University. He also holds another MA degree and doctorate degree from University of Southern California, Los Angles,USA. Dr Khan has served as ambassador of Pakistan in Bangladesh, India and England. He was also appointed as the Head of Common Wealth Foundation in London and served there for Seven years.

Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan

Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan holds a MA degree in English Literature and Public Administration from University of Cambridge. He is serving as Director of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal, Member of the Advisory Group of the World Bank sponsored Community Development Carbon Fund, Member of the Government of Pakistan Advisory Committee on Millennium Development Goals and Chairman of the Pakistan Government’s Vision 2030 Group on Just Society. He is recipient of RAMON MAGSAYSAY Award, United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Award , and the World Conservation Medal by the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip.


Dr. Roomi S. Hayat holds multiple degrees including a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. He has also completed a diploma from Harvard University, USA. Doctorate in Anthropology. Mr. Hayat is the founding Chairman of an international think tank Human Resource Development Network (HRDN). He has served as advisor on International assignments for various bilateral and UN agencies

Ms. Rashda Mahmood

With over 23 years experience at one of the worlds leading banks, HSBC, Rashda is a highly motivated executive with extensive experience in Business Development and Community outreach. An inspirational manager with proven people management and leadership skills. She gave up her role as a Regional Manager of the Islamic Banking arm of HSBC to pursue her passion for the charity sector.

She currently heads up the Philanthropy department at Muslim Aid and has also worked with various other UK charities. Rashda is involved in extensive voluntary work with the local and international community. Rashda is very passionate about her mother land and has a special interest in womens issues, children and education. She voluntarily manages a special needs school in Pakistan, where she has employed and trained young women from marginal backgrounds to become teachers and carers of children that are often forgotten in society. Rashda has also formed womens groups in villages to empower women to take the lead on cleanliness and environmental issues.

Mr. Ali Dastgeer

Ali Dastgeer is a British citizen, born in the Midlands with Pakistani ancestry . He did his graduate and post-graduate studies from the London School of Economics in the UK before spending a decade for the Rural Support Programmes of Pakistan – in order AKRSP, SRSP, NRSP and then the RSP Network which he helped establish. In these RSPs, Ali managed the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) sections, and was also responsible for the setting up of the M&E section in PRSP.

Ali is now based in Manchester UK, and since 2002, has been an independent development expert specialising in setting up project-based monitoring systems or undertaking evaluations. He has worked in over 70 countries around the world in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, South East and East Asia, as well as the Pacific and Caribbean. The sectors he has worked in include rural development & agriculture, economic development including investment, trade, SMEs, job-creation & micro-finance, regional cooperation, infrastructure, human rights, energy, civil society strengthening, education & vocational training, water & sanitation, governance including public sector strengthening & devolution/decentralisation, community development, poverty alleviation, post-crises or conflict rehabilitation & humanitarian assistance, & environment. He has undertaken assignments for projects funded by DFID, the European Commission, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the World Bank, USAID, UN agencies including UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and IFAD.

Ms. Sadia Irfan

Ms. Sadia Irfan has an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Surrey. She has taught in primary schools in the UK and Dubai for many years. Sadia was the first non-Arab to teach Islamic Education in a British school in the UAE and was commended by school inspectors for her interactive style of teaching. She is the creator of ilmspired, an innovative website and app that teaches children Islamic Education through games, biographies, stories and tests in a fun and relevant way.

Mr. Muddassar Ahmed

Mr. Muddassar Ahmed is founding Managing Partner at Unitas Communications Ltd, a strategic communications consultancy, where he’s lead on projects for the United Nations, US State Department, the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) amongst many others. He also founding president of the Concordia Forum and President of the John Adams Society, the UK’s official US State Dept. IVLP Association. He’s a Director of the European Network of (US State Dept) American Alumni, HRH Prince’s Youth Business International & Faith’s Forum for London. He’s also a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts, a member of US Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund and a Global Advisory Council member for US Global Ties. He also recently completed a term as an Independent Advisor to the UK Government on combatting anti-Muslim hatred.

Michele Turner

Michele Turner brings notable senior leadership experience in international development specializing in complex educational and capacity building programs in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Turner is working as Managing Director World Learning Europe since July 2015.

Mr. Aasim Reza

Mr. Reza earned his Masters' & M.Phil (Development Studies) Degrees. He also possesses a Master degree in English Language and Literature. He has over 20 years’ experience of teaching and training. His areas of interest are Primary Education, Governance, Research and Capacity Building. As a lead facilitator, he has worked on various assignments for SAARC HRDC.

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