Afia Salam / President of the Board
Afia started her career as Pakistan's first female cricket journalist. She has accumulated a vast experience of print, electronic and web journalism with some of Pakistan's leading media outlets. She also has over 15 years of experience in the field of advertising, and headed Creative department of three known advertising agencies. She has more recently been involved in the field of development sector communications, focusing on environment, climate change, labour, gender issues, digital rights and media ethics, about which she writes, and trains media persons.
Syed Salim Raza / General Secretary of the Board
Salim has served as the Governor of State Bank, Pakistan and a member of the Advisory Council to the Pakistan’s Finance Ministry, working closely on drawing up of key reforms to underpin sustainability of economic growth in Pakistan. He is the founder of Pakistan Business Council (PBC). His previous associations have been with Citibank, Middle East, Africa, UK, Central Europe and Eastern Europe. His business experience covers Credit and Corporate Finance and Real Estate and Global Assets Management.
Feroze Sayeed ud Deane / Joint Secretary of the Board
Mr. Feroze Deane graduate in business Administration and has vast experience in textile sector, he was director of Castle Textile Ltd, Mr. Feroze Deane is also a renewed philanthropist and is working as a trustee with Indus Earth Trust since 2008 and also a member of Finance audit committee of Indus Earth Trust
Faisal Kapadia / Trustee of the Board
Faisal Kapadia is the founder of Mind Map Communications and Director for social media. He is the editor lingua Urdu section of Global Voices, member of the central executive committee for Sarelief and a Trainer crowd sourcing and social media for IEarn Pakistan.
Sadaffe Abid / Trustee of the Board
Saddafe Abid social entrepreneur working on economic empowerment of women and youth. She is Co-Founder of CIRCLE, a social enterprise running advocacy campaigns and undertaking initiatives on youth and women's leadership, entrepreneurship & employment. She brings the Adaptive Leadership framework taught at the Harvard Kennedy School to the Middle East and South Asia region having worked on leadership development programs in UAE & Pakistan with leading corporates and social enterprises.
Tazeen Hussain / Trustee of the Board
Tazeen has been associated with IET since 2010. At IET she helps look after the media and communications. Tazeen has been working in the higher education sector since 2005. She is currently the Coordinator of the Foundation Programme at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) and visiting faculty at Karachi University, Department of Visual Studies. She is also the patron of Laltain Performing Arts Society, (IVS student society). She has been a contributor to national newspapers and blogs at http://tazeen-hussain.blogspot.com/. Tazeen is also a visual and performing artist with a portfolio, covering visual arts, television, theatre, journalism and social work.
Samar Ali Khan / Trustee of the Board
Samar Ali Khan graduated in Bachelor of Architect from the University of Houston and almost three decades of dedicated work in the industry of architecture. He is leading as CEO / Principal Architect of company Design Group Practice (DGP). He has worked on countless projects in the residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional fields of design. He honored civil award Sitara –e-Imtiaz by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for his years of Public Service to his Nation.