Pakistan Business Leader’s Summit held

1st Pakistan Business Leader’s SummitKARACHI : The 1st Pakistan Business Leader’s Summit was held today at a local hotel in Karachi. The theme of the conference was ‘Business leadership for new economic realities’.The Conference was organized by Nutshell Forum in collaboration with PPMA, ICAP, ICMAP, PICG, CIPE, INSEAD Alumni Association of Pakistan,Marketing Association of Pakistan, MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan, TiP,MPF and Pakistan Software Houses Association. 

PTCL, Teradata & Getz Pharma were the gold sponsors while the Institute of BusinessManagement was the Academic Partner and sanofi-aventis, Shield andPharmEvo were the silver sponsors of the event.Prominent speakers representing country’s industries participated in this day long conference and deliberated in details the problem facedby the sector and also gave their views on how effective utilizationof resources can benefit the organization in current scenario.Muhammad Azfar Ahsan CEO, Nutshell Forum at the inaugural session saidthat the event was an outstanding learning experience and a healthy networking opportunity for the executives and decisions-makers from across the country.

“Pakistan Business Leader’s Summit inspires the passion and performance you need to move your organization forward into thefuture. Listen to the insights into the challenges ahead, find out the latest methods of competing in the challenging environment and learn the skills involved to be prepared for these challenges,” he said.He further said that after attending this informative summit, senior executives and business leaders will return to their offices with aclearer outlook and with practical solutions to some of the executive challenges that lie ahead. Pakistan Business Leader’s Summit opens newchannels of thinking which can be translated into tangible business solutions for your organizations.

“This is the first year that we are organizing Pakistan BusinessLeader’s Summit. For the success of this summit, I owe a lot to all the partner organizations as without their support it would not be
possible for me to successfully organize this conference now and in past.. I want to extend my special thanks to PTCL, Teradata & Getz Pharma, sanofi-aventis, PharmEvo, Shield Corporation who are attached with this conference since its initial days and play an inspirational
role in the success of summit during this period.”

Syed Masoud Ali Naqvi (Conference Chairman & Senior Partner, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Company Pakistan) speak on ‘Business Leadership for New Economic Realities’; Hasan Aziz Bilgrami (Conference Co-Chairman & President, BankIslami Pakistan Limited & ICMAP) speak on ‘From History
to Leadership”; Dr. Shamsh Kassim Lakha, H.I., S.I. (Chairman,Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy & Former Federal Minister for Science & Technology) speak on ‘Leaving a Leadership Legacy’; Nadeem Naqvi (Managing Director, Karachi Stock Exchange) speak on ‘Transformational Leadership from Emerging Markets’ and Syed Veqar ul Islam (SVP, Head of Middle East Africa Region & Member Executive Board, Comptel Corporation, Finland) speak on ‘Trust Deficit – The Leadership Challenge’ in the inaugural session of the summit.

Meanwhile a panel discussion titled ‘New Horizons for Leadership and Strategy: Challenges & Opportunities’ was also held. Panelists included Furqan H. Qureshi, SEVP, PTCL; Sarim Sheikh, Chairman, Shell Pakistan Limited; Waqar A. Malik, Chairman, ICI Pakistan Limited;Humayun Bashir, Country General Manager, IBM Pakistan & President,American Business Council / Vice President, OICCI; Fakhir Rahman, CEO,Premier Insurance Limited, Mazhar Valjee and Dr. Aamir Matin, Country
General Manager, CISCO Pakistan were the Panel Chairman & Moderator.

Other prominent corporate and business leaders also shared their views including Abdullah Yusuf (Former Chairman, FBR), Nadeem Hussain (President, Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited), Amin Hashwani
(President, Pakistan India CEO Forum), Farrokh Captain (Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum), Aziz Memon (Chairman, Kings Group), Tariq Ikram (Former Chairman, TDAP), Parvez Ghias (CEO, Indus Motor Company), M.Haroon Qassim (Chairman, PPMA), Kamran Y. Mirza (CEO, Pakistan Business Council), Moin M. Fudda (Country Director, CIPE), S. M.Shabbar Zaidi (Economist), Zaffar A. Khan (Former Chairman, PIA, PTCL,KSE, Engro), Fuad A. Hashimi (President, PICG), Sadia Khan (President,INSEAD Alumni Association), Ebrahim Y. Sidat (CEO, Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder), Jehan Ara (President, Pakistan Software Houses Association) and Naveen Naqvi (Journalist).

CEOs, COOs, Presidents, Managing Directors, Chairmen, Directors,Country Managers, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, CHROs, SEVPs, EVPs and SVPs from Corporates, Academia, NGOs & Public Sector representatives took partin the day long conference.