Faraz KhanCo-Founder & CEO, Seed Ventures
Faraz Khan is a Pakistani British social entrepreneur, investor, published author and public speaker. He is regarded as a leading authority on social entrepreneurship and believes in bringing a positive change in the society with forward-thinking business models that allow him to fulfill a personal commitment to improve the lives of people in the UK, Pakistan and beyond. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Seed Ventures, one of the leading investors in social impact space in Pakistan and runs Pakistan's largest social enterprise programme in 30 cities across Pakistan.
Dr. Ayesha MianDean of Students & Chair of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University
Dr. Ayesha Irshad Mian is an M.B., B.S. graduate from the Aga Khan University, Karachi. She completed her residency and fellowship in General Adult Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychiatry, respectively, from the University of Texas -Houston. She is currently Dean of Students and Chair of Psychiatry at Aga Khan University, and is also a Co-Chair of the International Relations Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).
Mahira Khan is a Pakistani TV and Film Actor best known for projects such as Humsafar, Bol and Verna, with the latter bringing her international praise for shedding light on sexual harassment and rape in Pakistan. With numerous Pakistani box office hits to her name, Mahira also starred in the Bollywood Blockbuster 'Raees' opposite Shahrukh Khan in 2017. Mahira is a Hair Care brand Ambassador for Loreal Paris and has recently debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018. For 6 years she has been associated with Shaukat Khanum educating both men and women on breast cancer awareness and has recently joined the United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees to support and highlight the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
Saad RasoolPartner, Saad Rasool Law Associates
Saad Rasool is a lawyer based in Lahore. In 2002, he joined Merrill Lynch in New York, where he last worked as a Vice President in the Structured Finance Group. In 2008, he received a degree in law (LL.B Hons.) from University of London, and later LL.M. from Harvard Law School. His professional activities include Civil, Criminal and Constitutional Law. He frequently speaks at conferences, workshops and colloquia around the world. He writes a weekly column for The Nation and contributes to other leading national and international newspapers.
Valerie KhanChairperson, Acid Survivors Foundation & Human Rights Activist
Valerie Khan is Chairperson of Acid Survivors Foundation Pakistan. She is a development professional and human rights activist with 22 years of experience in the SAARC region (especially Pakistan) in the field of capacity building engineering, child protection, women’s rights and gender-based violence as well as legal and policy reform.
Dr. Benjamin MarshallPsychologist
Benjamin Marshall is a trained research psychologist, writer and experienced lead of service design and delivery for traditionally 'hard to engage' groups. Based in the United Kingdom, he has particular research expertise in cognitive 'appraisal' processes underpinning mental health conditions. Ben has provided senior leadership for projects at the interface of public and third sector, including a custom, clinically-linked group intervention for people with personality disorders and complex trauma, and assertive outreach support for people who have experienced a suicide attempt. He is currently working on the implementation of a collaborative, whole systems approach to mental health in higher education, being trialed at the University of East Anglia, alongside a book that aims to bring together understated elements of the research, practice and lived experience of mental health issues.
Dr. Mehdi KazmiNeurologist & Psychiatrist
Dr. M. Mehdi Kazmi is a neurologist and psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He attends in both departments at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. His clinical interests include neuro psychiatry, mood disorders, dementia, headache disorders and insight oriented psychotherapy. He is also the founder of health insurance companies in Pakistan and Chile. He is currently engaged in the practice of both inpatient psychiatry and neurology in the United States.
Uzma KhanCEO, SanaSafinaz
Uzma Khan is CEO of SanaSafinaz. She has previously been CEO of Injaz Pakistan, Director at Telenor Microfinance Bank and Head of Strategic Business Development at NIB Bank. She holds an MBA from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Uzma has more than 28 years of experience in the corporate sector, involving leading country level teams across various financial organizations.