Veqar is an astute businessman, a high achiever and a marketer par excellence. He is also an inspirational leader, who has led his teams successfully and grown the businesses he was involved in. He is also known for his out of box approaches. Veqar has a Masters in Commerce from University of Karachi and has attended professional trainings in various parts of the world. He has always been a Top Global Talent in every multinational he was associated with.
Prior to his association with Jaffer Group, Veqar has been with Comptel Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks and NCR Corporation at senior Executive positions in Pakistan and abroad.
As Founder & CEO of Nutshell Forum, an international conference management and training resource organization, he has organized more than four hundred national and international conferences, seminars, training workshops and group discussions in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Singapore and Bahrain.
Azfar is the thought leader behind ASIA MANAGEMENT CONCLAVE (formerly SOUTH ASIA CONCLAVE); an annual business leader’s conference in Lahore focusing on regional cooperation through economic synergies.
Azfar is the Member Executive Council of Marketing Association of Pakistan; an apex body of marketing in Pakistan. He served as Chairman of MARCON; Pakistan’s flagship marketing event.
He is Founder of CORPORATE PAKISTAN GROUP – CPG. CPG is a virtual group of 180 individuals from different backgrounds including ministers, federal secretaries, diplomats, defence personnel, academicians, corporate and business leaders, media celebrities and movers and shakers of civil society.
Azfar served as President of Rotary Club of Karachi Green City, the first Breakfast Rotary Club of Rotary International District 3271. He also served as Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee of Rotary International District 3271. In last fifteen years, he managed dozens of community projects all over Pakistan in the field of health and education.
He is affiliated with several professional organizations including Pakistan US Alumni Network; OPEN – Organization for Pakistan Entrepreneurs in North America; International Federation for Training & Development Organizations – IFTDO; and English Speaking Union of Pakistan.
Previously he was the MD and Board Member Digital Globe Services, where he built the captive center of excellence and led the company through to a listing on the London Stock Exchange. In the past, he’s served in leadership roles at KPMG, Affiniti.com, Tyco US Inc, and General Electric-Advanced Materials, in the US, Europe & Middle East.
He was also the former Vice Chairman at the Pakistan Software Houses Associate & presently an Advisory Board Member at the Nest I/O.
Mr. Vaid has worked as Advisor to AKD Group of Companies.
As an innovator his biggest challenge to train the HR. Because training material and trainers were not available for such products and services. So he developed the training material and techniques and trained his HR himself to succeed in every aspect of the delivery of the innovative products and services. This is how he has become an effective trainer and his trainings result in practically transforming people in to the targeted areas.
Mr. Vaid is doing research on TeleDiagnostics, which will allow the introduction of alarm systems and preventive maintenance for sensitive equipment via distant wired or wireless connection. Now he pursues Training as a profession more to share his experiences for the good of upcoming HR and the extra-ordinary Challenges they are and will be facing.
Specialties: Information and Communication Technology Integration in various business processes. Training in the fields of Soft Skills, Contact Center, Sales and Marketing, Personality Development, Career Planning, Change Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Operational Management and Organizational Behaviour
Mr. Haroon Qassim is regularly invited as a guest speaker at top notch business schools like IBA, NUST, Bahria, Hamdard etc. to name a few.
He also served as the chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (PPMA).
Engaged with Incubators , Startups , social entrepreneurship leaders like Nest io, I2i, Startupweekend , SEED , via hackathons as mentor, judge, and Mock board sessions. Interacting with Plan9, Arpatech Ventures, Dotzero, 10xC , Acumen and mentoring some individual companies . As part of Team , planning the biggest Pakistan STARTUPS conference “MOMENTUM ” in Karachi to bring together Pakistan Startups Eco system…. including investors, telcos, banks, incubators , tech players from across the country and the Valley
Linkage with State Bank , contributed to Payment Summit 2016 , supporting Fintech ‘s particularly in Payment Solutions area which is the game changer for ecommerce
Good knowledge of Financial , Telecom, industrial sector . C level / board linkages. Served on Board of Directors of SILKBANK , Linde Pakistan, Karachi Port- KPT , Export Processing Zone Authority,
MAP, MIT-EP. Certified independent Director under IFC Program. Served on chambers boards and Elected President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & industry (OICCI ) and American Business Council (ABC) 2011-2012