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Founder and Ex Chairman – Dr. Mazhar Monga

Founder Chairman Dr. Mazhar Monga M.D Consultant Obstetric Anesthetist. Trained and educated in South Africa, brought with him 28 years of extensive experience in the field of Obstetric Anesthesia.

Before coming to Qatar Dr. Monga worked directly for (Late) Prince Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, appointed Chairman of Anesthesia at Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz Humanitarian City in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In South Africa, Dr. Monga was appointed Head of Anesthesia at the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital, worked as Manager of the department as well as clinical staff running the day-to-day Anesthesia and ICU activities of Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital & Dora Nginza Hospital.

Dr. Mazhar Monga moved to Qatar in 2002 and has been a resident of Qatar ever since.

Dr. Monga is happily married to Nazia and has three beautiful children.

Dr. Monga is socially very active in the Pakistani community of Doha. In his spare time he likes and enjoys singing in the friend’s circle group.

ExCo Members 2016 - To Date

Chairman – Mr. Syed Mohsin Mujtaba Rizvi

Director, Products and Market Development
Qatar Stock Exchange

Mr. Mujtaba is Director of Products and Market Development at Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) where he is leading new initiatives to position QSE as multi-asset platform of global significance. He played in instrumental role in achieving Emerging Markets status for Qatar by MSCI, he was Executive Advisor to the CEO and played an instrumental role in defining the exchange strategy that led to a strategic partnership between the State of Qatar and NYSE Euronext in 2009.

Prior to joining QSE Mr. Mujtaba was Chief Systems Architect at Wavetech where he was responsible for delivering customer centric solutions and advising capital markets industry in Pakistan and GCC region.

He takes pride in learning the most from his customers. He holds a MS degree in Computer Sciences and B.E in Mechanical Engineering.

President – Mrs. Uzma Shehryar

Marketing Manager

Uzma has been a resident of Qatar for over 7 years and has an MBA degree from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She started her career as a Management Associate in Citibank and after taking a break in order to fulfill her role as a mother, she re-entered the corporate sector, this time as the Marketing Manager for a company in Qatar.

In her career, Uzma has been involved in a number of marketing campaigns in which she has exhibited effective management, organizational, communication and inter-personal skills. Uzma is a keen sportswoman and strongly believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She has 2 children and is married to Shehryar Arshad who works at Standard Chartered Bank Qatar.

General Secretary – Mrs. Sana Salman

Director Marketing , Apex Events
CEO Designers Fashion Lounge
CEO International Fashion Festival

Sana Salman is a young, passionate and emerging entrepreneur of Doha who has made it big in just a short period of time. Sana is a phenomenon in communication diversity, utilizing her unique presentation style, matchless communication skills, energy, verve,charm and style has evolved her as the leading and prominent influential personalities of Doha.She has successfully held a number of Corporate & Commercial events since the last 2 years including Waste Management & Recyclying sumit, Dental conferences, IGN convention, International Fashion Festival & Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live in Qatar.

Having a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Sana ventured into the corporate world by partnering herself in well known Event management Company.

Sana Salman is happily married with two beautiful daughters and her better-half a Certified Management Accountant & MBA from Manchester Business School currently working as a Finance expert in a leading Multinational oil and gas company in Doha.

VP General Affairs – Dr. Akmal Rana

Lab Superintendent & M. R. Quality Management System
Q-Chem I, Q-Chem II and RLOC facilities

Dr. Akmal Rana is the Management Representative of the Plant wide Quality Management system and reporting to COO. He is responsible for all Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Regulatory requirement of all finished products. He is also focal person of Q-Chem research and development projects with Qatar Foundation and CAM of Qatar University and reporting to CEO.

Qatar Chemical Company Ltd. (Q-Chem) is a Qatari company owned by Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company Q.S.C. (MPHC) 49 percent, Chevron Phillips Chemical International USA Holdings LLC 49 percent, and Qatar Petroleum (QP) 2 percent.

MPHC is majority owned by QP. The Q-Chem facility is a world-class integrated petrochemical plant producing high-density and medium-density polyethylene (HDPE & MDPE), 1-Hexene and Normal Alpha Olefins products, using state-of-the-art technology provided by Chevron Phillips Chemical USA, a major producer of chemicals and plastics globally.

Prior to joining Q-Chem Dr. Rana was QA/QC Manager of Dow Chemical’s joint venture (EQUATE) at Kuwait. He started his carrier in field of Research and Development in Polymer science. He holds master degree in Analytical Chemistry from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, M.S. in Polymer Chemistry from Drexel University Philadelphia and a Ph. D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was a member of different volunteer organization since his academic life. His hobbies include photography and International traveling.

VP Social Media Communication – Mr. Qaiser Anwar

Aeronautical/Electrical Engineer

Qaiser is an Aeronautical/Airline Industry professional and is currently working at the worlds 5-star Airline Qatar Airways. He has previously served in Emirates Airline and Panasonic Avionics.

Qaiser has completed his BSEE from Purdue University, USA and his ND in Aeronautical Engineering from Emirates Aviation College, UAE.

Qaiser has been a GCC resident for over 30 years. Before moving to Qatar in 2011, he has lived in USA and UAE.

Qaiser is married with two children. He is an active member of various professional and community development forums. In his spare time he likes to help the community and is actively involved with various community and charitable organizations.

He is a keen sportsman and enjoys social gatherings and welcomes any other activities.

VP Membership Relations – Mr. Abdul Haq Abdullah Khan Mahesar

CIVIL ENGINEER
QATAR PETROLEUM

Mr. Abdul Haq is working as Civil Engineer with Qatar Petroleum since February, 2012. He has experience in the field of Project Management, Structural Design of new structures and Evaluation of Existing Structures. He has experience of working in Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordon, Kuwait, Sweden, Uzbekistan & Tajikistan.

Prior to joining QP, Mr. Abdul Haq was Principal Engineer in one of the leading Engineering Consultant Firms in Pakistan ‘Engineering Consultant International Limited’ & was the lead Engineer in delivering some of the prestigious projects in Pakistan such as the New Multan International Airport & Zero Point Interchange (Islamabad). He is IMPA (International Project Management Association) Level D certified Project Engineer holding a M.S degree in Structural Engineering from Sweden & B.E degree from Pakistan. In 2011, He was awarded the Excellence Award for Young Engineering Leaders organized by Engineering Review & Institute of Engineers, Pakistan.

VP – Mr. Abdul Rahman Nadeem

Head of Group Treasury Operations Division
Al Khalij Commercial Bank. Doha

20 years association with world leading banks. Citibank Dubai / Standard Chartered / MCB Bank, Arab National Bank. Riyadh and Al khalij Commercial bank Doha. Span of 4 countries, Financial hub of ME in U.A.E, Largest economy of Arab world in Riyadh & currently in fastest emerging market Doha.

Leading Group Treasury Operations Team at Head office Qatar and Qatar Capital Ltd Operations Team an Al Khaliji subsidiary at DIFC.

Deputy to Head of Operations to Manage & focus on development of human capital, Process Re-engineering with effective succession mechanics & Training.

VP Digital Media – Mr. Shehzad Ahmad

Senior Core Business Development Officer
Information Technology Department / Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE)

He joined the company in 2006 and has successfully delivered key projects like rolling out of NYSE Trading Platform, integration with Qatar Central Bank via SWIFT, development of Web Platform for Data Vendors / Brokers / Custodians, implementation of QSE Websites, alignment of IT Strategy etc.

Prior to joining QSE, he was working as a Project Manager for a multi-national software company and has delivered solutions to many clients in various sectors and geo-location like Residential Property Workflow for Los Angeles City, Expense Automation software for RICOH Japan, B2B and B2E portals for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). He has also provided technology consultancy services to Standard Chartered Bank head-office in Hong Kong and supported their technical team to ensure smooth operations of their award-winning application B2BeX portal.

He holds a degree of BS (Compute Science) from FAST-NUCES, Pakistan and has 17 years of professional experience in software industry.

He feels energized by participating in social activities with an aim to be useful and beneficial to the community.

He is happily married to Tehmina and has three children.

VP Medical Professionals – Mrs. Shaheen Manzur

Shaheen Manzur has worked as a General Practitioner at Dukhan Medical Centre since 1993 and has vast experience in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, diabetes and breastfeeding. Shaheen is the community Health Leader and often conducts various health awareness programs for which she has received two Outstanding Performance awards by Qatar Petroleum.

Shaheen’s initial training in obstetrics and gynecology was at Women’s Hospital in Doha, followed by a Diploma in Child Health (Ireland 2000).

Her journey towards specializing in human lactation started in 2004, which led to an IBCLC certification in 2008. She was selected as an instructor by Hamad General Hospital, Al-Khor, to conduct the World Health Organization (WHO) training program in breastfeeding locally and has had the opportunity to present publications internationally on the subject of breastfeeding. Shaheen has also had the privilege of establishing the first breastfeeding clinic at primary care level in Qatar.

ExCo Members 2012- 2015

(Acting) Chairman & President – Mr. Adnan Kirmani FCCA

Adnan has been a resident of Qatar for nearly 5 years and has been working within banking in various leadership roles. 

He brings with him over 17 years of broad experience within banking and corporate financial advisory work covering operational risk, business process improvement, internal and external audit, consulting, and transaction services. 

He is a PwC (UK) qualified accountant and has spent over 10 years with them in various roles and disciplines.

 Adnan is married and has four children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and following cricket, football, and golf.

General Secretary – Mr. Shabber Ali

Working with Dolphin Energy Ltd., under the capacity of Cost and Contracts Engineer, Shabber has been a resident of Doha, Qatar for almost 4 years.

He is having over 18 years of experience with diversified exposure in different facets of Engineering, along with extensive working knowledge of continuous improvements methods.

He is Professional Engineer of Ontario, holding a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto coupled with almost 10 years of working experience in dynamic and challenging environment of Canadian Engineering Industry. 

Shabber is happily married with three children.

His best hobby is reading and writing Urdu poetry He likes spending time with lively friends.  In his spare time, he enjoys following cricket.

VP Operations – Ms. Sabrina Jamal

Sabrina Jamal is working as HR Consultant with Sasol Qatar, she has been a resident of Qatar for over twenty years.
She brings with her a wealth of experience in Admin, HR and Event planning.

She was a part of the team who planned and successfully delivered the big sports events in Qatar like Doha Asian Games and Arab Games.

Sabrina is a Graduate from Karachi University in English Literature and Psychology. She is also a certified Doping Control Officer.

Apart from her regular work she has been involved in various sports events in Qatar and abroad including Doha Asian Games, Arab Games and Rugby 7s world cup as Doping Control Officer. She has recently returned from London after working as a volunteer in the London 2012 Olympics.

She is a keen sportswoman and enjoys playing squash and visits gym regularly. She enjoys reading and travelling. She is a great cricket enthusiast.
Sabrina is married and has two sons.

VP General Affairs – Mr. Saad Khalid Awan

Saad is a strategic analyst within highly competitive B2B and private/public sectors. He has made bottom line improvements backed by solid business rationalization.

For more than 14 years of his career, he has worked with US and UK based firms ranging from manufacturing to pension funds and insurance in the capacity of a business analyst, both in permanent and consultative capacities.

He holds a BBA from Michigan, US, an MSc in Information Systems from Kingston, UK and is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 from BSI, and is PMP certified.

His areas of focus are: public sector performance, business and technology alignment, and Shared Services implementations.

Saad is a keen squash player, a movie buff, a gadget freak, and is happily married with three children.

VP IT & Communication – Mr. Haroon Malik

Haroon has been a resident of Qatar for nearly 10 years and has been working with a very established and known satellite network in various Technical roles. 

He brings with him over 10 years of broad experience within IT and Broadcast IT work.

He has a career of cross-functional, cross-industry success in design, creation, migration and support of IT and broadcast technology, products, and services.

Haroon is married with two children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and following cricket.

VP – Dr. Akmal Rana

Dr. Akmal is a Management Representative with QChem and has over twenty years of professional experience in Quality Mgt. Services (QMS), Petrochemical, Polymer Industries, and Laboratory Design/Operation.

He also holds a Ph.D. from the US in Macromolecular Science. A strong advocate of a healthy lifestyle, he has an interest in walking and general sports.

Dr Akmal has been living in Doha for over 12 years and is married with 2 kids.

VP Aviation – Mr. Faisal Alam

Faisal Alam is working with Honeywell Aerospace and has been Qatar resident for the last three years. Before moving to Qatar, he has lived in Bahrain, KSA, Canada and Pakistan.

Faisal completed his MBA from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and Aerospace Engineering degree from Pakistan Air Force College of Aeronautical Engineering. He also has several aerospace licenses from Canada and USA.

He has worked in several areas in aviation including major air carriers, aircraft manufacturers, corporate jet companies and aircraft equipment suppliers. As such, Faisal brings in diverse and in-depth exposure to the field of aviation.

Faisal is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing squash, swimming and running. He is married and has one daughter and one son.

VP Engineering & Technology – Mr. Nadeem Shakir, P.E

Nadeem Shakir has been a resident of Qatar for 10 years and has been working in project engineering and project management roles in oil & gas sector.

He brings with him more than 20 years of diversified professional experience  in techno economic studies, planning, design and management of multimillion dollar  projects in oil & gas, heavy  industries, airports and ports sector.

Nadeem is a chartered Civil & Structural Engineer (UK) and a licensed Professional Engineer (USA); having worked globally with international consulting firms for almost a decade. He graduated from NED University and completed his postgraduate studies (MS) from USA. He is also an MBA form IBA.

Nadeem is married with three children. He is an active member of various professional and  community development forums.

VP – Ms. Mariam Peracha

Mariam has been in the middle-east for the last 12 years collaborating to play a vital role for the welfare of Pakistan community in multiple arenas.

 A social campaigner, she has been running “Pak Mums in Doha” for 3 years as a founder, overseer and administrator facilitating the integration of Pakistani Expat Mums into Doha’s Pakistani community.

As a fashion designer, she exclusively designs and exhibits her exquisite collection in Qatar and Pakistan for the last couple of years.

She has a MA in Education and is married with 3 kids, and is relishing life in the Middle-East.

VP Banking & Insurance – Mr. Raheel Ishtiaq Khan

Raheel is a professional banker with over 27 years of experience gained in various financial institutions in London, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Doha, specializing in Treasury and Capital Markets.

Raheel started his banking career in 1984 with a very reputed international bank and moved up the ranks to become a direct report of President of the Bank, currently he is Head of Treasury with one of the top banks of Qatar

He is married with 4 children and enjoys playing tennis to burn off the excess calories consumed at the regular social gatherings.

VP Medical Practitioners – Dr. Zia Aftab

Dr Zia is a very experienced General Surgeon. He is associated with the biggest hospital in Qatar. He has been very successful in his profession.

He has degrees of MBBS, FCPS and FRCSEd and has been a well known Pakistani doctor among the community.

Known for his kindness and as a front runner for patients well being he is very well received in all Doctors community.

He enjoys spending his leisure time with his family and friends

VP – Mr. Ali Ahmed

Ali is a Canadian qualified business lawyer holding degrees in Law (University of Toronto) and Commerce (University of Alberta). Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Ali has spent nearly 6 years in the Middle East, including the past 2.5 years in Qatar.

Ali is currently working as the Assistant General Counsel at Qatar Aluminum Limited (Qatalum).  He is married with two children. In addition to spending time with his young family, he enjoys playing cricket, football and basketball.

VP of Media Affairs – Mr. Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit has been working with The Peninsula Newspaper as a Photojournalist for the past 12 years. He is also affiliated with the Geo News Network as a reporter in Qatar. Basit has experience working for a wide range of magazines in the Middle East & Europe.

As a professional photographer Basit also engages in freelance work for different organizations. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art.

Basit is very active in the Pakistani community with various charitable organizations.

He is married with 3 children & in his spare time he loves to meet friends & does charity work.

VP Accountancy – Mr. Muhammad Yahya Sheikh

Yahya is a senior finance executive with 16+ years of progressive experience in legal and corporate affairs, due diligence, financing, mergers & acquisitions, general financial management, and accounting in energy, construction and FMCG sectors. He is currently serving Ras Laffan Power Company as Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary managing highly diversified portfolio. Before moving in Qatar, he worked with Coca-Cola in Pakistan for about 7 years.

Yahya is a US qualified accountant and holds Masters of Commerce degree in Finance from Hailey College of Commerce Lahore Pakistan with distinction. He has recently been accredited as Qualified Person Responsible for Training (QPRT) by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Yahya has been resident of Qatar for nearly 5 years and has also lived in UAE and Oman.

Yahya is happily married to Shazia with 3 lovely sons. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family and playing different games with his kids.

VP – Mrs. Uzma Shehryar

Uzma has been a resident of Qatar for over 5 years and has an MBA degree from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She started her career as a Management Associate in Citibank Karachi and after taking a break in order to fulfill her role as a mother, she has recently re-entered the corporate sector, this time as a Senior Marketing & Sales Executive for a company in Qatar.

Despite her short career, Uzma has been involved in a number of marketing campaigns in which she has exhibited effective management, organizational, communication and inter-personal skills.

Uzma has been a keen sportswoman and strongly believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

VP – Mr. Faisal Kamal

Faisal works as a financial analyst in a Deputy Manager Position with Doha Bank in Group Financial Reporting. Faisal has been resident in Qatar over fifteen years and holds an M-COM degree from Karachi University. 

He has a deep interest in music and is a founding member of a local band “Chords” where his production, guitar, and keyboard skills come to the fore.

Currently he is also running a Music Studio called Zest which promotes young talent on the Doha music scene. Zest Qatar is mainly run by his wife Zunira which specializes in sound systems and professional lighting equipment for corporate and social events.