Ushering

Pakistan’s Finance Industry

in the new era of digitalization & prosperity

Pursuing Our Mission

We’re pursuing our mission through facilitating collaboration between stakeholders, broaden the scope, improve the quality of service, and promoting the Fintech industry.

Connect

To be a knowledge hub for the Fintech industry in Pakistan to disseminate effective and relevant information among stakeholders.

Collaborate

To develop synergies with peer entities, Fintech stakeholders, potential partners & regulators.

Create

To promote an enabling environment for Fintech organizations that will help successful integration and acceleration of Pakistan’s fintech ecosystem.

Catalyze

To provide a platform for conception of ideas and innovation for accelerated development of Fintech companies.

Vision for a Fully Digitized Financial Ecosystem in Pakistan

To provide a virtual and physical knowledge exchange platform for fintech stakeholders through;

• Compiling research reports, policy papers and data analysis
• Promoting benchmarks and international best practices;
• Publishing industry information material and dissemination of the same;
• Collecting, analysing and disseminating information to various stakeholder groups.

To promote an environment conducive to a thriving fintech ecosystem by;

• Facilitating interaction and dialogue of fintech organizations with policy makers to enable free and easy entry of fintech services into the market.
• Focus on creating and maintaining liaisons with private and public sector outfits to leverage expertise for various industry support infrastructure.
• Liaising with and facilitating donor investments.
• Propagate good practice and exchange of ideas at an international level and national level through exposure visits.
• Mechanisms to build linkages with universities that can be used to not only attract good HR to the sector but also raise understanding and interest amongst the academic community.
• International and national trainings to strengthen the human resource base of the industry.

To create a vibrant networking platform that encourages and enables collaboration between stakeholders: regulators, corporations, consumers, technology vendors, entrepreneurs, academia, donors and investors by;

• Holding events and roundtable discussions.
• Representing the sector at domestic and international forums.
• Building strategic partnerships with local and international stakeholders.
• Creating linkages with both bilateral and multi-lateral donors.

To provide a virtual and physical information exchange and idea hub for fintech stakeholders through;

• Delivering regular content on our website – news about innovations, new startups or technologies.
• Organizing innovation and educational events for fintechs and startups.

Board of Directors

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Syed Nadeem Hussain

Chairman

Nadeem Hussain, Founder and Coach of his latest venture Planet N, aims to catalyze the next wave of tech entrepreneurship in Pakistan. With an illustrious banking experience of 30 years and global recognition for his dedication and service to financial inclusion in Pakistan, Mr. Hussain believes in giving back to the community and has demonstrated this by being heavily involved in pro-bono work.

Qasif Shahid

Vice Chairman

Digital payments pioneer and Mobile Financial Services veteran with 22+ years of banking experience with global and domestic Banks. He was the Digital Head of ABN AMRO in Singapore and then moved back to Pakistan with SCB.

 

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Naureen Hyat

Chairman Policy Committee

A Social Entrepreneur with an aim to bring positive effective change, particularly at the base of the pyramid, via innovative and sustainable solutions.

 

Dr. Sohail Munir

Chairman Audit Committee

Dr. Sohail Munir is a digital futurist and innovator with a proven track record of driving the adoption of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is a respected thought leader in government digital transformation and is known for engineering exceptional digital citizen experiences. His areas of expertise include GovTech, FinTech, Digital Identity, Cognitive Cities, API Economy, Open Finance, Open Data, AI, Blockchain, Web 3, Metaverse, Cloud Computing, Digital Payments, AIOps, Statistical Learning, and Machine Learning.

 

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Nameer Khan

Independent Director

Nameer Khan is a leading fintech influencer and thought leader in the MENA region. His area of focus for 2022 is Sustainability x Fintech to enable impact across the FI landscape. He serves as an Executive Advisor to leading fintechs / regulatory authorities in the MENA region. As the Chairman of MFTA, Nameer has strategically partnered with the regional regulators and central banks to establish a robust fintech framework.

 

Aamir Ibrahim

Member

Mr. Aamir has over two decades of international experience as a senior executive across multiple industries and has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Jazz, Aamir was a Senior Vice President at Telenor, where he led transformation and distribution initiatives across Asia. Aamir previously held senior leadership positions at Ford, Jaguar and Land Rover.

Shehzad Khan

Member

Mr. Shahzad Khan is currently working at Telenor Microfinance Bank Limited / easypaisa as Group Head, Productive Lending, Channels and Corporate Business. He is an MBA Graduate from Lahore School of Economics and has 20+ years of international and domestic experience in the fintech and telco sectors. With a deep passion for innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Shahzad is instrumental in realizing easypaisa’s vision of a cashless, digital, and financially inclusive future.

Danish Lakhani

Member

Najeeb Agarwalla

Member

Tughral Amir Turab Ali

Member

Mr. Tughral brings a wealth of experience from the digital financial services sector, having successfully managed diverse responsibilities across local and regional roles in Asian and African markets. His extensive background encompasses leadership roles spanning mobile money, digital payments, microfinance, microinsurance and digital banking. Mr. Tughral is deeply committed to leveraging technology’s capabilities to amplify financial inclusion efforts.
His academic journey includes a Bachelors in Computer Systems Engineering from G.I.K. Institute, complemented by an MBA from Warwick University and an MS from MIT.”

Ali Janjua

Member

With over 15 years of experience in the fintech sector, Mr. Ali Janjua a seasoned leader and strategist who is passionate about creating value and impact through digital financial services. He has successfully led and managed multiple projects and teams across different markets and domains, ranging from payments facilitation, branchless banking, microfinance, supply chain finance, to financial inclusion and development.

Faisal Ejaz

Member

Faisal brings with him rich experience of Financial Services Industry. He has held responsibilities in Private Banking, Corporate Banking and Banking Operations during his past roles in Emirates Bank International PJSC, MCB Bank Limited, SME Bank Limited in various capacities.
He was with Oracle Corporation based in Karachi as Regional Business Manager, Financial Services Industry for seven countries in South Asia.

Faisal has an MBA with a specialization in ‘Change Management and Technology’ and also holds an M. Phil. in ‘Management and Information Technology’ from France.

Currently, he is SEVP/Chief Information Officer at the Bank of Punjab.
He is a highly seasoned business leader with a strong track record of strategic thinking, hands-on execution and building strong teams who collaborate to improve the customer experience.

Mumtaz Syed

Member

Usman Javaid

Member

Mr. Usman Javed is a seasoned business professional with a penchant for solving problems using technology as an enabler and exhibit a proven track record of accomplishment in new business/product launches, planning and leading comprehensive businesses.
He is driven by the opportunity to solve real challenges through the use of technology and have expertise in conceiving, executing and managing new business concepts.
He considers himself courageous, entrepreneurial and ambitious. he believes that boundaries are made to be pushed, and people who are brave enough to believe that they can change the world are the ones who actually do.

Yahya Khan

Member

Experienced Financial Services Officer with a demonstrated history of delivering digital financial services solutions for retail and corporate customers from digital acquisitions to retention of customers. Skilled in devising digital product solutions, end to end responsibility for managing digital businesses with full P&L responsibility, Operations Management, Business Development, Finance, Product Management, and Supply Chain Management. Strong finance professional with an FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Riaz Ahmad

Member

Our Team

Fahad Sajid

CEO

Seasoned professional having 15+ years of diversified work experience in ICT and Digital Financial Services Industries within Pakistan and abroad. One of the Pioneers launching Jazz Cash in Pakistan and served as Head of Technology. Versatile experience in studying various Fintech Markets Dynamics and formulating the business development plans, road map strategy and devising appropriate solution and features.

Waqas Khan

Financial Consultant

Experienced finance, accounting & auditing professional with an industry experience of +12 years including experience in assurance and business advisory services from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He heads the finance function at PFN.

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Azima Khan

Head of Research

Mujtaba

Head of Operations

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Sana Zia

Marketing & Communication Associate

Ms. Sana Zia is working in the capacity of a Marketing & Communication Associate at PFN. Prior to that she was working as a Recruitment Specialist in a leading HR consultancy firm. She holds a degree of Master In Philosophy in HRM.

 

Farooq Jan

Operations Associate

Mr. Farooq Jan is working as an Operations Associate at PFN. He holds a degree of Bachelors in Economics.

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