National Leaders

Michael FoleyCEO Telenor pakistan

Michael Foley

CEO Telenor pakistan

Michael Foley is a Canadian citizen who has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and operational experience in the Telecom and Retail sectors. He has worked with both advanced and growth markets in more than 11 countries. Mr. Foley joined Telenor Pakistan as the CEO last year in July when he replaced Mr. Lars Christian Iuel at a significant moment in the history of Telenor Pakistan. Telenor was growing its market share and was awarded with 3G license to further develop its Internet position in Pakistan.


Dr. Mukhtar AhmedKeynote Speaker at LCL 2014, Featured in Startup Oct, 2014

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Keynote Speaker at LCL 2014, Featured in Startup Oct, 2014

Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed is the Chairman of Higher Education Commission. Before joining the HEC, Dr Ahmed was deputy director general of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Isesco) in Rabat, Morocco, and was responsible for the Directorates of Education, Science, Culture and Communication, ICPSR, CPID (Planning and Strategic Division) and Isesco regional centres.

Dr. Umar SaifFeatured in Startup Mag July 2015

Dr. Umar Saif

Featured in Startup Mag July 2015

Dr. Umar Saif is currently serving as VC Information Technology University. He returned to Pakistan essentially to be with his parents. However, he found the country ripe with opportunities for technological entrepreneurship and the use of technology to create solutions for developmental challenges.

Abdul Qadir BalochChief Guest at LCL 2013

Abdul Qadir Baloch

Chief Guest at LCL 2013

Abdul Qadir Baloch is a Pakistani politician, military strategist, retired army general, and a senior conservative figure who is currently serving as the Minister for States and Frontier Regions, appointed since 7 June 2013. Prematurely receiving honorable discharge to retire as a Lieutenant-General in the Pakistan Army, Baloch also served as Martial Law Administrator first, before officially appointed as Governor of Balochistan, Pakistan.

Muhammad MalickKeynote Speaker at LCL 2013

Muhammad Malick

Keynote Speaker at LCL 2013

Renowned senior journalist and TV Host Muhammad Malick is known for his stinging writing style and spot on analysis. He is blunt, aggressive and very articulate making him a perfect choice for the Prime Time current affairs show host.

Sheikh Rasheed AhmedSpeaker at LCL 2014

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed

Speaker at LCL 2014

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed is a Pakistani public figure, a veteran politician, television personality, businessman and a writer of Kashmiri origin. Starting politics in 70’s it wasn’t till 1985 when he became a national politician, since then he has been elected to the national assembly 8 times (1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2013).






Farzana YaqoobPanelist at Startup Expo 2015

Farzana Yaqoob

Panelist at Startup Expo 2015

Farzana Yaqoob is the Minister of Social Welfare and Women’s Development AJK Cabinet the younger daughter of AJK President Sardar Yaqoob Khan




Jahangir Khan TareenPolitician & Industrialist

Jahangir Khan Tareen

Politician & Industrialist

Jahangir Khan Tareen is a Pakistani politician and an industrialist who serves as the Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insafand prior to that served as the Federal Minister of Industries, Production and Special Initiatives between September 2004 to February 2008 as part of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) government.


Asad UmarChief Guest at LCL 2014

Asad Umar

Chief Guest at LCL 2014

Asad Umar is a Pakistani lawmaker and former business administrator . He served as CEO and President of Engro Corporation for 8 years during a 27-year career with the company. Umar’s 27-year career at Engro began in 1985, when the company was still a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, the global oil giant.He joined the company as a business analyst, and was working for it abroad in Canada.

Dr. Ishrat HussainFeatured in Startup Mag July 2014

Dr. Ishrat Hussain

Featured in Startup Mag July 2014

Ishrat Husain joined the elite Civil Service of Pakistan in 1964 and served in the field in Sindh and then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and also held mid-level policy making positions in the Finance, Planning and Development Departments before moving to Washington in 1979 to join the World Bank. He is currently serving as Dean and Director IBA Karachi.

Shahid Khaqan AbbasiKeynote Speaker at LCL 2013 & 2014, Startup Expo 2015

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Keynote Speaker at LCL 2013 & 2014, Startup Expo 2015

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is a Pakistani entrepreneur, electrical engineer, and a politician. He served as the Federal Minister for Commerce in 2008. Abbasi is the Founder and CEO of Airblue. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Pakistan International Airlines from 1997 to 1999. Abbasi got his early education from Lawrence College, Murree. Currently serving as Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources.

Dr. Nadeem-ul-HaqueFormer deputy chairman planning commission

Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haque

Former deputy chairman planning commission

Dr. Nadeemul Haque is former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of Pakistan. He did his M.A Economics (1980) and PhD (1986) from the University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois. He remained Trade Policy Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, Government of Pakistan from August 2005 to date. He has been a senior resident representative of the IMF in Egypt and Sri Lanka.