I am delighted and privileged to be a part of this exciting event that seeks the consolidation and promotion of the vital retail sector upon which depends the health of the economy. Our retail sector is diverse and has experienced exponential growth in recent years even as it has transformed its paradigm given the dynamics of change. I welcome the Chainstore Association of Pakistan who has collaborated with TerraBiz as Strategic Partner, as well as the Ministry of Commerce and the Board of Investment (BOI) who back our effort with their support. A. F. Ferguson & Co. as Knowledge Partner and Pakistan Fintech Association, and P@SHA as Supporting Partner bear special mention as well. It is my sincere belief that taking time out from our relentless routines for reflection is good for business, and I look forward to welcoming you in person on Tuesday, the 8th of March 2022.
Chief Executive Officer, TerraBiz
“Being the official torch bearer of the retail sector in Pakistan, CAP is proud to be the strategic partner of the Future of Retail Summit 2022.
Across the country, retail has been evolving quickly and even faster in the post-Covid environment. Technology is playing the role of a catalyst and is enabling the domestic retail landscape, offline and online, to catch up with more developed economies.
In order to successfully charge ahead, it is imperative that all the leading stakeholders – ranging from policy makers to logistics, technology firms to financial services, mall operators to merchants- all work as one to overcome the challenges.
This is the purpose behind FOR2022 and we are excited to play our part to not only make the event a successful one but, in doing so, move the retail ecosystem forward together.”
Chairman, Chainstore Association
of Pakistan; and CEO, Royal Tag
“The Future of Retail Summit 2022 provides an important opportunity to businesses and professionals across the retail spectrum to come together to share ideas and work on solutions for the betterment of retail as a whole and, ultimately, the people of Pakistan.
I expect that the conference will help shed light on where the ecosystem is, where it is going and what needs to be done to keep it on the right track. All the attendees will surely benefit by learning from the international speakers, a wide variety of industry leaders and public sector officials on diverse topics such as e-commerce, operations, customer experience, regulatory landscape, etc.”
– Sr. Vice Chairman, Chainstore Association of Pakistan
– Managing Director, HUB (Urban Brands) HUB, HOBO & FHS
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Aisha Moriani is Senior Joint Secretary (e-Commerce) at Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan and says she enjoys public policy work and believes in active collaboration with the private sector.
She holds a vital portfolio given the fast paced evolution of technology based commerce, and upon which depends the accomplishment of her Ministry’s mission statement that calls for contributing to the national economy through trade liberalization and facilitation, improving export competiveness and reducing cost of doing business.
Aisha Moriani graduated from the Lahore College for Women University with Bachelors in Arts, studying Economics, Philosophy, English literature and Fine Arts. Thereafter she acquired her MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and went on to study Mastering Trade Policy: Understanding and Acting in Today's Economy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She also holds an Executive masters from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, in Global governance, decision making/ public policy and negotiations.
Mr. Nadeem Hussain’s Planet N Group of Companies focuses on Financial Inclusion and facilitation of entrepreneurship in Pakistan through technology and has added 24 companies to its portfolio across e-commerce, fintech, edutech, mobile television, retail and renewable energy. However, his vision does not end there. Mr. Nadeem continues to promote the causes of financial inclusion by unbundling conventional banking and digitizing all 6 verticals to financially include the 80% of the unbanked population.
Mr. Hussain has had an illustrious banking experience of 30 years working in various senior management positions in major financial centers of the world however he has always had a passion of making a difference. Mr. Hussain has been globally recognized for his dedication and service to financial inclusion in Pakistan as the founder and ex-CEO of Tameer Bank and EasyPaisa that has impacted millions of Pakistanis by extending credit, insurance and mobile banking solutions to a large segment of unbanked population.
Apart of his corporate career, Mr. Hussain believes in giving back to the community and has demonstrated this by being heavily involved in pro-bono work. Mr. Hussain has served on the advisory board of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Institute of Capital Markets (ICM). He is the Chairperson of the Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN). Mr. Nadeem fulfills his Trustee responsibilities for the Indus Foundation and the Jinnah Institute and is an active member of the State Bank’s and SECP consultative groups on various initiatives including Microfinance and insurance.
Mr. Amir Paracha is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan Limited. Over his 20 years with Unilever, he has held various senior management positions in Pakistan and other markets.
He joined Unilever Pakistan in 2000 as an Assistant Brand Manager on Wheel and subsequently led multiple categories within Laundry and Personal Care business. Between 2006 – 2008, Amir took on leadership roles in Marketing at Unilever North Africa Middle East for GCC cluster. He then returned to lead the Home and Personal Care Division in Pakistan before assuming the role of Vice President for Customer Development in 2013. Prior to taking over as the CEO, in his role as VP Customer Development, he helped deliver solid results, successfully inspiring a transformative vision for the future. He continues to actively experiment with disruptive business models and has championed inclusion and wellbeing across the Unilever ecosystem in Pakistan.
Besides, being on the board at Unilever Pakistan Limited, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited, Trustee at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation Pakistan, Member at the Board of Governors of the National Management Foundation, Co-Chair on PSDF’s Parwaaz – National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan and is on the Board for the Karachi Vocational Training Centre.
Amir began his career at the Royal Dutch Shell Oil company in July 1996. He has done his Masters in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration.
Saira Awan Malik is the President of TCS Pvt Ltd. Saira is a corporate lawyer by training and from 2009-15, she worked at the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, focusing on corporate and financial transactions, including cross-border mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and capital market issuances. Saira joined TCS, which is her family business, in January 2016.
Saira received an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University in May 1999. She read Law at the University of Cambridge (2001-3) and subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2007.
Saira has served on the board of the British Pakistan Foundation (BPF) since 2012. In April 2013, she launched the BPF Women’s Network. She is also a founder member of the British Pakistani Lawyers’ Association and the Pakistan International Film Association.
“Steve Dennis knows exactly what’s happening in retail today and tomorrow, and he’s eager to share his wisdom.” Seth Godin
Speaker Profile: Steve has been named a top global retail influencer by multiple organizations and is a Forbes Senior Contributor. His new book--"Remarkable Retail: How to Win and Keep Customers in the Age of Amazon & Digital Disruption"--is one of the best-selling books. His industry and consumer insights are regularly featured in the media including Bloomberg/Business Week, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, the Harvard Business Review, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, among many others. Steve was the chief strategy officer and SVP, multichannel marketing for the Neiman Marcus Group. He received his MBA from Harvard and a BA from Tufts University.
Mr. Faisal Nadeem Riaz is a Director at the Dolmen Group, one of Pakistan’s leading real estate organizations overseeing the Property Management segment of the company. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Dolmen Real Estate Management (DREM), which provides services including development, sales and marketing and property management. DREM currently manages a footprint of over 2 million square feet of Shopping Mall Development and 1 million square feet of Office Space. Along with his team of over 900 employees, he has launched and managed many commercial and retail projects and has to his credit multiple initiatives with the leading local and international brands to set the standard for the Pakistan shopping center and commercial office industry. He has been involved in the development, marketing and management of prime commercial and retail real estate projects including Dolmen Mall Clifton, currently the largest shopping center in Pakistan. Mr. Faisal started his career at Al Feroz (Private) Limited as Manager Special Projects in 2008 and associated with the development of Dolmen Mall Tariq Road, Dolmen Mall Hyderi, Dolmen Food Courts, The Harbour Front Office Tower and Dolmen Mall Clifton.
He is a graduate of LUMS and has completed his MBA from the University of Manchester and an exchange program from the University of Texas. He has also completed programs from the John T Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals and multiple courses on Shopping Center Management from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Seema Aziz is the Founder and Managing Director of Sefam. In 1985, she started the business, to prove that Pakistan could produce embroidered fabric equal in quality and design to the best in the world. Today, 36 years on, Bareeze is a symbol of pride for Pakistan and the most recognizable Pakistani brand both within the country and abroad. The Bareeze group, which now has 12 brands, sells through over 550 points of sale worldwide and is Pakistan’s largest fashion retailer.
She is also the Founder and Chairperson of CARE Foundation, the largest non-governmental organization in Pakistan, educating nearly 300,000 students through 888 schools. CARE has pioneered a unique public-private partnership model which enables it to reach the maximum number of children and provide them with “quality, marketable education”.
Seema Aziz has studied from University of Punjab and Harvard Business School. Being actively involved in improving the educational opportunities for the children of Pakistan, she is on the Board of multiple Government and Private Bodies working in the sector as well as on the Global Advisory Board of Harvard Business School.
Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, is the Owner/Director & CEO of Al-Fatah Departmental Store. He is General Secretary of All Pakistan Retailers Association & also President of trade Body Lahore.
Shamoon Sultan is the founder of the successful brand Khaadi that has gone places over the years after coming into existence in 1997. In December 1997 he opened his first shop in Karachi’s famous area Zamzama and received widespread acclaim in short-span of two weeks. Two weeks to take his place in the fashion industry may seem unbelievable but yes he very much did it!!
He now has international stores as well. He started off by making stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
His awards include lux Style Award for High Street Band thrice, Achievement in Fashion Design – Prѐt. He has been nominated at a different occasion in several categories at Lux Style Awards.
Ibad is an experienced executive with 12+ years of experience in downstream energy, automotive and FMCG/CPG retail in various functions ranging from engineering, supply chain, business development, corporate strategy and general management.
Understands the nuances of managing teams within large, matrix styled multinational organizations such as Shell as well as within local conglomerates such as Engro and the Saudi based Al-Dabbagh Group, using incentives and structure to align strategy with execution.
Geographically, he has worked in South Asia and the Middle East, has lived in Western Europe and has traveled across Eastern/Southern Africa and the United States extensively. This has helped him develop a perspective on the need for diverse and inclusive ideas for better problem solving.
Mr. Saad is the Co-Founder and COO of KEENU. He has worked as a Resident Vice President at Faysal Bank and has done his Masters in marketing from IoBM.
Serial entrepreneur and a supply chain enthusiast, with an emphasis on digital transformation, technology architecture and strategy. Has18 years experience in managing supply and demand with a keen focus on bottom line alongside expansion. His experience spans throughout Europe , Middle East , Pakistan and North America.
A creative, collaborative & commercially savvy leader with two decades of experience, that translates business strategies into maximum profits corresponding with the best interest of all stakeholder.
An expert at developing strategic marketing initiatives based upon technology to grow the business. Significant experience in building and leading high-volume, high-profit sales, marketing and product management teams. Experienced in combining finance, marketing and technical expertise with an excellent knowledge of digital platforms to gain a competitive advantage and win major market share within the fashion eCommerce of Pakistan. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.
Dr. Prakash Menon is the Executive Mentor, Black Belt in Retail and also a Chartered Member, TiE Melbourne. A regular contributor to several UAE and international retail publications PK is a Global Partner with Thought Leaders Global, Founder and Executive Director of Thought Leaders Middle East, CEO of PK Menon Enterprises Pty Ltd and Associate Principal of Global Supply Chain Group. PK is also the author of three other books - Driven - Accelerate Your Career With Smart Transitioning; Supply Chain is Sexy - Harnessing The Retail Revolution; and Fail Smart - The Undeniable Link between Failure and Success.
Badar Khushnood is Chairman at P@SHA; Co-founder of Fishry.com and Bramerz; Executive-in- Residence (EIR) & Visiting Faculty at LUMS; for over a decade Badar has consulted for Google, Facebook & Twitter as their first person on ground in Pakistan.
Asfandyar Farrukh is the Senior Vice Chairman of Chainstore Association of Pakistan. He is Managing Director of HUB, HOBO & FHS at HUB. (Urban Brands) He is Passionate about the empowerment of innovative SMEs & entrepreneurs through policy intervention, strategic direction and on-ground facilitation.
I’ve had a professional journey of over 18 years where I’ve been leading Digital Banking, ADC, Digital marketing and have witnessed 5 banks mergers, where I’ve been a key member during the bank’s management and Steering committee meetings. Later on, I transitioned to become an entrepreneur focused on spearheading Pakistan’s first Payment Gateway Fintech regulated by SBP – PayFast.
I’ve actively taken part in Pro-Bono work as I’m an active mentor at NIC and provide guidance to various startups on how to raise investments, product development life cycles and enrichments, financial projections, budgeting & Valuation, etc. I am also a part of various representative bodies such as Pakistan Fintech Association, where I am the chairman of the knowledge Management Committee, which is basically the knowledge Hub for the association. I am also a part of the advisory board of PAFLA (Pakistan Freelancers Association) whereby we are responsible for nurturing the youth and guiding the potential of this huge workforce which can significantly impact economic development in Pakistan, i.e Freelancers.
I am considered highly ambitious, a strategic thinker, and a results-oriented professional with a special knack for simplifying complex issues into easily understood simple blocks. I’m also an expert in the development of launching new, and re-engineering non-performing products.
Saad is partner in A. F. Ferguson & Co (a member firm of the PwC network) and leads the practice of Technology Consulting and Risk Assurance. An experienced professional and a thought leader with over 25 years of extensive experience both locally and internationally. He himself has been involved in setting up firm's IT department and headed for more than 10 years where he gained an insight into working practices and security requirements for running an IT department.
Rabia Garib has been an entrepreneur in technology media since 1999. She established Pakistan’s first local technology bi-monthly magazine. She produced and anchored some of the country’s first technology shows for television and radio. In 2007, she signed with IDG (Boston) to represent CIO, other magazines and their business interests in Pakistan. Rabia heads the Pakistan chapter of Eisenhower Fellows and was appointed to the Global Network Council. She was appointed as an International Board Member to the UK-based Non-Profit, Plan International and recently joined Karigar Training Institute as its COO.