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Board of Directors


Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir – the Founding Director and Chairman of Taaleem Foundation has a wide experience of project management, public administration, revenue administration and community development. He has been directly responsible for development administration during his field deployment in the district administration. Has been pro-actively involved in philanthropic, pro-poor and humanitarian interventions in Balochistan; whereby he successfully launched and nourished Taaleem Foundation. He led a team of inspired individual who has made the organization the single most significant social change agent in the tribal Balochistan; and an NGO with largest number of female employees in Pakistan.

To bring about visible change, "people need to be able to own the process of educational reform," - Zafar Qadir, the Founding Chairman of Taaleem Foundation

Board of Directors:

Mir Ahmad Bakhsh Lehri is a Founding Director at Taaleem Foundation. He holds the qualifications of M.A. (English) and L.L.B. He belongs to Lehri (Baloch) tribe of Balochistan. The representation of this son of the soil in the Board infuses the sagacity, which is required to bring quality education in Balochistan and to promote the core values and culture of the province effectively. He has served as the Chief Secretary of Balochistan and a Federal Secretary in the national capital. He is currently working as a Member of the ‘Federal Public Service Commission’ at Islamabad.
Mr. Kamal Hassan Siddiqui is the Finance Director at Taaleem Foundation. He has played a vital role over the years in transforming this organization towards self-sustainability and has ensured the implementation of best practices in operations. He leads an audit firm / tax consultants in Quetta which is functional since 1946 and is the first firm to rise in the city - Hassan & Company. In the field of financial and legal matters, his acumen is considered to be one of the best resources available to firms in Pakistan. His major clients are from the following sectors: corporate, governmental and non-profit organizations. He is also the Vice President of Pakistan Tax Bar Association.
Ms. Sobia Asad, an Accredited Change Manager (ACM) from the Change Management Institute, Sydney – Australia is on TF Board since 2009. She has a business management degree from a joint program of University of Lausanne and University of Zurich in Switzerland. She remained actively involved in designing and managing change related projects for the United Nations and streamlining communication channels to serve an international network of clients. Having worked as consultant with UMT Consulting International Islamabad, ILO Office Geneva and ITC (International Trade Centre) Geneva, Switzerland, she has a special flavor for developing strategic global partnership.

"If I don't have an opportunity, I create one."
Dr. Mian Amer Masud joined the Board of Directors in January 2014. He has a wide experience in Medical Education, Healthcare Management, E-Learning, Education informatics, Program Development and Project Planning. He believes in providing standardized education through highly qualified faculty for students of undeserved areas specially females who are not able to travel to big cities due to social or economic reasons. He currently serves as a chairman of National Institute of Medical and Social Sciences (NIMSS) at Islamabad in Collaboration with Partners Harvard Medical International, Boston USA.
Mr. Farhan-ul-Haq Faisal Hashmi (Member cum Secretary) is a Certified Financial Consultant with wide experience of managing funds and accounts of various projects. He worked as Manager (Finance & Accounts) in Capital Development Authority, Islamabad where he acted as an Expert (Financial Analyst) to advise Finance Wing of Capital Development Authority on various investing, procurement and fund management issues. He is good at financial management and development sector application of financial controls. Has a good sense of development administration and works as an advisor in voluntary capacity with a number of non-governmental organizations. He has been associated with Taaleem Foundation as Advisor on compliance cum Secretary to the Board since 2012. He joined the Board of Directors and Finance Council in January 2015 and continues to work as Secretary to the Board in voluntary capacity.
Mrs. Farzana Shahid joined the TF Board of Directors and Academic Council in January 2015. Having obtained postgraduate degrees in Advanced Professional Studies from the University of Strathclyde – Glasgow, Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Bradford, and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, she has had a distinguished academic record with concurrent academic and co-curricular achievements. These include various gold medals and top position in all her undertakings from matriculation to the Masters levels. She is an accomplished and experienced educationist, with her professional experience spanning over two decades at various public and private sector institutions including TF Grammar School Zhob, Army Public School, Beaconhouse School System and the City School Network, before assuming her current position as the Director Academics of Information Technology University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Ms. Zobaida Jalal - Zubaida Jalal Khan, is a Pakistani teacher, libertarian, social activist, and politician. After successfully contesting in general elections held in 2002 on a PML(Q) platform, she came in national prominence and public fame as a leading woman minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. From 2002–07, she was the minister of Minister of Education (MoEd) and unsuccessfully contested for general elections held in 2008 on a PML(Q) platform.Mrs. Zubaida Jalal has helped established a school for girls in her , while teaching at school, she also taught English literature at the Balochistan University. In 1993, her services were recognized by the Government of Pakistan and honored her with Pride of Performance Award for Education by the President of Pakistan. She has authored many publications include Papers on Baloch Embroidery and Poverty alleviation.
Dr. Ruqia Saeed Hashmi - Minister: Inter Provincial Coordination Balochistan. Dr. Ruqia Saeed Ahmed Hashmi W/O Saeed Ahmed Hashmi was born at district Quetta. She has completed Graduation from DAW Medical College in 1976. She got selected on women reserved seat for MPA from W-53 in 2002. She is affiliated with PML (Q). She delivered her services as Chairperson for Standing Committee on Education, Health, and other department. She has been on the Board of Directors of Lady Dufferin Hospital Quetta, SCSPEB, Pakistan Medical Association, Taraquee, CHQ, NATPOW and TVO.
Dr. Tariq Habib Cheema is the founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, an organization dedicated to bringing together donors for the exchange of ideas and proven practices, and to institute an environment of enduring engagement. Dr. Cheema received his MD from University of Istanbul in 1992 and did an advanced study in Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago. In 2002, he was selected for the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Fellowship. He co-founded Doctors Worldwide (DWW), an international medical relief organization, and Diversity Forum, a project funded by Rockefeller Foundation to encourage dialogue and understanding about critical social divides. In addition, Dr. Cheema played a pivotal role in Indo-Pak Peace Network, a Diaspora movement that promotes goodwill among two rival nuclear nations.
Being a successful entrepreneur, he was invited to mentor MBA students at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Dr. Cheema is the recipient of Entrepreneurship Recognition Award from the Kellogg School of Management and the 2004 Community Service Award from Asian American Coalition of Chicago. In 2004, He joined the Chicago-based Nonprofit Empowerment Group as consultant where he assisted organizations in the fields of governance, program development, strategic planning and global advocacy.
Dr. Cheema is currently serving as the executive director of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America (APPNA)—one of the largest ethnic medical societies in the United States involved in research, education, community health and disaster relief. In addition, he serves on the boards of Chicago Global Donors Network and HEED Foundation, Pakistan.
Mr. Hassan Raza is a businessman. He is associated with Chemical Industry in Pakistan and overseas as one of the sponsors. He has held Advisory Positions with various MNCs including Mitsui Europe and Ravago.
Previously, he was based for a number of years in Silicon Valley U.S.A working for Fairchild and Intel Corporation in various technical and management positions.
He is a member of Harvard Business School Club of Pakistan, Vice President Schools of Harvard Club of Pakistan and a member of Sir Syed Memorial Society, Islamabad.