Chairman

Asif Rangoonwala

Asif is an entrepreneur who founded and eventually sold Eurobuns that supplies baked goods to fast food chains, restaurants and supermarkets. Asif has gone on to start a company called South Street Asset Management providing essential accommodation for students and key workers. He is Chairman of Powerboat P1 and he is also the Chairman of the Rangoonwala Foundation that supports marginalized societies worldwide. He is also the Chairman of the British Pakistan Foundation and Chairman of the World Memon Foundation. He is a Trustee of the British Asian Trust, P1 Marine Foundation and MAITS. He is Governor and Trustee of Whitefield School, and a World Fellow of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

 

Trustees

Ahmereen Reza

Ahmereen Reza is the Country Director of Aman Foundation UK and is the founder of Developments in Literacy Trust UK, a registered charity in England and Wales dedicated to educating children in underdeveloped and rural areas of Pakistan and assisting women from within multi-ethnic communities in England and Wales.

Kashif Zafar

Kashif Zafar is Co-Head of Global Distribution and Co-Head of Macro Products within the Investment Bank at Barclays. Based in London since 2009, he also leads Distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is a member of the Markets Executive Committee, the Global Diversity Council of the Investment Bank and the UK and Europe Citizenship Council.

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Prior to joining Barclays in 2005 as Head of US Rates Distribution in New York, Kashif worked in several roles at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse in the US for 13 years, including Coverage Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives Marketing, Derivatives Structuring, and Rates Distribution.

He serves on the board of the British Pakistan Foundation, and in the US he serves on the boards of Middlebury College, International House and American Pakistan Foundation. He is an Associate Partner of Acumen and a member of the Global Advisory Councils of Developments in Literacy and South Asian Youth Action.

Kashif graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Ahlya Fateh

Ahlya Fateh is a director at BPF and was appointed as Managing Director of luxury lifestyle brand Amanda Wakeley in 2014; she was previously the Managing Director of Tata Naka for four years. Ahlya began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving, in 1996, to Condé Nast Publications where she launched Vogue in Russia and spent 9 years at the helm of society magazine Tatler as its Managing Editor. She also serves as a mentor for the Young Professionals Programme at BPF.

Saira Awan Malik

Saira Awan-Malik is a corporate lawyer. From 2009-15, she was an associate in the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP focusing on corporate and financial transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and capital market issuances. In June 2015, Saira left Cleary Gottlieb to join her family business, TCS (Pakistan) Limited, which is a dominant player in the courier and logistics industry in Pakistan. She is working to develop the international and e-commerce side of the business.

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Saira received an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University in May 1999. She read Law at Cambridge University (2001-3) and subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at 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 since 2012. In April 2013, she launched the BPF Women’s Network. She is also a founder member of the British Pakistani Lawyers’ Association.

Akhter Mateen

Akhter Mateen joined BPF as a Board Member in 2014. He is currently a Non Executive Director of Great Ormond Street Hospital and CABI. Prior to this he served as Chief Auditor of Unilever plc and Unilever NV. In his 29 year career at Unilever, Akhter worked in various operational and global leadership roles in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Latin America, South East Asia and the UK. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Naseem Amin

Naseem brings 24 years of trans- Atlantic industry experience in research and development, corporate development, business development, and marketing. Naseem most recently served as Chief Scientific Officer at Smith and Nephew Plc, where he oversaw corporate R&D, divisional manufacturing QA/QC and product development functions.

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Prior to Smith and Nephew, Naseem led business development at both Biogen Idec and at Genzyme Therapeutics. He has initiated and executed a number of transformative acquisitions and transactions for both these companies. He has also led the clinical development of five currently marketed therapeutic products. Naseem started his career at Baxter Healthcare where he had executive roles in marketing, product development and clinical research. In addition to his role at Advent, Naseem currently works as a board member and advisor to several not for profit organizations.

Naseem is a qualified medical doctor, from the Royal Free & University College Medical School, London and has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Shahid Azeem

Shahid Azeem is an award winning British-Pakistani entrepreneur and philanthropist, and one of Surrey’s best known business leaders. In addition to a string of successful businesses, he has been named one of the Top 100 most influential Muslims in the UK by Royal Bank of Scotland.