Author: Salman Ahsan

Amjad Pervez– October 2018

Amjad Pervez: Chairman of JumpStart Pakistan What has been a highlight of your career? The highlight of my life was the moment I decided to leave my  secure job in financial services and take the plunge to start our very humble family business,a  typical corner shop. This was the beginnings of a wonderful journey of learning creating wealth abundance and employment and above all economic freedom that allows one to truly live your passions What advice do you have for British-Pakistani entrepreneurs? I don’t think I’m in any position to advise, all I can do is present my experiences of...

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BPF “Recipes for Success” Video & Podcast Series: Naseem Amin

Naseem joined Advent in 2014 bringing 24 years of trans-Atlantic industry experience in R and D, corporate development, business development, and marketing. Naseem most recently served as Chief Scientific Officer at Smith and Nephew, where he oversaw corporate R&D, divisional manufacturing, QA/QC and product development functions. Prior to Smith and Nephew, Naseem led business development at both Biogen Idec and at Genzyme Therapeutics, for both of which companies, he initiated and executed a number of transformative acquisitions and transactions. He has also led the clinical development of five currently marketed therapeutic products. Naseem started his career at Baxter Healthcare...

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Nazli Imtiaz – August 2018

Nazli Imtiaz is a London-based dentist with over 18 years of experience under her belt. We caught up with her on her career journey so far: What sparked your interest in dentistry? I did work experience as a dental nurse in 1989. I kept working as a holiday/Saturday job until I qualified as a dentist due to how much I enjoyed it, learning from the invaluable exposure to the dental world. I was inspired by the relationships the dentists built with their team and patients. I always knew that I liked healthcare and it was a matter of choosing a field...

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BPF “Recipes for Success” Video & Podcast Series: Professor Jawwad Darr

Prof Jawwad Darr was born in Bradford and was the son of a bus driver who emigrated from Sialkot, Pakistan in 1962. Jawwad is now Prof of Materials chemistry and Vice Dean of enterprise (in maths and physical sciences faculty) at University College London (ranked in the top 10 world’s best universities according to QS and other rankings). Prof Darr has a distinguished track record in the field of advanced materials and manufacturing and is one of the UK’s leading scientists developing battery materials to power the next generation of electric vehicles (under the Faraday initiative). He has also...

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We would like to welcome our new BPF Patron: Jehan Anis!

Jehanzaib joined the UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a Director in 2017. Prior to this, he was a member since 2009. He is a dynamic, results-oriented businessmen with multiple business interests in the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Middle East and Indonesia. He is a serial entrepreneur who left a senior level job in the city and launched his first business at the age of 29 in 2013. At present, he is a Founder of SAW Group which controls and operates diversified portfolio of businesses. By qualification, he is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants...

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Annual Impact Report Jan to Dec 2017

Message from the Chair of the Board
I envisage that the British Pakistani community have their own platform and support system to take advantage of the country they are born in and contribute back to society within every sector of the UK community. We have started on the journey but there is a lot more that needs to be done.



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