Aliza Ayaz is the second Pakistani student to be selected as a United Nations Youth Ambassador for SDGs alongside Malala Yousafzai. Aliza is also the first ever international representative at the UK House of Lords.

In February 2020, BPF proudly sponsored Aliza’s trip to the United Nations World Urban Forum where she delivered the keynote address on inclusive and diverse climate action.

Having focused predominantly on social enterprise management at KPMG, Aliza invests time into building relationships with all levels of staff to understand client-specific issues and works closely with the UK Government to provide tailored solutions and strategies for operational and cultural change. At McKinsey & Company, she also developed analytical tools to provide insights and evidence to inform decision-making, building operational grip for health and environment subjects.

Supporting the UK Government’s Kickstart and Green Homes Grant Scheme, Aliza has developed a keen interest in socioeconomic risk forecasting and capacity modelling to enable proactive planning for unemployment and energy retrofit.

Aliza is completing a Masters in Infectious Disease Epidemiology in a joint programme with University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Alongside, she works with NHS CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) to create sustainable change across the hospital pathway through data-driven insights and on-the-ground implementation of solutions to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare.

Having lived in Abu Dhabi & Dubai, Aliza is familiar with Middle Eastern culture and local sociopolitical set-up. Outside of work, Aliza chairs the Climate Action Society and enjoys horse-riding.

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