Outstanding British Pakistanis

Across the community, in the last 50 years, the contributions of British Pakistanis to society are vast and varied. Ranging from pioneering doctors and humanitarians to history-making politicians, these outstanding individuals are stepping up as role models for the next generation. The Outstanding British Pakistani programme showcases the successes of these contributors and celebrates their achievements with them.

The Outstanding British Pakistanis Programme covers a special feature and interview in our monthly newsletter with an illustrious British Pakistani who has made a positive contribution in their profession, local community, charity etc. to serve as a “role model” for our community to inspire the next generation of leaders. Please find below some of the illustrious British Pakistanis featured in our newsletters each month:

Sadiq Khan – May 2016

Sadiq Khan, Europe’s most powerful Muslim politician, is an inspiration to the community, all Britons and the world at large, and a success story that motivates us all. Khan is also BPF’s illustrious British Pakistani of the month! At this landmark moment in world...

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Ebba Qureshi – June 2020

Ebba is an accomplished campaigner with qualified experience of working in the Public Relations, Communications sector as well as developing high profile events. She is the founder and CEO of FemGames, where she aims to implement structured PE lessons for girls’...
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Bilal Bin Saqib – May 2020

Bilal Bin Saqib is the founder and director of BBS&Co, a digital marketing agency with clients in the UK and overseas. When Bilal is not travelling for work, he dedicates his time to fundraising for Tayaba.org a non-profit organisation he founded that has changed...
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Farmida Bi – April 2020

Farmida Bi has more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and Islamic finance transactions, advising on English and New York law. She is the EMEA Chair & European Head of Islamic Finance at Norton Rose Fulbright and is based in London. Farmida is named as...
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Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad – March 2020

Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist and a Teaching Fellow at Cambridge Graphene Centre, The Department of Engineering at The University of Cambridge. He is the first Space Scientist from Pakistan at the University of Cambridge. His research work...
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Rabia Bhatti – February 2020

Formerly one of the youngest ethnic female politicians in the country, Rabia Bhatti is a young leader of leading vision and inspiration with a reputation of excellence. With a background in politics, Rabia is a college governor for the largest educational institution...
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Ahmed Farooq – January 2020

Interview with Ahmed Farooq, Chief Financial Officer at Wesleyan Assurance Society: Ahmed became Chief Financial Officer of Wesleyan, a specialist financial mutual for doctors, dentists, teachers and lawyers,  in November 2015.  Having joined Wesleyan in 2010, he was...
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Hammad Akhtar – December 2019

How did you get started in your career? When I completed my (non-law) undergraduate degree I faced a choice: to study law or undertake a Phd in management. Law appealed because of the US TV show LA Law and because my dad told me it did! I started my career at Herbert...
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Samia Latif – October 2019

Why did you choose Public Health? I trained as a doctor and am currently a consultant in Public Health, more specifically, a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control. I work in the health protection team at Public Health England (PHE) East Midlands. Throughout my...
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Mohammad Shoaib Memon – September 2019

Mohammad Shoaib Memon is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Europe Arab Bank plc and a director of a number of companies of the Group in Europe. He was also the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Bank during 2018 responsible for management of the Bank’s...
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Adil Javed – August 2019

How did you get started in your career? Wow, ok, let me see…..which career shall I start with?! I think when I look back I actually started acting at a very early age, actors are spontaneous and have to be able to adjust to situations quickly and I used those skills...
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Annual Impact Reports Jan to Dec – 2017 & 2018

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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