Mr. Aslam Khaliq is presently serving as Chairman of THF. He was former chairman and advisor of Pakistan Tobacco Company Ltd, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Company which employs over 100,000 people with operations in around 180 countries and is market leader in more than 50 countries selling over 300 brands.

He is also presently the Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser (Pakistan) Ltd. & Chairman of CHAL Foundation (Not-for-Profit, NPO), besides being on the Board of Governors of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) & PIA Investments.

He has served on the Boards of Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd, National Data and Registration Authority (NADRA) GOP, Islamabad Stock Exchange, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Bio-Sciences (Pvt.) Ltd. & Pakistan International Airline (PIA). He is the Honorary Council General of Bulgaria in Pakistan.

Syed Mehdi Hasnain

President, Global Outreach

Syed Mehdi Hasnain served as CEO of the Hunar Foundation (2017-2019). He is currently serving as the Chief operating Officer for Loads Ltd (PSEX LOAD) a Tier-1 large scale automotive player in Pakistan Automotive Industry. Mehdi brings 29 years of experience in manufacturing, steel, automotive, retail and electronics industries has served in USA as Worldwide Director of Quality with APC-Schneider; a multi-billion dollar world leader in Data Infrastructures and UPS systems, prior as Global Planning & Launch Manager with Global Wafers (past MEMC the company that invented semiconductor wafers) and Product Manufacturing and Quality Champion with ITT Industries a conglomerate from MI. He has had the distinction of co-founding the first Pakistan based global e-commerce portals (among them winning the prestigious PASHA awards twice in the Pakistan IT industry.

Investing over a decade of Learning and Development initiatives in North America, His recent assignment include as Head of Operations at International Steels Ltd. He is the founding partner of consulting venture AMG International which is providing strategic and financial leadership to top-end management of major large and medium size organizations both within Pakistan and across the Globe. Mehdi holds BE in Engineering and dual MBA in Operations Management and Finance (PA-USA). He is a Certified Black-Belt for Six-Sigma Quality and Lean and a Lead Auditor for ISO/TS Standards.



Head of Operations

Mr. Zahid-ul-Islam brings with him rich experience of 37 years at corporate level in Manufacturing, Production, Purchasing and Supply Chain in Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited followed by rendering services as Managing Partner at Pathways, Director at Bushra Trading International, Director Supply Chain at Haidri Beverages Pvt. Ltd, and General Manager Supply Chain at Panther Tyres Limited.

Mr. Zahid holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with specialization in Mechanical from NED University, Karachi.



Head of Academic Planning & Development

Mr. Nabeel Zafar, Deputy General Manager is among the core management team of THF having manufacturing, building and infrastructure development experience. His versatile career spans over a decade with strong technical, research & development accomplishments in various operational, engineering design, manufacturing and management capacities. He is a seasoned expert and renowned commercial CAD/CAM professional, holding degrees in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Masters of Engineering Management with specialization in quality and a another Master's degree in Automotive Manufacturing.

He also has diversified experience in the field of engineering and manufacturing management i.e. computer aided design and manufacturing, reverse engineering, tools, dies and moulds development, building, infrastructure and layouts development, MIS / ERP / MRP/ SIS design and deployment along with quality system procedure development and implementation etc. His work has been appreciated and encouraged by numerous foreign specialists and professors.



Head of Resource Mobilization Department

Ms. Ayesha Haq is responsible for overseeing the effective management of THF Resource Management & Development and Brand Marketing. Ayesha brings a rich experience of 16 years of Canadian study and work experience in the field of Management, Donor Stewardship, Fundraising and Strategic Planning for the Non-Profit Sector, with a track record of orchestrating innovations that generate high impact results. She also carries management and marketing experience in the estate and facilities development industry.

Ms. Ayesha is passionate about engaging people on behalf of the world's most vulnerable individuals and is a strong advocate of empowering those living in poverty with sustainable opportunities for improved livelihood. Driven by this compassion Ms. Ayesha has worked for and served on the Board of Canadian non-profit organizations. Furthermore, she was also the President for Developments in Literacy Toronto (DIL Toronto) for 4 years during which time she spearheaded the overall direction, management, fundraising strategy and creative vision that lead to the growth and reach of the organization in Toronto.



Head of Grants, Administration & Projects

Air Commodore (Retd.) Nasir brings with him rich work experience of 31 years in in the field of management, electronics and administration. He during his tenure with PAF has served as Instructor at PAF Academy Risalpur and various Training Institutes of PAF.

Besides serving at various staff and senior command appointments in PAF, he has also served as Director Technical in Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan.

Air Commodore Nasir holds a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Electronics Engineering from College of Aeronautical Engineering, and Master's degree in Information technology. He is a Graduate of PAF Air War College and a recipient of Sitar-i-Imtiaz Military.

Institute Managers (Principals)

Asad ali Khan


Dehli Mercantile Society Technical Institute (DMSTI), Karachi

Mr. Asad Ali Khan has more than twenty years experience of training, human resource management, sales and marketing, maintenance and operations of sensitive electronic systems on the inventory of PAF. He has served as Chief Administrator in SSVTI in Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) sector of KPK Pakistan.

He has been deputed as Production Control Officer at PAC Kamra coordinate with Engineering Universities and Colleges, Human resource management and training of technicians working in PAC, Marketing of PAC products in international and domestic markets, production planning of aviation products and commercial ventures.

Liaquat Rabbani


Sahib Daad Abdul Mannan Khan Technical Institute (SDAMKTI), Kharian

Mr. Liaquat Rabbani brings with him a rich work experience of 14 years in the field of Electrical, Teaching & Training and Academic Operations Management in Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) sector followed by numerous professional trainings.

Prior to joining THF, he has worked at Aman Foundation (AMANTECH), Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited and Crescent Textile in different capacities.

Mr. Liaquat holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Technology from Indus University Karachi and also qualified a Diploma in Engineering IVQ Electrical & Electronics from City & Guilds UK. Recently completed MBA in HRM and is waiting for the result.



Central Vocational Institute (CVI), Karachi

Ms. Mahira Butt holds the degree of Master in Business Administration in Human Resource Management. She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the Education sector, and worked in different capacities and served for leadership positions at one of Pakistan's leading schools before joining THF.

With her expertise in Academics and Management, Mahira is overseeing the institute's operations effectively and is efficient in leading the workforce.

She possesses sound administrative acumen and plays a significant role in the improvement and development of the trades offered at her institute.

Haresh Kumar Khatri


Hajiani Ashraf Khatoon Technical Institute (HAKTI), Rashidabad (Dist. Tando Allahyar)

Mr. Haresh Kumar Khatri's career encompasses 20 years of experience in Education System Development and Management followed by numerous trainings and internships. He served various renowned organizations like Saint Patrick's Institute of Science and Technology as Vice Principal, AMANTECH as Head of Academics/Manufacturing & Construction Sectors, in WAPDA as Protection and Instrumentation Engineer and also shared expertise by providing consultancy services in TEVT sector.

Mr. Khatri holds bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, from M.U. E.T. Jamshoro, and also qualified an IVQ Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Teachers Training from City & Guilds UK. He has worked as Assessment Manager, External Verifier, Internal Verifier and Master Trainer in Vocational Training for City & Guilds U.K. and as Head Examiner, External, Institute Inspection Officer, Paper Setter and Assessor for Sindh Board of Technical Education Karachi.



Farouq Ahmed & Aftab Shamsi Technical Institute (FAASTI), Lahore

Mr. Athar Sultan's career comprises of 38 years' experience in British American Tobacco. Expertise in Engineering, Production Maintenance and Skills Development.

He has done international assignments as well with BAT Uzbekistan as Shift Production Manager and Secondary Production Coordinator for 3 years, BAT Bangladesh as Production Engineering Manager for 3.5 years and has an international exposure of visiting Malaysia, Holland, Singapore and Belgium for Machines Installations and Maintenance Trainings.


Rashid Arshad Aslam Shahid Institute of Emerging Technologies (RAASIET) , Karachi

Mr. Syed Adeel Ahmed Zaidi, PhD Scholar, Harbin Institute of Technology, China is the Institute Manager of RAAS institute of Emerging Technologies. He is also certified from Udacity for the nano-degree program “Flying Car and Autonomous Flight Engineer”. He has specialization in the control and navigation of unmanned vehicles and his areas of expertise are Control Systems and Theory, Multi-agent Systems, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics, UAV’s Swarm, Self-Driving Cars and Flying Cars.

During his MS (Electrical-Control) studies from NUST-PNEC, Karachi, he worked on the control of torpedoes and autonomous underwater vehicles. Furthermore, he has an experience of 3 years in Data Communication and Control Private Limited (DCC) as a Project Engineer and worked on the design and development of different projects especially military vehicles simulator.