Board Of Directors
An economist by qualification, Al-Malik Khoja has diverse experience in the commercial and development sector. He has held leadership positions in various institutions and now advises on building organizations. He has developed appreciation of the need to develop business models that address the social dimensions but with emphasis on long-term sustainability.
Khusro Mumtaz is a banker and currently the Chief Risk Officer at JS Bank. He is also a well-known op-ed columnist for a national daily newspapers and a popular, award-winning film critic.
Ayesha Khan is Director at the Collective for Social Science Research in Karachi. She researches gender and development, social policy and conflict/refugee issues in the region. She is author of The Women’s Movement in Pakistan: Activism, Islam and Democracy (2018). She has served on the governing bodies of leading NGOs and advocacy-related task forces to influence government policy. Currently she is Visiting Faculty at the Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts at IBA.
Ayesha has previously served 2 terms on the Aahung Board.
Fatima Haider is a practicing therapist, having completed her advanced diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD. Prior to her counselling career, Fatima was actively involved in the development sector. She worked at Aahung from 2003-2011 performing various functions and serving as a senior member of the organisational management team. Her areas of interest include research, M&E, strategy planning and organisational effectiveness. She is currently serving on the board of APWA-RLCC.
Khadija Bano Ahmed is an educator and activist with over 20 years of experience working with, teaching and mentoring young people. She has taught English Literature and Language at the Beacon House, Bayview Academy and Nixor and is widely recognized for her training, teaching, mentoring and development skills.
Khadija was on the curating and on-ground team for the Kara Film Festival from 2002 - 2007 and was involved in a range of roles from concept development to fund-raising. She enjoys the arts and theater and other than her involvement with high school productions, she has also worked on a number of documentaries, particularly on the research and subtitles. Most prominent amongst these is the award-winning Parveen Rehman documentary. Khadija is passionate about social causes and has been active in fund-raising for local NGOs like Faith and Imkaan. She serves on the Board of the Central Jail school for incarcerated children of inmates and on the Board of JoyGPS, a start-up looking to connect worthy social causes with funding.
Mahwash Bhimjee has a strong knowledge of gender issues and is a committed feminist. She works with her family business and has engaged in sales to women consumers across Pakistan and therefore has in depth knowledge about business planning and consumer marketing. She is young and eager to be involved in the development sector.
Nida Khan holds a double Masters in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in working with adolescents. She has worked in high schools in the United States and Pakistan as a therapist, worked in Pakistan Association for Mental Health and hospital settings in research and clinical capacity, and is currently in private practice. Nida also has a diploma in Clinical Supervision, and supervises both therapists in training, as well as qualified therapists in the field. She is also currently on the faculty of The Lyceum, where she teaches Psychology and leads the Spoken Word poetry program. Her passion is to integrate the expressive arts into clinical therapeutic settings.
Rubica Raza has an accounting background with a Bachelors in Commerce from Karachi University, an ITP (Income Tax Practitioner) and has done her CA Foundation from ICAP. Rubica has worked with Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants, Pakistan and has represented various clients at Income Tax Appellate Tribunal level independently, has assisted lawyers in preparing cases for representation in High Court and Supreme Court and has been involved in tax related advisory services. She also has teaching experience and for the past three years has volunteered for All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA) as an honorary treasurer and has been associated with RLCC, INJAZ Pakistan & Ida Rieu Welfare Association. Her voluntary engagements include developing internal controls (including developing financial / HR policies/other required documents in line with the specifications of COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework – 2013 with special consideration to small NPOs), coordinating with Microsoft implementation partners for developing an ERP, drafting grant application, finalizing budgets, VFM assessments and coordinating with donors & public / private sector stakeholders. She helped APWA secure PCP certification and has currently enrolled for ICAP’s Director’s Training Program scheduled to commence form February 13, 2019
Hafsa Abbasy is a senior management professional with over 25 years of experience in banking and human resource management. Currently Hafsa is the head of human resources at Bank Al Falah and is directly responsible for developing and leading the People Agenda for the bank in line with the overall Bank Strategy, both for local as well as international operations. Hafsa has a BBA (hons) and MBA from the Institute of Business Administration.