Management Team

Ahmed Farooq Bazai
Strategic Advisor

Vice Chancellor BUITEMS

Ahmed Farooq Bazai
Strategic Advisor

With over thirty-five years of management experience in development and education sector, Ahmed Farooq Bazai is well-known name with proven track record of exceptional achievement, ability and skills to build, motivate, provide intellectual leadership, strategic guidance and lead a team of professionals. He has been the Vice Chancellor of Balochistan University of IT, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) from the past 10 years. BUITEMS under his visionary leadership has achieved extra-ordinary results and has been ranked 4th by HEC in IT and Computer Science category nationally. Previously, he has worked with The World Bank, UNICEF and SMEDA in top-level positions. Farooq Bazai is visionary leader with strong organizational and leadership skills in developing conceptual and tactical strategies to strengthen organizations, including inspiring others to address significant challenges. He extensive experience of policy dialogue with the Government, Semi Government, Private sector Organizations and International Agencies and supervising the work of NGO’s and Consultants. He is guru of Rights-Based Approaches and Results-Based Management. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of education including international Socrates Award, Visionary Leader Award, The Name of Science Award, Education Leadership Award, Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Sitara-e-Imtiaz to name just few.

Faisal Sherjan
Project Director NIC Lahore

Faisal Sherjan
Project Director NIC Lahore

Faisal Sherjan is a seasoned professional from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan. He has actively provided mentoring and counselling to start-ups on various aspects of business development, including, creative and design thinking, investment, brands and go to market strategies. His recent involvement with start-ups incubated in Plan9, LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship and Founders Institute in Islamabad has led him to become an active Angel Investor as well.

Faisal’s one on one mentoring sessions on growth and investment strategies with several start-ups, including, Bookme.pk, Patari, XGear, Travly, etc led them to successfully raising seed funding. Previously, Faisal served as Director Strategy and Planning with the Jang Group for 12 years and led Geo Network’s expansion across international markets and defined the business case for GEO news, Super, AAG and Entertainment.

Prior to joining the JANG Group, Faisal served as the Chief Operating Officer for Silicon Valley PLC. Silicon Valley PLC was an Internet development start-up specializing in the development of ethnic portals for vertical markets. He led the webcasting platform and raised 1.6 million GBP to the fund the development of the company.

Muhammad Shah Khan
Project Director

Muhammad Shah Khan
Project Director

A visionary and forward looking university advancement/ development leader, ready to offer 10+ years of experience streamlining operations over a wide range of areas like university advancement/ development, business incubation management, fundraising, alumni relations, students’ financial assistance, executive education, communication and outreach, career services and project management. As a development and project management specialist, he has raised more than PKR 1.5 billion through different projects and has managed various multi-hundred million projects. He is founder and director of BUITEMS Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship Center (BBIEC), the first and only Business Incubator in Balochistan established in 2014 and successfully graduating 9 startup firms that have collectively created 60+ jobs and generated a revenue of more than PKR 45 million. Muhammad Shah Khan has a proven record of innovation and result-orientation through strategic focus closely mirroring organizational needs and resource optimization.

Syed Nisar Ahmed
Executive Manager

Syed Nisar Ahmed
Executive Manager

Nisar Ahmed has successfully written various research papers focused on entrepreneurship hitherto. He is more a strategy expert devoted in supporting new startups and small businesses grow. Over the years, Nisar has been supportive in providing crucial business consulting and direction services to startups and assists them in business plan development and reviews, product development activities, financial assistance and product commercialization support.

For the past few years, he has worked in graduating 37 startups out of 52, having created 500+ direct and indirect jobs, with investment of PKR 18.7 Million. He has a certification in Business Incubation Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. Presently Nisar is enrolled in PhD program. Mr. Nisar is also co-owner of a firm dealing in imports of auto parts. He is also Certified UN consultant on supplier development program which is mandated to work with SMEs on their value chains.

Yumna Iftikhar
Marketing Research Associate

Yumna Iftikhar
Marketing Research Associate

Yumna previously has worked as Manager Business Incubator at BUITEMS for three years. She functions to devise plans for how to spread an entrepreneurial culture, identify and select potential startups, and conduct incubation activities. Her professional achievements include; raised a grant of Rs. 600 million to establish National Incubation Center (NIC) Quetta, organized First International Conference on Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion, graduated 37 startups in 3 years creating 234+ direct and indirect jobs, raised a grant of Rs. 14 Million from Karandaaz to support women led businesses in Balochistan and raised investment of Rs. 18.7 million for 14 businesses led by women in Balochistan.

Academically, Yumna is currently doing post-graduation in Entrepreneurship at BUITEMS. She also has been “Leadership Activist for South Asia Local Coordinator Program”, and earning a certification on “Customer Analytics” from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has proudly represented BUITEMS at many national and international platforms, and has been titled the best essayist. She also is serving as Sub Editor and blogger since 2011. Along with her professional services at NIC Quetta, Yumna wants to explore more about entrepreneurial development nationally and internationally. She has a firm credence that entrepreneurship is preeminent to unravel problems persisting especially in Pakistan.

Rehmat Ullah Khan
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Rehmat Ullah Khan
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Rehmat Ullah Khan has worked as Manager Business and Financial Services at BBIEC for 3 years and in other national organizations in various departments including, Finance and Operations.

Rehmat is Fellow of Charles Wallace Trust in Social Enterprise Academy Scotland awarded by British Council Pakistan and HEC Scholar under the project titled “Provisions of Higher Education opportunities to the students of Balochistan and FATA”. He was one of the top Student Entrepreneur of CM Pak Zong Ltd. in Pakistan during the third quarter of 2010.  Rehmat is an entrepreneur and has a vast knowledge of national and international business practices.

Sadia Arif Khan
Community Associate

Sadia Arif Khan
Community Associate

Sadia is serving as Community Associate at NIC Quetta. she has served in different sectors for 13 years, Sadia joined BUITMS Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship Center (BBIEC) as liaison officer in 2015. She possesses broad knowledge over the projects of non-governmental organizations designed especially for entrepreneurship development. Before joining BUITEMS, she has worked at Water, Environment & Sanitation Society (WESS) Quetta, Iqra University, Quetta and others. Sadia possesses Masters Degree in International Relations previously, and is pursuing Masters of Business Administration at BUITEMS.