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Umer Raza – Chartered MCIPD

Umer Raza is engaged with the Human Resource, career development/advisory and consulting profession for over Fifteen years. He is Chartered Member of coveted Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development UK and has a Master’s degree in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University. He also has a diploma in Freelance and Feature writing from London School of Journalism.

Umer has served in diverse industries of Pakistan as head of Human Resource Department. His career includes professional responsibilities at training and consultancy firm Ace Consulting Group, at Crescent Bahuman Ltd. (Levis Manufacturing company ), in the hospitality industry, for two of the large luxury hotels i.e. Faisalabad Serena Hotel and Islamabad Serena Hotel and at the Technology industry giant i.e. Trans World Associates which is a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom. Currently he is providing his services as Principal Consultant at Ace Consulting Group while heading the Career Development Division of the company. Besides, as a freelance consultant he handles a number of public, private and development sector projects. These projects range from Capacity Building, Organizational Development Studies, Recruitment & Selection, Policy Level interventions and Change Management Process. He is also called to deliver motivational lectures for professionals and young graduates.

Based on his practical HR experience of interviewing people, screening their resumes, and devising process for selection he co-authored a book titled “CHOOSE OR BE CHOSEN” which is for the young graduates and the mid-career professionals to prepare them in order to search and get a good career move. He also gives career advice and helps in development of resumes for better career moves and search for jobs.

He taught Human Resource Management as a visiting faculty member at University of Agriculture Faisalabad and University of Faisalabad. Besides, he has also delivered lectures on career management and motivation to students at Fast University, Fatima Jinnah University, Iqra University, Rifah International University, NUST and Air University in Islamabad. He has also spoken on the concept of Change and HR at professional forums such as Human Resource Forum Islamabad and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

He can be reached for career and professional advice at umerrazabhutta@gmail.com


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