- Mr. Ifikhar Chaudhary
Mr. Chaudhary is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and ICAP. He qualified with Price Waterhouse, Sydney, Australia. Since becoming Chartered Accountant, Iftikhar has worked nationally and internationally in various positions as, Senior Manager Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Audit Executive, Company Secretary, etc. in different industries including Construction, Trading, Fertilizer, Automotive, and Telecom. Apart from Australia, he has also worked in Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan.
- Mr. Zahid Aslam
Mr. Zahid is currently Chief Operating Officer at Niaz Arbaaz Pvt. Ltd. the owners and operators of Gulberg Gallaria Lahore. He is a lawyer by profession and has served in corporate organization in Pakistan at top management levels for over last 40 years. In his four decades of illustrious career he has served at Fakkrudin G. Ibrahim Law Associates in Karachi and later provided his technical, operational and management support to Hashwani Hotels, Avari Hotels, Serena Hotels and Crescent Group. He is an avid read and traveller and carries Abundant intellectual and business acumen. He provides his advisory support to Abundance Business and Consulting on different professional and legal matters.
- Mr. Hamid Qadri
Mr. Qadri has over 35 years of experience in the corporate sector in Pakistan and abroad. He has been an accomplished hotelier and served for the biggest chains of hotels worldwide in the highest capacities. He remained associated with Serena Hotels for over 25 years and also served as a pre opening Director Operations for Nishat Hotel. Mr. Qadri is associated with us for over the last twelve years and is available for any consultation and advisory role in HR and business related matters.
- Prof. Imran Riaz:
Prof. Imran is an economist by profession and has over 35 years of teaching and administration experience. He is associated with the Education department and has churned out thousands of students over an illustrious career in teaching and education. Mr. Riaz provides through Abundance, his expert advisory service to clients in maintaining an economical and efficient business.
- Mr. Ali Raza Bhutta
He is a senior civil servant who has worked on multiple senior positions over his career. During his career he has focused on governance reforms particularly in public financial management. He was instrumental in the design and implementation of the land records computerization project in Punjab. He has also worked in the Energy, Power and Education sectors in various capacities.
Associates and Consulting Team
Human Resource Consulting:
- Yousaf Haroon FCIPD, FAHRI, MBA, CGMA, CIMA
Being a Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK), Chartered Fellow, Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) Yousaf has served international and local public listed companies as Director and Head of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness assisting international and local Board of Directors and Senior Management in performance management, mergers, acquisitions, start-up, reorganization, management splits, right sizing, turnaround and privatization.
He has successfully led and managed digital transformation, international expatriate mobility, international talent acquisition & talent development, on-boarding and repatriation, compensation & benefits, tax and retirement planning, organizational design & restructuring, manpower planning & succession plans, change & culture management, management of employment disputes, disciplinary action and development of international HR policies, procedures and grading structures.
His working experience is the following sectors & industries: international real estate development & construction, telecommunications & IT, petro-chemical and agribusiness. For the above, Yousaf has closely worked with big 4, international and local executive search firms; labour, tax, migration lawyers & consultants; relevant government ministries and regulators; international and local universities; training providers and HR software vendors.
Yousaf has remained associated with a number of professional, academic and industry bodies such as Institute of Directors (IoD) UK; International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA); Arabian Society of HR Management (ASHRM), Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals; ECA International; International Council of Shopping Centers; American Payroll Association, Executive Panel Member, McKinsey Quarterly; Club of Leaders, Egon Zehnder etc.
Yousaf has terminal degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics and Mathematics having professional qualification in accounting i.e., CGMA CIMA too.
- Umar Kashif (Associated with Abundance in UAE – and serves as the project lead for the region)
Mr. Umar is an Information Security professional with vast experience of strategizing and securing information systems of Banks and energy companies in North America. He has been successfully running a training institute in Canada preparing students for Information security career. Prior to Information Security career Umar hit home run as an investment banker for renowned banks in Middle east and UK. Umar holds an MBA from University of Westminster London, UK and has completed various IT and Info sec industry certifications to boost his career as Information Security Specialist.
He is also an entrepreneur and is CEO of Cantum Technologies providing Information security solutions to major corporations in UAE and Pakistan. Being a technology enthusiast, he is working on many initiatives developing applications for Consumers and businesses. He has also joined hands with ABUNDANCE BUSINESS AND CONSULTING to expand their wings in UAE market and to bring a technology twist to Abundance current business model.
- Taseer Ahmed
Mr. Taseer is an Electrical Engineer (Specialized in Electronics) and an MBA (Finance), with rich experience of complete life cycle IT/Telecom Project & Operations Management, Financial Management and overall service delivery. He has also managed planning and execution of many phases of Mega (Multi Million SAR), ITCC (Information technology communications Complex) & KAFD (King Abdullah Financial District) of the smart cities of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He led a team of project managers, developers and consultants (CCIE’s) to design, implement and handover the overall IT infrastructure to operations. It contained multiple technologies, services and integration of various platforms.
- Dr. Atika Umer (Ph.D)
Dr. Atika has over fifteen years of professional experience in the field of Education and Public Health. All through these years she had been actively involved in the public sector Educational Institutes and hospitals for delivering Academic and health services. Her experience includes Medical Technology, Laboratory Management, Teaching, Management of Projects and Scientific Research. This experience, as detailed in the resume below is acquired through having extensive assignments in the most respected and world renowned institute of Pakistan that include Shukhat Khanum Memorial Cancer Research Hospital Lahore, Sheikh Zaid Hospital Lahore and National Institute of Health Islamabad.
- Dr. Aysha Humayun (MBBS)
Dr. Aysha has an MBBS degree from King Edward Medical College. She has a work experience spanning over 15 years in a multicultural environment in Pakistan and the UK. Her exposure in the field of psychiatry has been in public hospitals in Pakistan and the UK. She has completed her training in psychiatry in UK and provided individuals and families caring services ,taking into account their unique circumstances ,strengths and needs. She has more than twelve years of experience in dealing with Major mental illnesses including schizophrenia ,depression ,anxiety etc. In addition she diagnoses and treats memory problems (dementia) in old age in addition to dealing with other mental illness in older adults. She has a special interest and experience in dealing with mental illness and behavioural issues in children and has a special interest in spiritual and religious aspects of mental health.
- Dr. Humayun Iqbal (MBBS)
Dr. Humayun is a surgical practitioner having more than 20 years of medical, management and teaching exposure in Pakistan and in the UK. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical College, Lahore. Over the span of his career, he has achieved hands on exposure while working at key positions in public sector hospitals in Pakistan and the UK.
- Dr. Hamza Ali Malik (Ph.D)
Hamza Malik joined UN-ESCAP in November 2014 and is currently working as chief of macroeconomic policy and analysis, where his main responsibility is to lead assessment of economic conditions and development challenges of the Asia-Pacific region and prepare the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific – UN-ESCAP’s flagship publication. In addition, he is also leading UN-ESCAP’s work on developing financing strategies in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with particular focus on tax policy and administration reforms and financial market development.
Before joining UN-ESCAP, Hamza Malik worked as Director of Monetary Policy department at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) – the country’s central bank – from June 2007 till November 2014. He was a member of Bank’s internal Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s monetary policy framework and introducing many reforms, including legislative changes in the central bank law. He was also a member of Government of Pakistan’s teams that participated in discussions and negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that successfully issued sovereign bond in international capital markets. He also served as the editor of SBP’s Working Paper series and handled the print and electronic media in relation to communicating SBP’s monetary policy stance.
In 2013, Hamza Malik spent three months at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford as a research fellow and conducted independent research on the political economy of monetary institutions.
- Dr. Saadat Ali (Ph.D)
Dr. Saadat is currently serving as Assistant Professor at IBBT, UVAS and coordinating M.Phil degree program in Forensic Science. Previously worked at Punjab Forensic Science Agency as a Forensic Scientist and master trainer for 5 years. Possesses MPhil and PhD degrees in Molecular Biology (University of the Punjab). Has obtained 6-monthly training in Forensic DNA and Serology from USA. His major areas of interest are Medical Molecular Biology, Forensic Science, Education, Philosophy and Literature. He is also a poet and is author of book. He is associated with abundance for health management training programs and courses.
- Dr. Ishrat Aziz (Ph.D)
Dr. Ishrat is a molecular biologist by passion and profession with more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in the field of molecular biology. Possesses MPhil and PhD degrees in Molecular Biology (University of the Punjab). Received several awards including President of Pakistan Talent award in 1996, Outstanding student award in 1998 by University of Peshawar and Young Investigator Travel Award in 2015 from International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, USA. Her major areas of interest are Medical Molecular Biology, Islamic Philosophy and Literature. She is an associate with Abundance for our projects in health management and training.
- Sharqa Hashmi
Ms. Hashmi is a professor of statistics in the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. She is also a Ph.D. Scholar. Ms. Hashmi has over 25 years of experience in teaching and research in public sector universities. She has strong analytical and data management skills.
- Sadia Imran
Mrs. Imran has a degree in English Literature from Lahore University for Women. She has a keen eye for designs and interior setups. She uses her skills to provide consulting services for homes and offices. She is our associate and provides her services for clients in office designs and setups.
- Ahmed Imran – Logistics, Admin & IT Support
Mr. Imran is a youthful, energetic, upcoming and resourceful young graduate. He takes care of all the logistical support as well as vendor relations. He also handles all the IT resources.
- Mariyum – Marketing
Ms. Mariyum is a graduate from Kinnard College and FC College Lahore. She is a passionate photographer and an enthusiastic marketer. She handles all the design, planning and marketing campaigns for abundance.
- Tabeer Taseer – Social Media
Dr. Tabeer is a medical graduate and besides her professional responsibilities in medicine she takes care of social media setups for abundance and also available for medical related advice and work for our clients.