Umer Raza (MCIPD)
Umer is the CEO and Founder of Abundance Business and Consulting & Abundance Foundation. He believes in enrichment of life through the effective use of Abundance of resources provided by Allah to all of mankind. He understands that as a human being we all are given a certain amount of time to live and if used well and with abundant mind set, it will determine the shape of our destiny and enrich our lives.
He is engaged with the Human Resource, career development/advisory/coaching and consulting profession for over twenty years. He is qualified Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) UK and has a Master’s degree in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He also has a diploma in Freelance and Feature writing from London School of Journalism and Human Resource Certification from NUST and PIQC.
Umer has served in diverse industries of Pakistan as head of Human Resource Department. His career includes his full time assignments at Crescent Bahuman Ltd. (Levis Manufacturing company), 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. He has also delivered training programs, coaching and consulting services for Coca Cola Beverages, Honda Atlas Cars, Thal Industries, Orange Line Metro Lahore, Stewart Pakistan, UNICEF and USAID projects and a number of other local and multinational companies.
He has also provided his services in 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 taught Human Resource Management as a visiting faculty member at University of Agriculture Faisalabad and University of Faisalabad. Besides, delivered lectures on career management and motivation to students at a number of private and public sector universities. He has also spoken on the concept of Change and HR at different professional forums.
He is author of three books “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, “CHAHAT” (The Want), based on his articles on change, inspiration, motivation and action during his practical input with different organizations and “BECOMING AN ENTREPRENUER” Based on his personal experience and guidelines as to how one can become an entrepreneur. He also gives career advice and helps in development of resumes for better career moves.
He lives in Lahore and married to Dr. Atika and the couple has three daughters.