Dr. Ayesha Khan
Dr. Ayesha Khan is the Country Director & CEO of Acumen Pakistan. Dr Khan has previously been with HBL Bank as the Head of Corporate Planning & Strategy. She has also worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. in New York. Dr. Khan did her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University USA. She also holds a Masters in International Development from Harvard University and a Doctorate in corporate strategy from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Shahida Jaffrey
Dr. Shahida Jaffrey has been honoured to become the first woman Vice Chancellor and founder of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Balochistan. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Punjab Lahore and PhD in Education from the University of Philippines. She is the Chairperson of Behbud, Balochistan, which provides preventive healthcare to underprivileged women in the rural area of District Mastung. She has also served as the Chief Executive of the largest Rural Support Programme in Balochistan, the Balochistan Rural Support Programme.
Mr. Jesse C. Fripp
Nominee Director PROPARCO
Jesse brings the perspectives of a 25-year professional career spanning North America, Southeastern-Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central and South Asia. His expertise is based on hands-on experience across dozens of markets, and he is a recognized global expert in enterprise strategy & innovation with a focus on business transformation, catalytic capital strategy, corporate governance and risk management for inclusive finance, fintech and digital disruption, climate enterprise, sustainable economic growth and development, and impact capital ventures.
Mr. Stephen Rasmussen
Stephen Rasmussen has 30 years of development and financial inclusion experience. In 2014–2015, he established and was the first CEO of Karandaaz Pakistan, a start-up company focused on small business finance for job creation, digital financial inclusion, and innovation in the financial sector. Before joining CGAP, he was the World Bank’s microfinance focal point for South Asia. From 2001 to 2008 he was CEO of the Pakistan Microfinance Network, and from 1994 to 2003 he was CEO of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, a large rural development program in northern Pakistan, where he also helped establish First MicroFinance Bank, the first microfinance bank in Pakistan. Most recently Stephen served as CGAP’s Lead, Digital Rails.
Dr. Rashid Bajwa
Dr. Rashid Bajwa is currently working as Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Support Program (NRSP). At NRSP, he has been overseeing the largest rural development operations of Pakistan. NRSP’s mandate is to alleviate poverty by harnessing people’s potential and undertake development activities in Pakistan.
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan is the founder of Aga Khan Rural Support Program, the National Rural Support Program (NRSP) and Sarhad Rural Support Program. Presently he is serving as the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) and NRSP. He has also received the Global 500 award in 1989, the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1990, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1992, the WWF Conservation Medal in 1994, Sitara-i-Eisaar and Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2006.
Mr. Fazlullah Qureshi
Mr. Fazlullah Qureshi started his career as a civil servant and held various positions including the Chief Executive/MD of Federal Bank for Co-operative, Federal Secretary Planning & Development (Statistical Division), Vice Chairman and Member National Electric Power Regulatory Authority. Presently, Mr. Fazlullah Qureshi is serving as Board member of NRSP and IRM