Muhammad Ahtesham Khan

Researcher Project Manager
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Off Shara-e-Faisal, Karachi

About Me

Good Day!

Driven by a sense of purpose, this is an experienced fellow Muhammad Ahtesham Khan, a business graduate and a certified project management professional, pursuing my research work for MS Ethical Finance (Islamic Banking & Finance) from Pakistan’s leading business school IBA, Karachi as well as for my M.Sc. Global Development & Planning at a Nordic University-Norway leading towards PhD, having a default knack of creating value for People & Communities by harmonizing Business, Technology and Sustainability!

Being an avid learner, a trainer and an ESG practitioner, I have been embracing top notch skills from the world’s leading Institutions thus enabling oneself while perfecting the art of developing people and winning teams.

Having diversified experiences spanning over a decade working with one of the leading Financial Services firms and previously with a leading Technology & Consulting firm with proven expertise in high end Project & Program Management; catering Pakistan & global (EMEA, APAC & Americas) regions, lead sustainability agenda in collaboration with onshore-offshore teams while ensuring business growth and customer success through notch above Strategic Initiatives, made some decent contributions in all core business domains:

Customer & Business l Operations & Supply Chain l Financials & Strategy l People (Care & Growth)

Research Interest: Socio-Economic Development (Poverty alleviation & Inequalities) l Economic & Financial Systems l  Fintech & Financial Inclusion l Impact Investing & Green Financing l Sustainable Cities & Communities l Governance & Transformation l Gender Development


University of Agder, Norway 2021

MSc Global Development & Planning

Pursuing research driven masters program focused on pressing global issues in line with UN SDGs 2030 agenda

IBA (Institute of Business Administration), Karachi 2021

MS Ethical (Islamic) Finance

Pursuing research driven masters program focused on Islamic Economic and financial system, often cited as ethical finance globally. 2020

Blockchain Specialization

Pursuing 1 year specialization in blockchain program.

Pakistan Institute of Management 2013-2014

Professional Qualification - Project Management

Professional qualification in Project Management comprising of more than 100 PDUs (Professional Development Units)

SAP 2016-2020

Advanced courses in Business l Technology l Sustainability l Research l Design Thinking l Social Enterprises l Environment Challenges

Advanced courses in various high-end domains with distinctions including one of my PoC (Proof of Concept) on addressing Carbon emission in transportation using ICT was ranked top 10 globally.

Institute of Business & Technology 2007-2010


Banking l Finance l Treasury l Economics l Research l Statistics l Accounting

Work & Experience

UBL Fund Managers Ltd - 10/06/2017

Head of Services

Have been proudly associated with a leading Investment firm in a strategic role throughout its journey starting from $10 Million Assets Under Management to a billion dollar unicorn, made some decent contributions by consistently creating notch above experiences for customers by harmonizing Business, Technology, Governance and Humane philosophy and sustained as Industry leaders in Service Excellence-Innovation & Governance followed by prestigious acknowledgements at international and national platforms.

Arwen Tech Pvt Ltd 08/26/2005 - 04/14/2006

Officer International Business Operations

In my previous assignment with Technology & Consulting I have helped optimize business results through end-to-end leads and accounts management for leading US based corporations including RSA, Borland, etc. to name a few. Played key role in successful launch of Pakistan’s first District Govt. (CDGK) Contact Center in collaboration with TRG l Successfully lead various International and Domestic Business Campaigns.

Entrepreneurs & private contractors 10/04/2017

Consulting & Freelancing

Providing professional freelancing and consulting services for different private contractors and entrepreneurs using my Business & Technology acumen

Leading NPOs, NGOs, Environmental agencies 10/01/2012

Consulting, Volunteering, ESG & Pro-bono (Social and Environmental commitments)

Apart from Consulting & Freelancing for private contractors, being an ESG practitioner and as part of my commitments towards community development, over the years I have been contributing towards sustainable socio-economic and environmental causes in personal capacity as well as in collaboration with leading NPOs, NGOs and Environmental agencies including United Nation Associate of Pakistan (UNAP), WWF Pakistan, TCF Pakistan to help foster their missions of achieving sustainability, conserving nature & protecting environment and ensuring quality education for the less privileged segment of the society specially girls.



People - Project - Program Management
Change & Lean Management
Computing & MS Office
Semantics & Presentations
Budgeting & C-Level Comm
Academic and Creative writing
Training Delivery & Public Speaking
Administrative - Governance - Strategy - Consulting - Customer Services - Public Relationship - Human Resources - Problem Solving - Process Improvement - Business & Systems development
MS Project l Basecamp l BUILD by SAP (for prototypes)
UI, UX & Design Thinking
Free Hand & Visio
Qualitative & Quantitative research
Stata, Eviews, SPSS, Git Hub, GIS
Language Skills: English (High Proficiency), Urdu (High Proficiency), German (Moderate), Arabic (Intermediate), Sindhi & Punjabi (Moderate)



PoC ranked top 10

Globally ranked among top 10 in SAP Ideation Challenge on IoT application-2018 (Sustainable Cities n Transportation addressing GhG emissions)

Digital Edge 50 Award

Awarded by USA IDG Enterprise to acknowledge the digital transformation efforts. The first and the only Pakistani firm to bag this award.

Most Innovative Asset Management Company

Awarded by International Finance Award in recognition of our innovation and transformation led initiative.

Most Customer Centric Asset Manager

Awarded by European Global Banking & Finance Award in recognition of our notch above customer centric initiatives.

Best in Service Innovation Award

Awarded by P@SHA to acknowledge our innovation and transformation
2013 & 2011

Industry Leaders in Customer Experience-Loyalty and Brand Recall

by Nielsen
2006 - 2010

Leadership and Project Management

Various Leadership and Project Management awards.