Driven by a sense of purpose, this is an experienced fellow Muhammad Ahtesham Khan, a business graduate and a certified project management professional pursuing MS Ethical Finance (Islamic Banking & Finance) from Pakistan’s leading business school IBA, Karachi as well as pursuing research driven 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 & 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 l Financial Inclusion l Fintech & Transformation l Impact Investing l Sustainable Cities & Communities l Governance & Administration 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 Islamic Banking & Finance
Pursuing research driven masters program focused on Islamic Economic and financial system (which often cited as ethical financial system globally)
Pursuing 1 year specialization in blockchain program. https://www.piaic.org/block-chain
Pakistan Institute of Management 2013-2014
Professional Diploma in Project Management
Completed advanced post grad. diploma in Project Management comprising of ore than 100 PDUs (Professional Development Units)
Advanced courses in Business l Technology l Sustainability l Research l Design Thinking l Social Enterprises l Environment Challenges
Successfully completed advanced courses with high grades an 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 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 management for leading USA based corporations including RSA, Borland, yp.com 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 & 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
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.