Team

Syed Ali Shehryar
Co-Founder

Experienced technology and strategy consultant with a demonstrated history of advising and providing entrepreneurial leadership to startups, emerging ventures, non-profits, public and private sector entities. Shehryar holds a degree in Computer Science and Technology Policy from New York University and is a former Fulbright Scholar.

Expertise: startup management and growth, business strategy, statistical analysis, data science, business intelligence, data visualization, cybersecurity, technology policy formulation, design thinking and programming in Python and R.

Yahya Bajwa
Co-Founder

Yahya Javed Bajwa is a DOW Sustainability Fellow. He holds a Masters degree in Public Policy Analysis from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA and an undergraduate degree in Economic Analysis from LUMS, Pakistan. His interests include Trade policy, International Development and Geo-Political Strategy. He has worked as a consultant at UNHCR, Denmark where he developed a policy framework to integrate SNA to enroll vulnerable refugees and stateless individuals.

Minahil Raza
Partner

Minahil Raza completed her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. She is the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Award and has extensively worked in the development sector.

Her research interests include economic development, poverty alleviation, e-governance and refugee policy.

Hassam Wazir
Robotic Process Automation Expert

Hassam is currently pursuing a PhD in Robotics and Mechatronics from New York University and previously holds an M.S in Mechatronics from the same university.

Munaf Qazi
Machine Learning & AI Expert

Munaf holds an M.S in Computer Science from New York University and a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

A Data Enthusiast, Munaf has worked with languages and frameworks including but not limited to Java, Python, C++, C, MATLAB, R, SQL, Mongo, Hadoop, Spark, HTML & CSS on projects ranging across Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Neural Networks and have developed various predictive and analytical models for numerical, categorical and time series data.

Syed Zeeshan Haider
Quantitative Economist

Zeeshan holds an M.S in econometrics and quantitative economics from New York University. He is the recipient of prestigious Fulbright award and has previously worked in the State Bank of Pakistan. His research interests include development economics, public finance, advanced econometrics, macroeconomics and monetary systems. He has an excellent command of quantitative analysis techniques and machine learning in economics.

Osama Mansoor
Public Policy

Osama Mansoor holds a graduate degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and an undergraduate degree in finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences. His main interests include policy analysis, program evaluation and data analytics. He has previously worked as a consultant with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York, and with AC Nielsen in Lahore.

Maheen Zahra
Comparative Policy

Maheen completed her MSc in Comparative Social Policy at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in 2017. Prior to that, she graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a BA in Social Research and Public Policy, and a concentration in English Literature. As part of her undergraduate program, Maheen has studied in Florence, London, New York, Istanbul, and other locations.
Maheen’s research interests include development policy, education, poverty, and inequality.

Maha Arshad
Public Policy, Impact Investments and Energy

Maha is a social impact enthusiast. Her eclectic work experience has allowed her to understand multiple facets of public and private interventions in education, building resilience in vulnerable communities through grants, and financing energy access via micro-finance.

Fatimah Ali
Education Policy

Fatimah has over 4 years of experience in education, research, human and social development and holds a doctoral degree in International and Comparative Education from University of Maryland. She has advised the Clinton Foundation, Adam Smith International and Punjab Government in her capacity as a subject matter expert on education policy planning.

Qasim Shamim
Higher Education Consultant

Qasim is a graduate of University of Michigan's Educational Leadership and Policy program and is a Higher Education placements expert.