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Mr Ahmad Hasnain

Strategy Consultant

A marketing and business professional with over 31 years of extensive experience, Ahmad Hasnain gained his qualification in marketing from Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is also a Certified Financial Consultant from the Institute of Financial Consultants, Canada and Certified in Risk Management Assurance from The Institute of Internal Auditors, USA. Ahmad is the CEO and Managing Director of Allied Marketing Pvt. Limited that is one of the oldest and largest distribution companies in Pakistan representing Bluechip Multinational Companies marketing global brands.

Ahmad offers a refreshing approach to solving the marketing and sales related issues of medium to large-scale businesses. His passion and quest at the Linkers Group are helping corporate gurus grow their marketing traffic and sales conversions.

Ahmad’s passion for sales and marketing also led him to teach at some of the renowned institutes of Pakistan including Beaconhouse National University, Kinnaird College for Women, LUMS, University of the Punjab and many others. He is also the member of Advisory Group of Climate Change and Sustainable Development for Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Member of District Board of management for Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Government of Punjab, Executive Committee Member of Board of Investment (BOI) Government of Pakistan, Consultant at Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA), Government of Pakistan and Director of Lahore Stock Exchange (Guarantee) Ltd., Senior Vice President of Pak China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI), Life Member of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Former Executive Committee Member of The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of Regional Standing Committee on Diplomatic Affairs at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Christopher Whittle

Governance and Risk Consultant

Christopher has extensive senior management experience having held positions of CEO and Executive Director of companies in South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In addition, he has consulted, trained and coached senior executives for more than 21 years in the areas of governance, risk management and managerial skills across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Indian subcontinent on behalf of business schools and in his personal capacity.

He has managed consulting projects in Rwanda, Tanzania, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland. As a thought leader working in the field of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Strategy in the public and private sector, Christopher focuses on developing leadership and management skills across organizations, particularly at Board and Exco level.

Christopher has extensive experience in the area of infrastructure finance and credit management. He was a senior credit manager in Nedbank corporate banking responsible for public sector and project finance. He was also the project coordinator for the University of Pretoria for public private partnership training for African participants for three years.

Naveed Qadir

Tax Consultant

An accounting expert since 2001, Naveed gained his professional qualification in accounting and administration in 2005 and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2017 from The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan. Naveed has 20 years of accounting experience and provides accounting, tax and consulting services for individuals and businesses. His depth of experience in the field has allowed him to help many clients achieve their financial goals. This includes financial statements and corporate taxation, financial modeling and valuation, budgeting and costing and risk management strategies for businesses and individual clients for both national and multinational companies including Walls and Dawood Group of Companies.

Naveed is well known for his creative approach at helping clients with creating revenue-generating ideas that have produced great success while having the best tax strategies. Through his extensive experience and technical expertise, he can determine the best solutions to help clients meet their goals. His dedication to the accounting needs of his clients has made him one of the pioneers in the industry and we’re proud to have him on board. Naveed has a successful history of creating a culture of success within the firms and for clients and he’ll continue to provide his services with the same zeal and zest at Linkers.

Muhammad Yasir Akram

Cost Benefit & Technical Feasibility Consultant

Yasir is a Chemical Engineer with 10 years of experience in research, plant operations and process engineering. He completed his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering in 2010 and later, he gained his Master’s degree in Business Administration. Right from the beginning of his graduation, he developed a Chemical Engineering Power House (CEPH) Data which is a masterpiece of research based hard work during span of over 10 Years. The data contains almost 1,000 technical e-books, research articles, training modules, encyclopedias & dictionaries, reference books etc.

Yasir is currently working as a Development Manager (Technical Department) in ICI Pakistan Ltd which is the country’s one of the biggest companies working in developing products across sectors, from construction to textiles; from healthcare to water treatment and more. Previously, he has worked for renowned companies in Pakistan and abroad including Pakistan Refinery Ltd. & Research Institute, Center of Refining & Petrochemicals, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

He is a technical content writer and believes in wide horizon of Learning & Development where ever you are. Throughout his career, Yasir has received several recognitions including “Chief Executive’s Best HSE&S Initiative Award” and “Award of ICI’s EXPLORE Challenge Entrepreneurial Program” for his excellent performances.

Nazia Naveed

Senior Financial Analyst

Nazia is a certified Chartered Finance Analyst with over 16 years of experience as a Finance Analyst. She has been working for several private and public firms including Samba Bank where she is serving as an Assistant Vice President – Credit Risk where her main tasks include project financing, risk advisory, corporate governance and credit risk training. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited – A joint venture among Fitch Ratings (the world's leading international rating agency, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE).

Nazia’s extensive experience provides the firm with a valuable resource for the unique financial planning issues encountered by small to large scale business owners and individuals alike. She has joined hands with Linkers to provide investment advisory, equity valuations and assistance in other financial matters. Her background providing support on investment models, projects and strategies and client proposals have proven to be invaluable to the Linkers Group and the clients we serve.

Haseeb

HR Consultant

Haseeb is a strategic level seasoned HR professional. With more than 12 years of hands on experience on multifaceted HR functions (encompassing both operational and strategic level), Having exposure of multiple industries in local and multinational such as Automobile, Chemicals, Trading, Retail, FMCG, Edible oil, Oil refinery, Poultry, Life stock and Textile. He is well‐versed in HR functions such as Manpower Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Employee Training, Coaching & Counselling, Shared Services, Center of Expertise, Organizational Development, HRIS Design & Implementation, Compensation & Rewards Management, Competency based Performance Management System (PMS) design and Implementation. He is course facilitator for Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with PIQC. Member National Standard Technical Committee on Human Resource Management Standard PSQCA PAKISTAN MPhil (HRM) from Iqra University. With the zeal to learn more, he has completed internationally accredited HR certificate from SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from Society for Human Resource Management USA. In addition to professional experience, have volunteered for developing ISO HR standard implementation framework in Pakistan with well know HR Gurus. With this diversified HR exposure, he is still looking forward to learning the modern HR developments around the globe and opportunity to revert the acquired Knowledge for the improvement of HR Standards and implementation of best HR practices, in Pakistan through consultation and Innovation.

Muhammad Ans Akram

Senior Financial Analyst

Muhammad Ans is qualified and result oriented professional with 9 years of post qualification experience in Retail, Oil and Gas and Audit sector. Being Charter holder from CFA Institute USA, member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK and Accountants & Auditors Association UAE along with extensive experience built a “participative” and “risk analyzer” personality attitude in him. He has a deep understanding of financial domain, ability to relate fundamentals, assisting in strategic level decision making and managed teams along with timely execution of assigned task.

He has started his professional career by joining “KPMG” as senior associate and then promoted to Secondment Associate in “KPMG, UAE”. Afterwards he got an opportunity to work as a Financial Accountant at “Wintershall Dea Abu Dhabi, UAE” to excel more in his field. He is currently serving “Liwa Trading Abu Dhabi, UAE” as a Senior Financial Analyst. He has been fortunate enough to serve such renowned companies and gain a valuable experience which will help him to provide quality services at Linkers. He has joined hands with Linkers to provide financial services and guidance to our customers based on his past experience.

Rafaqat Lal

QuickBooks Trainer & Management Accountant

Rafaqat is a QuickBooks Trainer and a Professional Accountant, who has earned Several Degrees like B.Com, M.A. Economics & CPA. He has worked with different companies that belong to multiple business sectors like manufacturing units, service providers & trading concerns. He has been working and training people in QuickBooks for more than 15 years now.

He looks forward to contribute to the enlightenment of our country’s youth who have entered in the field of Finance and Accounting. He provides trainings, instruction and services of teaching and practically making Books of Accounts in Intuit QuickBooks.

Rana Faizan Ahmad

Creative Consultant

Faizan is a creative and passionate graphic designer who loves crafting intuitive and elegant UI solutions for both web and mobile apps. Having 10+ years of experience as a creative designer and visual storyteller, multiplied by his detail-oriented approach and ability to adapt to rapidly changing business needs and goals, makes him an amazing problem solver. Transforming ideas into appealing visual designs is what he loves to do.

Faizan has extensive experience in developing and designing websites and mobile applications for various industries. He is also exceptional in crafting brand logos, advertisement material including brochures, print campaigns and everything in between. He brings to Linkers a broad range of designing skills combined with an understanding of marketing needs, brand message and engaging customers which is evident in his designs.