Board of Governors

Mr. Muhammad Javed Afridi

Founding Chairman

Javed Afridi is the Chairman of Zalmi Foundation since 2016 and the CEO of Haier Pakistan. Hailing from the marginalized tribal area of Pakistan, he has the unique exposure of the grassroot level, the socio-economic vulnerabilities and is constantly driven by the passion to work for social uplift of marginalized classes of the society. His initiatives at national and global level have helped him carve out a distinct identity for his region. As an ideal entrepreneur he possesses result oriented leadership traits and is capable of setting industrial trends through innovation at high pace. He utilizes keen analysis and team approach for catalyzing organizational improvement and implementing the best practices. When it comes to strategic and financial planning, he is par excellence which is an outcome of his strong academic profile coupled with his rich practical experience.

By heart, Javed is a patriot and philanthrope for whom bringing back smiles is his life time mission. To achieve this mission he has devoted all of his social and human capital for the platform of Zalmi Foundation (ZF). ZF undertakes research and implementation initiatives in the support of sustainable development under his leadership. The thematic focus of ZF is on youth and women empowerment, quality of education and health, sports diplomacy and social mobilization for peace.

Javed believes in creating young leaders. He always motivates and grooms the youngsters for social sector who can then create their own destinies. Javed is a PhD Scholar in Global Management at Said Business School, Oxford University, UK. He did his Masters in Global Management from London School of Economics in 2008 and also went to Regents Business School, London.

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