The IKF Board
Imran Khan is arguably the most well-known and distinguished personality of Pakistan. He has made a mark globally for his impressive track record in sports, community service and politics. He has earned impeccable accolades for his commitment and conviction that life’s energy is best spent in the service of humanity.
From his early education in Lahore, Imran Khan went onto Oxford, where he earned his graduate degree. In 1971, he joined Pakistan’s national cricket team. After retiring from an extraordinary career as a world-class cricketer, where he led Pakistan to its first World Cup victory in 1992, Imran set his sights on positively impacting the lives of Pakistan’s masses. Most notable among his humanitarian efforts has been the establishment of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, named after his late mother. It is Pakistan’s first and only cancer hospital that provides 75% free health care, and was built on public donations. Imran is now building a second hospital in Karachi, based on the successful Lahore model. In 1994, he inaugurated Namal College, a technical college which is now an associated college of University of Bradford.
Imran Khan is a tireless fundraiser for social causes in education, health and basic social services who brings intelligence, energy and unwavering commitment to his public service work. In the wake of recent floods, he founded Imran Khan Foundation, and raised much needed funds from the Pakistanis community at home and abroad for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts, to ease the burden of poor communities in the aftermath of Pakistan’s most devastating floods ever.
Imran Khan has also been a Member of Parliament in Pakistan and had been a vocal advocate for lending support to social, judicial, economic, environment and governance issues that have a direct impact on the peace, stability and development of Pakistan. He is the founder chairperson of Tehreek-e-Insaf, a political party which seeks to bring political stability through credible democracy, transparency in government and accountability of leadership.
Hamid Zaman received his MBA from Utah State University in 1977 and subsequently returned home to co-found one of the most successful international textile retail chain store companies, “Sefam”, that includes brands like Bareeze and Chinyere. Simultaneously, he has been a driving force in the area of social development and humanitarian causes. A founding member and trustee of CARE Pakistan, Mr. Zaman is also the President of Concerned Citizens Society of Pakistan (CCP), an organization that is devoted to the establishment of the rule of law in Pakistan. He has also served on the Boards’ of the World Wildlife Fund, Fatima Memorial Hospital Systems and LESCO.
A Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, Azam Khan brings a wealth of public administration and philanthropic experience to the IKF Board. Until 2008, he served as Minister for Finance, Planning & Development for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Prior to this he served in various leadership roles on UN sponsored poverty alleviation projects in Pakistan, including the Lachi Poverty Reduction Project (LPRP). He also sits on the Boards of other prominent development organizations, including Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) and the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP).
An alumni of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics, Mr. Rahman has served in the UN for 24 years as a development professional. Mr. Rahman headed UNICEF operations as Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa and supervised UNICEF assistance, in 16 country offices covering the Islamic World. More recently, he has served in his home province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as Minister for Finance, Development & Planning. He sits on the Boards of various public and private organizations involved in public welfare and socio-economic development including the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute for Science & Technology (GIK) and the Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE).
Asad Jahangir is a former civil servant with over 30 years of experience in the Sindh Police. He served as IG Police from 2002 until 2005. He has also served as a member of the National Commission for Government Reform (2006-2008) and on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (2006-2010). Mr. Jahangir studied at Government College, Lahore and at Oxford University in England, where he graduated with Honors.
Aleema Khanum received her MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 1989 and has gone on to found the highly successful textile buying house, Cotcom Sourcing (Pvt.) Ltd. A philanthropist in her own right, Mrs. Khanum played a vital role as Director Marketing for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust by spearheading the fundraising effort for the hospital. She is playing a leadership role on the Boards of numerous other charitable organizations, including the Namal Education Foundation, the Hameed Muggo Trust and the South Asian Association of Home Based Workers (SABAH).
Tariq Shafi, an eminent entrepreneur with a passion for corporate social responsibility, received his B.Com & MBA from the University of the Punjab. He then went on to become the Chief Executive Officer of Cresox (Pvt.) Limited and a Director of Crescent Bahuman Ltd. In addition to his success as an entrepreneur, more recently he has involved himself with various philanthropic projects, the latest of which was the post flood relief effort spearheaded by the Pukaar campaign.
Following his graduation from the Pakistan Military Academy in 1971, Ashiq Qureshi served as a Pakistani diplomat in London and Paris. In 1978 he left the Foreign Service and returned to Pakistan to join his family in bringing Pepsi-Cola to Lahore. His greatest philanthropic contributions however, have been in the area of social development. He is not only a founding member of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust but also the Imran Khan Foundation.