President (2008 – current)
A Cornell University graduate, Amin Hashwani serves as the President of NOWPDP. In addition to NOWPDP, Mr. Hashwani also holds five other offices of business and non-business organizations. He has lead several delegations abroad, organized international events, moderated international forums, been a guest speaker at seminars in Asia, Europe and the United States and have mastered social initiative within and outside Pakistan. Recipient of several national and international awards, and an honorary doctorate; Mr. Hashwani also possesses invaluable knowledge in the philanthropic sector.
Vice-President (2011 – current)
Well known for her valuable contributions in working towards people with disabilities, Ronak Lakhani currently serves as Vice President of the NOWPDP Executive Committee. Ms. Lakhani is also the Secretary General of Special Olympics Pakistan.
Treasurer (2011 – current)
Graduate from University of Houston and Pepperdine University, Khayam Husain is Treasurer for NOWPDP and Managing Director of Automobile Corporation, Pakistan. In addition, Mr. Husain is involved in work for Karachi Relief Trust, International Chamber of Commerce, International Road Federation, Pakistan Trucking Forum, Association of Road Users of Pakistan (ARUP), and the Charter for Compassion Pakistan.
Former General Secretary of the NOWPDP Executive Committee, and currently a Member, Mr. Mustansir was Head and EVP, Marketing and Brand Management of Habib Bank Limited Pakistan and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Bank Alfalah Limited.
General Secretary (2011 – current)
In addition to holding the office as General Secretary of NOWPDP, Laila Dossa is also Chairperson of the JS Academy School for the Deaf; and teaches at Karachi Grammar School. Ms. Dossa has served as the President of the Pakistan Association for the Deaf as well.
Jehan Ara has been working tirelessly to further the cause of Pakistan’s IT sector since 1992. She heads The Nest I/O, the tech incubator birthed by P@SHA (which she also presides) that provides infrastructure, space, knowledge and facilities for Pakistani startups. She also heads the ‘Women’s Virtual Network’, an initiative that aims to connect educated women with a network of mentors, employers and peers remotely.