Founding Members

Amin Hashwani

Amin Hashwani

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.

Ronak Iqbal Lakhani

Ronak Iqbal Lakhani

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.

Aly Mustansir

Aly Mustansir

Member

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.

Abid Shaban

Abid Shaban

Member

Professionally a lawyer, and academically a Lawyer and an Engineer from Univeristy of California – Mr. Shaban is currently a lawyer at Shaban and Co., and former Vice President of NOWPDP. In addition to that, Mr. Shaban holds extensive experience of the development sector, after having held executive positions numerous key socioeconomic development initiatives.

Mehtab Sheikh

Mehtab Sheikh

Member

Responsible for its initial programme development in the areas of employment generation and capacity building for network organizations, Mehtab Shaikh is the founding Executive Officer of NOWPDP. Previously Ms. Sheikh worked in Human Resources Division for a financial services organization and in academia.

Laila Dossa

Laila Dossa

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.

Sohail Khoja

Sohail Khoja

Member

Sohail Khoja is a Civil Engineer by profession, and was accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in 2006. He carries the distinction of successfully mediating the first dispute independently referred to the KCDR for resolution.