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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Qazi Azmat Isa Join the Board of Directors and Board of Governors at BNU

We are delighted to announce that Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Mr. Qazi Azmat Isa have been appointed to the seats of Board of Directors, Beaconhouse National University Foundation and consequently members of the Board of Governors, Beaconhouse National University.

Qazi Azmat Isa

Qazi Azmat Isa has 30 years of experience in the development sector. He is the CEO of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, the lead apex institution for community-driven development in Pakistan.

Qazi Azmat Isa has a passionate commitment to improve the lives of poor and marginalized people across Pakistan. This commitment is tempered by a healthy pragmatism emanating from a diverse and cross-sectoral work experience and close contacts with government (federal and provincial) NGO’s, Donors (Multilateral and Bilateral) and communities. This background has provided Mr. Qazi Azmat Isa with a deep insight of the issues in development and has enabled him wherever he has worked to forge genuine partnerships between all key players in the development process and delivering results for the deprived and underprivileged.

Previously Mr. Isa was with the World Bank working in the rural and social sectors. Posted in Afghanistan he managed the largest community driven development programme in the country and initiated a nationwide rural enterprise programme. Before that he headed a large NGO in Balochistan. Currently he is a member of Poverty Alleviation Coordination Council and Ehsaas Core Implementation Committee, Ehsaas is a flagship programme of PM Imran Khan's government. He also serves on several boards including Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Limited and Benazir Income Support Programme; the premier safety net programme in Pakistan.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an academy award-winning filmmaker. Her films focus on highlighting the voices of women and marginalized communities around the world. Her films include 'Student Athlete', 'A Girl in the River', 'Saving Face' & 'Sitara: Let Girls Dream'. She is also the recipient of the Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.

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