Our Team

Meet our exceptionally talented team of impact creators! 

Shaista Ayesha

Chief Executive Officer

An ex-banker turned social impact specialist. Prior to becoming CEO, she was serving as Head of Product Development at SEED Ventures. She has a decade of experience building strategies to enable the social impact ecosystem.

Faraz Khan

Founder, Director

A multi-stakeholder investment and impact specialist, author, and public speaker with over 25 years of experience. He is the founder of Social, Entrepreneurship & Equity Development (SEED) Ventures.

Azam Rathore

Manager Marketing

Having 13 years of banking background allows him to understand the whole transaction of this ecosystem that helps to create multi-channel strategies to keep all the stakeholders and external support inline and well-informed about our programmes.

Muhammad Rashid

Manager Finance

With ample experience in the financial sphere of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, he is a detailed focused finance professional. A proactive team member who has been with us for the past four years providing comprehensive high-quality commercial finance and accounting support.

M. ALI QURESHI

Manager Creative & IT

A creative designer with almost a decade long career in advertising. His potential is reflected in skillfully designed promos and other media-related projects. He is now handling the complete design requirements for SEED Ventures.

Mariyam Toor

Portfolio Manager - Children

An education and social impact professional with experience in project management, curriculum design, stakeholders management, and impact evaluation. She is also a certified NLP practitioner.

Khushal Piracha

Portfolio Manager - youth

A supply chain specialist turned youth development program manager. He has a strong background in research validation and impact reporting. He excels in creating and leading programs that develop youth startups in Pakistan.

Umer Abid

Portfolio Manager - WOMEN & MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES

An entrepreneur, consultant, and project manager/trainer who encourages people to be part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and subsequently contribute to the growth of this developing nation.

gulbaz khan

Programme officer

Being a core team player in projects like Enterprise Challenge Pakistan, Jaago and other research and capacity-building programmes, he has been with SEED Ventures for over five years. His diverse experience in multiple portfolios has equipped him with multiple management tools.

Rubab Qizilbash

COMMS LEAD, ECP

With a background in film studies and creative writing, she has a flexible set of skills when it comes to the management of communications and content creation. A new addition to the SEED Ventures team, she started off as a Project Coordinator for Enterprise Challenge Pakistan and now leads on communication for the project.

Asfandyar Ashraf

Technical Lead

A computer science professional serving as the technical lead to the company. He specialises in data architecture, technology implementations, and web development, and is also experienced in stakeholder handling and program coordination.

Saad Abid

Programme Officer

A graduate from Lahore University of Management Sciences with a degree in Economics and Political Science. Showing a keen interest in the development sector and innovation, he joined SEED Ventures as the Program Officer for the Social Technology Entrepreneurship Program.

Pyar Ali

Admin Support

Highly skilled admin support for the team with over eight years of experience and expertise in assisting with management of different projects in different lifecycle phases from inception through completion.

M. SADIQ

Admin Support

Dedicated and driven, he has been working with us at SEED Ventures headquarters for more than two years now. He's the first one in at the office and the last one out - never missing out on organising the place for the next day.

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