Muhammad Faisal
Founder & Trainer

Muhammad Faisal, Founder, and CEO of AL Nafi has worked in UK, USA & Canada in the Federal and Private space within Cyber Security, Offensive Security, Internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, Augmented Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Resistant Encryption. Over the past 18+ years, he has worked as CISO, CSO, and CIO of major organizations. He is now working in establishing Al Nafi as the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) house accessible to people around the world in the most affordable manner.
An Alumni of Stanford, MIT, London Metropolitan University and Royal Holloway University, he is a subject matter expert in Cyber Security, Offensive Security, Digital Forensics, with a combination of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
He holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, CISMP, SSCP, ISSMP, and ISSAP to name a few.

Dr Asad Zaman
Trainer / Founder of Economics & Social Sciences Camp)

Dr Asad Zaman is currently serving as an external advisor on the Monetary Policy Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan, and on the Economic Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister. He received his BS Math from MIT in 1974, MS Stat, and Ph.D. Econ from Stanford University in 1976 and 1978 respectively. He has taught at Economics Departments of highly ranked international universities like Columbia, U. Penn., Cal. Tech. and Johns Hopkins as well as Bilkent University, Ankara, and Lahore University of Management reference in graduate econometrics courses, internationally. He has more than 100 publications, with more than 1000 citations, in top-ranked journals like Annals of Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Journal of Labor Economics, etc. He has published widely in Islamic Economics and is a leading authority in the field.
Dr Asad Zaman will lead the Nafi Economics and Social Science Department, where he is actively engaged in the creation of the content along with research and development work.

Dr. Zeeshan Ul Hassan Usmani
Founder & Trainer

Dr Usmani is a Fulbright Scholar and Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. and MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. work focuses on big data for counter-terrorism. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, AOL News, Wired Magazine, NPR, MIT’s Technology Review, Florida Today, and The Economist. He has authored dozens of research papers, articles, and several books. His research strengths include DataSciences, Artificial intelligence, blockchain, predictive analytics, and modelling human emergent behaviours.
He has worked in the USA, Pakistan, Lithuania, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Denmark and the Middle East. Currently, he is focusing on blockchain applications, self-aware smart contracts, self-organized crypto assets and consequential impact of AI on society and job markets

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Tariq Mehmood
Trainer / CEO Al Nafi Consulting

Tariq Mahmood achieved his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi. IBA was established as a business school in 1955 by Pakistan with the technical support from the Wharton School and the University of Southern California. Later Tariq has taught BBA and MBA subjects as a visiting faculty at the IBA and IT subjects at BCCI-FAST. He has also conducted training for the central bank and commercial bank Auditors. He achieved many certifications and training such as CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, MBCI, CRMA, ISO 22301, ISO 27001-2, ISO 20000, and ISO 38500, and ISO 27017, and ISO 27018, etc. Tariq has been conducting training on said certifications and other professional IT Courses since 1995. He has delivered more than 2000 hours of professional presentations on these topics.
Tariq has attended more than 200 seminars, conferences, and training programs on IT related topics from ISACA, IIA, BCI, ICAP, IBA, ISC2, CSA, and many other institutions. Tariq has been CIO, CISO, Lead IT Auditor in Pakistan, and the Middle East for 22 years. He was one of the Directors of the Board of ISACA Karachi chapter for many years and a member of the IT Subcommittee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).

Dr. Junaid Qadir
Trainer

Dr. Junaid Qadir is a Professor at the Information Technology University (ITU) of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. He is the director of the IHSAN Lab and also serves as the Chairperson of the Electrical Engineering Department. Before joining ITU in December 2015, he was associated with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) for more than 7 years. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, in 2008, and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan.
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Dr Awais
Trainer

I am Dr Awais and I hail from Islamabad. I have a PhD in electrical engineering and my primary area of research is in control systems, optimization, robotics and Artificial Intelligence. I have had the opportunity to work on diverse applications that include unmanned aircrafts, rehabilitative robots, hybrid and electric vehicles energy optimization etc.
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Dr. Shahid Qureshi
Trainer

Dr Shahid Qureshi is the Program Director in the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), IBA Karachi. Dr Qureshi has a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the Technical University - Berlin, an MBA from Lahore University of Management Science - Pakistan, a Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology - Bangkok, Thailand and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from UET Lahore. Dr Shahid is a fellow of the Babson Business School and has obtained special training in entrepreneurship pedagogy, research, and starting up new entrepreneurial centres. He has served as visiting faculty at the Berlin Institute of Technology, the Frankfurt School of Finance – Germany, Kempton School of Business, and the SP Jain School of Business - Dubai.
He is currently serving as a board member of IGNITE (National ICT R&D Fund, Government of Pakistan) and Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Karachi. He is also part of the advisory committee for the Youth Entrepreneurship program of Prime Minister of Pakistan. He has consulted at a national and international level to help start-up entrepreneurial centres. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, technology-based firms, and entrepreneurial universities. He has published in various outlets such as the Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and International Journal of Business and Social Science, etc. Dr Shahid designed the award-winning course for Women Entrepreneurship Program at CED which was recognized by the USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) in Jan 2017.

Dr.SaimaZeeshan
Trainer

Dr. Saima Zeeshan was awarded the doctoral degree in 2012 in Urdu upon completion of her project for PhD, "Movement of Islamic Literature in Urdu Language", from the University of Karachi. After completing this project and recognition as a PhD, she has written and published her several articles on different aspects of Urdu literature and socio-cultural topics relating to South Asia in classical and present era. Besides her scholarship in the field of Urdu, she joined teaching of Urdu language and literature to national and international students in University of Karachi, Jinnah University for Women; and in Qatar.
She has a vast and deep knowledge of South Asian history; cultural and colonial literature and has displayed it by producing valuable and mature research articles and studies. An author of a number of articles published in recognized journals, she has proved her ability to deal and analyse literary texts in their social contexts. Her writings are vastly identified by her profound style and intellectual depth.
Previous to her PhD, she achieved First Class First Position in MA Linguistics (2003) and First Class First Position in MA Urdu (2002) along with five Gold Medals by various academic and research institutions of Pakistan. As an Urdu teacher and Urdu scholar, she is a gift from heaven to those students who strive to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and well-engaged Urdu learners with friendly disposition.

Sana Rasheed
Trainer

Sana Rasheed hails from Pakistan and is currently working at Accenture in Eastern Europe as Lead Data Scientist. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus in Blockchain. Her thesis is Citizens-as-a-Service – Conducting National Census on a Permission less Blockchain. She is an outstanding addition to our ever-growing team and will lead all course development, content creation, teaching and delivery for Data Science Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI, Blockchain, Autonomous Driving, and various other Emerging science.

Frahan Khan
Trainer

is a technologist, architect, researcher, innovator, writer, and social entrepreneur. He has over 15 years of experience working in the global IT industry. He started his journey as a hard-core software engineer and learned many languages like C/C++, Visual C++, Java, PHP, Pascal, Torque, JavaScript, and many more. His work covers the 360 degrees of software development comprises mobile, web, network, game, image processing, system-level, and desktop applications (cross-platform).
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Ishraque Ansari
Founder / COO

Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Ishraque hails from the UK where he created successful start-ups in the field of Operations Management, Research & Development. He has extensive experience in business development and started Al Nafi with the core focus on running its Venture Capital Arm. He also served as University of Cambridge, UK Assistant Examiner and brings a wealth of experience in the field of education on the table.
At Al Nafi, his focus is on expanding our operations to the next level so that our goal of training 100 million people in Pakistan will be accomplished. His past ventures include working in the field of robotics within the R&D division of Innovative technology and Science Limited UK along with working at various blue-chip companies.

Syed Wajahat Ali
Trainer

Wajahat educational background hails from University of Karachi, Iqra University and Loughborough University where he is currently pursuing his MSc in IT. He is also studying at Harvard University, UC San Diego, and MIT where he is pursuing a professional certificate in Data Science, MicroMasters in Data Science and MicroMasters in Stats and Data Science, all sponsored by Al Nafi. Once he completes his work then he will be pursuing his Ph.D. in the same area of specialization in Data Science as well.

Rehan Ul Haque
Trainer / Founder

Rehan, Founder, and Lecturer is a well-qualified industry professional. Before relocating to Pakistan, he worked in various Senior Leadership positions within the UK. He has over fourteen years of experience in Information Security, Risk Management, GRC, IT Audit, Business Process Transformation, Privacy, Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance services.
He gained most of his first hand international professional diverse working knowledge across industries including Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Professional Services, Oil & Gas and Rail Network. He holds CISA, CISM, CRISC, CSX, CBCP, and CIPP to name a few.
He served UK Government and Agencies in implementing the National Cyber Security Strategy in the UK. He also served as Academic Relations and Research Board of Director for an international professional body (ISACA). He served the European Union in defining a single European digital identity community across the EU as one of the founding working group members. He served Bedfordshire University as an external industry panel member.

Mansoor Ur Rehman
Trainer

Mansoor is an experienced, motivated and resourceful commerce teacher with more than 12 years of teaching experience in various educational environment in Pakistan.
He is an alumni of London Metropolitan University, University of New Castle (UK) and University of Karachi. He has worked in several managerial position in companies like DeloiteTouche (Pakistan centre), Cambridge, Metro Cash & Carry and Wilkinsons (UK).
His broad range of skills and industry experience with MBA (Finance, Marketing) will have a significant impact on the success of students. He is also an oracle certified professional.

Muhammad Ali
Trainer / Founder

Founder and lecturer, Muhammad Ali is a senior executive with proven expertise and management skills in Information Security at large and complex environments globally (UK, UAE, Qatar, and Pakistan). Ali holds CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CHFI, CDCP, ECSA, and CEH to name a few. He has worked for PwC, Deloitte, EY, Ministry of Interior and Protiviti, as well as served clients from various industry vectors i.e. Banks, Telecom, Government, Energy, Healthcare, Airlines, Power, and Technology. The key clients include Shell, Dolphin Energy, QAFAC, Toyota, Ministry of Interior, Hamad Medical Corp, Qatar Islamic Bank, Etihad Airways, Emcredit, GCAA, Gulf Navigation Holdings, National Bank of Fujairah, Tasweeq, RSA Insurance, DWP UK, Lloyds Bank, Al Jazeera, and Civil Aviation.

Amir Majeed
Trainer / Founder

Founder and Lecturer, Amir hails from the UK where he has worked for Govt of United Kingdom, Major Oil & Gas Sectors, National Health Services, Banks, Financial Institutes, Payment Service Providers, Issuers, Processors, Blue Chip Organizations and FTSE 50 firms. He has been tasked with managing and devising these organizations IT Security Road-map, IT Governance Strategies, Security Strategies along with risk and compliance in line with ISO 27001, PCI DSS, PA DSS, ISO 20000, GDPR and various other local and national, and financial industry requirements.
His experience spans across EMEA region where he has been working with the Senior Management at the above organizations in steering their ships and navigating the difficult seas of cybersecurity, risk, governance, and compliance for more than a decade.

Syed Sharjeel Husain
Trainer

has a wealth of practical experience in the oil industry from Data Engineer to Wellsite Geologist both in Pakistan and Scotland in the UK.
He has worked in the mainstream sixth form college in London, UK in a multicultural environment over four years. This precious experience enables to deliver the quality teaching in mathematics and sciences as well as glancing into the fertile minds of the pupils. Mr Sharjeel has valuable experience in motivating the students, creating fast track learning material, assessing the performance of students through tests, parents teaching meetings and in creating the acronyms and abbreviations that help understand the new concepts. He aims to foster and stimulate the students’ interest in study. Having delivered 1200+ teaching hours, he also works as an assessor for AQA-UK and Cambridge Examination Board (CIE). Currently, Mr Sharjeel is working as a freelance online teacher to Pakistan, Middle East and in the UK for Keystage 3 GCSE/ IGCSE and A levels.

Muhammad Zeeshan Akhtar
Trainer

Muhammad Zeeshan Akhtar has great interest in teaching and in research related to Urdu, Islam and Science. He achieved First Class First Position in MA Urdu form the University of Karachi. He began his teaching career by getting into teaching at the University of Gujrat. He now has a vast teaching experience at both national and international levels.
Has learned a beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran by Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim who is one of the Imams of the Holy Kaaba, Zeeshan participated in the 4th Annual Translation Conference in Qatar where his translation work on Islam was well appreciated by Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.
Besides his work on Islam and Urdu, his translation work in the recognized journals of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, and for the Qatar University, the State Bank of Pakistan (outsourced legal Urdu translation assignments) and the Oxford University Press Pakistan (ongoing) have been commended by various scholars.

Momna Saleem
Trainer

Dedicated Biological Researcher with Master Degree in Biomedical Science from National University of Science & Technology (NUST) Islamabad, in which she extensively studied upon Cancerous Cells and their treatment via Targeted Therapies and her major courses cantered on Cancer Cytogenetic, Molecular Neuroscience, Human Physiology, Anatomy, Biomechanics and Nano & Micro Drug Delivery Systems.
She done her Bachelor’s in Bioinformatics from IIUI Pakistan and, in it she did an immense research on Mosquito Borne Viruses and their response in human body. Moreover, she completed the degree having major subjects; Molecular & Micro Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Biotechnology.
She worked as Medical Coder in a US based organization and have solid knowledge of coding techniques as well as the various significant guidelines of medical coding.
Besides her knowledge in the field, she also have strong communication, presentation and writing skills. Using these skills, she can make complex concept easily understandable to anyone who is new in Biology. She has strong analytical and reporting skills which she learned from her experience working in the field.
Her goal as a Lecturer is to develop interest for Biology in students so they can enjoy learning it, rather than just taking it as a subject.

Kulsoom Yousuf
Trainer

Studied at a Madrissa in Karachi from 1987 for seven years and during these years studied Arabic language Grammer, AhadeethNabwe, Tafseer, Fiqh, Balagha, Adab, Usoolul Hadeeth, UsoolulFiqah etc.
Studied further (Takhasus) in Fiqh for three years with Mufti TaqeeUsmanisb and studied UsoolUlIftah and ImdadUlFatawa and other books for studies and wrote Fatawa to 50 questions with Hazrat Shaikh.
Studied Arabic, Fiqh, Hadeeth e.g. Qadoori, Mishkaat Al Masabeeh and Qatratun Nida etc. for 23 years at Karachi Madrissa
During these years also participated with our Teachers in writing the book LisanUl Quran three volumes
In an Arab state I studied with Arab students and teachers and later taught there for several years. I learnt from their Ilm and from their Sifaat (acquired qualities) and earned several certificates in excellent position.

Ibrahim Farooqui
Trainer

Ibrahim Farooqui is working as a Language Instructor teaching multiple proficiency examination preparation classes such as IELTS, PTE, OET, and CAE.
There are very few CELTA certified people around the globe and Ibrahim is one of them.
Ibrahim is currently pursuing his Bachelor's of Arts degree in Islamic Studies from International Open University.

Rizwan Allah Amin Afridi
Trainer

Rizwan Allah Amin Afridi has a great interest in teaching and in research related to Arabic, Quran & Ahadith. He is graduated from Dar Al Uloom Karachi and completed certificate of shada-ul-Alimia. He is a student of Sheikh Al-Mufti Taqi Al-Othmani, and he got a certificate of iftah. Currently, he is studying at Islamic International University in Islamabd where he is pursuing MS in Arabic Literature..

Afzal Hussain
Trainer

Afzal Hussain is a highly motivated and enthusiastic Academician and accomplished Software Engineer with respectable knowledge in Database Systems, Information System Audit, Project Management, Software Engineering, Information Technology (IT) Management, and Information Technology (IT) Governance. He received his Masters in Software Engineering degree from Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology (FSKTM) University of Malaya Malaysia in 2009, and Masters in Computer Science from University of Karachi Pakistan in 1999. He has more than twelve years’ experience in Tertiary education in national and international universities / institutes and four years IT industry experience.

Tariq Mehmood
Trainer

Sheikh Ul Quran of Jamia Al Azhar, Egypt. Having experience of more than 43 years of teaching the Holy Quran, Alhamdulillah, he’s a veteran of the field. Under his guidance, you are going to correctly learn the Makharij and Tajweed rules.