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.

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

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

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

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.

Frahan Khan

is a technologist, architect, researcher, innovator, writer, and social entrepreneur. He has over 17 years of global experience working in building Enterprise, Fintech, and Security Solutions for the Middle-East/ European markets. He is also a member of the global foundation for cyber studies and research Washington DC.
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Kazim Shaikh

He is a passionate and dedicated Information Technology professional who has started his career as Solaris/Unix Admin since 2009. He has spent more than eleven years providing pragmatic Information Technology & holds a Leadership role of Assistant Vice President of IT Infrastructure at major organization.
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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

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.


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.

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.

Muhammad Zeeshan Akhtar

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

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

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

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

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..

Afzaal Hussain

Afzaal 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.

Mohammed El-Shahat

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.