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Dr. Shabana Fayyaz

Dr. Shabana Fayyaz, a member of our Board of Trustees, is well renowned in academic circles as the Head of Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University. She is a firm believer in equality and female empowerment and has practiced these values in her own life, fearlessly pursuing harsh subject matter in her intellectual journey. As an academic and policy practitioner in Pakistan, she’s authored books on Pakistan’s response to terrorism, written about Human Security Challenges as well as religious extremism in South Asia alongside the role of women in post-conflict reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Dr. Shabana Fayyaz

Member of Aman-0-Nisa:

As a member of Aman-o-Nisa, a national coalition for women’s role in peace and security, an Advisory Member of ACDC (Arms control and disarmament center) and on the editorial board of ISSI (Institute of Strategic Studies), she’s proven time and again her depth of knowledge on subject matter few can understand the complexities of. She has also appeared on multiple media platforms as a national representative of the ideas of peace through human rights development and gender equality.

Role in Kaizen High:

At Kaizen High School, Dr. Shabana, has contributed day and night to the vision of Kaizen, being instrumental in the construction of Kaizen’s Octa-goals. She believes that only through diversified knowledge and holistic development can we truly understand our world and work towards improving it.

Waqar Ahmed Sheikh

Waqar Ahmed Sheikh is a driven, logic-oriented and empathetic individual with a two-decade career spanning development, corporate and public interest platforms. Before his Masters from Columbia University’s SIPA program, he was a Chevening Scholar pursuing Masters from University of Nottingham, following his passion for development across the world. His interest in communal good is evident in his work with Governing Board of Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) and Punjab Food Authority (PFA) while he demonstrates his dedication to climate change as CEO of Collect and Recycle (CORE), the first packaging and recycling alliance in Pakistan.

Waqar Ahmed Sheikh

Council in UK:

Professionally, the diversity of his interests has led him from working in Commonwealth Business Council in the UK advising on and writing policy briefs regarding South Asia, to World Bank where he worked on private sector revitalization in Punjab and KPK provinces, to The Network, promoting consumer rights, and finally to his current role as Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Champion in Nestle for Pak-Afghan region. In each organization he has demonstrated his commitment to a better world, ranging from economics to food security, a passion he brings to his work with Kaizen High School.

Role in Kaizen High:

As part of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Sheikh has been instrumental in the development of our sustainability goals, management of the school and provided key insights on both our Octa-goals and our electives in regards to financial management, environmental activism and philanthropic values. At Kaizen High School, it is individuals like Mr. Sheikh that allow us to see the potential of students to live their dream, working from within the system to impact multi-directional change.

Dr. Shireen Mushtaq

Dr. Shireen Mushtaq is a versatile woman with a passion for international relations and multi-culturism. Her decade long career testifies to this both during her pursuit of a Ph.D in International Relations and now as an academic guiding graduate and post-graduate level students on such subject matter. She has authored many papers on the plight of minorities in countries ranging from Turkey to Myanmar. Whether it’s looking at the local geo-political sphere with papers like “The Proximity of US-Indian Interest in Afghanistan and Its Implication on Pakistan (2018)” to her most recent “Securitization of the refugee problem in Germany: the Far Right Challenge to government policies” proposing the need for acceptance and inclusion of those who are different, regardless of what unique identity or ethnicity is in play.

Dr. Shireen Mushtaq

Host of Webinars:

As a regular host of webinars interviewing diplomats, policy makers and academic experts, she has demonstrated her inquisitive and intellectual nature time and again, something Kaizen High students have benefited from as she contributed unique insights to our curriculum and Octa-goals.

Role in Kaizen High:

As a member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Shireen Mushtaq has a vision of creating leaders of tomorrow who know the value of diversity and compassion. Imagining a world where labels attached to individuals or groups due to circumstance of birth or community do not define terror or insecurities, Dr. Shireen brings broad-scoped perspectives to Kaizen High School’s purpose.