It is my pleasure to announce the new Chairperson of Hisaar Foundation in Ashraf Kapadia. At a Board of Governors meeting held few days ago, Ashraf was nominated to take over from me as Chairperson of the Hisaar Foundation effective immediately. His brief profile is given below.

I have decided to step down from this position as my term was coming to an end this year anyway but for health reasons it was best that I curtail some of my activities and tend to this matter with some urgency and attention. Thus, with a heavy heart, I decided that Hisaar Foundation’s interest will be best served with a fully active Chair in place. My support for Hisaar Foundation in spirit and deeds will continue apace.

I also wish to thank you for the support and encouragement you have extended to me during my tenure in that position. I hope your commitment to Hisaar Foundation will continue as the cause of water is paramount and integral for the well-being of the community.

Our best wishes and congratulations to Ashraf Kapadia in taking over this honored position.

Ashraf Kapadia – Profile

Ashraf is a distinguished professional with stellar credentials in the corporate sector. He was Managing Director for Systems Limited and worked for them for over 9 years retiring in 2014. Prior to that he worked for IBM for over 30 years holding various positions during his tenure there reaching the top echelon before joining Visionet Systems Inc. in USA. He is an active Governor of Hisaar Foundation since joining in 2014 and many of you may have interacted with him at the recent international conference where he was an integral member of the HF conference team. He has also served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA), Chairman of the Computer Society of Pakistan (CSP), member of the Board of Directors of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), member of the Management Committee of the Karachi Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), Chairman of the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) Karachi Chapter, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Publican Alumni Trust (PAT).

Currently, he is serving as Country Manager for AT&T in Pakistan.

We congratulate Ashraf on taking over as the Chairperson of the Hisaar Foundation and we are confident that he will bring his usual diligence, discipline and management acumen to the organization.

Kind Regards,

Zohair Ashir

February 1, 2018