Board of Directors
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla—Chairperson HOPE
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla, the visionary behind HOPE, founded the NGO in 1997 with a
group of dedicated workers committed to bringing literacy and health to the neglected urban slums of Karachi while working at the grassroots level. Under her direction, HOPE has established two community centers, two hospitals and several informal schools in Karachi and Thatta. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla is Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, at the Aga Khan University Hospital besides working as a Consultant Pediatrician in various Karachi Hospitals. She is a well-known researcher and has contributed to numerous Indexed international medical journals. She also writes for various national newspapers including Dawn, Jang etc.
Mr Tariq Niazi—Director HOPE
Mr. Tariq Niazi has been involved in HOPE since its inception. He is one of the three founder members and a Director HOPE, General Secretary and Member of Executive Committee. He is especially involved with HOPE’s social marketing programs, educational programs, Research Studies, Information Technology Services, Data Base Management, and New Projects Development In addition to his close involvement with the HOPE at the executive level he enjoys significant work experience in technology marketing, general management, business development, human resource management, and financial controls. Headed large Computers, IT based and Communication companies in the last 10 years in Pakistan, introduced leading products and services, which reached to pinnacle in their respective usage and some of them still are industry leader in their respective area. He conducts corporate trainings on regular basis. In addition to professional commitments Mr. Niazi is teaching and imparting training since 1994, in South Eastern University – Karachi Campus and at Greenwich University. His subjects of interest are Principle of Marketing, Advanced Marketing Management, Marketing Research & Analysis, System Analysis & Design, Sales Management, and Advanced Sales Management. He is dedicated to and find teaching and training assignments appealing and believe that IT is the responsibility of every educated person to involve himself in imparting knowledge for better development of society. He is an MBA and professionally trained in various business disciplines from Europe, USA, Australia and UAE. He has written various articles on Information Technology, and its impact in the third world and on e-government in Pakistan. He has almost 10 years Consultancy, Training & Development, Community Service Experience.
Dr Khalid Omer—Director HOPE
Dr. Khalid Omer is one of the founding members of HOPE and has assisted in various technical aspects throughout the years. He has also served as a Treasurer and is currently on the Board of Directors. Dr. Khalid Omer deals with various data based research projects being conducted by HOPE as well as health advocacy campaigns. Dr. Khalid Omer is also the National Coordinator, CIET, Pakistan. He has previously worked as Health Consultant for UNICEF and Greenstar Social Marketing.