Pakistan's Education Conundrum | Zia Akther Abbas

Lecture | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, ASUC Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Zia Akhter Abbas, Executive Vice President, The Citizens Foundation

 Shashi Buluswar, CEO, Institute for Transformative Technologies

 The Citizens Foundation at Berkeley, Cal Pakistani Students Association, Institute for South Asia Studies

Zia Akhter Abbas is the Executive Vice President of The Citizens Foundation - leading teams responsible for moving TCF towards being a more sustainable enterprise. He has a strong financial services and retailing background with a 17-year accomplished career in the banking industry. He foresees TCF as an educational service provider for the Government and Private Sector, providing services in school development, school management, curriculum, training, supply chain, technology as well as monitoring & evaluation.

Zia will be sharing some valuable insight on the current education conundrum in Pakistan and TCF's Education Movement to enable access to quality education for the less privileged children and empowering them to achieve their dreams.

Zia served in executive management roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, NIB Bank and Citibank in Pakistan and UAE. He was the Head of Retail Products & Segments at the Standard Chartered Bank until he stepped down in 2014 to join TCF. He holds an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma from Lester B. Pearson United World College, Canada and an MBA from LUMS.

 faizkhwaja@berkeley.edu, 510-944-3657