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Mr. Qamer is President at SQ Consultants Inc. He has been involved in the practice of  Geotechnical/Structural Engineering and construction Quality assurance continuously since 1976.  His range of experience includes Geotechnical investigations, Structural Design, Construction Management. Specifications and design criteria for  geotechnical and structural projects. Extensive knowledge of Local and National Codes. Mr. Qamer has extensive experience in developing projects where different disciplines such as bridge, road work, water mains and storm water system interact, during the construction of a project.  Also, he has experience in construction inspection, materials testing and sub surface investigations.  Experience in design of wood, steel and reinforced concrete structures. Structural evaluation of buildings due to natural calamities i.e. earthquake, wind and snow.

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Henna Inam is the CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc. a company focused on helping women achieve their potential to be transformational leaders, creating great innovation, engagement, and growth in their teams and organizations. As an executive coach, speaker, and consultant to organizations developing their female talent, Henna brings the expertise she gained from her 20 years managing P&L’s working in companies like Procter & Gamble and Novartis. She brings functional expertise from direct experience in Marketing, Finance, Sales and General Management. She also has significant global experience, having lived/worked in 7 countries across 4 continents. She is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership, blogger for Smartblogs on Leadership and The Glass Hammer, and is quoted in Fortune/CNN/Money online and Forbes Woman. Clients are Fortune 500 companies including Nestle, J&J, The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, & UPS. More info is available at www.transformleaders.tv. In her corporate career, Henna held several C-suite roles such as Chief Marketing Officer, and President of the Americas for Ciba Vision. Her accomplishments at Novartis include running over $500MM P&L and running organizations as large as 600 people, including R&D and plant operations. At P&G she helped drive multi- billion dollar global brands like Pampers, Always, and Charmin. Henna is committed to several non-profits. She is on the Board of Counselors for Carter Center, the Board of OnBoard (an organization advocating women for public company boards), the Board of the International Women’s Forum of Georgia, and an organizer for TEDxWomen. Henna got her MBA from the Wharton School and participated in the Executive Education program at the Harvard Business School. 

 Ashraf Kapadia is a very senior IT Professional with over 40 years of experience in the IT Industry. He started his career by joining IBM Corporation as an Apprentice Systems Engineer in 1971. In 2001, after 30 years with IBM, he left to join Visionet Systems, Inc. as Vice President (Operations) in New Jersey. He returned to Pakistan in 2004 as the Managing Director of Systems Limited, which is the oldest and one of the largest IT services company in Pakistan. In the 9 years that he worked as the Managing Director, the company grew from less than 100 employees to over 1,500 employees and the revenue grew by 20 times. More significantly the company was turned around from making losses to becoming a highly profitable company.

During his long career, he has worked in various technical and managerial positions in Pakistan, England, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America, and has been involved in many large and complex projects.

Ashraf Kapadia is currently an Advisor to the Board of Directors of Systems Limited. He is also the Chairman of OPEN-Karachi. 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), and member of the Board of Trustees of the Publican Alumni Trust (PAT). 

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Riaz Siddiqi is a Founder and Managing Partner of Denham Capital, and brings over 31 years of experience to the firm in the energy and asset management fields. He is responsible for the Portfolio Services Group. In addition to his responsibilities as Managing Partner, he is a member of the Executive Committee, Management Committee, Investment Committee, and Valuation Committee. Prior to joining Denham Capital in 2004, Riaz was President and CEO of Capstone Global Energy, and before that he held Managing Director and other executive roles at Cinergy Capital and Trading and other Cinergy companies. Previously, he served as Manager, Market Management Research, for the Electric Power Research Institute, and in various professional capacities with Georgia Power Company, San Diego Gas &Electric, and Southern Company, after spending some time as a project engineering Pakistan.

Riaz is very active in social development and philanthropic causes. A few of the organizations he is very closely involved with are Convergence, The American Pakistan Foundation, Developments in Literacy, Unity Productions Foundation, and the Organization of Pakistani American Entrepreneurs. Riaz is a volunteer pilot for Grace Flight of America, Pilots for Patients, and Veterans Airlift Command. Riaz is a recipient of the Asia Society Houston Center’s award for leadership in business and philanthropy.

Riaz received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Pakistan University of Energy & Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Graduate School of Business at Mississippi State University.