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Board of Directors

Amjad Khan
President

 
amjadkhanpti@gmail.com
 
Amjad Khan is a serial entrepreneur, restaurateur, and founder of the largest Asian food franchise in the UK and Europe: Kebabish Original, with over 200 locations and expanding into Africa. Mr Khan has recently opened up another restaurant venture, Kassaba, specialising in Turkish Cuisine. His interests also include a property and petroleum holdings, sitting on the board of AK Petroleum and AK Homes.

 

Waheed ur Rehman Mian
General Secretary

 
wmian@m-rsolicitors.co.uk

By profession a lawyer, qualified as a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn in 1998 and started his legal carrier on 14th August 1998 under the umbrella of Mian Law Associates Ltd as a Managing Director. Since 2003, practising as a Solicitor being a Principal Partner of M-R Solicitors LLP, the firm has attained the status of ABS. Being a professional lawyer, he enjoys unique reputation in Pakistani community. M-R Solicitors LLP deals in different areas of Law including Corporate, Immigration, Family and Property litigation. Mr Mian is extremely passionate in the area of Education and is associated with 2 colleges in London playing central role in the Advisory Boards. He also has business interest in Property Development Company in the UK by the name of Aronex Developments Ltd. Mr Mian is a founder of M-R Foundation, a registered charity in UK and Pakistan, providing education, food, clothing and shelter to the needy people. Built over 50 houses for the flood affected people in the remote areas near Muzzafargarh, Punjab.

 

Syed Asad Hussain
Senior Vice President

 

asad@retaildirect.co.uk

Asad Born and educated in the United Kingdom, is a self- motivated entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in senior roles within the IT Sector, Specialising in Retail and Ecommerce sales /services.
* Co-Founder and Sales / Marketing Director for Retail Direct Group. Incorporating UK Asus store, Laptop Outlet, Retail Direct, Only Deals, and MaxCom Solutions, employ a strong team of 100 plus staff within the company. Have offices in the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Bulgaria. The Group’s turnover for the financial year of 2017 /18 is forecasted to exceed £30 Million. uk.store.asus.com   www.laptopoutlet.co.uk   www.retaildirect.co.uk
Asad is a member of The Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG), and has sat and passed the Corporate Governance Leadership Course for Directors.
* Independent Director for HI-Tec Lubricants Limited. An’ ISO 9001:2008′ Company, listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in March 2016, which today has a Market Capitalisation of RPS 13 Billion (USD $130 Million). Trading as ‘ZIC’ HTLL have their own Oil Blending Plant and ZIC Lubricants is available in over 20,000 Retail Outlets, as well as supplying lubricants to the Industry Sector in Pakistan.  www.hitechlubricants.com

 

Sardar Shafquat Khan
Joint Secretary

adam@bsqcap.com

Sardar Shafquat Khan is a prominent established businessman since 1994. He is the Chairman of boutique Finance and Estate Agency; Berkeley Square Capital ltd (London), located in the heart of London Mayfair. He is also a physical commodities trader which includes; Halal meat and poultry, sugar, rice and petroleum oil and Gas Along with this. Sardar Shafquat Khan holds a strong interest in charitable work as well as for the community. He has launched his own charity; SARDAR FOUNDATION which focusses on amending the living conditions and lives of those in his roots, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. With this motivation he is striving towards building a chain of hospitals throughout Pakistan especially in those areas which lack healthcare facilities.

 

Asim Yousaf
Vice-President

ayousaf@fmclog.co.uk

Managing Director : FMC Logistics (UK) Ltd
FMC Logistics is a Shipping & Logistics ( Freight Forwarding ) Company Based in Essex.
Involved in Sea, Air, Road and Rail Freight, handing shipments from all over the world, having their partner mainly in Pakistan, China, Middle East, Europe, America, Canada & India. FMC Logistics is member of the following Organisations :-
British International Freight Association. ( BIFA ), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association ( FIATA ), London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Managing Director : TopStar Marketing (UK) Ltd
Topstar Marketing involved in Importation of Food stuff from Pakistan, also involved in Export of Heavy Machinery to Indian Sub-Continent and the Middle East.
Managing Director : IPEX Container Line
IPEX Container is a NVOCC company who lease containers to the shipping industry in Pakistan, Dubai and India.
Director/ Partner : FMC Shipping & Logistics LLC Dubai
This is a Shipping & Logistics company based in Business Bay Dubai, handling cargo from all over the world.

 

Amir Khuwaja
Vice-President

 

Mr Amir Khawaja is a prominent businessman based in Manchester running several companies whilst finding the time to serve the community and further the interests of bilateral trade with Pakistan.
Mr Khuwaja founded Amir Clothing – Several Wholesale units serving a plethora of independent shops and online retailers supplying the latest in fashion from the UK, and Italy. Amir works directly with designers and manufactures to create bespoke styles to ensure his range remains fresh. For knitted garments, Amir has his own factory which produces unique designs that are patent protected. All businesses are being operated with dedication and the utmost integrity.
Amir has a longstanding association with the MQI due to the extensive social work done by him and his family. In 2018 he was elected as President of MQI Manchester and the chapter has seen a phenomenal increase in activity since his appointment.

The Khawaja family have been serving the Rehmania Masjid in Karachi for several decades. Themasjid is also a centre for learning where hundreds of children receive free education. Amir is currently the Vice Chairman for the Trust overseeing all activities and ensuring it continues to work for the community.
Mr Amir also has deep links to the trade and commercial sectors, and was instrumental in re-establishing the Manchester Chapter through his strong links in UK business, international Chambers and the Pakistan Government.
In June 2018 Amir was appointed to several Standing Committees of the FPCCI (The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry) including, Corporate
Relations, Diplomatic Affairs and China – Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

 

Tahira Butt
Company Secretary

tahira.butt@hotmail.co.uk

Tahira Butt joined the chamber as Director in 2016.Tahira is an accountant by profession and a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA).Tahira joined Epsom and St Helier Hospital as the Finance and Business Partner for the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC), which is hosted at Epsom Hospital and is in partnership with St Georges Hospital, Kingston Hospital & Croydon Hospital. The turnover of the Orthopaedic centre is £34m. Tahira has brought with her extensive experience in Financial Management. Prior to joining Epsom & St Helier Hospital, Tahira worked for 7 years in Barts and the Royal London Hospital which is the largest hospital in the country and also Southend Hospital for 5 years. Tahira has also gained the Mary Seacole Healthcare leadership masters award in 2015.

Sajid Khan
Treasurer

giosaj@yahoo.co.uk

Sajid has Over 28 years’ experience as entrepreneur and business owner. Expertise in areas ranging from business administration to marketing to recruiting and training sales staff.
Founder of the well-known high street brands such as China Grill, Gourmet of London and Lagatteau Cakes.
A member of The Royal Commonwealth Society , The Royal Society of Arts, as well as holds the position of Treasurer at UKPCCI.
Sajid is also active in charitable work and supports organisations such as Edhi Trust, Shaukat Khanam and Ansar Bernie Trust

 

shahid mirza

Shahid Mirza
Chairman Board Meetings

smmogul@yahoo.co.uk

Shahid has been in the Satellite Business for over 23 years, he has also been a member for the chamber over 13 years.
Whilst serving as a Director Shahid attended 3 Expos in Pakistan, and held the roles of Treasurer, Chairman of the Board and Vice President.

 

Shahid Akhtar
Director

shahid7722@yahoo.co.uk

Shahid Joined UKPCCI as a board Member in 2017. Has over twenty five years of professional management experience in private and public sector ranging from hands on work at field level to heading multiple administration & financial management portfolios. Shahid is a retired Naval Officer with extensive experience of working with government and international organisations, at strategic and management level. He is a graduate from Pakistan Naval Academy and holds Master Degrees in Economics and Financial Management from Middlesex University Business School. He is entrepreneur with several successful businesses in UK and Pakistan. He is also a Director of Awaz Group of Radios, the largest group of radio stations in Pakistan operating of 23 stations nationwide. Shahid has keen interest in Gas & Petroleum Industry in Pakistan. He owns a Hotel group and a chain of restaurants in London.

 

Parveez

Parveez Shafi
Director

parveezshafi786@gmail.com

Parveez started his first business in 1978 retailing consumer electronics to the trade. In 1985, he joined a large high street retailer ‘Time and Tune ‘to set up their wholesale and export division, and later in 2000 was appointed a Director.
In 2002 started an online / export business specialising in Car Audio Equipment, and later in 2006 sold the business.
2007 went into the real estate renovating properties and selling on.
From 2013 – 2015 helped a friend set up a banqueting hall and restaurant with a capacity of over 250 people.
2016 and presently manages their family business of selling and exporting cars worldwide. Has a showroom with stock in excess of 200 vehicles covering 4 Acres of land in Bedfordshire, which is trading under the name of A6 Motors
Active in charitable work, with Shahid Afridi foundation and a Trustee for Al-Mudassar Trust.

 

Rashad Khan

Rashad Khan
Director

bromleyexpress@gmail.com

Rashad was appointed the role of Director with UKPCCI IN August 2017.
He came to the UK in 2001, started his business as Retailer in Grocery and now has a chain of Supermarkets.
Rashad also does charitable work and for the past 9 years has been a Trustee Jama Masjid Islamic Centre in Hounslow.

 

Faisal Khwaja
Director

f.khwaja@fmlestates.com

Self made & motivated young man started professional career in UK in 2000.
From the last under 19 years of hard work of days and nights established himself in real estates business, started as mortgage advisor & estate management company named Fais Mortgages limited later converted into FML Estates Ltd since 2003.
2015 established in fast food business in retails named Chickys limited as well as branches in Pakistan with the different brand named called Caffe Royale London.
In Pakistan has a farm Housing project situated in Lahore at Bedian Road developing farm houses on 100 acre peace of land named “LAHORE GREENZ”.
In Gwadar have Housing Project named “PALM BEECH CITY”
He has been contracting since long with Shell and Nestle in Pakistan where provide logistics of their goods in the different cities of Pakistan.
Mr Khwaja is CEO UK of “SocioOn”the first fastest growing social media in Pakistan which is predominantly working on human development and bringing technology for common men.

 

Syed Siraaj Ahmad
Director

Syed@1NV.Co

 

With a background in Artificial Intelligence, Syed Siraaj started his career working for a telecommunications firm in London’s Canary Wharf. Today, he is the youngest director of the UKPCCI and the CEO of 1NV (1 New Venture); a boutique software development and digital media advisory firm, leveraging next-generation technologies for clients across industry sectors.

Counting Amazon as a partner, and with a presence in the United Kingdom and Asia, 1NV works with and advises Start-ups, SMEs, Governments, Private Equity and Venture Capital – enabling them to launch software products & understand their digital landscapes.

 

Fariha Quddus
Director

 

With a business degree and experience in working in a number of industries across various sectors including education, healthcare, marketing and social development projects – Fariha has worked in the private sector, public sector and non-governmental organisations including United Nations Office of Drug Control and UK Department of Health. She is currently teaching Business and Economics at higher education institutes across London.

Fariha has always been passionate about contributing to the community and works on projects for business and economic development, which has led to her appointment as a director at the UKPCCI to further promote commercial opportunities between the UK and Pakistan.

 

Ishtiaq Ahmed
Director

 

Mr Ishtiaq Ahmed is a prolific entrepreneur involved in several businesses, trade organisations and philanthropic activities.
Businesses

UniLogo provide Uniforms and Logos throughout the UK. The client portfolio consists of over 10,000 schools and hundreds of other businesses growing on a daily basis. In addition to Local UK production, garments are sourced from Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Turkey and Morocco. Most consumables are imported from Germany, Italy and Spain to maintain consistency and quality.
We are unique in our industry in that we provide a complete uniform service, promotional clothing or workwear. Processes include Embroidery, Full colour digital printing, and Flock welding with many garments specially designed for retrospective framing. All of our clothing is sourced ethically ensuring the materials are sustainable and the staff paid a fair wages as we strive to fulfil all aspects of corporate, social and environmental responsibility. We are currently with several manufacturers in developing new fabrics and also techniques for staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Commercial property portfolio
Ahmed Properties

Ahmed and Mohammad Partnership

Positions in Trade Bodies
Former Vice-President and founder of the Manchester Chapter of the UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Lead several business delegations to Pakistan and hosted countless visiting chambers, Pakistani ministers and dignitaries. Worked with UKTI, GMCCI and UK Customs and excise in the interests of UKPCCI members. Provided regular business reports to PHC Consulate in Manchester to help improve bilateral trade.
Consultant in the establishment of the Commercial Wing of the PHC Consulate in Manchester including site sourcing and staff recruitment.
Former Director and General Secretary of the Pakistan Britain Business Chamber for which the then Pakistani High Commissioner to UK Mr Wajid Shamsul Hassan was Patron.

Philanthropy
Fmr Director and Treasurer to Fair For All enterprise, a registered charity helping disadvantaged women from all backgrounds.
Part of an executive committee for the Homeless Hub.

 

Abdul Rehman Sandhu
Director

 

Abdulrehman Sandhu is a qualified accountant and entrepreneur, with a passion for Fintech and Blockchain. Running his own accountancy firm from 2005 to 2014, his enthusiasm helped the company to grow before selling it and moving into the technology industry. Now, living in the heart of London, he hopes to help the next generation of entrepreneurs with his start-up incubator company Igniter100. Since 2017, they’ve been involved with more than 100 start-ups, developing projects in-house like YouRent and Krypto Change, as well as his own software for accountants (PracticePA).

 

Hassan Ashraf
Director

 

Mr. Hassan is an experienced Strategic Leader with proven track record in developing teams and significant quality improvements leading to swift increases in performance in the education sector. With a background in Sales and Business Development, he was responsible for establishing and running a successful business of WIC since 2010. Mr Hass an role as a Principal at Waltham International College is to have overall responsibility for, and oversight of, all academic and curriculum matters concerning the College, in particular the core educational issues of student performance, teaching and learning, and listening to the student voice. Mr Hassan is also responsible for Procurement, Marketing, Partner & Alliances, Corporate Social Responsibility, Support Services, day to day Human Resources, and Learning and Development.
Having successfully established himself in UK, Hassan now wants to expand his business vision to Pakistan and utilise all the experience he has gained over the number of years by launching innovative business practices in his homeland. Mr Hassan wants to invest in Pakistan’s education sector and help develop new business infrastructure in major cities of Pakistan and proposes to the Government of Pakistan to Launch a ‘Teachers Register’ to effectively manage the training and approval of new teachers in Pakistan.

 

Shakoor Khan
Director

 

I have over 12 years of experience in consultancy with a focus on maximizing business opportunities by providing excellent customer service to our client base. For the last 8 years, I am also Director of Bridging Gaps Ltd which provides business consultancy services to various small and medium type businesses and various companies in the UK. I did business in USA during the period of 1999 to 2003.

Key Skills
• Consultancy
• Project coordination
• Business strategies
• Business development

 

Tel: 02039 542200
UKPCCI 140 High Rd, London E18 2QS
info@ukpcci.net