CDI Team

Khalid Saleem

Managing Director, Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC)

The Punjab Small Industries Corporation is making its utmost endeavors to develop, promote and streamline the industrial sector in the province of Punjab with the best available social capital as well as professional expertise. We always invite the visionaries, strategists, policy makers, developers, planners of the industrial sector to come forward and join hands with the PSIC to enhance the industrial base in the country to alleviate poverty through employment generation and serve the nation with indomitable stoic determination and pride. I am sanguine that with the dedicated team of professionals in PSIC, we will be able to implement pro-poor growth and skilled development in the province of Punjab. May God continue blessing PSIC and people of Pakistan.

Fazal Rehman

Project Director

Mr. Fazal has more than 16 years of diversified experience in Human Resource, Project Management and Dispute Resolution. He has Master’s degree in Development Studies from International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands. He has previously served as Deputy Managing Director, Punjab Small Industries Corporation, Additional Secretary (Admin), Services and General Administration Department - Government of the Punjab, Deputy Secretary Monitoring/PSO to Chief Minister, Punjab, Director (Administration & HR), Director One Window Facilitation at Punjab Board of Investment and Trade. He is a team player with strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Hamid Mehmood Malhi

Additional Project Director

Mr. Hamid is a career civil servant (Provincial Management Service). He has more than 19 years of diversified experience in the field of project planning and management, general administration and judicial matters. With Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and additional qualification of MBA-IT and MPhil Environmental Management, he has served on various key administrative positions ranging from Magistrate first class to Additional Deputy Commissioner in different districts of the Punjab since 1998.

Qasar Wasique

UNIDO National Technical Expert

Mr. Qasar is a Ph.D. scholar at University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, after his M.Phil in Industrial Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering. He has worked with a number of organizations in the areas of productivity, quality, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Certifications, project management, trainings & development, gap analysis & need assessment studies. He has been counterpart to the teams of international organizations like, JICA, GIZ, Bfz, CBI, while working with a number of SMEs export oriented industrial subsectors from the platforms of development organizations including SMEDA and UNIDO.

Sabih Zaka

Cluster Manager

Mr. Sabih has seventeen year’s professional experience in private and public sector in the fields of marketing, banking, administration and planning. He served independently at various key positions and successfully implemented various developmental projects. His academic profile includes multiple degrees including MSc. (Hons.), MBA (Marketing) and MHRM. He also got trainings in Project Planning, Project Management, Project Administration, Monitoring & Evaluation and Business Edge Methods & Standards, etc.

Muhammad Arsalan

Cluster Manager

Mr. Arslan has a thorough work experience of more than fifteen years in renowned private as well as government organizations. With Master Degree in Engineering Management with experience base of working for more than ten (10) years with International Development Organizations like GIZ, JICA, PUM-Netherlands, SES Germany, USAID, etc. and trained by prominent foreign experts, he possesses a sound knowledge base of Program Management, Project Management, Education Management (TVET), Team Management, Donor Coordination & Stakeholder Management.

Fawad Malik

Cluster Manager

Mr. Fawad is an experienced professional in both public and private sector. He has worked on various assignments with specific focus on Development, Trade, Investment, Business Development, Strategy & Policy and Project Management. He has worked with various International Development and Donor Agencies. He is an Engineer from Brunel University, United Kingdom and has also attended various training sessions organized by World Bank and UNIDO.

Umar Nawaz Khan

Deputy Cluster Manager

Mr. Umar has twelve year’s diversified professional experience in private and public sector. In public sector, he served on various positions and actively participated in designing and implementing developmental projects. He has Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Finance and also got trainings in Project Planning, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Data Management Tools, etc..

Qasim Ali

Deputy Cluster Manager – Leather Footwear and Products

Mr. Qasim has an overall professional experience of 8 years in both Public & Private Sector. He worked in Administration, Project Management and Coordination. He has done his B.com (Hons) from Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore besides he has gained Project Management training from Planning Commission. He was serving as Deputy Director (Planning, Evaluation & New Initiatives) at Punjab Small Industries Corporation before joining CDI.

Hooria Amjad

Deputy Manager Monitoring and Evaluation

Ms. Hooria is a development sector professional with Masters in Economics from Lahore School of Economics. She has been working in development sector for over three years. Her experience and interests lie in areas of microfinance, monitoring and evaluation, research and development, and skills-based education.

Abeera Tariq

Deputy Cluster Manager – Readymade Garments

Ms. Abeera has a diversified experience of over four years in development and corporate sectors. She holds an MSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Her work experience centers around designing, mobilization and implementation of sector based training programs, labor market intelligence (LMI), research and data analysis (primarily for conducting sector skills studies), project management, monitoring & evaluation and relationship building.

Rao Mansoor Khalid

Cluster Facilitator

Mr. Mansoor has professional experience of more than ten years in various fields including marketing and administration. He has done Master’s in Business and Administration Technology (MBIT-Marketing).

Faizan Shaukat

Cluster Facilitator

Haris Obaid

Cluster Facilitator

Faisal Nadeem

Cluster Facilitator

Mr. Faisal has done Masters in Business Administration from University of the Punjab with specialization in International Trade. He has a diversified working experience of over four years in Public and Private Sectors. His career revolves around Banking, Education and Development sectors.