Faraz Khan is a UK based Pakistani social entrepreneur, investor and author who believes in bringing a positive change in the society through entrepreneurship business and trade. He is a published...
Faraz Khan is a UK based Pakistani social entrepreneur, investor and author who believes in bringing a positive change in the society through entrepreneurship business and trade. He is a published author, writer, lecturer and leading authority on social entrepreneurship in Pakistan and UK.
He is well known for his forward-thinking business models that allow him to fulfill a personal commitment to better the lives of the residents in Pakistan, UK and beyond.
In the past 9 years, he and his partners, have created 11 leading businesses globally.
He represents Pakistan on major global entrepreneurial forums and has been recognized for his business acumen as well his passion to make Pakistan an attractive business destination for local and global business community.
He brings with him years of banking and corporate experience that is a mix of both local and international cultures of businesses, enabling him to integrate successful models into The entrepreneurial eco systems of UK and Pakistan.
Over the period of 10 years he has taken many entrepreneurial initiatives, in the field of media, socio-economic development, arts, entrepreneurship, trade promotion and urban development, transforming each into a success story and considers the idea of inspiring and mentoring the young generation to be the change agents themselves. A staunch believer in the concept of “everything is possible with intent, idea & people” provided that there is a will to make things happen.
His work experience with different global organizations, each representing different countries but all pivoted to one agenda; best practices for regional and economic development. His most notable work includes the launch of a social entrepreneurial venture Seed ventures, the first of such in UK & Pakistan that actively promotes, supports and fosters entrepreneurship from grass root, business schools and micro segments of the society.
The primary focus is to help scale the existing sector of entrepreneurs working with local communities into new markets. Apart from the corporate brand & holdings company for his socio-business ventures, Seed ventures is going to be a think tank for fostering entrepreneurship at micro, social and youth segments in UK, south Asia specifically in Pakistan & Oman.
Seed ventures is in the final phases of launching a Social investment Fund SIF which would be invested through structured and indigenous models into Pakistan’s rural and semi urban entrepreneurial eco system.
Faraz Khan has been appointed as a member of Catalyst UKTI, joining UK's most powerful business advocates representing British interests around the world and championing the UK as the world’s best international business partner.
He sits on the advisory board of All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship that advises the UK Parliament and both the houses on the development of Entrepreneurship in the UK.
He has also been invited to join Atlantic Council’s advisory board, which is going to advise the governments on bringing the Indian & Pakistani entrepreneurs together through Dosti network.
One of Seed ventures company Gizelle Communication has been the finalist in Arabia 500 fastest growing companies in MENA region 2011. Another of Seed venture initiative has been nominated as Pakistan top 100 Company in March 2012.
Faraz has been nominated as an Asia society leader – a global think tank to represent Pakistan in Delhi, India. He has also been nominated as Future Leaders Power 100 Pakistan, a selection that signifies and collates the 100 most promising personalities who will shape the future of Pakistan.
He is a published co-author of a leading succession management parable Pukhtheory, which has been a tremendous success in corporate and entrepreneurial communities of Pakistan and beyond.
He speaks frequently on business, entrepreneurship & trade on international forums.