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Nutshell Conference speakers highlight need for good governance

Karachi, 02 November 2011 – Leading Pakistani entrepreneurs, corporate heads, consultants and other speakers and panellists at the 3rd Lahore Management & HRD Summit organized by the Nutshell Forum, highlighted the need for good governance and strong leadership in the country at all levels, in order to harness the huge potential Pakistan possesses in several areas, including its human resource.

While the speakers and panellists covered a range of topics relating to HR, management and leadership for the future, the common thread across most of the speeches and presentations was the call to bring about good governance, transparency and accountability, especially at the government level. Speakers believed this will then automatically enable the private sector to ‘do more’ for the country’s growth and development.

Muhammad Azfar Ahsan, CEO of Nutshell Forum and the driving force behind the Summit, spoke passionately about his work in regularly organizing such knowledge-sharing and discussion forums on key issues facing the country. “Bringing together thought-leaders on one platform for discussion, sharing of information and experiences and proposing solutions to the problems that face our country is a very effective way of moving forward with constructive reforms. We cannot and should not think and work in our own bubbles; networking, debate and sharing of thoughts and ideas is an essential pre-requisite for development, inasmuch as it is an integral part of the democratic process,” he stated.

The theme of the Summit was ‘Shape the future of your organization through your people’, and it brought together thought-leaders from diverse sectors to provide invaluable insights into the way forward for Pakistan to come out of the present morass and work towards a better tomorrow. The Summit comprised an engaging programme which included keynote speeches, presentations, panel discussions and networking breaks. Prominent speakers included Shaukat Tarin, ex-federal finance minister and the chief guest at the inaugural session, the conference chairman and Nadeem Hussain, President & CEO Tameer Microfinance Bank.

Alan Gilmour, CEO and Principal, Gilmour Consulting UK, one of the panellists, put out a fresh perspective by stating that “it was not the role of HR to manage people but to manage managers who manage people!”

The presenters and panellists that held the rapt attention of over 200 participants included Mr. Azhar Ali Syed, Managing Director – Tetra Pak Limited; Mr. Shaukat Tarin, Advisor to Chairman – SilkBank Limited; Mr. Nadeem Hussain, President & CEO – Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited; Mr. Asif Jooma, Managing Director – Abbott Laboratories Limited; Mr. Alan Gilmour, CEO & Principal – Gilmour Consulting, UK; Mr. Zohare Ali Shariff, CEO – Asiatic Public Relations and Executive Director – Triple Bottom Line; Monis Rehman MD Rozee.pk: Badar Khushnood Google: Jahanara PASHA; ex Senator Shafqat Mahmood, Khurram Rahat Managing Director Teradata, Mustafa Peracha CEO Wi-tribe, Haroon Waheed President Pakistan society for Human Resource Management, Dr. Aamir Matin County GM CISCO Pakistan, M. Mudassir Aqil CEO Kashf Microfinance Bank Limited, Waqar Khadim GM HR Ali Akbar Group, Assad Rezzvi Chief Transformation officer Wateen Telecom, Wasif Waseem Ashraf Head Lahore HR forum & COO Fresh Food (Pvt.) Limited, Zaheer Baig Executive VP HR & Admin, NBP, Khubaib Ahmed HR Business Partner –Customer Services Telenor Pakistan, Zahid Ali Mubarik GPHR, Khalid Nasir GM HR EBM, S. Azhar A. Rizvi VC MIT Enterprise Forum and Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N.

About Nutshell Forum
Nutshell Forum (conference management and training resource organization) is a group of visionary people with innovative and creative potential to meet the challenges of the third millennium. It has been engaged in various kinds of activities like Training, Conference Management, Corporate Ceremonies and Image Marketing. It has the honor of organizing events like ICAP’s International Conference on Financial Meltdown, Lahore Management Summit 2009 and MARCON 2009 – 5th International Marketing Conference.

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