For the very first time FAST NUCES is recognizing their alumni, a number of outstanding women and men, by conferring on them its highest honor, the Alumni Achievement Award. Those graduates who have contributed significantly to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values in everything they do - exemplary role models, committed to professional excellence and contributing for a better world.The winners of Alumni Award 2022 are:
Mr. Hisham is the founder of multiple award-winning companies and products, namely, Arkhitech, Howmuch, Foodnerd and Cloud Sales. Arkhitech is a leading Software Development company with offices in Lahore, and Islamabad and servicing clients from USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The solutions delivered to clients have received multiple awards, with some client companies getting acquired or receiving multi-million dollar investment, and the end-users of the solutions being big names like Google, Amazon, KLM Airlines, Philips, Cisco, Pepsi, and various others. Hisham is also the founder of Howmuch and Foodnerd, award-winning cloud-based retail and restaurants management and POS platforms targeting retailers, distributors, and wholesalers as well as restaurant owners in Pakistan as well as internationally. Recently he founded Cloud Sales company in Saudi Arabia, to expand into Middle East market with his products and services. Hisham's focus is on building the next generation of Software Engineers, Product Managers, Software Automation Engineers, and Designers who are capable of delivering state of the art solutions and can rapidly develop/experiment with products in an incubator-like model. Hisham has not only created 100s of job opportunities, but also created impact with directly training many individuals, some of whom are founders, and top executives of successful companies in Pakistan as well as abroad. He directly trained many individuals himself, who are highly successful, and for the local market as well internationally and employed Pakistanis with his staunch belief on the quality of talent. Many of his employees hail from FAST NUCES. Hisham holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, has served as adjunct faculty member at LUMS.
Miriam Mehdi did MA in Social Enterprise from American University, USA, on a Fulbright scholarship. She currently works at Uber as 'Head of Marketplace, Southern Europe' and has worked for Shell, Kansai Paints in the past. She has had a stint of founding a Fintech startup around saving circles (ROSCAs). She is passionate about problem solving, data, education, and social impact. Whenever in Pakistan, she can be seen trying to work from FAST campus.
Mr. Usman Asif, the mastermind behind Devsinc, a web development company that's taking the tech world by storm. As the CEO and Founder, Usman has built a company that's not only making waves in California but also in Canada and Pakistan. With regional offices in these locations, Devsinc is truly a global player in the IT industry. But Usman is more than just a tech entrepreneur, he's a serial business creator, always looking for new opportunities to innovate and grow. Devsinc is the fastest-rising IT company in Pakistan, with over 1300 employees based in Lahore and Islamabad.
Mr. Burhan Rasool is a consultant for United States Institute of Peace developing a training module on Technology in Policing for the National Police Academy. He is also part of the World Bank’s consulting team. Burhan holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Leadership and Management from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, New York. He is a recipient of the prestigious Humphrey Fellowship, a Fulbright Exchange Program, administered by the U.S. State Department
Mr. Salman has served various multinational companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel Networks and Mavenir (formerly known as Acision) in senior roles. He is currently working as a Group Director Products, Strategy, and Innovations at Global Message Services AG. Previously, he was responsible for Sales and business development for the Asian and Middle eastern Regions. He brings twenty-eight years of rich and diversified experience in successfully performing various leadership and senior roles in leading business transformations. He holds Master's degree in e-Business from Southern Queensland, Australia.