Amar H. Hanafi is a venture capitalist from Silicon Valley. He is currently a General Partner at Alloy Ventures, where he focuses on investments in cloud computing infrastructure and services. Previously, he was a VP at Cisco where he was responsible for Cisco’s acquisitions, acquisition integration, investment, and joint venture activity on a global basis. Ammar received a BS in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Ammar currently serves on the board of directors of HighTail, Mavenir Systems, Cortina Systems, GigaOM, and Agari. He also serves on the board of directors of American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley (ALF), a non-profit organization.
Shahzad Bashir is a Co-Founder of Huron Consulting Group, a specialized business consulting firm, trading on the Nasdaq and the Founder of Huron Legal, a global legal consulting firm. Prior to joining Huron Consulting Group, Shahzad was a consulting partner at Arthur Andersen SC and headed up their Global Legal Consulting business. Shahzad assists law firms and law departments improve their business performance by providing strategic consulting, process improvement and technology-related solutions
Shahzad has lived and worked in London, Oslo, Chicago and Houston, and has traveled extensively to over 60 countries across 5 continents for business and pleasure. His interests include being on the Board of Directors of The Houston Grand Opera, Asia Society, The General Counsel Forum,Shifa USA, ( Board Chair), Indo American Association of Houston.
In addition he is a Member of the Houston Council of Foreign Relations and recently stepped down from the Board and Treasurer of Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston. Shahzad is very active with the Islamic Center in The Woodlands and was one of the founders of that Center. His recognitions include being the Honoree at the Tapestry Gala in 2012 where a record breaking $1m was raised for the first time and was nominated as the Consultant of the Year in 2007 for his contributions to the Consulting Industry in the United States. Shahzad earned a Bachelor of Arts, Accounting degree in England and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales.
Mohammed is one of the co-founders of ADP. He is based in Boston and is a Principal at Advent International, a global private equity firm where he leads the firm’s US Healthcare investments. He has been in private equity for more than 10 years and was previously with Bain Capital, SFW Capital and Bain & Company. Mohammed has an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Franklin and Marshall College. In addition to ADP his other philanthropic activities include serving as the Vice Chair of City Year’s Private Equity fundraising committee.
Mubarik joined ADP in 2003. She led ADP’s science lab project and was active in earthquake redevelopment investments. Outside of ADP, she was involved with several development initiatives such as setting up computer and science labs in Pakistani villages, designing the Dominican Republic’s first science museum and working on energy/IT related development projects in Lesotho. Mubarik is also a co-founder of Ghonsla, a startup building low-cost residential insulation. She is the youngest fellow to be selected by the Acumen Fund. Mubarik holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT. She currently resides in San Francisco and grew up in Lahore.
Tarim is a co-founder of ADP and has played a key role in building the organization. He is presently serving as the Treasurer and has been actively involved in ADP’s earthquake relief efforts, rural teacher first aid training and bio-sand water filter projects. He is currently a Principal at Hellman & Friedman, a private equity firm. Tarim was previously at Bain Capital and began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Dartmouth College. He currently lives in San Francisco and grew up in Karachi and Islamabad.