Hammad Nasar is an art curator, advisor, writer and Management consultant. He is founding partner of Asal Partners Ltd, a London-based art advisory firm specializing in art from the sub-continent. He also co-founded Green Cardamom, a not-for-profit arts organisation promoting young artists from South Asia and the Middle East. He has lectured and presented on South Asian art in the US, UK and Pakistan, and is currently serving as Arts Director for the Festival of Muslim Cultures in the UK.
Prior to this, Hammad had extensive experience in financial and professional services. He worked with Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategy consultant in their London office; was Consultant to the Chairman of NIT in Pakistan; and was a Manager at KPMG London.
Hammad qualified as a Chartered Accountant (England & Wales) and holds an MBA from IMDInternational in Switzerland. He also holds a PGDip in Art History from Goldsmiths College, London. He is an alum of St. Patricks High School and Karachi Grammar School.
Saad-ur-Rehman is currently the Head of Corporate Investment Banking at Banque Saudi Fransiin Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining Saudi Fransi, he was the Head of Corporate Finance at ANZ Bank in Pakistan.
He has extensive experience arranging debt and equity for projects in Saudi Arabia, the GCC region and Pakistan. He has lead nearly all of the major energy financing deals in Saudi Arabia in the recent past.
Saad holds an MBA degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. He is alum of the BVS Parsi School.
Syed Ali Syedain has worked for ANZ Bank and Unilever and has lived and worked in France, the UK and Pakistan. In various roles, he has been involved in the development and financing of land and maritime projects in the sub-continent, the Middle East and Europe.
Syed Ali Syedain has been involved with education in London and in Karachi. In the UK, he served as Governor of Wembley High School. In Karachi, he led the transformation of Shahwilayat Public School. He has also taught at the IBA, Karachi University and has researched at INSEAD in Paris.
Ali holds a master’s degree from London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD. He is alum of Habib Public School and Karachi Grammar School.