The people so far

Fahad Ahmed Khan (CEO & Founder)

With a distinguished career of 11 years in the field of Data Analytics and Management, working with several International corporations and world's largest companies globally, providing them solutions to their challenges.

He brings with him a diverse experience from working and living in numerous countries around the world with varying cultures, environment and challenges. Working with information related to variety of industries, services, consumers and needs affecting a large portion of the world population, has given him a unique perspective on how people behave, interact, learn, and accomplish.

He has also closely observed the educational systems and professional work ethics in advanced economies and societies. Fahad’s professional background allows him to understand the importance of  technology, scientific research, data and innovation in today’s world.  Fahad started the APEX Education System to put his knowledge and expertise to establish an institution that will meaningfully contribute to a positive change in education and develop the next generation of leaders in Pakistan.

Ms. Tahira Khan (Principal) 

A researcher, educator, behavioral change communication specialist, media advisor, producer, trainer and manager with over 40 years' experience with national and international organizations.

During her professional career she has developed and implemented many projects, advocacy campaigns and worked on different assignments, highly focused on education, literacy promotion and community empowerment with special reference to strengthening the role of women through literacy and education.

Presently she is working as Principal APEX Education System and engaged as a volunteer for social welfare organizations. (since 20 years with International Welfare Foundation and 15 years with Pakistan Behbud Association).

Tahira had been a Communication Consultant for the “Parliamentary Caucus on Literacy” (a UNESCO project), while engaged in conducting orientation sessions for parliamentarians, senators, and prepared   working papers, reports and produced newsletter. She was engaged as Director Social Development for Behavioral Change Communication with M COM, preparing research-based awareness nurturing, advocacy and media strategies. She had prepared and presented Communication Strategy for “Enhancing Participation in Education through Innovative Schemes for the Excluded and Vulnerable”. (World Bank Program) Organized Communication Strategy/ Material for “Women’s Political School” (teamwork).

Served as Communication Specialist for National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) the commission was working for Education/ Literacy and Basic Health promotion.

Worked as Consultant for The Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education, while formulating awareness raising strategies & advocacy material for special people. Served as Communication Consultant for Social Action Program (SAP) – Federal Planning Commission, for the Federal Government.

Partook as Resource Person/ Master Trainer for Functional Literacy Promotion Program for Girls and Young Women organized by UNESCO in collaboration with Punjab Social Services Board. Trained teachers for Adult/ Functional Literacy program and produced Literacy promotion material.

Attended many International and national trainings. Wrote articles in newspapers on the right of women, rights of the girl child with reference to National Plan of Action.

Tahira is Masters in English Literature from The University of The Punjab.

Advisors

Dr Anwar Khurshid 

He is a Professor of Organization and Technology Management at Suleman Dawood School of Business at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). In the past, he has held the positions of the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences (2003-2006) at LUMS, and Associate Dean of the MBA program (1998-2000) at LUMS.

Dr. Khurshid obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, M.B.A. from Ohio State University, and M.S. from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Furthermore, Dr. Khurshid completed the “Management and Leadership in Education” program from Harvard Institute of Higher Education.

He was a faculty member of Michigan State University, Saginaw Valley State University, and Delta College in Michigan, and also at KFUPM in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has also taught in several executive development programs conducted in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka.

In addition, he had worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories in USA for twelve years on Development Planning, Marketing and R&D in the area of telecommunications. While at Bell Laboratories, Dr. Khurshid was awarded a patent for 'new ring network access protocol.'

Dr. Khurshid currently teaches in the areas of organizational behavior, management of technology, and management of change. He has designed, developed and conducted several Executive Development Programs in the areas of Managing Change, Leadership and Teambuilding, Strategic Management, Reengineering, Performance Management, Quality Management, and Human Resource Management.

Dr. Khurshid is credited with published in diverse areas including computers and telecommunications, education, and management. He has presented his work at several international conferences. He has successfully completed several consulting assignments for private corporate sector as well as for the public sector in Pakistan.

Dr Anjum Khurshid

Dr. Anjum Khurshid is the Director of Data Integration, and Assistant Professor of Population Health at Dell Medical School, at the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Khurshid is a nationally-recognized leader in the fields of population health and health information technology in the United States. In 2014, he was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Health Information Technology Policy by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also served on the Board of Directors of non-profit organizations like the Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum and Children's Optimal Health.

Dr. Khurshid was the principal investigator for the $13.5 million Crescent City Beacon Community program in New Orleans. He won the Health Care Informatics Innovator Award, 2013, and led the setting up of the Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange (GNOHIE) – a community governed platform for data sharing among safety net providers. Dr. Khurshid was also the first principal investigator on a $7 million grant to establish a statewide clinical data research network in Louisiana,

Dr. Khurshid has previously held faculty positions in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Missouri’s School of Medicine, and Tulane University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He has taught Health Policy Development and Analysis at Tulane University and at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Khurshid earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the King Edward Medical University, Lahore, and his PhD in Public Policy and Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. Before starting his academic career in the United States, Dr. Khurshid was a member of the District Management Group of the Civil Services of Pakistan for almost a decade.

Dr Tehsin Hamid

Chief Scientist, Director General Design Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Headquarters 2012 - 2016.

Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University, USA.

Pro-Rector at PIEAS from January 2007 to 2012. 

Appointed Deputy Director, Directorate of Safety, PAEC 2006 – 2007 following a work history at the directorate from 2002 onwards.

Head of the Dept. of Nuclear Engineering at the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), May 2000 to October 2002.

Incharge of the Fellowships Program at PIEAS from 1992 to 1996. This involved selection of students for the M. Sc. (Nuclear and Systems Engg.) programs on nation wide basis.

Taught different courses related to Nuclear Engineering and Mathematics to postgraduate students at PIEAS, 1977 – 2002.

Introduced the courses on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Safeguards and Nuclear Reactor Dynamics at PIEAS. Supervised student projects related to Nuclear Engineering topics at postgraduate level

Several year’s experience in nuclear criticality safety analysis. Performed safety reviews of safety analysis reports concerning national strategic important programs of PAEC.

Licensed Research Reactor Supervisor from 1979 to 1986.

Participated for several years in training and refresher courses for Research Reactor Supervisors and Operators. 

Dr Imran Ahmed Khan

Dr. Imran Ahmed Khan served as the Director General, Geological Survey of Pakistan w.e.f. 26-04-2008 to 28-02-2017. He served as Head of Department for 9 years which is a record in the history of the department. 

He did his B.Sc and M.Sc from the University of Punjab, Pakistan. He was endowed with the Ph.D degree in Geological Sciences by the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. He conducted Post Doctoral research in the University of Texas at Austin, USA. His fields of specialization are Sequence Stratigraphy, Fluvial Sedimentology and Carbonates Geology.

His professional experience in the field of geology and related studies spans over thirty six years. He is also among the most qualified persons on the subject in Pakistan having performed his field work and subject specialized trainings in China, England, Germany, Pakistan Philippines, Pakistan, India, Norway, Thailand, Spain and USA.

Dr Imran Khan has delivered more than fifty scientific presentations in International Scientific Conferences around the globe, and has published 63 research papers in journals of international repute. He has recently co-authored a textbook “Lexicon of the Stratigraphy of Pakistan”.

He has honor of Pakistan’s largest Bibliographer on any topic, subject or theme. In 2002, he published Pakistan’s largest bibliography entitled “Bibliography on Geology of Pakistan: March 1825 to March 2002.”

He has supervised research work of few Ph.D’s in Pakistan other than several Master’s degree programmes in various universities of Pakistan.

He completed the management training courses at National Institute of Public Administration, Quetta and National Management Course from National School of Public Policy, Lahore. Later, he also served as regular Faculty Member at National Management College, Lahore. He is still serving as Visiting Faculty Member and Review Panelist at various institutions of the National School of Public Policy. He also completed management course for officials of Geological Surveys offered by the Ministry of Commerce, China.

He has vast experience of working as Member, Punjab Mineral Company and National Institute of Oceanography other than serving as Official Member of National level Committees including National Curriculum Committee of Higher Education Commission.

Dr Sameed & Liyana

Sameed is a physicist working at CERN where he studies antimatter particles as part of the ALPHA experiment. Originally from Islamabad, he graduated with a bachelor in physics and mathematics from Cornell University (2011), a master in materials science and engineering from KAUST (2012), and a PhD in physics from Swansea University (2017). He has delivered guest lectures on physics and mathematics in several countries including France, Germany, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

As an advocate for STEM education, Sameed is involved in a number of outreach initiatives (S'Cool LAB, International Masterclasses, Brilliant Club, CERN Teacher Programmes, I'm a Scientist, Beamline For Schools, CERN Visits Service) to make science and mathematics accessible and enjoyable for students during their primary and secondary studies. With the help of local experts and sponsors, Sameed is currently developing a number of initiatives that are tailor-made to improve STEM education across Pakistani schools and colleges.


Liyana is a graduate of Chemical Engineering and Theology from the University of Notre Dame, USA, Liyana has a foot in many different fields. She has been a communications consultant for different organizations in Switzerland like Ideasquare CERN, Malaysian Association of Geneva, Impact Hub Geneva and a mentor for the SDG Summer School by the University of Geneva. She also designs and runs communications courses for underserved communities, job-seekers, young francophone students and refugees looking to improve their English. Her passion lies in elevating small entrepreneurs through transnational innovative collaboration, demonstrated through her projects in science outreach, community building, and policy research involving Switzerland, Malaysia, and Pakistan.

In addition, we have a diverse team of subject matter experts, curriculum designers and training specialists supporting our mission in various capacities.