Meet Our Global Management Team

We are close-knit team of dedicated entrepreneurs, bankers, doctors, lawyers, designers, and students united in our effort to fight water scarcity in under-resourced communities across the world. The team spans 4 countries with 100+ volunteers in Pakistan, UK, US and Bangladesh. Our highly selective team is selected on annual rotational basis and our competitive program includes hands-on research and survey training sessions and covers basics of statistical analysis, helping train the next generation of student leaders whilst we serve communities across Pakistan. 

Please reach out to our team at connect@bondheshams.com or by using the comment form below.


  Hamza Farrukh   Founder & Executive Director   Hamza graduated from Williams College in 2015, and studied abroad at University of Oxford; Hamza was nominated to the Forbes 30under30 Class of 2018, is a Davis Projects for Peace Fellow, and two-time winner of the Sloane Coffin Public Speaking Prize. Hamza was featured on Pakistan's national television as the "Pride of Pakistan," and has been featured on several international media outlets including  Cornell Policy Review,  the  Express Tribune  and the  Oxford Globalist . Hamza founded  Bondh-E-Shams  in 2014 and has since managed and overseen its expansion across Pakistan, United Kingdom and the United States. He currently works at  Goldman Sachs.    @hamzafarrukh

Hamza Farrukh
Founder & Executive Director

Hamza graduated from Williams College in 2015, and studied abroad at University of Oxford; Hamza was nominated to the Forbes 30under30 Class of 2018, is a Davis Projects for Peace Fellow, and two-time winner of the Sloane Coffin Public Speaking Prize. Hamza was featured on Pakistan's national television as the "Pride of Pakistan," and has been featured on several international media outlets including Cornell Policy Review, the Express Tribune and the Oxford Globalist. Hamza founded Bondh-E-Shams in 2014 and has since managed and overseen its expansion across Pakistan, United Kingdom and the United States. He currently works at Goldman Sachs.

@hamzafarrukh

  Dr. Ameer Hamza   President   Dr. Ameer Hamza graduated with honors from the Aga Khan University and is a recipient of the Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul-Haq award. Ameer brings with him a wealth of non profit experience, notably serving as the President of  Falah  at AKU, leading a heat wave disaster preparedness and response campaign in Karachi as well as working closely with the  Humanity   Initiative  and  Robin Hood Army.  Ameer currently serves as the President at Bondh E Shams.

Dr. Ameer Hamza
President

Dr. Ameer Hamza graduated with honors from the Aga Khan University and is a recipient of the Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul-Haq award. Ameer brings with him a wealth of non profit experience, notably serving as the President of Falah at AKU, leading a heat wave disaster preparedness and response campaign in Karachi as well as working closely with the Humanity Initiative and Robin Hood Army. Ameer currently serves as the President at Bondh E Shams.

  Sunnan Ul Haque   General Secretary (Pakistan)   Sunnan graduated from Szabist University in 2016 where in majored in Social Sciences with a focus on development studies and the economics of social and rural development projects. He has attended training at  Sachet Pakistan  and the  Foreign Services Academy.

Sunnan Ul Haque
General Secretary (Pakistan)

Sunnan graduated from Szabist University in 2016 where in majored in Social Sciences with a focus on development studies and the economics of social and rural development projects. He has attended training at Sachet Pakistan and the Foreign Services Academy.

  Clare O' Brien   General Secretary (America)   Clare worked abroad with mission-driven organizations such as the European Women's Lobby in Paris, France, and the Wakamono Support Station in Hakodate, Japan before graduating with honors from Williams College in 2015. She completed a Master’s in Public Administration at Cornell University with a focus in Public & Nonprofit Management & Finance, and led Cornell consulting engagements with SMEs and nonprofits in Rwanda and South Africa. She currently works for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Clare O' Brien
General Secretary (America)

Clare worked abroad with mission-driven organizations such as the European Women's Lobby in Paris, France, and the Wakamono Support Station in Hakodate, Japan before graduating with honors from Williams College in 2015. She completed a Master’s in Public Administration at Cornell University with a focus in Public & Nonprofit Management & Finance, and led Cornell consulting engagements with SMEs and nonprofits in Rwanda and South Africa. She currently works for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

  Sana Ibrahim   General Secretary (UK)   Sana qualified as a Lawyer in 2015 after which she joined the Council for At Risk Academics (Cara) in London. Her focus is in human rights and international development for academics, scientists and their families, in conflict zones worldwide. She also helps to run a community group 'Ahlan Wa Sahlan' supporting refugees and asylum seekers in learning English and other key skills during their transition to UK life.

Sana Ibrahim
General Secretary (UK)

Sana qualified as a Lawyer in 2015 after which she joined the Council for At Risk Academics (Cara) in London. Her focus is in human rights and international development for academics, scientists and their families, in conflict zones worldwide. She also helps to run a community group 'Ahlan Wa Sahlan' supporting refugees and asylum seekers in learning English and other key skills during their transition to UK life.

  Mike Scala   Global Strategic Partnerships Advisor   Mike is a World Record holder, philanthropist, and activist. In 2013, Scala established the “Mike Scala Foundation for Youth,” an organization that provides aid and educational opportunities for at-risk youth in 15 countries and over 40 cities around the world. Scala serves on the board and as an advisor for a number of international non-profit organizations and YSO's.

Mike Scala
Global Strategic Partnerships Advisor

Mike is a World Record holder, philanthropist, and activist. In 2013, Scala established the “Mike Scala Foundation for Youth,” an organization that provides aid and educational opportunities for at-risk youth in 15 countries and over 40 cities around the world. Scala serves on the board and as an advisor for a number of international non-profit organizations and YSO's.

  Dr. Amna Aijaz   Director of Impact Projects   Amna graduated from Aga Khan University in 2017 and is doing her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She aspires to be a cardiologist and do work in public health and community development. As a medical student she was the head of an NGO in Pakistan called Humanity Initiative that works primarily on raising health awareness, providing CPR, and first aid training. She supports many causes and loves any opportunity to give back.

Dr. Amna Aijaz
Director of Impact Projects

Amna graduated from Aga Khan University in 2017 and is doing her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She aspires to be a cardiologist and do work in public health and community development. As a medical student she was the head of an NGO in Pakistan called Humanity Initiative that works primarily on raising health awareness, providing CPR, and first aid training. She supports many causes and loves any opportunity to give back.

  Dr. Ehsun Naeem   Operations Director   Ehsun graduated with honors from the Aga Khan University in 2017, and has since been working there as a Research Associate in the Department of Medicine. He is also working with the Organization called Clinic5 to introduce and implement a School Health Program in Schools across Karachi, as part of a School Health Initiative. He is currently leading all our operations in the provinces of Sindh and Balochista.

Dr. Ehsun Naeem
Operations Director

Ehsun graduated with honors from the Aga Khan University in 2017, and has since been working there as a Research Associate in the Department of Medicine. He is also working with the Organization called Clinic5 to introduce and implement a School Health Program in Schools across Karachi, as part of a School Health Initiative. He is currently leading all our operations in the provinces of Sindh and Balochista.

  Shayan Haider   Head of Research & Development   Shayan graduated from LUMS as an electrical engineer. He has 3+ years of experience in MNC. He specializes in Solar Cells, Renewable Energy and Project Management. He is currently running the R&D department of Bondh E Shams while also leading the North Pakistan Team. He is also doing his Master’s in Project Management.

Shayan Haider
Head of Research & Development

Shayan graduated from LUMS as an electrical engineer. He has 3+ years of experience in MNC. He specializes in Solar Cells, Renewable Energy and Project Management. He is currently running the R&D department of Bondh E Shams while also leading the North Pakistan Team. He is also doing his Master’s in Project Management.

  Faina Stefadu   Design & Graphics Secretary   Faina is a designer of products, graphics, and strategies. Graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 with a resume that included collaborations with Swarovski, an internship with Naeem Khan, and a job as the product design lead for a Ski Mask start up. She has since worked with brands such as Marc Jacobs and Camuto Group, and is currently the head of our graphics and product design department.

Faina Stefadu
Design & Graphics Secretary

Faina is a designer of products, graphics, and strategies. Graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 with a resume that included collaborations with Swarovski, an internship with Naeem Khan, and a job as the product design lead for a Ski Mask start up. She has since worked with brands such as Marc Jacobs and Camuto Group, and is currently the head of our graphics and product design department.

  Yousif Al-Dujaili   Advisor   Yousif is a builder of communities. He is the Head of Growth for Sky Bet Dribble and received his LLB from the University of Leeds before achieving a distinction in his LPC from the BPP Law School. Yousif has experience as a strategist at Cancer Research UK and as a co-founder of a content sharing community before joining Dribble. Yousif also co-organises the London Product Hunt meetup community & is an angel investor.

Yousif Al-Dujaili
Advisor

Yousif is a builder of communities. He is the Head of Growth for Sky Bet Dribble and received his LLB from the University of Leeds before achieving a distinction in his LPC from the BPP Law School. Yousif has experience as a strategist at Cancer Research UK and as a co-founder of a content sharing community before joining Dribble. Yousif also co-organises the London Product Hunt meetup community & is an angel investor.

  Sachal Abbas Rana   Design & Social Media Manager   Sachal graduated with a degree in Computer Science and after completing his Master’s in Data Analytics, he joined a startup in Silicon Valley as a Data Scientist. He is an avid gamer, a passionate photographer and a hobbyist graphic designer. Sachal believes that a person should channel their skills towards bringing a positive change in this world.

Sachal Abbas Rana
Design & Social Media Manager

Sachal graduated with a degree in Computer Science and after completing his Master’s in Data Analytics, he joined a startup in Silicon Valley as a Data Scientist. He is an avid gamer, a passionate photographer and a hobbyist graphic designer. Sachal believes that a person should channel their skills towards bringing a positive change in this world.

  Shiza Ali Sheikh   Environment Conservation & Tree Plantation Director   Shiza completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley. After returning to Pakistan, she began working at Interactive Research and Development managing data for a project that offers Mental Health therapy to Tuberculosis patients. She aspires to raise environmental consciousness in the community and is currently working on setting up a sustainable waste management system at her workplace.

Shiza Ali Sheikh
Environment Conservation & Tree Plantation Director

Shiza completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley. After returning to Pakistan, she began working at Interactive Research and Development managing data for a project that offers Mental Health therapy to Tuberculosis patients. She aspires to raise environmental consciousness in the community and is currently working on setting up a sustainable waste management system at her workplace.

  Soban Ali   Head of US Chapters   Soban founded an NGO working to abolish bonded labor in Pakistan and has since brought his energy and passion to Bondh E Shams. He is currently overseeing the set up of our US chapters whilst pursuing Quantitative Economics at Dickinson College.

Soban Ali
Head of US Chapters

Soban founded an NGO working to abolish bonded labor in Pakistan and has since brought his energy and passion to Bondh E Shams. He is currently overseeing the set up of our US chapters whilst pursuing Quantitative Economics at Dickinson College.

  Kate Zotina   Head of Social Media   Kate participated with Bondh E Shams in the Goldman Sachs Gives Analyst Impact Fund competition. She has experience working in accounting and finance through her role at Goldman Sachs. She is now looking for experience in the non-profit sector and has helped with run the website, the monthly newsletters, and the Instagram.

Kate Zotina
Head of Social Media

Kate participated with Bondh E Shams in the Goldman Sachs Gives Analyst Impact Fund competition. She has experience working in accounting and finance through her role at Goldman Sachs. She is now looking for experience in the non-profit sector and has helped with run the website, the monthly newsletters, and the Instagram.

 

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