Meet the Team

We are close-knit team of dedicated entrepreneurs, bankers, designers, and students united in our effort to fight water scarcity in Pakistan, and eventually the world over. The team spans 3 countries with 27 current student volunteers in Pakistan, selected on annual rotational basis. Our competitive volunteer 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   Hamza graduated from Williams College in 2015, and studied abroad at University of Oxford; he 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 published by the  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

Hamza graduated from Williams College in 2015, and studied abroad at University of Oxford; he 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 published by the 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.

  Clare O' Brien, General Secretary (Americas)   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 Masters 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 (Americas)

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 Masters 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

  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.

  Mahnoor Fakhar,   Foundational Outreach Secretary   She is our lead on foundational outreach and fundraising efforts in the in Pakistan and is in charge of liaison with CSR departments across a number of Pakistani firms.

Mahnoor Fakhar, Foundational Outreach Secretary

She is our lead on foundational outreach and fundraising efforts in the in Pakistan and is in charge of liaison with CSR departments across a number of Pakistani firms.

  Adil Javed Malik, Managing Director (Pakistan)   Adil has been working with Bondh-E-Shams for more than two years and has proven to be a strong leader, helping drive impact on and off the field. He is currently leading our on-going project in Pakistan.

Adil Javed Malik, Managing Director (Pakistan)

Adil has been working with Bondh-E-Shams for more than two years and has proven to be a strong leader, helping drive impact on and off the field. He is currently leading our on-going project in Pakistan.

  Chetan Singhal, Fundraising Secretary   Chetan graduated from Williams College in 2015, and studied abroad at University of Oxford. He has since worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at JP Morgan and is our lead on foundational outreach and fundraising efforts in the UK.

Chetan Singhal, Fundraising Secretary

Chetan graduated from Williams College in 2015, and studied abroad at University of Oxford. He has since worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at JP Morgan and is our lead on foundational outreach and fundraising efforts in the UK.

  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.

 

  Rimsha Rehan, Social Media Secretary   Rimsha leads our social media platform across Facebook, twitter and otherwise, helping expand Bondh-E-Shams in a truly global community. She is in charge of donor relations as well. 

Rimsha Rehan, Social Media Secretary

Rimsha leads our social media platform across Facebook, twitter and otherwise, helping expand Bondh-E-Shams in a truly global community. She is in charge of donor relations as well. 

  Janita Aamir, Fundraising Secretary Pakistan   Janita is helping create a sustainable fundraising platform for Bondh-E-Shams that assimilates fundraising across various platforms (online GoFundMe campaigns, peer donations among others), and is also our head of donor relations.    

Janita Aamir, Fundraising Secretary Pakistan

Janita is helping create a sustainable fundraising platform for Bondh-E-Shams that assimilates fundraising across various platforms (online GoFundMe campaigns, peer donations among others), and is also our head of donor relations. 

 

  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. 

  Muhammad Soban Ali, 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, currently overseeing the set up of US chapters for our project whilst pursuing Economics, Mathematics and International Business & Management at Dickinson College.

Muhammad Soban Ali, 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, currently overseeing the set up of US chapters for our project whilst pursuing Economics, Mathematics and International Business & Management at Dickinson College.

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