The Team

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Meet the passionate team behind The Nest i/o!


Jehan Ara

The Big Bird @The Nest i/o

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The powerhouse behind P@SHA and The Nest i/o, Jehan personifies what this space is all about – energy, passion, talent and spirit. The Nest i/o is the culmination of a dream for Jehan, and she is so passionate about the cause and idea behind it that the energy immediately grips you the minute you walk in! Having been an entrepreneur herself, Jehan truly knows what entrepreneurship is about and is forever ready to mentor and guide all those who step inside the Nest i/o. Drop by anytime, and the Big Bird will always greet you with a warm, huge smile from behind her MacBook!


Akash Shaikh

Program Manager @ The Nest i/o

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Akash is an economics major with previous experience in the investment banking industry as a project manager. He is a firm believer in the potential for technology to continuously change lives, and is extremely enthusiastic about global entrepreneurship and technology trends. He is also the founder of a location based mobile app startup in private beta. At The Nest i/o, he is the Program Manager, and works with the startups to help them think critically and apply best practices.

Sabika Abbas

Community & Outreach Manager @The Nest i/o

Sabika is the newest addition to our dynamic team. A graduate of LUMS, Sabika has worked in Marketing for over two years. At The Nest I/O, Sabika works closely with our outreach contacts to create and sustain mutually-benefitting partnerships.


Munib Puri

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager @ The Nest i/o

With a Masters degree in Finance from the London School of Economics, Munib has worked closely with startups in the past and wishes to be an entrepreneur himself one day. He is also a cricket strategist and dreams to be a traveller who wants to leave behind his mark in the world.


Hira Fareed

Creative Associate @ The Nest i/o

Hira Fareed is officially our Creative Associate and unofficially our secret design weapon. She has a degree in Communication Design from Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture and has previously worked in publishing. Hira specializes in graphics and illustrations and dreams to colour the world in bright and catchy hues. At The Nest i/o, she loves working closely with startups and making sure their creative edge is on point all the time!


Hafsa Jamal

Creative Associate @The Nest i/o

Hafsa is a recent graduate from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and is our secret weapon when it comes to illustrations. She enjoys creative challenges and loves to play with colours and typography. Outside of good design, Hafsa has a deep appreciation for fries and TV show The Office.


Filza Maniar

Finance Manager @ The Nest i/o

Handling the accounts for both P@SHA and The Nest i/o, Filza has a professional experience of 5 years and has an ACCA background. She is passionate about numbers, shopping and traveling. Filza loves natural beauty, mountain scenery and lots of colors – one reason that drew her to The Nest i/o was the colorful and fun environment.


Amna Tariq

Video Content Developer @The Nest i/o

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Amna strongly believes in the power of the visual and loves telling stories that matter through her lens. A recent graduate from the Film program at SZABIST, Amna is an independent documentary filmmaker, freelance videographer and likes working closely with people.



Uzma Ghazanavi

Communication & PR Manager @The Nest i/o

As Communication & PR Manager, Uzma has the dual task of keeping the creative vibe of the space alive and ensuring our media stories make waves all round! She heads the overall content strategy of The Nest i/o, communication plan for various projects, and takes the lead on our research projects. She is also a die-hard foodie and our resident expert on baked goods.


Unaiza Siraj

Social Media Executive @ The Nest i/o

Unaiza is our in-house paparazzi who is always running around trying to capture the frenetic energy in this space. She loves writing and tweeting about all the happenings here at The Nest i/o. Sharing photos, Instagramming and Snapchatting are some of her favorite jobs of the day.