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The Advisory Board at The Nest i/o comprises of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in local as well as global IT markets. Having started and led successful startups themselves, our advisory panel members possess the breadth of knowledge and experience that will continuously help us to evolve the strategy for our incubator and co-working space.

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Veqar ul Islam

Chief Executive & Director, Jaffer Business Systems

Currently Veqar ul Islam is associated with Jaffer Business Systems as a Chief Executive and Director, and also with the Touchpoint Group as its President. This is Veqar’s new stint as an entrepreneur after spending 27 years in the Corporate world and being rated amongst the most successful corporate professional of the Country in the IT and Telecom arena.

Veqar has lead major multinationals in Pakistan and in the region. He was:

Senior Vice President, Middle East Africa and Member Global Executive Board for Comptel Corporation, Finland, based out of Dubai.
Sub Region Head for Nokia Siemens Networks for Gulf and Pakistan and also Middle East – East.
Country Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan for Nokia Siemens Networks
Country Director for Nokia Networks
Managing Director for NCR Corporation.

During his tenure in the corporate world he established Center of Expertise in Pakistan for companies like NCR (subsequently Teradata) and Nokia. Brought Comptel Business to Pakistan. Introduced and propagated the concept of Data warehousing in the country. Established unique DW University Program, was part of the first multinational in the country to have become CMM level V certified and host of others.

He has also been on the board of NADRA, IT Minds and on Advisory boards of many other companies.