Mr. Amer Hashmi is a global strategist, IT executive and entrepreneur, specializing in National Economic Development, Public Policy Framework, International Relations and Corporate Strategy. He began his career at IBM Global Services Canada where he was the National Principal of the Banking Sector and was in charge of some of IBM’s top clients including CIBC, Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal. He later went on to become the founding CEO of Si3 – one of Pakistan’s top technology outsourcing firms which was awarded several distinctions including Best IT startup, Best IT Brand in the Country, Best Revenue Growth in the Country and was featured in Forbes, Business Week, and in the UK’s Financial Times. Mr. Hashmi became the Advisor and Chief Strategy Officer of the National University of Sciences and Technology and Chairman of the National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) committee. He spearheaded the transformation of the university which included the establishment of the NSTP–first science and technology park of Pakistan. He secured some of the leading fortune 500 companies to open their research and development centers in NSTP including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and large domestic companies. Some of his other organizational leadership roles include Senior IT Advisor to the Commonwealth Society of Canada, Senior Project Manager of MCI, Vice Chairman of Arfa Karim Foundation and Chairman of eOcean (Pvt.) Limited. Mr. Hashmi graduated from the prestigious Leadership Program on ‘Innovation for Economic Development’ at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from York University in Toronto, Canada.