National Incubation Center

Meet Our Team

Zouhair Khaliq

Co-founder & Partner Teamup

Zouhair is a business executive with global experience in telecom & technology. He is the Co-Founder & Partner at Teamup; the managing arm of the National Incubation Center.

Zouhair was a key part of the launch team at Mobilink in 1993-96. As CEO of Mobilink 2003-2008, he led the turnaround and exponential growth from 1m to 31m customers building it in to a US$ 10 billion dollar company, growing revenues from US$ 80 million to US$ 1.4 billion, investing US$ 3B in infrastructure over 5 years making it one of the 5 fastest growing companies in the Asia Pacific Region and the largest private sector company in the country, which status it maintains today with 75 million customers.

In 2009-10 he led the licensing and initial set up of Mobilink Microfinance Bank in Pakistan and mobile banking operations in Bangladesh, Greece and Tunisia. In 2011-14 he led the successful restructuring and turn around of Warid and Wateen Telecom leading to the successful merger of Warid with Mobilink. He is a former Member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on IT & Telecom, Non Exec Director at Engro Foods, and on the Advisory Board of FieldForceLLC, a software analytics company.

He is on the Board of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and an alumnus of INSEAD, France.

Parvez Abbasi

Project Director NIC

Parvez Abbasi, is a tech entrepreneur currently serving as the Project Director of the National Incubation Center Pakistan – a Public Private partnership between the ministry of IT & Telecom, Jazz and Teamup. The National Incubation Center is a globally recognized award-winning facility that started operations in 2016 from Islamabad and has expanded across Pakistan creating more than 110,00 jobs, 50 Billion rupees of revenues and investments from over 1000 startups.

Parvez has diversified experience stretching across Europe, the Middle East and Asia from startup and Greenfield to established market leaders. His entrepreneurial journey started from a small school tuck shop at the age of 13 to a billion-dollar revenue company called MobileZone (MZ). MZ became the largest mobile phone handset distributor in Pakistan. Currently, he is also working very closely with the Pakistani diaspora across Middle East, Europe and the USA to provide mentorship, domain expertise and funding to Pakistani startup founders across a variety of 4th industrial revolution (4IR) technologies.

Parvez has dedicated his life to supporting our Pakistani youth to develop the best version of themselves, so that they can help build a strong country through economic growth and social impact to help people improve the quality of their lives.

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Shayan Yar

Head of Global Partnerships

Eisha Zeb

Senior Community Manager

Numair Shahzada

Marketing Manager

Saran Ahmad

Community Engagement Manager

Ibraheem Ahmad

HR & Training Manager

Shalar Ali

Manager Communication & Research

Tanveer Javed

Manager Finance and Compliance

Faseeh Ul Hassan

IT and Facility Manager

Ali Haider

AM Procurement & Facility

Kulsum Naqvi

Creative Lead

Rashid Shahzad

Assistant Manager Finance

Mehwish Ejaz

Social Media Executive

Syed Taimoor Hassan

Program Associate

Qaiser Nawab

Senior Advisor for Global Engagement and Advocacy