Board of Directors
Country Representative – Rutgers WPF. Has qualifications in NGO Management, and has published a number of articles and papers on NGO-related issues.
Former Executive Director of HCI (Human Concern International) - Canada and current Advisor. He has qualifications in Business & Administration (McGill University- Montreal) and Voluntary & Non-Profit Sector Management (University of Ottawa).
Mr. Kirmani has served on the Boards of various companies and currently is serving as the Chairman of United Bank Fund Managers and Asia Care Health and Life Insurance Company and as Director on the Board of National Bank of Pakistan, Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC), Pakistan Sports Trust, National Academy of Performing Arts, Professional Education Foundation, Green Star Social Marketing.
Founder and Managing Trustee of the Panjwani Charitable Foundation and Trusts, as well as the Dr. Panjwani School-College for the Blind.
AMER N. KhanDirector
Vice President at Etihad Airways for the Middle East & North Africa- driving Etihad’s commercial operations towards the highest quality benchmarks in the international aviation industry.
Mazhar Valjee has been associated with the House of Habib in various leadership roles for the last 36 years. He is currently heading OD and Learning for the Group. He also served as Managing Director for Schneider Electric Pakistan from 2008-2014.
CEO of ChildLife Foundation which works to provide emergency, primary and preventive health for children, as well as a visiting faculty member at the Aga Khan University.
RICHARD GearyExecutive Director
Under his leadership, FESF has initiated The Deaf Reach Program - with seven Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers providing education and skills training to thousands of deaf children and young adults in Pakistan.
ANITA FlorijnDirector Programs
Coordinates and supervises FESF’s MOVE Program. Has over 27 years of experience in the education and development sectors. Has conducted training and capacity building for numerous organizations.
DANIEL LanthierDirector Operations
Manages the overall daily running of the foundation and creates and implements organizational strategies, policies and plans the use of materials and human resources.
HEIDI GearyDirector Education
Manages educational and vocational programs for Deaf Reach Schools & Training Centers. Has more than 35 years of professional experience in education and childcare development.
AARON AwasenDirector Administration
Responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day affairs of the Deaf Reach Program, including HR functions, process optimization, and program implementation and evaluation.
MUHAMMAD OsamaChief Financial Officer
Mr. Osama has international experience in handling financial and management accounting, specializing in the design, implementation and assessment of business strategies.
SARAH ShaikhDevelopment Director
A marketing professional with expertise in brand management and project development. Sarah manages the global brand communication and donor engagement strategies for the FESF programs.