Muhammad Asif Farooqi has over 26 years of experience in Human Resource Management, Administration and IT. He has worked with various National and Multinational companies in Pakistan including Daewoo and binder Inc.
His core competencies include Human Resource Management, Administration, Legal and Regulatory Compliance. Asif Farooqi holds a Master of Business Administration (HRM) degree from Preston Institute of Management Sciences and Technology (PIMSAT), Karachi.
Working as Cotton Advisor for the supervision of all cotton R&D related activities in APTMA to revive cotton production in the country. He obtained his PhD from Bahauddin Zakariy University, Multan Pakistan, and University of Georgia USA in the Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, respectively. He is also a M.Sc. (Hons.) Gold Medalist from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan. He is specialized in molecular breeding of major field crops and his core focus of research is cotton breeding for high yielding varieties having resistant against biotech and A biotech stresses competing the current environmental conditions along with superior lint traits from the sustainable supply of raw cotton to textile industry.
Dr. Javed is well renowned and internationally acclaimed cotton breeder. He has developed several high yielding cotton varieties which are being commercially approved and available to farmers through proper channel by Government of Pakistan. Bt Cotton varieties developed by him like SAHARA-120, SAHARA-150 is approved for general cultivation in Punjab and SH-BURAQ in Sindh. Recently his developed variety SAHARA-300 performed at number one in the yield at SPOT Examination trials where all new varieties are tested with the same production technology. Dr. Muhammad Javed is author of numerous research publications of scientific merit in well reputed national and international high impact journals. He has over 12 years of research, cotton breeding and industrial experience in various prestigious Research and Development organizations in Pakistan.
Research Project of PhD
“QTLs mapping linked with cotton leaf curl disease resistance and morphological traits in cotton using microsatellite markers”.
Head of Seed division and R&D Patron Group
He previously worked as Head of Seed division and R&D Patron Group Pakistan to perform following major duties for the period of about 12 years.
VISITING Scientist University of Georgia
As a visiting scientist he worked at Cotton Molecular Breeding Laboratory, University of Georgia, Tifton GA, U.S.A to perform following duties.
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Asad Abbas Shah is a Senior Research Analyst and a motivated employee with more than 3 years of working experience with APTMA
He played a key role in drafting Pakistan’s Textile Policy Proposals 2020-25 on behalf of APTMA. He is well versed in policy matters, conducting research, and preparing detailed policy reports. He has written many articles in all leading newspapers advocating for the issues faced by the textile sector of Pakistan and has started to make his name among economists and policymakers.
He has been consistently performing well throughout the tenure of his career, and keeping the same in view, he has been promoted to the position of Senior Research Analyst with enhanced responsibilities by involving him in matters related to the power and gas sector. He has been dealing with the energy and gas sector issues for quite some time and has attained significant exposure in the field.
His areas of interest are energy economics, applied economics, and industrial economics. He is proficient in data handling & analysis, energy issues, and cotton-related matters. He has done his Masters and MPhil in Economics from Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad.
Asad’s profile can be viewed at https://www.linkedin.com/in/asad-naqvi-639ba028/
Eman is an Economic Analyst at APTMA. A recent graduate of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), she obtained her BSc Honors in Economics and Political Science in 2019. Her work at APTMA is centered around economic analysis, policy research and publications. She has published over 20 articles with APTMA in the past year, on topics ranging from export-led growth to investments and energy.
She has previously worked with the United States Institute of Peace as a program coordinator in the development sector in Pakistan, and served as the Publications Director for LUMS Model United Nations (LUMUN) during her undergrad. She has organised and hosted international development events in collaboration with key partners, particularly UNDP.
Eman’s profile can be viewed at https://www.linkedin.com/in/emanahmed14/
Having an experience of six years in media management, marketing & corporate communications. Ms Kashmala Shahid is working in the capacity of Executive Manager Operations at APTMA. Managing APTMA’s print, electronic & digital space, Ms Kashmala is the focal person for liaising with the government officials, media outlets, embassies & corporate entities. She has executed & organised noteworthy PR activities/events to expand & explore the networking avenues for APTMA.
Ms Kashmala supervises the overall Media, HR & Admin operations of APTMA and assists the Secretary-General with the official correspondence, operational workflow and official developments. Her core abilities include PR & Corporate Affairs, Media Management, Designing and has supervised the publication of annual compendium 2022.
Previously she has worked with Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) as a Media Analyst for four years, and led a team in Information Operations Department. She has also worked with TEDX as Director External Affairs for TedXCOMSATS chapter & as an Ambassador with Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Pakistan.
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