President’s Message

Farrukh Malik

Current President

Entrepreneurs are described as the visionary, innovative, risk takers, influential, leader, creative and opportunistic people. I am a strong believer of "Entrepreneurship is a mindset, not a business model". Having this mindset anyone can succeed regardless of their role in life as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur or doing a job.

OPEN's goals include fostering entrepreneurship, business acceleration, professional growth, bridging the gaps, cross-chapter collaboration and belief in brand Pakistan. Our team at OPEN is committed to providing opportunities to the individuals and organizations to Connect, Innovate & Disrupt.

دیار عشق میں اپنا مقام پیدا کر
نیا زمانہ نئے صبح و شام پیدا کر

Former Presidents

Ather Imran

President 2016-2018

OPEN is not only a global brand but also most prestigious one for Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals around the globe. In 2013, we strongly felt that the twin cities have been evolving a unique ecosystem through a fusion of a thriving entrepreneurial community, the most dense universities network in the country and the seat of the federal government which is getting more interested in the role of entrepreneurship, with a focus on engaging overseas Pakistanis as well. Having an OPEN chapter in Islamabad was a logical outcome, and I am proud to be part of the founding team.

I have had the privilege to serve as founding Chairman and then the second president, and these 4 years have been most rewarding. What the entire founding team focused on was to develop an institution that is not only active and contributing, but not dependent on individuals as well.

I have always been for building platforms - structures that serve the community in more ways than one. That's what OPEN Islamabad has always done, and will continue to do. We have connected and engaged across all stakeholders of the system and proudly serve as the go-to platform for many, including government.

Owais Anjum

President 2014-2016

Connecting the dots, bridging the gaps, inspiring for some to take the leap and for others to cross the chasm – OPEN is an enabler and we the volunteers and evangelists to spark the magic of entrepreneurship. I along with my executive team are committed and motivated to leverage the institutional experience that OPEN has gained over the years and trickle that effectively to Pakistan in general and Islamabad in particular.

جہان تازہ کی ہے افکار تازہ سے نمود
کہ سنگ وخشت سے ہوتے نہیں جہاں پید

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