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CEO SUMMIT ASIA: Speakers say Pakistan has great potential to achieve.

KARACHI -- Prominent speakers at the CEO Summit Asia 2014 here on Thursday emphasized that there is immense potential and resources in the country and if the resilient people are properly guided they can push the country into a developed one as they overcame devastated floods and earthquakes within shortest possible time.

However, they said the people could not harness the national resources because of various reasons including lack of professional approach, bad law and order situation across the country that is interrelated with structural problems. This mess has created fear of uncertainty in all spheres of life, they added.

They were speaking at the CEO SUMMIT Asia 2014, CEO Performance Award 2014 & Book ReLaunch 100 Performing CEOs & Leaders of Pakistan 2014 organized by CEO Club Pakistan & Manager Today. This year conference theme is "PAKISTAN A LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES". Those who spoke on the occasion are Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad Khan Governor Sindh, Sajjad Saleem Hotiana, Chief Secretary Government of Sindh; Dr. Ishrat Husain, Director & Dean, IBA & Former Governor SBP; Shemin Advisor CCN & Fox News Estate Investor, Wealth Investor USA; Jason Gilbert, High Impact Business Leader, Political Analyst, and PhilanthropistUSA; Shireen Naqvi, CEO, School of Leadership (SOL); Nadeem Hussain President & CEO, Tameer Microfinance Bank; Atif Bajwa President & CEO, Bank Alfalah; Khalid Awan Chairman, TCS and Jawad Qureshi CEO, KKT. Natasha Hussain (Natty); Aamir Niazi President PSTD, COO International Textile; Uzma Bashir CEO , Engage HR and Junaid Iqbal CEO, Elixir Securities were the moderator of the event.

Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad Khan said, "A clear vision and sense of ownership not only brings up good leaders but helps build great institutions as well. He said that institutions were beyond individuals leading the institutions, and true leadership was vital to the entire socioeconomic growth of the country.

Speaking on the subject of Thought Leadership In Knowledge Economy Dr. Ishrat Hussain said, "Business leaders face challenges both internally and externally, but business leaders cannot take good decisions internally, without considering the external issues and problems".

Ijaz Nisar said, "We always quote success stories of western CEOs but do not highlight achievements of local entrepreneurs like Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui, Kamran Rizvi, Asad Umar, Mohammad Zubair Motiwala and Ahsan Iqbal. We have our own local Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Laxmi Mittal who can turn the fate and face of the country if they are provided conducive and friendly environment for doing business."

This summit was an ideal opportunity for building relationships with peers and colleagues who can share information, insights and inspiration that can be of vital help for your organization. The summit also provides multiple opportunities to gather with other summit attendees in order to extend once reach and influence into the community of his/her fellow senior CEO leaders. The conference was well attended and more then 500 professionals from different cities of Pakistan attended this Summit.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Nov 28, 2014
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