Mir Zafar Ali
Visual Effects Specialist
He is a graduate of Beaconhouse Cambridge Branch, Karachi (now PECHS Campus). He was the Technical Director for the movie ‘The Golden Compass’ that won an Oscar for best visual effects (2007). His forte is imitating and producing effects for natural phenomena. He specialized in visual effects from Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, United States. He is currently working with Rhythm & Hues Studios, in the U.S and was the Visual Fx Team Lead on the movie ‘Percy Jackson 2’. Some other projects to his credit are Life of Pi (2012), The Cabin in the Woods (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011), Hop (2011), Yogi Bear (2011), Island of the Lost (2009), The Mummy (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Spiderman 3 (2007) and Ghost Rider (2007). He has worked with prestigious organizations such as Sony Pictures, Imageworks and Digital Domain.
Visual Effects Artist
She is an alumna of Beaconhouse Liberty Campus. She has been a part of a myriad of Hollywood films including 10,000 BC, the Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Persia, Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also worked for BBC, Glassworks Barcelona and MPC.
Vocalist, Music Producer, Sound Engineer, Composer
He is an alumnus of Beaconhouse Defence Campus, Lahore (2015). He is also pursuing a dual degree in Accounting and Finance. He got into Berkeley College of Music on scholarship at the age of 17. He has the distinction of being the first Pakistani to be featured on Radio One, Lebanon and signed to Broadcast Music (Sony LA). He has played for numerous shows all over Pakistan and Dubai.
Dental Surgeon/Super Model/Actress/TV Show Host and Entrepreneur
She completed her A Levels from Beaconhouse Defence Campus, Karachi in 1998 and went on to study at Fatima Jinnah Dental College. She holds three distinctions in Dentistry, is a member of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), and a diploma holder/member of American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. However, Nadia is better known for her career in showbiz. She is one of the country’s top models, an actress, and a TV show host. The multi-faceted model has also launched a lawn collection in her name, a shoe brand by the name ‘Fetish’ and a skin clinic called ‘Radiance’ in Karachi.
He is known for his contemporary themes, mind boggling embellishments and innovations in the fashion world. Fahad was a nominee for Upcoming Talent at Lux Style Awards (2009) and he also won a Hum Award for Best in Women’s wear (2012).
TV personality, PR Practitioner, Brand Activist, and Youth Development Advocate and Entrepreneur
A graduate of Beaconhouse Gulshan Campus Karachi, Sidra rose to prominence when she became the first Pakistani to win the prestigious English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Championship in London. During her student life, she acted as a Youth Ambassador and a Change Activist at a variety of forums all over the world. She has worked at the British Council, ARY and Ogilvy & Mather, and has hosted and produced talk shows for television and radio. She is interested in a range of disciplines, which led to her winning a full scholarship to attend the International Relations Summer Program at Oxford University, UK. Sidra has been part of several international youth forums, owing to her interest in international relations, education and training. Currently, she runs her own PR firm.
Singer, Social Worker and Humanitarian
In addition to being a renowned singer, he later shifted his interest towards humanitarian causes. Roy founded the Zindagi Trust, an NGO for improving the quality and accessibility of education for Pakistani children. He has received prestigious awards like the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) in 2005, Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) in 2006 and Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) in 2018 from the Government of Pakistan. He was also selected to be a torch bearer for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin graduated from Beaconhouse Defence Campus, Lahore, and is the man behind HSY, a fashion label started in 2000, which employs over 350 people. He won a Lux Style Award in 2006 and has an Honor’s degree in couture from the Pakistan School of Fashion Design. Traditionally, a bridal and formal wear couture house, HSY has now also introduced a home furniture and interior design accessories line. His current clientele includes royal families in the Middle East, socialites in South Asia and, more recently, in the US and Europe. HSY currently houses its flagship studio in Lahore, with complementing stores in Karachi, Manchester, Houston and Dubai.
Also known as the Prince of Pop, Ali Zafar is a musician, actor, painter and model known around South Asia for his many artistic ventures. Zafar won the “Youth Icon” award at the Lux Style Awards 2007, in Malaysia. He won the Best Male Artist 2008 at the MTV Awards. Ali graduated from Beaconhouse Defence Campus, Lahore, and completed his undergraduate studies from the National College of Arts.
Associate Lawyer– Office of the Attorney General for Pakistan
He has served 3 Attorney-Generals of Pakistan: Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali, Mr.Khalid Javaid Khan and Mr. Anwar Mansoor Khan. He has worked on legal research, cases pertaining to the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and national security matters including the case of Kulbhushan Yadav before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) among many other cases. He also served as a member of the negotiations team that amicably settled the $ 1.2 Billion ICSID Award in the Karkey matter against Pakistan.
First Secretary (Political Affairs), Embassy of Pakistan, Paris, France
After passing her O-Levels from Beaconhouse School System (Multan Campus) in 2004, and A-levels from University College Lahore, she did her LLB Honors from University of London and graduated in 2009 with a 2:1 degree. She cleared CSS on her first attempt in 2010. She was allocated to the prestigious Foreign Service of Pakistan and joined the 39th Common Training Program at Civil Services Academy, Lahore as a Pakistani diplomat. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013 and was ranked 5th in the batch. At the Ministry, she served as Assistant Director SAARC, SEAP and HR at various times as a Grade 17 officer. After being promoted to Grade 18, she was posted as First Secretary (Political) at Embassy of Pakistan where she looks after the entirety of Pakistan & bilateral political relations with the host government, advises the Foreign Office on France related policies, hosts and conducts high level delegation visits, maintains government-to-government liaison (including through parliamentary diplomacy) and maintains continuous political reporting from France to Pakistan on all issues of importance. In France, she also served as Pakistan & Deputy Permanent Delegate to UNESCO from 2018-19, where she defended Pakistan & core cultural/educational interests.
Hadi Ali Chattha
Vice Chairman Human Rights Committee, Punjab Bar Council
He has worked with renowned activist Asma Jahangir. Hadi Ali was shortlisted for the Pride of Newcastle University Award. He also volunteers to advocate for the Black and Minority Ethnic Community in UK.
Assam Akhtar Chaudhary
Analyst at Goldman Sachs, Poland
He is a BSSJ alumnus who did his Bachelors in Software Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Beaconhouse prepared him both intellectually and socially, for his career and adult life.
Co-founder of the Research Council of Pakistan
She completed her O Level with 13 A’s and did her MBBS from DOW Medical College (2016). Her research organization has guided more than 600 medical students to become competitive published researchers. Kaneez Fatima also has the record of 50 research publications in world renowned peer reviewed journals.
Water Analyst at Global Green Growth Institute
She has recently (2019) been recognized as one of the global change makers in Forbes Asia 30 under 30. Moreover, she has led research at organizations such as the World Bank, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on climate-smart irrigation, flood risk reduction, and river basin planning. Laila also studied at Harvard University, for a degree in Hydrology and Geomechanics. She has worked as a volunteer educator for the Marian Koshland Museum of Science, US and as a lab assistant at Harvard Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology. At Beaconhouse, Laila participated in debating and public speaking activities, was the Editor-in-Chief of the annual school magazine, and the President and Founder of Liberty Book Club.
Zainab Asad Munir
Deputy Commissioner at Corporate Tax Office
Zainab is an alumna of BLL. She competed and successfully qualified for Civil Services in the year 2012 and got inducted in FBR. Currently she is working on projects with senior management at FBR to replicate mechanisms designed on the lines of Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Advocate, Human Rights and Technology Lawyer, Editor and Vice President of Courting The Law
Ms Anoosha Shaigan is a High Court Advocate and international human rights and technology lawyer, having worked on various legal and political reforms in human rights, international law, gender justice and legal innovation for over a decade. She serves as the Editor and Vice President of Courting The Law, Pakistan’s first legal news and analysis portal with various award-winning initiatives that leverage technology to improve access to justice, including the award for the “Most Innovative Human Rights Attorney – Pakistan” by Acquisition International and the “Best Legal Analysis Platform – Pakistan” by Asia Pacific Business Insider. She is also the Founding Member of the Legal Informatics Committee at Lahore High Court Bar Association (Asia’s oldest and biggest bar with over 100,000 members) and has been mentioned as Pakistan’s leading technology lawyer by Asia Law Portal. She has worked with various government ministries, judicial bodies and international organizations and also had the honour of being elected as a member of the Governance and Accountability Council of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum. Nominated as a Young Political Leader by the US Department of State, she was appointed as the honorary Deputy Secretary of State in Indiana during the 2016 US Presidential Election. She has also authored the Legislative Brief on the Right To Information law for Parliament. Ms Shaigan completed her O and A Levels from Defence Campus Lahore, LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law from Queen Mary University London and a certificate in Technology Policy from MIT.
Bilal Anwar Sheikh
Assistant General Manager for Qatar at Careem
He received the Most Dedicated Leader Award given by the CEO of Careem, from among 36 GMs/AGMs. Also, earlier this year, his team was awarded the Most Inspiring Team within Careem and Best Performing in Gulf Market.
Architect and Cultural Heritage Consultant
Meeza is a BEC alumnus and she teaches at the Institute for Art and Culture IAC and also works at THAAP (UNESCO accredited NGO in Lahore, Pakistan). She has been involved in heritage preservation and cultural Safeguarding of tangible and intangible heritage through UNESCO and World Bank funded projects. She was awarded a scholarship by the ITCILO, Turin, Italy for Masters in World Heritage and Cultural projects for Development which she graduated cum laude (distinction). She was also the representative of THAAP and Pakistan in the United Nations headquarters Paris in April 2019. She is also a published researcher with her first publication, a book on the smallest indigenous community of Pakistan, the Kalash community.
Currently working at the Embassy of Pakistan Madrid, Spain. Ahmad cleared his CSS exams in 2015, with an overall 15th position nationwide, after which he preferred to join the Foreign Services of Pakistan.
Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi
She is a right-handed batsman, Asian Games Goldmedalist and Fastest Domestic Centurion. Abidi holds the all-time record of being the first Pakistani player to score a century in women’s One-Day Internationals. Abidi served as vice-captain of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket team and is vice-captain of her club ZTBL since 2008.
Imam ul Haq
He represents Pakistan in Test matches, ODI’s and T20 Cricket on an International Level. He plays for both the Pakistan Cricket Team and Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League as an opener. He is the second Pakistani batsman after Saleem Elahi to score an ODI hundred at his debut and currently holds the highest opening partnership in ODI’s, with 304 runs with Fakhar Zaman. In January 2019, during the third ODI against South Africa, Imam became the second fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in ODI’s, doing so in his 19th innings.
Hassan Khan made his List-A debut in the 2016 Pakistan Cup. Prior to his debut, he was named in Pakistan & squad for the 2016 Under 19 Cricket World Cup. He made his Twenty20 debut for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League in 2017. He made his first class debut for Karachi Whites and got awarded the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Khan has also served as the captain of Pakistan & squad for Under-19 Cricket World Cup (2018). He was named in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup and was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals in the players & draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.
Co-Founder and CEO of RIZQ
He is an alumna of Beaconhouse JTC Boys (2012). He also serves as the Operations Director at his start-up. Rizq envisions to create a Hunger Free Pakistan. The organization was recently honored by Queen Elizabeth with the Commonwealth Points of Light Award.
Atif Shaukat Ali
Engineer in Training with EGBC in Vancouver Works as Mechatronics Engineer within the Resource Consulting and Technology Centre
He secured 11 As in O’ Level in 2011 and joined the University of British Columbia on scholarship. He graduated from the Mechatronics Program in 2018. Some of his numerous achievements at UBC include, Chancellor’s Scholar graduating with academic Distinction and Co-operation education, candidate of Dean’s Honor’s list (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering Academics Excellence Awards (2015 and 2018) and UBC Faculty of Applied Sciences International Student Scholarship (2016 and 2017). He also received the UBC International Undergraduate Research Award (2016) and received the Trek Excellence Scholarship for continuing International Student (2014 & 2015) and the UBC International Major Entrance Scholarship (2013-2017).
Program Manager at UNDP
Amna has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and an undergraduate degree in Finance from LUMS. She has spent the past several years working on private sector development and women’s economic empowerment with Australian Aid and USAID. She has also worked at Finance Ministry of Liberia as well as FINCA Microfinance Bank (formerly Kashf). She has conducted webinars and trainings for other donor programs and has travelled extensively both inside and outside the country.
IT/Data Science Consultant
Jameel is currently a research intern at LiveTiles. He graduated from IBA with a degree in Computer Science in 2016. He then went on to work for Afiniti, one of the leading artificial intelligence companies in Pakistan. In 2018 he moved to Melbourne, Australia and is doing a Master in Data Science. He is also a teacher & assistant at the same University.
Hayder Javed Khan Burki
Civil Servant, Writer and Motivational Speaker
Hayder Javed Khan Burki is a Beaconhouse alumnus from the first batch of O Levels Quetta Campus (1991). At school, his interests included writing, singing, acting, and athletics. He was also a member of the school cricket team. He is currently posted in Lahore and is also working on the first draft of his novel. He actively visits his alma mater for motivational talks and mentors aspiring CSS students.
Lubricant Sales Operations at Shell, Pakistan
After completing her degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences in 2017, Shireen joined Shell Pakistan Limited as the Lubricant Sales Operations Specialist for the Deal Management Team. She also undertook a number of projects related to Health, Safety, Security and Environment & won the prestigious GM Award for her contributions. She is also the Care Ambassador at Shell Pakistan Limited. Moreover, she is a Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador at Youth Counselling and Development Network and a motivational speaker.
Innovation Officer-Health at UNICEF Pakistan
She completed her O-level and A-level from Beaconhouse Palm Tree Campus and joined LUMS for her Bachelors. She became the Media and Communications Officer at British Council and later joined UN Habitat as Communications Focal Point. She also worked as a Documentation and Reporting Officer at the Rural Support Programs Network. She became the Marketing Campaign Analyst for FutureNow Technologies and Assistant Marketing Executive in Maujan Lahore.
Pashtoon Murtaza Kazi
Assistant Professor (medicine and oncology) at the University of Iowa
He is an alumnus of Beaconhouse School Quetta, 1998. Pashtoon Murtaza Kazi’s field of interest is gastrointestinal oncology, immuno-oncology and cancer genetics. His goal is to develop a career in academic clinical oncology and transition into being a physician scientist focusing on clinical and translational aspects of gastrointestinal oncology, while providing clinical care to these patients.
Faaiz ul Huda Khan
MBBS and Philanthropist
Faaiz is a BEC alumnus (2011). He completed his MBBS from Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad and is currently applying for a residency in Pediatrics in the United States. He is also the founder of an organization aiming at improving the infrastructure and conditions of public hospitals in Pakistan.
Manager at BlackRock New York
Rohail attended BMI from Pre-K all the way to A Level and later attended Knox College (IL, United States) studying Physics and Pol. Sci. He currently works in the Wealth Management space at BlackRock, the largest asset management firm in the world (~$7 trillion in AUM).
Syed Ali Raza Nasir
He completed his O Levels from Beaconhouse North Nazimabad Cambridge in 2010 with 12 A’s (Highest achiever) and A Levels from Beaconhouse College Campus (BCCG) in 2012 with 3 A* and 1 B. He was also the President of the Music Society. He completed his MBBS from Dow Medical University in 2018 and has 3 research articles to his name published in International Peer Reviewed Journals. His major claim to fame is his role as the keyboardist of the band Kashmir which won the Pepsi Battle of Bands in 2017 and won Lux Style Award 2018 for the Best Emerging Talent in music. He is the brand ambassador for Yamaha music and MRM since 2018. He has been the ambassador of Pepsi co. since 2017.
Entrepreneur/Model/Manager at Keep Truckin
Muhammad Rimmel is a BMI Campus Alumnus. He has been honored with the Youngest Entrepreneur of Islamabad award by the Entrepreneur Development Institute of Pakistan. His entrepreneurial ventures are one of a kind; Sienna restaurant was unique in its ambiance and Nutella Spot was the first ever joint serving all Nutella based confectionaries. Additionally, Guilty Pleasures was the first ice cream parlor to introduce ice cream rolls in Islamabad. He has also launched Rimmel Fragrances and a clothing line by the name of The Closet. Apart from that he has been involved in numerous theatre plays and music videos. He is a model for the nation’s most highly ranked modelling agency; Citrus Talent. He has also worked in Mobilink and Silk bank. Rimmel works at Keep Truckin (A Silicon Valley google based startup in USA) as a Regional Sales Manager for customer expansion.
L.L.M Corporate Finance
He is currently pursuing his LL.M. in Corporate Finance and Banking Law from University of London. He has been practicing as a corporate lawyer in an Islamabad based corporate law firm. Moreover, he works as a full-time faculty member at School of International Law, Islamabad teaching the University of London LL.B. external program.
Senior Analyst at Grant Thornton
She currently works as a senior analyst at Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman (a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd) and graduated from BSS in 2012. After graduating from BSS, she did her BSC Hons. in Accounting and Finance from Lahore University of Management Sciences (2018). As a part of the Grant Thornton team she is responsible for preparing financial models, presentations and proposals, conducting financial analysis, presenting sales and research pitches to clients, investors and banks and undertaking international compliance assignments.
Suniyya Amna Waraich
PhD candidate at Weil Cornell
Suniyya was employed at IBM, Littleton (Massachusetts) in the capacity of a software engineer. She worked on a team called Watson Workspace making features for an enterprise messaging application. Currently, she is a 2nd year PhD student in the field of neuroscience. She is the only Pakistani whose field of research is the human vision.
Founder of Orenda
Haroon started his first educational company at the age of 19, establishing and running slum schools that taught street children. In the 8 years since then, he has founded Orenda— with the dream of capturing the most innovative ideas in learning and scaling it to reach underserved, hard to access areas across the globe. The organization produces a gamified, localized curriculum which is delivered through a mobile platform that is adaptive and understanding of the child’s learning needs. The platform is expected to reach 1 million children across multiple countries in the upcoming years and has earned recognition of Queen Elizabeth and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai.