About Us

Aims & Objectives

  • To set up English medium schools and colleges in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to impart quality education for girls and boys of poor families particularly from the backward and rural areas.
  • To set up Teachers Training Institutes for female graduates particularly from rural areas to enable them to become high quality English medium primary school teachers.
  • To use the established schools and Teacher Training Institutes as resource centers for replicating quality schools throughout the country.
  • To upgrade the skills of teachers from other schools in the respective areas.

Founding Members

Late Major Gen. (R) M. Rahim Khan, H.J

Former Chief of General Staff, Pakistan Army who later on served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Mozambique and Malaysia and subsequently as Secretary General, Ministry of Defence, Government of Pakistan and Chairman, PIA and Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.

Late Sardar M. Habib Khan

A forestry expert who after holding various senior positions as a civil servant served as Development Advisor (with minister’s rank) of the governments of Khyber PakhtoonKha and Azad Jamu & Kashmir.

Mr. M. Rasheed Khan

Currently KEF’s Trustee who is former Executive Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila and Chairman, Pakistan Banking Council and United Bank Limited.

Late Col. (R) M. Naseer Khan, Founding Secretary to The Board of Trustees

Late Col. (R) M. Naseer Khan, former Pakistan’s Ambassador to Mozambique and South Africa.

Board Of Trustees

Mr Muzaffar Mahmood Qureshi

Chairman KEF. Former Secretary, Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education, Govt of Pakistan

Mr. Pervez Suffi

Mr. Parvez Sufi is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  He started his career as a practicing chartered accountant ultimately setting up his own firm.  In 1992 he became the CEO of Pharmagen Ltd., a leading producer of pharmaceutical active ingredients, and to-date he holds that position.  Mr. Sufi is also the CEO of Pharmagen Healthcare Ltd. since 2007, a social enterprise which is providing clean drinking water to lower income communities in Lahore and CEO of M.H. Sufi Foundation since 1995 a non-profit, which is providing quality education to rural children through its network of schools in Hafizabad District

Mr. M Rasheed Khan, Founding Trustee

He joined the Reserve bank of India, the central bank of pre-partition India in 1945 as a probationer. In 1947 his services were transferred to state Bank of Pakistan, the central bank of the new country, Pakistan. His last senior position in the state Bank in 1975 was of Executive Director When he was selected by the Govt. of Pakistan as Executive Director of Asian Development Bank, Manila. After doing his stint for 5 Years in Manila he was reassigned to Pakistan and was appointed as chairman, Pakistan Banking Council, a statutory body created by the government to look after and monitor the functioning of country’s five nationalized banks viz. National bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, United Bank Limited, MCB Bank Limited and Allied Bank Limited. He retired from this position in1988. Since then he has been closely associated with Kashmir Education Foundation as its founding trustee and as the founding director of Green Star Social Marketing (Pvt.) Limited, a company incorporated under the company law which has been deeply involved in population planning, mother and child health care and eradication of T.B from the country.

Hajji Mussadhik Hussain

Business Executive and Chairman, KEF UK

Mr. S.M. Nadim Shafiqullah

Mr. Shafiqullah is an experienced professional with extensive experience of trade and industry in Pakistan and abroad. He has been instrumental in attracting debt and equity support from Commonwealth Development Corporation, International Finance Corporation and other leading financial institutions for several industrial and commercial projects. As an independent non-executive director, Mr. S.M. Nadim Shafiqullah’s association with the board dates back to March 2008. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company and a certified director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG).

Muhammad Akram Khan-Cheema

Akram is an independent Education Management Consultant with nearly fifty years of experience within the British education system He is chairman of Executive Committee for the International

Board for Educational Research and Resources (IBERR) and Deputy Chair of KEF UK.

Mr. Mir Muhammad Ali

Over 26 years of extensive experience in the financial markets of Pakistan, covering investment management, corporate finance, investment banking, treasury and project financing. Primary career achievements include developing new businesses, leadership development and transforming faltering businesses to industry leaders.

Last assignment was as Chief Executive at UBL Fund Managers Limited; a Pakistan based asset management firm managing over USD 600mn in mutual funds and managed accounts. In over ten years as CEO, converted a small-sized dwindling asset management firm to one of the most successful investment management firms in Pakistan. Main achievements of the Firm were developing Leadership & Human Resource, building a diversified suite of products (including Shariah-compliant funds and industry leader /pioneer capital protected funds), undertaking many industry-first customer services initiatives and offering solid fund performance. Generated ROE in excess of 25% throughout. Firm was recognised as the best managed in the whole financial sector by the Management Association of Pakistan in 2014 and 2015. Won multiple awards from Lipper Reuters for fund performance.

Left recently from CEO position of UBL Fund Managers to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions in the field of Private Equity, Ecommerce and Asset Management.

Mrs. Iffat Ferdinand

Working for empowerment of women and providing quality education in rural Pakistan  

Engr. Asif Habib Khan

(B.Sc, Engg.), MCS (UK), MPEC

Active social worker who has been associated with KEF since its inception.

Brigadier (Retired) Muhammad Jamil Khan

Brigadier (Retired) Muhammad Jamil Khan got commission in Pakistan Army in 1984. He retired from the army in September 2013 after serving for 29 years. He has been associated with KEF since its inception. He contributed very meaningfully in KEF drive to promote education for underprivileged students. During 2005 earthquake while being in the army he worked relentlessly for over four months with KEF in the relief and rehabilitation work for earthquake affected people in Azad Kashmir. In 2010 unprecedented flood he assisted the stranded people in Rajan Pur and`Jampur areas in Southern Punjab from the platform of KEF.

Management Team

Miss. Saira Said Ahmed, CEO

Masters in English Language Planning and Development, Masters in English (Language & Literature). Ex – Director College of Teacher Education and working with KEF since last 20 years.

Imran Arif Khan, Development Manager

MBA (Finance). More than 15 years of experience comprised of research & analysis, project management, business development and consultancy in both public and private sector.

Waqar Ahmed, Manager Finance

responsible for the budget planning, and supports the executive management team by offering insights and financial advice.