Faraz Khan (Class of 2011)
Faraz Khan is the founder of Social, Entrepreneurship & Equity Development (SEED) Ventures which is an investment and impact development organisation in Pakistan. Faraz Khan has been able to create collaborations and partnerships at local & global levels with public, private, development, media, academia & financial Sectors. He has mobilised these partnerships to raise multimillion dollar funds through cross-sectoral investment architecture with vehicles like corporate impact venturing, blended finance, co-investments and public private partnerships. He has spearheaded impact programmes & collaborations between UK & Pakistan in the space of inclusive education, enterprise, social enterprise for youth, women and Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) segments impacting and engaging over 100,000 people.
Faraz has co-authoured social enterprise legislation & is actively working with the government on policy development and legislation that will create an environment conducive for social enterprises in Pakistan. He is also the co-author of ‘Pukh Theory’, Pakistan’s first business parable that explores an indigenous and unique solution to a global challenge faced by leaders of organisations. He is also a visiting Professor (Social Enterprise, Innovation & policy) at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham UK.