THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Our team includes a diverse set of professionals that partner with our clients and apply our methodologies. This mix creates a synergy that helps further our client's objectives.
The team is comprised of researchers, designers, developers, business analysts, subject matter experts, consultants, trainers and seasoned industry leaders.
Below are the profiles of the team members that service the core office. For profiles of Industry, Functional or Geographical Leaders and Partners, please contact our team.
Azhar Iqbal Mir
Chairman and Chief Mentor
Our firm is named after the late, Azhar Iqbal Mir. He was a true visionary and a mentor to so many. Whereas our vision keeps growing along with our services and the geographies we serve, our values remain the same and these are a direct influence of the teachings of Mr. Azhar Iqbal Mir (A.I. MIR).
Managing Partner's Note:
When starting our consulting business, one of the easiest decisions to make was the name. I knew we had to name it after my father. He was alive then and we had the privilege that he remained our chairman and chief mentor for over a decade. His everlasting contributions to the business, our clients and to each of us have made us who we are today and will continue to guide us in the future. My father, my ideal, my mentor and our chairman is gone but his lessons live on.
Azfar is a Strategy, Innovation and Leadership Development Consultant working with 35+ of the Global Fortune 500s. His work is focused on helping organizations identify as well as implement the most suitable strategies and develop cultures that will foster innovation. He serves as an advisor to the CEOs in matters of Strategy development, Culture Management and Innovation and to the CHROs and CLOs in the area of HR Frameworks and Leadership Development.
Azfar has trained and coached nearly half a million leaders and many have been inspired by his key note sessions across the globe.
Azfar has authored our consulting methodologies as well as our learning programs. These include Strategy Methodology, Leadership Advantage Program and Leaderistiks amongst many others.
Azfar is the Managing Partner of A.I. MIR.
Athar Iqbal Mir
Advisor & Board Member
Athar is the practical one and helps to ground the team’s wild ideas. He was part of the HR management team at Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest healthcare companies in the world, before realizing his true calling.
Athar has setup and managed the HR Function at various companies from the FMCG, Insurance, Asset Management and Investment Banking sectors.
He leads our outsourcing business and is an Advisor and Board Member at A.I. MIR
Amir has worked in a diversified set of industries and roles which has enabled him to gain experience by collaborating with senior leaders on strategies and managing critical assignments at all levels. He has a proven track record of rapport-building, resourceful problem-solving and communication skills.
Amir's industry experience includes pharmaceuticals, chemical, agriculture, financial institutions, hospitality, and the IT enabled service sector. He has played a pivotal role in human resources, organization development, business development, finance, controlling, supply chain, general management, mergers, acquisition, and process re-engineering. Many of these companies are clients of A.I. MIR and therefore the association with Amir is a long standing one. He was also one of the people mentored by Azhar Iqbal Mir.
Amir leads our recruitment services and serves as an advisor and consultant on HR projects.
Nazia has an MBA and has worked with A.I. MIR in several areas including HR Tools, Learning and HR Consulting Projects.
Nazia's experience of 7 short years is equivalent to many many more. She gets involved, takes responsibility and gets the work done. Currently, she is leading the HR Tools portfolio, supporting the Learning Programs and manages key client accounts.
Mona has held several HR Leadership positions prior to joining our team. Some of the originations where she has led HR include Affiniti, and Engro. Her last position was Chief People Officer of Rayn Pvt. Ltd. Highly motivated and energetic HR professional with over 20+ years of professional work experience. Proven ability to lead effective teams. A comprehensive and strategic understanding of HRM, business and technical issues as well as organizational change. Able to devise and implement coherent HR strategies whilst improving internal processes and procedures within demanding environments, project deadlines and budgets. Mona brings practical and positive energy to every project with a strong work ethic, she can execute effectively.
Mona has an MBA (Finance and HR) from IBA and a Diploma in Business Management from LUMS. She is certified in the use of the Thomas and Leaderistiks systems.
Anjum Anis Ansari
Anjum is a Strategy, Transformation, Coaching and Leadership Development Consultant. He brings with him over four decades of a highly active operating work experience from an extremely broad portfolio of industries. He has worked closely with several national and multi-national organisations. Having started his career from the service industry (InterContinental Hotel Chain), he has worked in multi-disciplinary industries such as agricultural inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, farmer advisory services) Petro-chemicals, Infra-structure development, IT, Sugar, Textiles, Beverages, etc. Organisations he has worked for include: Owning Company of InterContinental Hotels, Exxon / Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited, Jaffer Bros., Bottlers of Pepsi Network, GulAhmed / Arwen Tech (Private) Limited.
Anjum was a core team member of Engro Chemical Team which was responsible for the creation of Engro Polymer and Chemicals and Engro Vopak Terminal. While with Jaffer Brothers (Private) Limited, he successfully led in the year 2000 NADRA’s Project of digitisation of Citizen’s database for Pakistan. During initial part of his career and after one and a half year in the service sector, he spent 15 years with Exxon Chemical and was part of the organisation when employee buy-out took place. Since then he has spent 25 years working with different family owned businesses. During this period Anjum has led a few successful transformation projects and been a member of core teams leading to the formation a textile and a sugar unit.
Alexandra provides support in the Client Account Management and Consulting Services. She plays a key support role in creating and delivering solutions for clients. She works in conjunction with the senior team to build knowledge and experience in the areas of Innovation Consulting across multiple disciplines that include Culture, HR, Strategy, Performance and Experience.
Alexandra has a keen interest in Innovation and Experience and is working on our innovation and design thinking programs.
Ayeza Mariam Mir
Senior Associate Consultant
Mariam has over 10 years of experience as a creative content developer, event manager and client account manager. She is great at understanding stakeholder preferences and designing customized experiences that delight our clients. She acts as a bridge between the client and consulting teams to ensures that each experience design project is purpose led and executed with excellence.
Mariam has a bachelors degree in communications from the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture.
Senior Associate Consultant
Rahab has worked in a diverse set of functions including Finance, Legal and Customer Management.
She is responsible for designing and forever improving the experience of our Leadership Development Journeys as well as supporting the execution of the Firm’s overall strategy with respect to its Leadership Practice.
Rahab has a BSc (Honors) in Business and Management from University of Bradford.