Management & Operation Division

Ms. Momina Sohail
– Co-founder & CEO- BRIDGE

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Ms. Momina Sohail is serving as CEO of BRIDGE based in Karachi. She is a graduate of the Institute of Business Management with a degree in bachelors in business administration. She has done her major in marketing and continues to use her knowledge in providing our clientele with top-notch services.

Mr. Abdullah Butt
–Chairman, BRIDGE
Founder & CEO- Educast

Mr. Butt brings more than 3 decades of technology expertise from the national and international arena.
Recently heading Digital Health services platform, and Telehealth operations covering the entire country with major NGOs and Doners, using state of the art innovation than to Proving Maternal & Child Telehealth Clinics in war zones of Yemen now creating Pakistan’s largest Women Tele Doctors ( eDoctor) platform spread on 24 international destinations and all provinces nationally.
Now creating country’s largest Elderly Care and Monitoring service platform covering 20 plus cities and towns of Pakistan, targeting Overseas Pakistani diaspora, who have their parents and loved ones back in Pakistan.

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Mr. Moinuddin
-Head of International
Business Development

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Mr. Jamil Ahmed Khan
-Head of Strategy and Overseas
Community Relationships

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Dr. Jamil Ahmed Khan is a senior advisor for Educast group, he has served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates, Libya and as High commissioner for Malta, He Did his Ph.D. from Karachi University in 2019. He has held several illustrious positions at the United Nations as Civil Affairs Officer/Advisor, East Timor, and as the Chief Security Advisor in several countries. Dr. Jamil Ahmed khan is on the panel of distinguished faculty at New Westminster College, Canada, and guest speaker at various local Universities

Dr. Irfan Ahmed
Head Of Resource Planning
& Project Designing

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Dr. Irfan Ahmed Khan is a Social Scientist and Development Practitioner, specializing in Public Health and in Gerontology (Ageing and Life Course) from the University of Southampton, England, UK.
He has more than a decade of experience in the humanitarian sector, serving as a Senior General Manager in HANDS, an NGO that has access to more than 22.2 million population all over Pakistan. Before that, he was in the Federal Government of Pakistan for more than two decades, acquiring a diverse experience as a doctor, public health expert and medical administrator in various set-ups all over the country.

Mr. Zahid Mirza
Business Strategist & analyst

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Mr. Zahid Mirza has over 45 years of diverse experience in the areas of business
management, project planning, government relations, and corporate affairs
management at multinational companies in Pakistan, North America, and in the
Arabian Gulf (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Sultanate of Oman).
Incorporate sector, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of the following
Companies:
• Member of Board of Directors: NetSol Technologies Limited, Pakistan (a public limited IT
company – listed on Karachi stock exchange, 2005-2012
• Member of Board of Directors as Alternate Director: NetSol Technologies Inc, USA (a
public limited IT company – listed on NASDAQ – New York, 2005-2007
• Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Atheeb NetSol Technologies LLC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
2011-2014 (a technology solution company)
• Member of Board of Directors: Atheeb NetSol Technologies LLC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
2011-2015
• Advisor – Technical to the Chairman of Atheeb Holding Company, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, 2017-2020 (a defense systems co)

Mr. Ajmal Shah
-Regional Telecom Head

Ajmal Shah has over 35 years of experience in the PAF and domestic IT Industry which includes about 20 years of Executive level management experience of successfully running multi-million dollar multinational companies.

His Professional forte lies in providing strategic vision and leadership that drives the operational process, productivity, efficiency, and bottom-line improvements at multi-tasking organizations.

Endowed with a strong ability to set and achieve goals and manage multiple projects in tandem without compromise to quality.

He has extensive International Exposure with about 6 years of residency in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He has actively interacted with global IT professionals during study tours and seminars conducted in the USA, UK, China, France, Belgium, Italy, UAE, Turkey, Iran, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Kuwait, Switzerland, Portugal, Egypt, etc

His expertise is stronger in program strategic planning, development, and implementation of IT through innovative plans and execution through the Rapid Results Approach Process (RRAP). RRAP is a proprietary deployment and implementation strategy developed and practiced by the scribe which includes inter alia sectionalization of project development processes, control of timelines, and financial discipline.

Besides business development, forecasting budgets, and funding needs, he is well conversant with government policies and regulations and excels in social relationships.

Professional Development spanning over three decades includes studies in Munich, Germany (1977-80) in Computer Science & Information Technology.

He has been
Director Information Technology at the Shaheen Foundation, PAF Islamabad, a trust of the Pakistan Air Force, and
Member Board of Directors of Ensign Communiqué (Pvt) Ltd and InfoSpan Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, the two leading Technology Centers at Karachi and Islamabad that he co-founded between 2004 – 2008.

Earlier he had been General Manager Nextech (Pvt) Ltd and WinSoft International, the two software houses and Information Technology centers in Islamabad.

He was Technical Adviser Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Information Technology Board (KPITB), Peshawar.
During his four years of pro bono service (2010-14), he co-founded the KP IT Board and the two IT Parks in Peshawar and Abbottabad.

Ajmal Shah retired from the air force in the rank of Air Commodore. In recognition of his meritorious services, he was awarded ‘Sitare Imtiaz’ and ‘Tamgha Basalat’ by the government of Pakistan.

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Technology Division

Mr. Sohail Butt
-Co-founder & Executive Director

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Mr. Sohail Butt is a Graduate of the Institute of Business Management, He has years of experience working in the field of Telemedicine and Virtual Education. Mr. Sohail has gained valuable knowledge on how to provide premium medical care using technology in remote locations.

Engr Muhammad Rizwan Qureshi- Chief Technical Officer

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Mr. Muhammad Rizwan Qureshi Responsible to manage operations and administrators of all Projects are as following:
Manage large TeleHealth/Telecom services of the organization and deliver full satisfactory services especially in relation with domestic and international telecom operators for live transmission and live interactive sessions on training and live consultation.
Manage multi-disciplinary teams, identify project risks, and plan with appropriate people to resolve them.
Demonstrated presentations of existing and upcoming projects to clients.
Correspondences for Software Developments i.e. Web portal, Voice Messages, SMS, and Hospital Management System.
Analyzed and Designed Datacenter of, Educast Online Education at office Premises connecting to 16 international Locations with eDoctors.
Designed the online training portal for eDoctor and its telecom integration.
Designed and Organizes Multiple Learning Studios in the Corporate and Education sector.

Mr. Rashid Ahmed
-Manager BioMedical

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Mr. Rashid Ahmed has enormous capabilities of personal care. He has served in different healthcare institutions; some of them are Dow University of Health Sciences, Indus Hospital, and Medi Center General Hospital. Rashid Ahmed is serving as manager of the field operation

Mr. Muhammad Shahid
-Manager Technology Operations

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Mr. Muhammad Shahid is serving in EDUCAST as Manager Technology. Having vast experience in virtual training platforms and tele-technologies, supported by his qualifications, his skills and experience are playing a very vital role in BRIDGE.

Mr. Haseeb Gul
-Web Developer

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Mr. Haseeb Gul is the Head Of the portal Department at Educast. He has vast experience in web designing and programming. He has more than two years of experience in Software House and working experience in software like Java, PHP, WordPress, and MS office suite.

Mr. Hunain Lakhani
-Executive Digital Marketing

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Mr. Hunain Lakhani is a graduate of the Institute of Business Management in 2020. He is a certified Digital Marketer. He has more than two years of working experience in Digital Marketing (SEO, SEM, and SMM). He is also associated with the project of COVID-19 patients monitoring by the Sindh Government and worked there as a data analyst.

Healthcare & Bio Informatics Education, Training and Research Division

Prof Dr Jehan Ara Hassan – Head of Health Education and Training

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Dr. Qazi Muhammad Wasiq

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Dr.Qazi Muhammad Wasiq is the  Medical Director, Pakistan Eye Bank Society Hospital Karachi since 2009.Dr. Qazi acquired post-graduation in ophthalmology, MCPS from the College of Physician & Surgeons Pakistan in 1984.

Dr. Javed Ismail- Founding member – Head of TeleHealth and BioMedical Division

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Dr. Javed Ismail is a medical graduate (MBBS), has done his Master (MSc) major in epidemiology/biostatistics, from Pakistan, and did his Ph.D. from Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW Australia. The topic of his Ph.D. project was to use mobile phones in the promotion of a healthy diet, smoking cessation, physical activity, and psychological wellbeing of cardiac patients and their health care givers. Most of his career spans around as a cardiac physician, epidemiologist/Public health specialist, field epidemiologist, and academician. He was affiliated with multiple organizations, like, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), The Aga Khan University, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD), Infection Control Society Pakistan (ICSP), Western Sydney University (Australia). He has vast experience not only in the clinical field but in public health, progressing from research assistant, research coordinator, deputy director research, to assistant professor at KIHD. Those assignments helped him in gaining experience to teach public health, biostatistics, population health methods, protocol writing, writing ethics application, questionnaire development and pre-testing, multi-center project management. He has been engaged in large national and international health projects. Dr. Ismail was also part of Educast in developing one of the first telehealth projects in Pakistan. He also presented his research at national and international conferences/seminars/workshops. He has written multiple scientific papers published in national and international well-reputed high-impact scientific journals. Dr. Ismail has experience teaching epidemiology, biostatistics, developing Master and PhD-level courses in public health at DUHS and KIHD. He also independently or as part of a team successfully obtained research grants. He has experience in handling difficult situations and effectively managing deadlines, human resource hiring, and training. He has a sound knowledge of health informatics, database development, and management, knowledge of computer programming languages like Python, Java, MYSQL, SPSS, SAS and R. Dr. Ismail is now utilizing his knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of eHealth. He recently establishes his health research organization “Research Development Innovation (RDI), Health Education Trade, Australia, to develop and implement health-based projects. Dr. Ismail’s RDI and Educast are collaborating to combine their strength to develop projects for the betterment of the communities.
(Dr. Javed Ismail Online Ph.D. thesis link at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; https://www.researchonline.mq.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/mq:56315?f0=sm_creator%3A%22Ismail%2C+Javed%22

Ms. Sania Sùfyan Mehmood
-CEO eDoctor

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Ms. Sania Sufyan is CEO and eDoctor based in Muscat. Oman. She is also head of Bridge operations in the Middle East. She had done M.Phil in Clinical Psychology and has been taking Online sessions for few years.

Dr. Sameera Ehtisham
-Academic & Research Head

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Dr. Sameera Ehtisham is Training and Academic Coordinator at Educast. She is a graduate of Fatimah Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.  She has been handling different training programs at Educast since March 2020. She joined the e-Doctor program in 2019 and successfully completed ‘Family Medicine’ and then ‘Therapeutics and Prescriptions Writing’ online certificate courses. She has 10 years experience of teaching at Emaan Academy and Fajr Academy. She has designed and compiled Social Studies books for Tarbiya International Curriculum and has been involved in various teaching/training programs.

Finance, Audit & Management Division

Mr. Sami Butt
-Co-founder & Chief Financial Officer

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As Co-Founder and chief financial officer (CFO), Sami Butt is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance, and investor relations. He also oversees and manages all human resources and facilities activities with integration to his IT background using state of art new software’s to aid and improve companies forecasting and management of finance, His career spans more than 8 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership, corporate strategy, and IT management.
Prior to joining Project Bridge in 2020, Sami Butt served as IT systems head for Educast(Pvt) Ltd, an IT infrastructure services company. Before that, He Serves as the CEO in his own startup Mirha Enterprise, A Software company specialized in sales via call center, Sami Butt with Bridge also won the 500K grant challenge of SSK incubation center
Earlier in his career, Sami held senior-level positions in both Telehealth and Online Training companies, including Phonecast, Telecare, and eDoctor.
Sami holds a Bachelor of Science from the Institute of business management. Completed FinTech for Finance and Business Leaders course, Robotic Process and intelligent automation for finance from EDX

Mr. Javed Iqbal- Head of Project Management and Monitoring

Mr.Javed Iqbal did MS in computer engineering from UET Taxila. He
clear his PMP exam in 2007. Mr. Javed Iqbal is Educationist, Trainer, and project management professional with vast experience in portfolio,
program, and project management. He was a faculty member of Bahria, Comsats, and SZABIST.

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Mr. Mehmood Akhter

Mr. Mehmood Akhtar is Proprioter of M.Akhtar & Company, established in 2006, and has acquired a substantial number of client base since then. It has experience in audit of local, multinational, and financial institutes, keeping its association with top-ranking Audit firs like Hyder Ali Bimji, Hameed Chaudri & Company, Ferguson & CompanyChartered Accountants.

Mr. Syed Aun Raza

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