Muhammad Anwar Dar
Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and a visionary leader.
His father, Mr. Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, was a businessman. Mr. Anwar Dar saw the tides of his family fortune change at the age of 17 and thus had to leave his education incomplete. He left his education in 1973 to take up a trivial job. However, these hardships, instead of dampening his spirits served as an impetus to further strengthen his resolve to grow and excel in life.
In 1986, he started his own poultry business. Today, Mr. Anwar Dar is a prominent non-political personality. He is a visionary leader, a renowned philanthropist and a prominent non-political personality. He is the chairman of a progressive business conglomerate, The Credence Group. The Group has a diversified portfolio and operates in the areas of financial services, stock trading, education, poultry feed & medicine and real estate.
Having suffered from the agony of leaving his education incomplete, Mr. Dar established GIFT University Gujranwala in 2002. GIFT University was the first private sector University to be established between Lahore and Islamabad. The University offers merit and need based scholarships to ensure that aspiring students are not deprived of education. Mr. Dar also established Roshni Homes Trust an unconventional source of shelter for the orphaned children.
Founding SM Foundation was yet another step by The Credence Group in the field of education. Board of Governors has bestowed upon Mr. Dar the responsibility of the President of SM Foundation. SM Foundation also offers need-based scholarships to the talented students who cannot continue their studies due to limitation of monetary resources. These scholarships can be availed at any level of literacy for any kind of educational institution.
Khawaja Zahid Parwaiz
Mr. Khawaja Zahid Parwaiz is a seasoned educationist. He is the founding Rector of GIFT University, Gujranwala, former Professor at Forman Christian College, Lahore. He is a graduate from Forman Christian College and has Masters Degree in Political Science from Government College, Lahore and L.L.B. from Punjab University Law College, Lahore. Mr. Khawaja Zahid is a former Director and C.E.O. of Cure Pharmacy (Pvt.) Ltd. He is an ex-member at Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Gujranwala and a trustee of Roshni Homes Trust. He has also contributed various articles on education and national issues in newspapers and journals.
Mr. Zeeshan Dar holds Bachelor’s Degree. He got his Post-Graduate diploma from Melbourne Institute of TAFE Australia. He is the Chief of Darson Securities (Pvt.) Limited and heads the Board of Directors of the company. He has more than five year’s finance and marketing experience in business. Mr. Zeeshan has vast experience in stock markets and has been the CEO of Darson Securities (Pvt.) Ltd. since 2000.
Mr. Shafique Ahmad has studied at Government College, Lahore (now university). He has worked for Allied Bank Limited, as Zonal Chief, Circle Executive, Regional General Manager, Head of SME wing and Manager Allied Bank London. He is presently the Director of PRD Private Limited, the sponsors of Satellite Town Jhelum an upcoming state of the art housing project in Jhelum, which would provide all the modern day living facilities.
Mansoor Haider Jawaid
Mr. Mansoor Haider Jawaid has a degree in Electrical Engineering from UET and did his MBA from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He possesses a diverse professional experience and has command over various languages. Mansoor Haider Jawaid is the Managing Director of Rudolf Pakistan (Private) Limited and is part of the board of many other business projects. His business interests include textiles, chemicals, FMCGs, engineering and land development.
Muhammad Alamgir Malik
Mr. Muhammad Alamgir Malik has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Turkey. He is an accomplished business professional in national and international market. He is the Managing Director of Eastern Energy and is involved in various other business activities. His business interests include energy, power generation, and financial markets.
Muhammad Farooq Dar
Mr. Muhammad Farooq Dar is a philanthropist and a seasoned businessman with an experience of two decades in banking and financial sector. In 1996 he left his banking job and joined Dollar East Exchange Company as the Chief Executive.
Today, Mr. Dar is the Vice Chairman of the Credence Group. Being a vibrant and a visionary leader, Mr. Dar has always played a vital role in the expansion and innovative initiatives of the Group. Having a diversified portfolio he looks after financial services, trading, education, telecom, real estate businesses and charity. Mr. Dar is among the Board of Governors of GIFT University, Director of Satellite Town-Jhelum, Darson Securities (Pvt.) Ltd, Founder Trustee and Vice Chairman of Roshni Homes Trust.
Mr. Farooq Dar has recently established SM Education Foundation. SM Education Foundation is a social development initiative by Mr. Dar to support the deserving youth seeking education. SM Education Foundation is established with an objective so that needy and talented individual should not be deprived of getting education due to monetary reasons.