ACEF Speaker 2019
Advisor and Member,
UN High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment
Fiza Farhan, is a Pakistan based women entrepreneur and development expert, featured in the US Magazine Forbes “30 Under 30 List of Social Entrepreneurs” for 2015 and again in Forbes Asia List of” 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in 2016”. She represents Pakistan on the United Nation's Secretary General's first ever High Level Panel on Women Economic Empowerment along with global leadership in addition to being the Chairperson of Chief Minister Punjab’s Task Force on Women Empowerment and member of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change for Pakistan. Previously, Fiza co-founded and was the CEO of Buksh Foundation and Director of Buksh Energy Private Limited, both companies pioneering unique and demand based multi-stakeholder solutions in the domains of gender equality, inclusive growth, digital finance, renewable energy and impact investment. In July 2016, Fiza evolved her professional journey as an Independent Adviser / Consultant on a national and international scale in sectors that align with her interest and expertise, broadening her horizon of impact towards multiple sustainable development goals (SDG’s) and creating value added partnerships between the public, private and development sectors. Apart from her important roles of advocacy, Fiza continues to wear multiple hats to instigate action through her diverse consultancy engagements with government bodies, private sector companies, the UN agencies, and other development institutions in Pakistan and internationally. Fiza is a graduate of Lahore University of Management Sciences and has an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK.
(Fiza tweets at @Fiza_Farhan and maintains an official Facebook page showcasing her public engagements @Fiza Farhan-Official)
- Plenary: Envisioning the Low-Carbon Energy Future