AbacusConsulting in collaboration with SHRM Forum Pakistan hosts Human Governance Conference 2014

SHRM Forum Pakistan along with AbacusConsulting hosted a conference on “Strengthening Human Governance for Sustainable Corporate Value” at the Marriott Hotel, Karachi on Saturday, December 13, 2014. The event was attended by Pakistan’s top business leaders and HR professionals.

The conference was a vibrant gathering of corporate executives, entrepreneurs and academicians. The keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking opportunities provided a rich learning experience for all participants. The conference sessions focused on Human Governance, HR structures and competencies at board level in corporate environment. Eminent keynote speakers included Ms. Fatima Asad-Said, Executive Director Human Capital Excellence AbacusConsulting, Zia-ul-Mustafa Awan, President ICMA Pakistan, Qazi Azmat Isa, CEO Pakistan Poverty Alleviation, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr Asad Zaman VC PIDE, Saad Amanullah Khan, CEO Alamut Consulting, Shafique Uqaili, Group Chief HR Allied Bank, Mazhar Hussain, CHRO PTCL, Wajid Ali Khan, Head HR Khushhali Bank, Roomi Hayat CEO IRM, Arshad Akif, CEO ASK Development, Haroon Waheed, Head HR Fatima Group and Ahmed Nauman, Head Learning Bank Alfalah.

The conference was preceded by organizational survey by on this subject in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. The findings of the survey were presented by Mr Fuad Azim Hashimi. The survey findings and thoughts generated during the conference by the speakers will be used in formulating recommendations for human governance reforms at national level.

While addressing the conference, Mr. Zahid Mubarik, President SHRM Forum stated that as markets compete to attract the capital from world over, companies are gauged by the investors using various factors that demonstrate sustainable track record. For companies to compete globally, they have to follow enhanced corporate governance standards. Human governance is a major factor towards making capital markets transparent, protecting rights of minority shareholders and attracting and retaining foreign investment