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Umar Farooq is a strategic leader as well as a powerful innovator, with a track record of proven success. As Founder, President, and CEO of HCP Group & Tech Valley Abbottabad, Mr. Umar Farooq achieved milestones in the IT industry and his enthralling entrepreneurial spirit helped him to explore new successful business ventures.
Mr. Umar Farooq holds a degree in Master of Business Administration (IMBA) in International Business from Stratford University – Falls Church, Virginia. He did different courses for professional grooming in Project Management, Continuous Process Improvement, Six Sigma Quality Covey’s 7 Habits, Conflict & Labor Dispute Management, and Change & Time Management. He also owns Tech Valley (www.techvalley.pk) Tech Valley Pakistan was founded in June 2015 in response to the void of tech companies operating in the most scenic areas of Pakistan; the Majestic Northern Mountainous regions of KPK and Gilgit/Baltistan. Our team at Tech Valley quickly realized that tech-talent was readily available within these mountains, but there was a severe lack of organized visionary goal-oriented leadership i.e. A Successful Tech Company. Therefore, we banded together with all the Mountain-Techies we could find and set them on a mission to establish The Leading digitally-enhanced Social Enterprise within Pakistan and hence; Tech Valley was born.
Essentially, we use technology to help people build successful businesses and in the process, we aim to increase positive social interaction. Our mission is to transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Mountainous regions working in four domains; Entrepreneurship, Capacity Building, Education, and last but most obvious Tech & Tourism.
Tech Valley is engaged & working with both private, government & International organizations on numerous educational Tech and Incubation projects. As part of our government engagement, we do realize that companies have expertise in relationships with their clients but limited experience of working directly with governments. We help organisations cross that divide to establish and build partnerships with the public sector that harness the power of social impact programs.