Mr. Salim Ghauri, CEO and Chairman, NetSol Technologies is one of the best known figures from the Pakistani IT industry. He has been cited as the ‘Bill Gates of Pakistan’, a reference to his incredible achievements as an IT entrepreneur. Founded by him in 1996, NetSol Technologies developed rapidly to become the leading software company of Pakistan and is today the only CMMI Level 5 organization in the country. It has been the country’s leading software exporter for many years and now caters to a truly impressive list of global blue chip customers, including some of the biggest names in the global IT industry.
Mr. Ghauri has brought a passion, energy and commitment to entrepreneurship in the country that continues to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and students. The emergence of NetSol as a high quality organization reflects his belief in adopting global best practices in management. The company’s philosophy has been to invest in both processes and human capital. Mr. Ghauri remains a staunch and vocal supporter of talent development in the country through quality education and innovation. He has been on the board and advisory council of different educational institutions and is passionate about the future of high quality management and technology education in the country.
Besides his success as an astute entrepreneur, Mr. Ghauri remains active in other key roles. He is, at present, the Honorary Consul of Australia for Punjab. In addition, he has chaired the Federal Government’s ICT Task Force, which is entrusted with the task of reviewing national IT policy and providing recommendations in key IT related areas. Salim Ghauri is the President of TiE Lahore Chapter and President of the American Business Forum as well. He has also served as First Chairperson of Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) of NUST Institute of Information Technology. Recently, he has been bestowed the Honorary Fellowship of the Association of Business Executives, UK.