Join us for a fireside chat with the country's leading entrepreneur Imran Ali Khan, CEO & Co-Founder of Pakistan's first unicorn - Emerging Markets Property Group (parent company of Zameen.com).
Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG) started from Pakistan, expanded to 13 countries and is still growing in a truly remarkable journey. EMPG owns and operates leading property portals in different emerging markets across the world including Zameen, Bayut, BProperty, Mubawab, Kaidee, Dubizzle, Lamudi.
EMPG has recently become a unicorn after raising a $150 million round led by OLX Group and its existing shareholders. The deal includes the merger of OLX Group’s classifieds business with EMPG in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, and the UAE.
CEO & Co-Founder
Imran is CEO & Co-founder of Pakistan's first unicorn - EMPG (Zameen.com). Before this, he worked for such prestigious organizations as Goldman Sachs, and Deloitte, the largest professional services network in the world, along with pursuing his ACA qualification. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, from where he acquired his Bachelors and Masters in "Engineering and Computing Sci…
Imran is CEO & Co-founder of Pakistan's first unicorn - EMPG (Zameen.com). Before this, he worked for such prestigious organizations as Goldman Sachs, and Deloitte, the largest professional services network in the world, along with pursuing his ACA qualification. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, from where he acquired his Bachelors and Masters in "Engineering and Computing Sciences"
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Business technology professional skilled at planning complex business expansions with a focus on efficiency and performance optimization. Extensive experience across the regulatory, R&D, IT/Telecom and financial services sector focusing on business planning design and digital transformation, among others. Recent pivot towards developing and executing strategy for outreach, hunting, attracting, and on boarding deserving and qualified innovative entrepreneurs, and start-ups, with a good understanding of the startup ecosystem. I am a confident, collaborative leader, capable of managing teams and getting the best out of colleagues with diverse skill sets & and performance optimization.
Arzish specialises in community building, entrepreneurship, youth advocacy and innovation travel. The youngest global graduate from Founder Institute, a highly celebrated Silicon Valley accelerator, has hosted 35+ leading entrepreneurs, technology experts and investors including Haseeb Awan, Idris Kothari, Ali Mukhtar and others in his talk shows and has directly helped 100+ startups and SMEs in global exposure.
He is the brain behind PAK-US Tech Exchange, the largest private tech exchange program connecting Pakistan and Silicon Valley. His exposure from being Pakistan's youth representative at Obama's Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 in Stanford, Organization of Islamic Corporation's Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 and 2018 in Kazan, Russia, Startup Grind Global Conference 2018 in Silicon Valley, Web Summit 2018, Startup Grind Barcelona Conference and SXSW2019 etc. brings the gamut of relevant experiences and rich understanding of the field. He uses this to empower the youth of his nation with similar worthy global exposures, network and experiences.
He further leverages his leadership at the local chapters of international technology communities like Startup Grind and Google Business Group to create a robust and well knitted entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also an alumnus of Plan9 – Punjab Information Technology Board’s Technology Incubator and the National Incubation Center in Islamabad.