Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world. We host monthly events to help educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs in more than 250 cities across the globe. This month, Startup Grind Lahore will be hosting Salim Ghauri (Founder & CEO, Netsol Technologies).
Salim Ghauri is recognized as the leading role model for IT professionals in Pakistan. He is the founder and the visionary force behind NETSOL Technologies Limited, overseeing NETSOL’s operations of the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Ghauri began his career in Saudi Arabia, working in the IT division of Citibank, Riyadh. He is credited with setting up the first IT-based training institute as well as a software house in Damam, Saudi Arabia. Before establishing NETSOL, he was a successful IT consultant in Australia where he worked with BHP Steel in Sydney as a system integrator. He was mainly responsible for software and hardware solutions and his main achievement is considered to be the introduction of a PC-based network in BHP Steel. From 1988- 89, he consulted with the State Rail Authority of NSW Australia for its MIS reporting. In 2007, Mr. Ghauri was appointed as an Honorary Consul for Australia-Punjab Region. He received his BS degree in Computers Science from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan.