Strategy and Business Development Lead, Pakistan



Haris Qayyum is a development professional who has worked extensively on conflict rehabilitation and economic development of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan, and Pakistan-Afghan bilateral economic engagement. He supports a host of policymakers, donors and multi-national organizations in establishing and strengthening bilateral and multi-lateral business forums through advocacy, community mobilization and effective stakeholder engagement. Haris is currently strategy and business development lead at The Asia Foundation in Pakistan. His core competencies include project design and management, monitoring and evaluation, proposal development, report writing, cost-benefit and trend analyses, fund-management, asset management, financial planning, forecasting and analysis, and human resource management.

Haris previously served as a senior economic development officer for the USAID’s FATA Economic Stabilization Program. In this role, he established a network of private sector businesses and associations across FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, successfully developed value-chain assessments for a range of sectors including horticulture, mineral, and services, and led a broad range of institutional and stakeholder analyses at the agency and market levels.

Prior to joining the development sector, he worked as an investment banker in London with institutions such as ABN AMRO and Habib Bank PLC.

Education: Haris has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Business Studies from the University of Warwick, and a master’s degree in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.


Email: haris.qayyum@asiafoundation.org