Kamran Azim

Chief operating officer, Kashf Foundation

Kamran Azim is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over 20 years of diversified and multi-sectoral experience, ranging from 10 years of management consultancy and assurance work in KPMG Pakistan to managing the financial and corporate matters of a multinational oil marketing company Total Parco Pakistan for 5 years and heading the business of a leading microfinance institution, Kashf Foundation for over 9 years.

In his current role as the Chief Operating Officer at Kashf Foundation, he oversees the country level business activities in the network of over 180 branches spread across Pakistan. As a part of the Executive Body of Kashf, all key functions including Operations, Research, HR, Learning and Legal, report to him.

Various leading institutions such as the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN), Centre for Financial Excellence (CFE), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Shamrock Conferences International have invited Mr. Azim on several occasions to deliver lectures to senior executives, students and practioners on best corporate governance practices specially for Micro and SME sector in Pakistan. He has also been a member of the CSO group of the World Bank and IMF. Mr. Azim represented the Pakistani civil society in the partnership for change 2012 initiative in Oslo, Norway.

Mr. Azim has been to various leadership trainings at Harvard Business School, Wharton University and Oxford University.