March 1, 2016

SEPLAA Consultants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The consultants at SEPLAA Enterprises provide cutting edge development  and management consulting services. The consultancy wing is propelled by the SEPLAA Enterprises CEO Ammara Farooq Malik who has over 18 years of professional experience as a top notch corporate lawyer, legal academic, entrepreneur and development consultant with numerous national and international laurels to her credit. Presently a doctoral candidate from Netherlands, AFM is a seasoned professional who is constantly updating herself with cutting edge knowledge concerning practice, industry, and technology to give the most holistic consultancy services to her clients.

SEPLAA Enterprises consultants are a consortium of seasoned experts and consultants who provide a range of consultancy services to the government and international development sector.

Our Team

Ammara Farooq Malik, CEO SEPLAA Enterprises

  • B.A. (KC), LL.B., MA (P.U.), LL.M. (University of London)
  • Doctoral Candidate, EDBA, Business School Netherlands, Buren, Netherlands.

Associates:

  • Hassan Wyne
  • Zahra Wyne
  • Sanniah Hassan.

Consultants:

  • Eng. Amjad A. Wyne
  • Dr. Sarfaraz Khwaja.
  • Ms. Sidra Minhas
  • Katarzyna Szutkowski, MS Global Affairs (NYU)

 

PROFILE OF CEO: Ms. AMMARA FAROOQ MALIK

Ammara Farooq Malik is the Founder of the community platform ‘SEPLAA’ (Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association), Founder & CEO of the social enterprise business ‘SEPLAA Enterprises’ and Founder of the NGO ‘SEPLAA Foundation’.

Her projects under SEPLAA Enterprises include the Impact SEPLAA World Think Tank which has a pool of international researchers and contributors from Pakistan, USA, Portugal , Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, Malaysia and Sri Lanka and numerous articles on trade promotion including social entrepreneurship development, climate change and green solutions, regional and international peace and conflict management. Another project under SEPLAA Enterprises is the Impact Change Xcelerator (ICx) Incubator which is the first social entrepreneurship for peacebuilding incubator established in Pakistan which now offers incubation advisory services. Based on her work Ms. Malik was able to present her research paper on ‘Innovative Solutions to Promote Peacebuilding: A Case Study Analysis of the Social Entrepreneurship for Peacebuilding Model in Pakistan and its Application in Iraqi Kurdistan’ at the International Symposium on Peacebuilding & Education, University of Duhok, Iraq, organized by the UoD in partnership with UNICEF, Center of Global Affairs New York University (USA) and the US Embassy in Iraq. She has also worked as the Project Director of an Umeed Jawan (USAID/OTI) funded SEPLAA Foundation Project ‘Promoting Social Entrepreneurship to build peace through IT and Youth Mobilization’ in South Punjab where her team reached across to almost 2000 direct beneficiaries.

She was also the Project Director and Consultant for Peacebuilding Capacity Building Program UK, Pakistan and USA. (Conducted from the UK in partnership with Center for Global Affairs New York University, USA) from April 2011 to June 2014.

She is the Co Founder of the SEW-EGAP (SEPLAA Empowering Women for Economic Growth & Peace) Women Empowerment Program that regularly holds National and International Policy Dialogues on ‘Women in Education’, ‘Women & Disability’, ‘Women & Corporate Sustainability’, ‘Women in Climate Change and Development’.

She is the Managing Partner of Wyne Malik Law Consultants, the first social enterprise law form in Pakistan, a firm dealing in Social Enterprise & Corporate Law. She has also been a Partner at Jus & Rem Attorneys & Corporate Counsellors (2013),  a Child Rights & Juvenile Justice Law Reform & Policy Consultant at UNICEF from May 2013 to March 2014 and remained a Senior Law Associate at Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz (BNR Law) July- November 2008.

She has been the Law & Policy Program Development Coordinator at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2008 and also set up the Metropolitan University of Law & Social Sciences  in 2004 where she was a Partner and Academics Director. She taught LL.B to the University of London’s External Program to university students for 8 years in Pakistan and also taught MPhil students at the University of the Punjab.

She is presently the Council Head of the International SEW-EGAP (France, USA, UK, Australia, Malaysia, UAE.) and remained an Executive Member, Head of Civil Society Group, Pak US Alumni Network under US State Department, 2015-2016. She was also the Election Commissioner for Lahore of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) for IT & ITES Elections, 2013-2014 and Co-Convener of the Standing Committees on TQM and Professional Development at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industries.

Ms. Malik is presently a doctoral candidate in action-based leadership, social entrepreneurship, and policy at the Business School Netherlands, building on over 18 years of professional experience as a corporate lawyer, law professor, freelance journalist, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, educationalist and philanthropist.  She has an LL.B. and MA in Political Science from the Punjab University, Pakistan and an LL.M. from the University of London, UK. She is a LUMS SEDC Alumna (2010), a US International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumna (2014) and an Executive Development Institute of National School of Public Policy Pakistan Alumna (2015).

She is an award-winning international speaker, having presented during various forums and conferences in New York, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, Duhok (Iraq), Colombo and Maldives on peacebuilding, social enterprise development and gap analysis of trade promotion policies, including environment related national and international policies. She is a published researcher and opinion writer with several articles published in The News, Dawn and Express Tribune. Presently she is working on two book projects on women empowerment and social enterprise development in Pakistan.