I started my career as a Junior Software Engineer in 2000 after graduating from FAST-NUCES Karachi. I was privileged enough to get the opportunity to work with some of the leading software developers in the industry who helped me grow technically and develop my expertise in the domain of software architecture, design and development.
During this period, I also got the opportunity to complete my master’s in computer science.
In 2007, I was being referred by one of my dear friends for a technical lead position in Systems Limited but unfortunately, I was not able to make it through the interview/evaluation process. I was fortunate enough to get another chance at Systems Limited and was able to join them in 2007 as Senior Technical Lead for an enterprise-scale project – that was one of the critical phases of my career.
I worked in the capacity of Technical Lead/Architect for more than 7 years with Systems Limited but was always looking for something different in my career. This aspiration helped me create an opportunity to build a new revenue stream for Systems Limited. Within 2 years, we were able to create a remarkable revenue stream from a new geography. Initially, this new branch was being managed from Pakistan but as it started growing, the executive management of Systems Limited decided to invest, grow and develop a separate division for this new venture. This is when I was asked to take the role of General Manager of this new venture called TechVista Systems.
This venture was very challenging as I was always a technical person and this role required extensive operations, resource, finance, business and delivery management skills. I started realizing that just technical knowledge will not be sufficient and if I have to fulfil the expectations of this position, I will need to improve in these areas:
These reasons led me to London Business School and my journey with of EMBA with LBS was started
London Business School was just a remarkable experience for me; it has changed me and my personality altogether. It helped me change the way I used to look at life and career as a whole.
This has been a life-changing journey for me. The principles that I’ve learned from it have truly changed the way I used to think and act. A few of the things which I have learned and inspired are worth mentioning
In the end, I would like to advise that keep learning, trying, and innovating because ‘Best is Yet to Come‘.