Nazish Zahoor

  • Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory
Nazish Zahoor

Key Differentiators

  •  A vision that sees both the forest and its trees. Strong “General Management” skills allow for a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional approach to problem solving.
  • Especially skilled (naturally gifted!) at building effective, long-term working relationships with C-level contacts within strategic clients' & partners' organizations.
  • A commitment to the highest levels of Professional & Personal ethics. I pride myself of being an ethical winner!
  • Comfortable working (and over-delivering results) with persons from diverse cultures. Proven track record of success working unsupervised with limited resources.
  • Ability to confidently propose, position, facilitate, explain, and rationalize complex technical structures to various communities of interest (regulators, operators, partners, analysts, media)

Areas of Excellence

  • Strategic Planning
  • Complex Negotiations
  • Partnerships & Alliances Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Professional Development, Training & Coaching

Work History

Work History

Chief Operating Officer

Peace Through Prosperity (PTP)

  • Providing ongoing operational process analysis, mitigating “scope creep,” communicating project status, and identifying and resolving operational issues and constraints
  • I also manage project resources, monitor progress, completion timeframes and budgets
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012

Human Rights & Democracy Coordinator

Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy

  • Coordinated organizational projects regarding human rights and democracy
  • Supervised Training of Trainers for human rights’ defenders
  • Attained fast-track promotion through series of increasingly responsible positions.
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Intern, Financial operations

PTML (Ufone GSM)

  • Project Management

  • Supply Chain Management
Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

Research Assistant

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)

I worked on data collection and analysis from the industrial sectors in Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, for PIDE's bi-annual issue of Business Barometer. I also analyzed the data to get an insight into the business situation.

Feb 2008 - Jun 2008

Admin & Finance Executive

Arifeen Enterprises

  • Managing Administrative matters of organization
  • Managing Accounts of the business.
Nov 2007 - Dec 2007

Research Assistant

London School of Economics

Worked as research assistant for Dr Sumi Madhok, Institute of Gender & Political Science, LSE, on a project titled The Concept of Rights in South Asia. My responsibilities included collecting legal documents related to Peasents’ Movement in the Punjab and conducting field interviews


Sep 2008 - Jul 2010


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007


University of Punjab
Jun 2002 - Jun 2005


Edx. Int./University of Cambridge