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Kazim Anwar is the founder and principal trustee of Kazim Trust. He is an entrepreneur with diverse work experience spanning 40 years in various family-owned and operated businesses. In addition, he has 30 years of successful investing experience in global financial markets.
The spirit of philanthropy was instilled in him at a very young age due to the influence of his paternal grandmother, the matriarch of the family, Mrs. Sherbanoo Haji Mian. Sharing the same room in their modest family apartment in Karachi, her passion for philanthropy and social work had a large impact on her grandson.
Kazim Trust was established in 2008 as a result of both her influence and his own experiences as a child suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). At a young age, by following “more of his heart and less of his mind,” he was able to increase his self-esteem and overcome this condition. This childhood experience laid the groundwork for building an organization dedicated to helping children manage their condition.
As a young man in the 60’s, he was a member of a rock band and played a pivotal role in managing and promoting the band. He was also Junior Swimming Champion of Karachi (1967-1968) and the Karachi Gymkhana Club Squash Champion (1984-1985). These activities helped channel his excess energy into productive and rewarding activities. As a young entrepreneur, he was also the recipient of a merit export trophy for dates from the late General Zia-ul-Haq (1984-1985).
Kazim receiving an export merit trophy from the late General Zia- ul-Haq (circa 1984).
Kazim receiving an award as squash champion at a local sports club (circa 1986).
Some pictures of Kazim performing with his rock band (circa late 60's).
Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Hingora is the Executive Trustee of Kazim Trust. He is a retired CEO of Universal Brushwares and has been associated with the Universal Group since 1990.
He is a commerce graduate from Karachi University and CA (Finalist) from ICAP Karachi and has vast experience in the field of finance, accounts, audit,
taxation and administration.
He looks after group welfare projects with his professional and leadership skill.
Khaleel attended Karachi Grammar School and then Babson College in Boston, USA and the University of Toronto, Canada for his undergraduate degree in Commerce. He works closely with his father in various aspects of the family business and is especially instrumental in the investment side of the business.
Following in the family’s culture of philanthropy and inclined towards technology, Khaleel manages the IT infrastructure of Kazim Trust and trains the team to use the latest tools and web resources for its operations.
Khaleel enjoys playing squash and the drums.
Zain attended Karachi Grammar School and then proceeded to McGill University in Montreal, Canada to obtain his undergraduate degree in Finance. Zain has worked closely in various aspects of the family businesses. He is currently the third generation C.E.O of the family’s paintbrush and roller factory, Universal Brushwares Private Limited based in Korangi, Karachi, Pakistan. His meticulous attention to quantitative systems ensures robust operations,
compliance and checks on all systems deployed at Kazim Trust.
Zain enjoys long distance running and ran the New York Marathon in 2010. He enjoys football and reading.