Pakistan Software Houses Association has announced its new chairman, Central Executive Committee, President and other office bearers for 2016-17.
According to details made available with ProPakistani, Mr. Naseer A Akhtar, President and CEO of InfoTech, was announced the new Chairman of [email protected], while Jehan Ara will continue to serve as president of [email protected]
Announcements were made during Annual General Meeting of [email protected] in Karachi.
Sources told ProPakistani that NEST i/o — [email protected]’s incubation center — will be made a separate legal entity with Jehan Ara to be appointed as CEO of the incubation center.
Sources said that resolution for separation of NEST i/o was unanimously passed by CEC during the AGM. Not to mention, NEST i/o will continue to remain a project of [email protected], however, it will now operate as a separate legal entity.
It was also decided that [email protected]’s central secretariat will be moved to Islamabad, while Karachi’s secretariat will continue to act as regional secretariat for the association.
Jehan Ara, who was also the Secretary General of [email protected], has stepped down from her second role at the association.
AGM decided that a new secretary general will be appointed through a proper hiring process, and that new secretary general will be based out of Islamabad Secretariat.
It maybe recalled that [email protected]’s central executive committee consists of 10 members that are elected by (500) member companies that are registered with the association. CEC is ultimately given the responsibility to elect Chairman, President and Vice Chairman for a term of one year.