Mr. Jawwad Ahmed Farid

Jawwad is a Fellow Society of Actuaries, (FSA, Schaumburg, IL), holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a computer science graduate from FAST NUCES. In his thirty years with the industry, he has worked as a founder, advisor and consultant in North America, Pakistan, Middle East, East Africa, Far East and United Kingdom.

Jawwad’s expertise includes insurance, investment management, product development and risk models. Given his cross functional expertise he is equally at home advising board members on risk, building prototypes, and writing functional specs for technology teams. He is the author of 5 books in the areas of valuations, financial markets, risk and starting up.

Jawwad interest’s lies at intersection of education, financial services, impact investments and teaching. In addition to his work as a founder with his own ventures, he was part of the core teams that launched the Startup Insider and Launch Pad series, a Social Innovation Fund as well as the Nest I/O incubator in Pakistan.

Jawwad was an adjunct faculty member at the SP Jain Global School of Management in Dubai and Singapore as well at IBA and Habib University in Karachi. Jawwad currently splits his time between risk and actuarial consulting for insurance clients at Alchemy Technologies and as a Professor of Practice at IBA, Karachi.