The Team

 

Farjad Tahir Malik

Farjad is the founder of Ralli and currently living in Lahore, Pakistan. Having grown up all across Pakistan, from big cities to small towns, Farjad has been a witness to the failings of state and society to some of the most vulnerable segments of the country. Farjad has done field work with multiple NGOs and public service agencies including the World Wildlife Fund, The United Nations Development Program, The Sarhad Rural Support Program, United Nations Women and the 1122 Punjab Provincial Emergency Service. He was invited at the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in the summer of 2014. He founded Ralli with the hope of making a difference in people's lives and inspiring others of his generation to take up the mantle of social entrepreneurship as a tool of social change.

In the fall, he will join New York University's Stern School of Business for a B.S. in Business and Political Economy. You can view Farjad's LinkedIn profile here.

Daud Munir

Daud is a lawyer at Covington & Burlington LLP in New York City, focusing on M&A advisory, corporate and international law. He has a PhD from Princeton University and a JD/MBA from Yale, before which he read philosophy at Bowdoin College. He has worked in the development sector in Pakistan for the World Bank. Daud is very passionate about arts and culture in the Muslim world and supports all efforts for their renewal. He strongly believes Ralli can do that for traditional Pakistani crafts. 

Taha Nabi

Taha Nabi is a finance professional in New York City. He is an associate at Avenue Capital, and was an analyst at Perella Weinberg Partners. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an alumnus of Aitchison College, Lahore. Taha is an avid soccer player and cricket fan and cares deeply about development, culture and sports in Pakistan. He is honored to be on the board of Ralli, which he sees as an important contributor in enhancing the value proposition of social entrepreneurship in Pakistan.  

Faaez ul Haq

Faaez is a Vice President at Teneo Holdings, a C-suite consulting firm in New York. He has worked for Microsoft, Google and Goldman Sachs. He has also worked with the One Laptop Per Child Corps in Africa and em[POWER], a non-profit that sustainably electrifies off-grid communities using a comprehensive renewable resource-development model. He believes that Ralli should make the best use of existing technologies to better market and products for the artisans. Faaez graduated with honors from Princeton University, studying the intersection of technology and public policy. 

Nabeel Samad

Nabeel is currently working at Splunk, a software producing, big data analyzing company in San Francisco. He was previously a part of Major League Baseball's technical team in New York. He studied Computer Science at Cornell University.

David Murray

David is a Program Assistant, Energy and Transportation for the eminent Natural Resources Defense Council in New York and is a passionate advocate of the ways the United States can generate clean, renewable power and create thousands of  jobs in the process. Clean energy is a win-win-win: for the environment, the economy, and national security. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Danielle Tomson

Danielle is Product Partner at the Occam Group in New York City, where she also lectures at NYU. Danielle has been a Strategic Planning analyst at Sotheby's and is the co-founder of Match-22 (a platform that matches entry-level hires to amazing opportunities and advises them through the process). Danielle has also worked as an analyst at Sotheby's. She is a life long traveler and an unbending enabler of women's empowerment. Danielle graduated from Yale, where she was a Thomas C. Barry Fellow. 

FARRAH KHAN

An art history graduate from Columbia University, as well as from the Sotheby's Institute, she is currently Director of AlMoiz Textiles in Lahore, Pakistan. A passionate advocate of entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Farrah is also an angel investor in Pakistan's leading incubator Plan 9.

Shahid Bosan

Shahid is an associate at GIC, a private equity firm that is part of Singapore's sovereign wealth fund. He has worked for Merrill Lynch and has been a mentor for various MUPPIES initiatives. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees from Wharton and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Ancestrally from the South of Punjab, Shahid is an enthusiastic proponent of development work in the impoverished parts of rural Punjab. 

Laura Selfridge-Black

Laura is a marketing associate at L2 Think Tank and a professional model in New York. She is a graduate of Columbia University in Art History and and an advocate of  public health issues and of using multi-pronged approaches to sustainability. 

Farrukh Hussein

Farrukh graduated from Brown University and has worked in management consulting in the Middle East as well as for the African Development Bank. He is currently a student at the Columbia Law School and works for Columbia's Center for Sustainable Investments. 

Mehr Wani

Mehr is currently a journalist at Forbes covering social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and women in business. She is also the co-founder of Gotham Mentors, a platform that provides mentorship to high school students of the South Asian an Middle Eastern diasporas in New York's outer-boroughs. She is a graduate of the prestigious Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia University. 

HANIFA HARIS

Hanifa is a photography producer, photo editor and art educator. She has worked on a number of publications in various roles. She has experience designing, producing, photo editing and writing for publications including: Got Wudku, KONG, Divanee and TIME magazine. She received her BFA in art, media and technology at Parsons The New School for Design. Hanifa has worked with various NGOs and taught several photography classes, she is also the co-founder of the arts organization Paper Planez, which promotes arts education in developing communities around the world.