Farhad Karamally is an Organization Development (OD) consultant, Leadership facilitator, published author, a habitual entrepreneur – in short, ‘a catalyst for change’. Farhad specializes in unleashing human genius through leadership, creativity & change management initiatives that assist in architecting excellence in organizational culture.
Over the past two decades, Farhad has developed many branded training products which can be customized to meet specific requirements of organizations across the private & social sectors of different countries & cultures. He has designed & customized value-adding interventions for organizations like 3M, Acumen Fund, Al-Batha (Dubai), Barclays Bank, Bayer Crop Science & Health, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, COGEF Group (Mozambique), Dubai Quality Group, Eli Lilly Pakistan & Thailand, Engro, GIZ, Holcim Cement (Sri Lanka), Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, Novartis Consumer Healthcare Pakistan & Middle East Cluster, OMV, Oracle (South Asia Growth Economies – SAGE), Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Pepsi Cola International, Procter & Gamble Pakistan & Kazakhstan, Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan & Sri Lanka, Samba Financial Group [formerly known as The Saudi American Bank] (Saudi Arabia), Schneider-Electric, Shell Pakistan, Standard Chartered Bank, UNDP Pakistan, UNICEF Education Program, Unilever, World Food Programme (WFP), & numerous others. As a practitioner of appreciative inquiry to get results, he is renowned for facilitating strategic meetings with management & leadership teams to envision future strategies.
In February 2020 he was awarded the Excellence in Finance – Leaders award by FiNext owing to his contribution to organizations through his work as a management consultant with various financial institutions, Farhad uses wit and humor with an appreciative inquiry to get results and is renowned for facilitating strategic meetings with management & leadership teams to envision future strategies that are crafted by identifying their purpose. His style and attitude to life is best explained by a comment on Farhad by Ed Scannel (author Games Trainers Play) “Learning is Fun & You Proved It!”. This is also evident in the Business Parables ‘Pukh Theory’ and ’Karahi Theory’ that Farhad has authored.
With an academic background rooted in Management Accounting (CIMA UK) and Marketing (CIM-UK) he is a Certified Master Practitioner NLP and is licensed by American Board Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP). More recently, he was certified as an HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument) Practitioner. Such blend makes him an excellent choice for coaching C-Suites in a very structured manner of 6-9 months with clearly defined milestones
In his capacity as a Director of Charter for Compassion (CFC) Pakistan, he continues to contribute his expertise for long-term projects that are geared to impact not only the future generations but more specifically the culture today. He has developed a tool that measures compassion in organizations and is leading the Compassion in Organizations space. As a recognition of his work, Farhad is a Fellow of the International Centre for Compassionate Organizations located at the University of Louisville.
As an entrepreneur, Farhad is Founder & CEO of Funverks Global, Funverks Media, Co-Founder/Director Navitus,, Director FK Squared, The Bottom Line Holidays (Sri Lanka)& Co-Founder Pakistan South East Asia Business Forum (PSEABF) which aims to promote opportunities for startups helping them take business-up. He has also served as a Board Member (2017-2020) of the South East Asian Leadership Academy (SEALA).