Waqas is a consultant/trainer at Funverks Global and is actively involved in training and business development. He is also the lead for Compassion in Business, an initiative of Funverks Global established to assess and address compassion need of organizations in Pakistan. He is involved in the establishment of new L&OD programs with the focus on compassion, general management and leading annual CiB survey report.
With over eight years of experience in retail management and L&OD, he has worked with leading organizations in the domains sales, recruitment, account management, and training & development. Experienced in working as part of, and managing diverse teams in telecommunication and textile retail has helped him gain invaluable skills in Front Line as well as B2B sales.
His ability to gel in with people from all walks of life, and passion for peoples’ growth led him into the field of learning and development. His L&OD career started with training junior colleagues in the companies he worked for, eventually taking up jobs with fair scope of training and development.
His training experience comes from his assignments as an external & in-house trainer for 3 Mobile (UK), Yorkshire Water (UK), Sainsbury’s (UK), TPL Direct Insurance (Pakistan), Silk Bank (Pakistan), AkzoNobel (Pakistan), Fauji Foods Limited (Pakistan), HUBCO (Pakistan), Somewhere Hospitality Group (UAE) and Reckitt Benckiser (Pakistan). He gained his education and most of his experience in UK and UAE that allowed him to work with individuals from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds enhancing his ability to manage diverse teams. Articulated yet poised, his ability to connect with people serves him well in business development and networking.
He firmly believes in giving back to the society and has been associated with Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie and Injaaz Pakistan. He always seeks opportunities to be associated with civic and social causes and lives by the mantra “treat others as you wish to be treated”.
A reader and aviation enthusiast, he likes to keep himself surrounded by books in free time. He also takes great interest in TV shows based on aviation, and currently resides in Pakistan.