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Mr. Asad Umar

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Senior Leader and Policy Head, Pakistan Tehreek-i- Insaf

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He graduated as an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in 1984 with the highest GPA in that batch after doing B.com. In his last semester at IBA, the tuition fees were Rs2, 500 and his father couldn’t even afford to pay that. So, his elder brother, who had started working in a bank, paid it.

After completing his studies, he started working with HSBC, Pakistan for seven months and joined Engro in 1985 when the company was still a subsidiary of ExxonMobil. He started off his career as a business analyst. An interesting and motivating fact for our youth is that he refused a job in Canada where he was supposed to be paid 100,000 dollars after tax annually, with 3500 cc car but he chose to come back to Pakistan accepting a salary of approximately 20,000 PKRs with a 1000 cc Suzuki Khyber car. His patriotism took over and he was happier to work in Pakistan at lower salary and privileges in Pakistan as Pakistan was the place where he wanted to be. The seeds of patriotism sowed by his war veteran father resulted in passion and ultimate love for the country. Later he was appointed as the youngest president and chief executive of Engro Corporation Limited in January 2004 for 8 years; he also received Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his business achievements in 2010. He resigned from his post at Engro and Joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in April 2012. At the time he left the company, he was the CEO in the company who received Rs 5.7 million monthly as salary, in addition to which he was also paid from company stocks and owned about 3 million shares of Engro , all of which he sold when joined PTI because he didn’t wanted to have conflict of interest in making economic an industrial policy of PTI , He also resigned from the chairmanship and boards of more than a dozen public and private sector companies when joined politics/ PTI. He is one of the highest paid professionals in Pakistan.
He was appointed as Senior Vice President by Chairman PTI Imran Khan and was given different tasks, General Election campaign was the significant of them all. Asad Umer launched TRP (Tabdeeli Razakar Program), Naya Pakistan Campaign , “10 Youth,1 Booth” Idea successfully and in result of his tireless efforts PTI won 30 National Assembly seats with a Provincial Govt in Khyber Pakhtunkha.
In PTI his is known for his hard work, he actually brought the positivity of professionalism and systematic execution of plans with defined deliverables. He’s famous for his upright stance on different issues, also enjoys respect from ISF and IYW for taking them on board and making the part of decision making process.
As a person Asad Umer is humble, kind hearted and down to earth soul. He’s addicted to tea, often would be seen at different “dhabas” of Islamabad having Desi Chaye with common people. At the age of 50 Asad Umer has achieved more than an ordinary mind can dream in centuries, some say he is “the brain behind PTI’s success”
Mr. Asad Umer is being awarded the party ticket for by-elections from NA-48 Islamabad (I) by the parliamentary board of PTI.

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