Board of Directors

In the boardroom, Sabina Khatri is a gentle, but fierce woman in a man’s world.

She is intuitive and far-sighted, constantly trying to thread together the short-term happenings with the long-term vision, and ensuring that not only does the organization sustain itself, but that Kiran outlives her and is preserved as a legacy in its purest form.

Sabina Khatri

Founder & Chairperson
Kiran Foundation

Being the kind and gentle soul that he is, Dr. Saeed patiently guides the board with the ocean of knowledge and experience he carries. Besides being a renowned Pediatrician, Dr. Saeed Ismail has extensive experience in community health and development.

He is one of the founding members of HANDS (Health and Nutrition Development Society), and has worked extensively in rural Sindh with organizations like Baanhn Beli.

Dr. Saeed Ismail

Vice Chairman

He is associated with Kiran Foundation for quite some time as a Volunteer and General Body Member. He loves to assist the foundation in any capacity or manner.

Professionally, he is a business graduate having sub specializations in Information Systems and Marketing Management, has extensive experience in Solutions Consulting and Systems Integration Services primarily focusing on Emerging Technologies, Digital Business Platforms and Business Model Innovations along with Power Generation Consulting Services providing full EPC support (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) involving; Hybrid Systems, Fossil Fuel Generators, Hydro Turbines and Solar Power.

Anwar Mujtaba

Director Consulting,
Trans Indus Consulting Services

Waqas has seen Kiran grow right from its inception stage and has stood by it since. He brings in his experience from a strong corporate background.

He also serves on the management committee of Red Crescent, and on the board of Ittehad Chemicals (Pvt.) Ltd. He is a certified Director from SSCP.

Waqas Khatri

Ittehad Chemicals (Pvt.) Ltd.

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Shazya is an extremely passionate and determined individual who believes in getting things done before the day ends.
She is a home-based entrepreneur and runs two businesses from home. One of clothes and the other of deserts.
Shazya has been with Kiran Foundation since its inception and is a stalwart at fundraising.

Shazya Diwan

She is a Remedial Therapist by profession with experience on teaching and multi-sensory education for children with learning difficulties. She worked for over 23 years at READ institute and also serves as board member at Pakistan Centre for Autism since 2012. Currently she is associated with ThinkMatic, an institute, she co-founded in 2016, a multidisciplinary organization for child and adults.

Samia has been working with Kiran since 2008. She has treasured working at Kiran in various capacities but her most profound experience is working with the mothers.

Samia Mujtaba


Zara had joined Kiran Foundation as a volunteer and is now a Board Member, leading the Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. Her role entails supporting the development of policies and procedures as well as strategic planning related to the HR function.

Her past work experience at companies like Deloitte Canada; and in the field of Management Consulting has enabled her to also support process optimization, financial budgeting and analysis as well as overall Kiran operations under the guidance and with the support of Mrs. Sabina Khatri.

Zara Jamal

Chief Executive Officer, Mile Learning
Board Member, Kiran Foundation

She is a designer who runs her own clothing brand from home. A mother of three, she has been associated with Kiran since it’s beginning when it was a small idea. She supports the founder at every level.
Nosheen has played a key role in fund raising for Kiran foundation and takes pride in owning it.

Nausheen Zaid

Nausheen & Shazia

Abida has done a lot of philanthropic work for various educational institutions and is an active member of the fundraising team at Kiran.

Having worked in the primary school faculty at St. Micheal’s, and working in teams at Crescent School in Korangi and DHA Girls school afternoon program, her experience and knowledge are of great value.

Abida Gareeb


Dr. Jamil is an Oncologist based in Newark, Delaware, and is the President of Kiran Foundation USA Chapter.

He has been a steady supporter of Kiran’s vision and philosophy from the early days and still believes strongly in the power of the original model of Kiran Ambassador Program, and wishes to see more children bridging the societal gap and getting into top-tier universities.

Dr. Jamil Khatri

Oncologist, USA

Even when Kiran was just an idea which people were quick to dismiss, Shabana Naeem believed in it and stood by Sabina Khatri, and has supported the cause throughout. In her own way full of modesty and compassion, she often serves as a much-needed reality check, and a reminder of how

Kiran started, and making sure that despite endless possibilities, the organization does not steer too far from the original ideology.

Shabana Naeem

Spiritual Mentor & Speaker

She has been working closely with Sabina Khatri since the commencement of Kiran. She is an advocate for equal education for children and has been an ardent member of the fundraising team to further that cause.

She is a designer of exclusive wear and runs a successful business on her own in Karachi. She is a passionate mother of three and has always given acute importance to philanthropic works. This is a cause that is dear and near to her, and her aim is to spread the work of Kiran far and beyond, so that it benefits all those in need.

Zainab Fawad