Dr. Amjad Saqib is founder of Akhuwat, the largest interest-free microfinance program in the world. This program has disbursed over (Rs. 107 billion) to around 4 million poor families in Pakistan and has launched Pakistan’s first fee free University ‘Akhuwat College University’, open to talent from impoverished families.
Because of his achievements in restoring human dignity to Pakistan’s most vulnerable communities, including poor women, people with disabilities and trans-genders, Dr. Saqib has received world-wide recognition, including most recently the Islamic Economy Award by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Thomson Reuters in 2018.
He is also recipient of Social Entrepreneur of the year award for 2018 by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Schwab Foundation and Commonwealth’s 31st Point of Light award by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018. He has also been awarded Life Time Achievement Award, 2014 by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Thomson Reuters, for his efforts to promote Islamic finance. President of Pakistan bestowed on him Sitara-a-Imtiaz, one of the coveted civil awards of Pakistan.
He is the author of eight books and is an acclaimed speaker who has spoken at the United Nations, Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford University. His alma matter include the King Edward Medical University and The American University of Washington D.C.