Our Board of Advisors comprises individuals of national and international stature from both the corporate and the academic worlds.

The Board brings its breadth of knowledge and experience to play a key role in the advancement of Cedar’s goals and objectives. It advises the management regarding educational trends, technologies and pedagogical philosophies. The Board members are ambassadors of Cedar and its ethos amongst alumni, friends, associates, and colleagues.

Zaheer Alam Kidvai

Zaheer Alam Kidvai is an educator, with a key interest in education technology. He is currently the CEO of Beyond Information Technology Solutions (BITS), a Karachi-based New Media company. Zaheer has conducted many workshops and seminars in Pakistan and abroad on education technology.

He has served as a member of the advisory board in many leading organizations such as ICAP, Textile Institute of Pakistan, Beaconhouse National University. Other than this, Zaheer is the Founder Member of PeaceNiche – an NGO working on Peace Through Dialogue ­in its projects and a Human Rights activist.

Noel Rodrigues

Noel Rodrigues is an entrepreneur, who has managed and initiated businesses in various sectors from manpower for industrial and oil manufacturing to chemical and commodity trading.

Noel is recognized for his illustrious teaching career in O and A level Accounting which spans over 20 years. In this time, he has taught many students who have gone on to become leaders in the industry. Noel is inspirational as a teacher and is passionate about motivating and engaging youth. He believes in leading by example and inspiring students to push themselves to achieve their potential.

Noel enjoys traveling and is an ardent sportsman with a special interest in rowing and biking

Raza Kizilbash

Raza kicked off his investment banking career with Lehman Brothers in Tokyo in 2006. He currently works at Morgan Stanley covering business risk for the Asia Pacific region.

He has an MBA from the International University of Japan and a BSc. from Lahore University of Management Sciences. Raza is an avid traveler and lives in Hong Kong with his wife and two kids.

Savio Fernandes

Savio Fernandes has extensive experience and knowledge of over two decades in the corporate and transaction banking sector. He is passionate about education and envisions Cedar College as a socially responsible institution.

Savio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He enjoys pretty much doing anything that fosters creativity and improves the quality of life.

Nida R. Farid

Nida Farid is a project management and engineering consultant for renewable energy and aerospace projects in the Middle East and South Asia. Nida has an SB in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, with an MS in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich, and has done extensive work in aircraft manufacturing, wind energy and power segments, with recent emphasis on conservation of energy.