Ahmad Karim teaches A Level Sociology and a number of Social Science Core Courses at Cedar College. He started his academic career in Lahore in 2004 and has since taught at Lahore Grammar School, The Lyceum School, Southshore and at SZABIST.
Ahmad has a Masters degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Prior to teaching Ahmad has worked as a researcher for RISEPAK, a World Bank funded interdisciplinary research unit at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He was also a manager at Gallup’s Market Research Division, as well as at the Interactive Research and Development Division (a grant-based medical research organisation), overseeing development projects across the country.
Making his passion for photography his vocation, Ahmad is also a professional photographer who owns and runs Darvesh Studios; specialising in wedding photography. This venture also allows him to explore more creative elements of digital media through his photographic artwork.
Aside from photography, Ahmad enjoys trekking, surfing and bodyboarding. Unable to put his books down, his areas of particular interest include politics, religion, history, international relations, science and philosophy — he also loves fantasy fiction.
Ali Anwerzada teaches Economics at Cedar College. He began his teaching career in 2007 with The Lyceum School. Since then, he expanded his portfolio, having also taught at Nixor College and the Southshore School.
Ali initially worked at Acumen Fund, a global non-profit investment firm, where he was managing housing and energy portfolio for low-income groups. He has also worked in the banking sector in the capacity of Relationship Manager for corporate and investment banking firms, gaining an understanding of practical dynamics and application of economics in global financial markets.
Ali received his Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Earlier, he received his MBA and Undergraduate degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
He relaxes playing cricket and tennis and is an avid reader of foreign literature (once the stock markets close).
Teaching comes as second nature to Ali, who has been teaching Accounting and GRE/GMAT test prep ever since he completed his A Levels. He also happens to be the first faculty member to join Cedar ever since its advent! He is now working as the Accounts teacher at the college, and even teaches the course Finance and Investment Strategies. After working at centres such as Anees Hussain previously, Ali founded AIDA, a centre which he managed and taught at for three years before moving into the corporate world.
Ali is a Business Administration grad, majoring in Finance, from IoBM. In his time with working in the corporate sector, he created apps in collaboration with various tech companies for corporate giants such as ENGRO and OGDCL. After working as a financial analyst for the KSE, he discovered that technology was his forte and teaching was his passion. Since then, he has gone all the way from working at Rocket Internet, to being hired as the first employee of Cedar College. His time at Cedar has revolved around researching, developing and managing the technology and academics for the school. After setting up the I.T. solutions, he was able to transition into teaching Accounting here.
He is also very passionate about producing music. He conducts a core course at Cedar, known as “Introduction to music production”, where he works closely with his students to create melodious tracks.
Bilal Hameed teaches A Level Chemistry at Cedar College. He began his teaching career in 2003. Since then, he has taught at leading schools that include: Nixor College, St. Patrick’s High School, Bayview College, The CAS School and the Southshore School.
Bilal has worked closely with students through the years to make classrooms more interactive. Being a strong proponent for accessibility to education, he strives to diminish the orthodox limitations of the classroom, introducing modern technologies and media into the education process; encouraging his pupils to develop a thirst for knowledge with a desire to harness it. He envisions collaboration in education between teachers and students around the world as he strongly believes that students can derive optimal advantage from exposure to such educational facilities. He is ever-ready to adapt his teaching methods to the students’ needs, and the media available to them including use of pre-recorded lectures, interactive books and online forums.
This initiative was sparked by his prior work as a programmer, both in the United States and thereafter in Pakistan, upon his return. Having completed his A Levels from Karachi Grammar School, Bilal went on to Rutgers University, USA, to study Computer Science and Chemistry.
When not in his classroom, Bilal enjoys spending time keeping up to date with (and ahead of) latest technology; just as much as he enjoys reading back into history (American history, the Cold War, history of science and Islamic history). He is a gourmand and is always curious to find new eateries in the city. Alongside these, are his passion for cricket, tennis, photography and mystery novels.
Hussham Arshad teaches Biology at Cedar College, and he is currently teaching Biology and Chemistry at The Lyceum School.
Hussham completed his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S.) from the Aga Khan University of Health Sciences (AKUH) in the year 2009. He was offered the meritorious AKUH’s Dean Scholarship, Begum Shafeeq Zia ul Haq Scholarship and Shaukat Haroon Scholarship for being in the top 15% of his class at AKUH. As a fresh graduate, he was inducted by the Interactive Research & Development (IRD) group as a Research Associate to engage in multiple-cohort and cross-sectional projects in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, and John Hopkins — Bloomberg School of Public Health and UT Houston School of Public Health.
Hussham is certified by the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) as an MD having cleared the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs).
He has a particular interest in Cardiovascular Research and envisions integrating research into academics from a pre-university level, which he feels is an essential tool for the development of future scientists, doctors and leaders.
In his free time Hussham likes to read, write and travel.
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.
Omair Masood teaches Accounting at Cedar College. He started teaching in 2007 and has since taught at leading A Level schools including Nixor College, The Lyceum, Cordoba School, and Southshore School.
Omair graduated from the University of Lancaster in 2007 after completing his Bachelors in Accounting and Finance. He has gone on to clear all three levels of CFA exams. Before entering the academic arena, he worked at Ernst & Young as an Audit Trainee in Financial Services, and also at Islamic Capital Partners; a corporate advisory firm. Omair’s past achievements with both firms allowed him to refine his passion for teaching further toward mentoring students who were looking for similar career paths, making the transition to education a natural one for him.
He is always interested in taking calculated risks, and thoroughly enjoys investing in stocks and start-ups. He believes that the best way to learn is through experience, and encourages his students to think outside the box; to learn at every step along the way.
Omair likes to unwind watching and playing football, or simply enjoying the company of his friends.
Salman Amin teaches Business Studies & Psychology at Cedar College. Salman is a business enthusiast who has been busy managing his own seafood business; Fresh on the Boat. His business has allowed him to harness what his academic background was unable to, and has developed in him a passion to encourage future entrepreneurs in Pakistan.
Salman has worked on several business projects including publishing a Strategic Revamp proposal for Mehran Bottlers Pakola in 2005 and development of the Vision and Mission of the Aga Khan University and Hospital. He has also worked as a research analyst overlooking the United States automobile, technology and mining sectors for Renaissance Investments, a New York based investment fund, and is currently engaged in private international investments himself as well.
He has a Masters in Business Administration with double majors in Marketing & Human Resources from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM).
Salman is a certified PADI Scuba Diver currently training for Wreck Diving and Deep Sea Nitrox Diving courses. Whilst above the surface of the water, he also enjoys surfing, skiing and wake-boarding on weekends.
Roque Martin D’Mello teaches Physics at Cedar College. Having taught Physics at a number of schools, including Southshore School, Nixor College and St. Patricks High School, he has acquired a profusion of experience on the subject. During this time he has also completed training and development courses through Cambridge International Examinations for O and A levels.
Having achieved his Bachelor of Engineering in Avionics from the Pakistan Air Force Academy. Roque went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration. The combination allowed him to work in diverse capacities in the engineering and business industry alike. Notably, he has managed key engineering projects for the Pakistan Air Force and a number of marketing projects for the Central Depository Company.
Roque cannot be defined by his love for physics alone. Having taught himself to play the trumpet and the guitar, whilst with the Air Force, he was a member of the Music Band and currently spends his evenings composing, playing and listening to jazz (and other) music. He chooses to expend his excess energy on the basketball court having captained his School and University team, or on the badminton court (although he is yet to win a trophy to prove the competence he brags). Roque loves nothing more than to learn and to understand, and to this end he enjoys reading and discussing questions of theology, philosophy, science and history, as well as taking out time to travel, dance and dine with friends and family.
Sheheryar Rashid teaches all components of Mathematics at Cedar College. His decade of teaching experience and involvement in academia has included Froebel Education Center, L’ecole, Bayview High, Avicenna, and Nixor College. He has taught Mathematics and Statistics on the London School of Economics external program and Mathematics and Further Mathematics at St. Patrick’s High School. His passion for Mathematics has led him to earn quite a reputation amongst his students and peers, all of whom are yet to find a problem that he will not be able to solve.
Sheheryar completed his BCS and MCS in Software Engineering from SZABIST. He has also achieved his Bachelors in Electrical and Warfare Electronics from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).
Sheheryar has a broad field of interests including cosmology, philosophy, mathematics and physics. As an avid reader he enjoys both fiction and non-fiction, with a special interest in sci-fi. Sheheryar is a gourmand and is curious to experience new restaurants around the city. He likes to unwind to a game of snooker, listening to quality music or watching the latest blockbuster at the cinema.
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.