Mr. Hashim Raza brings over 30 years of experience in IP Law, SMEs and Development Consulting. He is Ex CEO of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA), Government of Pakistan and co-founder of Pakistan’s prominent development consulting and IP Law firms. Educated in Engineering and Management from Pakistan and the USA, Mr. Raza possesses multi sector and functional experience covering major industries in Pakistan including textiles, pharmaceutical, food processing, FMCGs, cosmetics, chemicals, etc and issues such as IP law registration and enforcement, SME promotion, development policy, program design and implementation. Mr. Raza has managed large teams and designed public sector development programs aimed at enterprise development, SME access to finance, economic relief in wake of Covid 19 and sector development, etc.
He is member of the OIC task force on SMEs, International Network of SMEs (INSME), Pakistan Engineering Council and is a registered Trade Mark Agent with IPO Pakistan.