Noman Azhar, Country Head – Branchless Banking JS Bank has joined Hult Prize Pakistan Board as a Mentor and Advisor. He has been selected for this honorary position due to his vast experience and expertise in the field of Digital Financial Services and his efforts towards creation & promotion of a social and financial ecosystem for the underserved people of Pakistan. He represented Pakistan at the recently held Hult Prize Finals at the United Nations Head Quarters.
Noman is one of the brightest young professionals to have been regularly raising the Pakistani flag at different platforms for his contributions in the Digital Financial Services Sector, both locally and internationally. He has a background of working within the telecom, technology and Banking industry making him an ideal resource for the upcoming challenging era of Digital Financial Services.
He would also be mentoring the winning team of the prestigious Hult Prize, Roshni Rides. Roshni Rides constitutes a team of four Pakistan born US students, who won the 1 Million US dollar prize money for their creative idea. They proposed an idea to establish a transport network for 200 million urbanized refugees in South Asia, who do not have access to resources like markets, schools, hospitals, and places of employment. The concept which made their idea unique is the use of solar powered rickshaws.
Hult Prize is the world’s largest platform for the creation and launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from universities. In nearly a decade, the movement has deployed more than $50M of capital into this sector and mobilized more than one million young people to re-think the future of business as it continues to breed disruptive innovation on college and university campuses across 100 plus countries. Hult prize brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to focus on one of the World’s key social challenges and awards US$ 1,000,000 in start-up capital to the winner. The Hult prize methodology focuses on launching a disruptive social enterprise that is impact centered, profit minded and market driven.
JS Bank is considered amongst the fastest growing banks within Pakistan’s banking landscape with 307 branches in 152 cities and one international branch. JS Bank is part of JS Group, one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive financial services groups. For more information, visit http://www.jsbl.com
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