• Head Customer Segments and App Development – HBL Pakistan
  • Client Executive and Design Thinking Practitioner – IBM Canada
  • Team Lead and Inside Sales Executive, SuccessFactors – SAP SE
  • Alumnus and Project Coordinator, Sauder School of Business, UBC

Ashar Kazi delivers an innovative approach to technology driven problem-solving while driving strong collaboration among multiple and diverse stakeholders. A Design Thinking Specialist from Canada, Ashar’s focus is project management and human-centered solutions across different industries. 

Recently Ashar led the mass-scale launch of Branchless Banking services at Pakistan’s largest bank, HBL. As Head of Customer Segments and App Development for Konnect (HBL’s mobile wallet for Pakistan), he spearheaded overall product management with emphasis on market strategy, partnerships and vendors, as well as hiring and training across departments. 

Living in Canada, Ashar served as IBM’s Lead Client Executive where he engaged clients to solve complex business challenges and build partnerships to push the frontiers of technology. At software giant SAP, Ashar served as team lead for their inbound marketing unit and subsequently transitioned into the inside sales organization at SAP. 

Ashar also served in various roles at Trader Corporation, Club Intrawest, Overwaitea Food Group, Phoenix Media, Petro-Canada and the University of British Columbia. With over a decade of working and learning across North America, Europe and South Asia, Ashar delivers an innovative approach to technology driven problem solving.

Ashar holds a certification in Design Thinking from IBM Canada, Project Management (PMP) from PMI, and Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) from 

More about Ashar’s professional experience on LinkedIn.


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