Waqar is Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Nestlé in Pakistan & Afghanistan. He is responsible to lead institutional networking and multi-stakeholder engagement for public policy and business advocacy with the government, multilaterals and non-profits by building alliances for winning partnerships. He is also leading sustainability (Creating Shared Value) agenda to deliver UNSDGs by engaging communities and partners in the value chain.
Prior to joining Nestlé, he has worked as Private Sector Specialist with the World Bank and Summer Scholar at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Waqar has also worked as CEO-TheNetwork for Consumer Protection, Executive Director-SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex business organization of SAARC and consulting assignments with International Chamber of Commerce, Euro Chambers and Commonwealth Business Council. Waqar is a Columbia University, New York graduate in MPA-Economic Policy Management (2010), and also held prestigious Chevening Fellowship (2008) in Responsible Business, University of Nottingham, UK.
Waqar has a proven leadership and years of professional experience in areas of strategic management, crisis communication and public policy advocacy. He is an expert for developing in depth understanding of sustainability (especially with regards to circular economy) using fast growing social and digital media, its challenges and opportunities for the global businesses.