Alumni Profiles

Qadeer Ahmed

Organization Information

At AkzoNobel Pakistan, we carry with us the traditions and expertise of one of Pakistan’s oldest and most successful companies; ICI Pakistan Limited. The AkzoNobel Group acquired ICI in 2008 bringing together the innovation, leadership and expertise of both companies. In 2011, The Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited approved a proposal from its ultimate holding company Akzo Nobel N.V. to restructure its interest in ICI Pakistan Limited by separation of the Paints Business into a separate legal entity through a scheme of demerger. As of June 1, 2012, we are now operating as AkzoNobel Pakistan.

We’re also leading players in our respective industries, and now we’re ready to become even more dynamic with vast opportunities for growth and innovation from AkzoNobel.

Put together, all of this makes us the leading paints company in Pakistan.

Our businesses are:
• Decorative Business
• Refinish Business
• Industrial Business
• Specialty Chemicals

Describe the work that you do in your role

I am working as an IT Infrastructure Supervisor, my role is a blend of managerial as well as technical, the services which on I am working are IT Service Support Delivery and Management, Data Center Operations and Management, Network Operatoins and Management, IT Systems and Project Management, IT Procurement Management and Budget controls, Vendor/Client Relations Development, Resource Allocation and Development, IT Asset Capitalization

Indicate previous experience and/or areas of career proficiency/achievenments

Previously I was working with Warid Telecom, it was more technical job rather than managerial, my last experience includes Infrastructure support delivery, Warid Internal Wide Area Network Optimization as well Local Area Network Management where I extensivly gained knowledge on Cisco Routers, Switches and Firewalls

Describe your success in your professional life and achievements

In 2011-2012 when AkzoNobel Pakistan was being Demerge from ICI Pakistan, I carried out IT Services Demerger Project, where I successfully utilised all my knowledge and abilities to construct and get live a new tier-3 data center, I bonded all remote offices of AkzoNobel Pakistan which are located in Karachi, Islamabad, Multan, Transliyari Karachi with Head Office Lahore through WAN and LAN. I spent a very limited budget, played a vital role in minimising cost and facilitated every single user to get connect with network. Although this is also prodigious experience for me as well but this also inordinate achievement for me.

Write your activities and achievement if you were member of any club or society in UMT?

Second most position in my Batch in BSCS, affiliations with different organizations like Warid Telecom, NETS, Corvit

What do you remember about your time in ILM / IMT /UMT?

it is the best part of my life. I gained knowldege and learned to work hard and meet the deadlines. Which helped me alot in my career.