People

Zameer Choudrey CBE

Chairman
​​​​​​​Zameer is Chief Executive Officer of the Bestway Group and he has been responsible for transforming Bestway from a predominantly UK wholesale business into an organisation with diverse global interests that generate turnover of £3.5 billion and employs 34,000 people globally (12,000 of which are in the UK).

Syed Qamar Raza

Vice Chairman
Syed Qamar Raza a British Pakistani sociopreneur, serial entrepreneur and community leader. He is Director of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan (CFoP), co-founder and Chairman of World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis (WCOP), former Member Board of Governors of the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), and former General Secretary & President of UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (UKPCCI).

Shakar Elahi

Shakar Elahi BSc FCCA is a Chartered Certified Accountant and business owner. His business interests include professional services and property.  He established Elan & Co in 1997 and has grown his firm in the UK and Pakistan.  With his knowledge and experience of accountancy he has advised small and medium sized SME’s and helped them to develop their businesses. He has proven himself to be an invaluable business advisor and he has specialist knowledge of property and business tax. He has also set up a franchised office of Coldwell Banker. This is a great combination of real estate planning and property tax advice for his clients.

Ahmereen Reza

Director
Ahmereen Reza is an architect with a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Ahmereen sits on the Board of the Communities Working Group headed by Deputy Chairman of Conservative Party and is a former Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Hodge Hill Birmingham 2017, where she increased the Conservative vote. Ahmereen owns a consulting business, 18 years, advising on social housing, sustainable community development and strategic interventions in under served communities.

Mohammed Afzal

Director
Mohammed Afzal was a former Parliamentary Candidate in Manchester for the Conservative Party. He is currently the Director of Conservative Friends of Pakistan. He is also a representative of Manchester Gorton Federation.

Fazan Tahir

Director
The owner of a Multi Franchised Restaurant and Property Group in London, with approximately 1500 employees under his directorship, Fazan Tahir sits on the UK and Ireland Franchise Board as well as the Brand and Advertising Board for two Global Franchise Brands. Mr Tahir is also a Franchisee Representative for Brand Operations for the UK and Ireland and held a position on the Franchisee World Board representing the UK. In addition to his heavy involvement within the Franchise community he was also Chairman of the Conservative Entrepreneurs and Business Relations Board for London and South England from 2013 to 2016.

Aliya Afzal Khan

Director Administration & Membership
Aliya Afzal Khan was a Councillor Candidate for the London Elections in May 2018 from Fulham Broadway in Hammersmith & Fulham and is Chairperson of the North End Ward. She is a Software Engineer, Business Consultant and an Artist. She has a great rapport with the Pakistani diaspora and media. She is on the Board of Governors for the Women’s World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis and on the Steering committee for All Pakistan Women's Association UK. She works actively in promoting women into Public Life with the CWO.