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.

In October 2015, Ahmereen was awarded the British Communities Honours Award. In September 2014, she received the Eurasian Award recognising her work with women & multi ethnic minority communities in the UK. In April 2013, she was recognised under the Social and Humanitarian banner as 'Women of the Future' at the Asian Women of Achievements Awards. Ahmereen served on the cross parliamentary steering committee of ‘Women Building Britain’ to improve diversity on boards and reducing barriers for women.

Ahmereen owns a consulting business, 18 years, advising on social housing, sustainable community development and strategic interventions in underserved communities. She serves as a Non-Executive Director at the Southern Housing Group.  She is the co-founder and former Chair of Developments in Literacy UK a charity that educates girls in Pakistan and funds ESOL courses for BAME mothers of under-performing students in the UK. Ahmereen is the former CEO of the British Pakistan Foundation and a Trustee of Nisa Nashim.

Much of Ahmereen's work has focused on evolving effective community-based self-help and pushing for legislative reforms where necessary and identifying public-private partnerships, supporting the Conservative Policy Forum.

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Zameer Choudrey CBE

Chairman

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).

Zameer Choudrey CBE

Chairman

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

Treasurer

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.

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

Aliya Afzal Khan is Chairperson of the Fulham Broadway Ward. She is on the Executive Council for Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservatives. She is a Software Engineer, Business Consultant and an Artist. She is a Trustee for All Pakistan Women's Association UK and the Hamnersmith and Fulham Volunteer Center. She works actively in promoting women into Public Life with the CWO. As Director Conservative Friends of Pakistan, Aliya wants to encourage more British Pakistanis to take up Leadership roles with the Conservative Party with which they share the values of hard work, opportunity and aspiration.