Farhad Karmally

Co-Founder / CEO
Pakistan South East Asia Business Forum / Funverks Global

Farhad Karamally is an Organization Development (OD) consultant, Leadership facilitator, published author, a habitual entrepreneur – in short ‘a catalyst for change’. Farhad specializes in unleashing human genius through leadership, creativity & change management initiatives that assist in architecting excellence in organizational culture.

Over the past 21 years Farhad has developed many branded training products which can be customized to meet specific requirements of organizations across the private & social sectors of different countries & cultures. He has designed & customized value adding interventions for organizations like 3M, Acumen Fund, Al-Batha (Dubai), Barclays Bank, Bayer Crop Science & Health, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, COGEF Group (Mozambique), DHL, Dubai Quality Group, Eli Lilly, Engro, Fonterra, GIZ, Holcim Cement (Sri Lanka), Linde Group, Maersk, Merck, Nestlé, Novo Nordisk, Novartis Consumer Healthcare Pakistan & Middle East Cluster, OMV, Oracle (South Asia Growth Economies – SAGE), Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Pepsi Cola International, Procter & Gamble Pakistan & Kazakhstan, Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan & Sri Lanka, S&P Global, Samba Financial Group [formerly known as The Saudi American Bank], Schneider-Electric, Shell Pakistan, Standard Chartered Bank, Tetra Pak, UNDP Pakistan, UNICEF Education Program, Unilever, World Food Programme (WFP), & numerous others. As a practitioner of appreciative inquiry to get results, he is renowned for facilitating strategic meetings with management & leadership teams to envision future strategies.

Since 2010 he has also been working on the concept of ‘Compassion in Business’ and has published survey reports gauging the level of compassion in local/MNC organizations, every alternate year. Farhad has been named as a Fellow of the International Centre for Compassionate Organizations located at the University of Louisville. His style and attitude to life can best be explained through a comment made by Ed Scannel (author of 15 books incl. ‘Games Trainers Play’) after experiencing Farhad’s session at the Asia HRD Congress – Indonesia: “Learning is Fun & You Proved It!”

As an entrepreneur, Farhad is CEO Funverks Global, Co-Founder/Director Navitus, Director Stimulus, Tangerine Media, FK Squared, The Bottom Line Holidays (Sri Lanka), Partner Seed Incubation Center and also serving as Board Member of the South East Asian Leadership Academy (SEALA).

Farhad resides in South Asia, alternating his time between Pakistan, UAE, & Sri Lanka.