Posted on December 26, 2016

HEC Paris, one of the world’s top three providers of Executive Education programs, has celebrated the success of one of its Qatar Executive MBA graduates for the award of a special prize  by the HEC Paris Foundation.

The HEC Paris Foundation celebrates its 40th year of recognizing HEC Paris participants for the academic rigor of their analyses and for the pertinence of their work in the business world. Syed Zuhair Naqvi, an EMBA alumnus from the Doha campus, received some of the recognition this year.

Having a career spanning more than 20-years across various industries, Naqvi was praised for initiating plans to launch The Mishaall Foundation, a social enterprise for the exchange of high-quality, life changing mentorship between thousands of underprivileged mentees in Pakistan and willing mentors throughout the world. Over five years, it will spend USD 1.0 million and create a cumulative Monetized Social Value (MSV) of over USD 5.5 million by providing mentorship to over 5,000 15-28-year olds. As of its 60th month of operations, The Foundation will be facilitating 1,000 simultaneous mentorship pairings, creating a monthly MSV of over USD 200,000, translating into a Social Return on Investment (SROI) of over 1,000%.

Mishaall will be the only nationwide mentoring platform in Pakistan giving mentees the opportunity to learn and mentors the opportunity to “give back” in a way that not only results in a great deal of self-development through sharing and listening, but also in a multitude of benefits from being part of a growing, global family of successful and caring professionals. In this way, Mishaall’s sponsors will gain a credible, professionally run channel to promote their philanthropic objectives. Commenting on his achievement, Syed Zuhair Naqvi, said: “I’m truly grateful to my professors at HEC Paris who guided and inspired me to conceive The Mishaall Foundation as my Capstone Project, which is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”

HEC Paris in Qatar offers a number of Executive Education programs from its campus in Doha led by experienced professors and mentors, with alumni from a plectrum of sectors across the region.

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