Qazi Azmat Isa
CEO, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

Qazi Azmat Isa has 25 years of experience indevelopment. He is currently the CEO of the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund which is a multipurpose autonomous development institution with interventions in Energy, Infrastructure, Disaster Management, Institutional Development, Livelihood Enhancement and Protection, Health, Education and Disability. Prior to this he was with the World Bank working in the rural and social sectors for the last 12 years. His last posting with the bank was in Kabul where he managed the largest community driven development program in the Bank’s portfolio as well as initiated a nationwide rural enterprise development program. Before that he was head of an NGO in his province of Balochistan.

Qazi Azmat Isa has a passionate commitment to improve the lives of poor and marginalized people: This commitment is tempered by a healthy pragmatism which emanates from a diverse and cross-sectorial work experience and having had close contacts with government (federal and provincial) ngo's, donors, (multilateral and bilateral) and communities. This background has provided Mr. Qazi Azmat Isa with a deep insight of the issues in development and has enabled him wherever he has worked to forge genuine partnerships between all the key players in the development process and delivering results for the poor.

Qazi Azmat Isa’s has served on many boards in a voluntary capacity, including as Chairman of the Society for the Protection of Child Rights (SPARC), Board Member with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), LEAD and is the current President of Aurat Foundation.