Aziz Memon on QMGPI board

ByMalik Nasir Mahmood Aslam

Seasoned social activist


July 24, 2022

Malik Nasir Mahmood Aslam reports about bestowal of an honour

It is a matter of honour to learn that Mr. Aziz Memon, a celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist, has joined the Advisory Board of the prestigious London-based Queen Mary Global Policy Institute (QMGPI). Mr. Memon is very active on the social circuit and uses his good offices to fulfill multifarious welfare activities. He maintains a large portfolio of philanthropic activities and is well respected for his consistent involvement in social welfare matters. He is also the standard bearer of English Speaking Union in Pakistan and it was in this context that the invitation to become a part of QMGPI, an important global policy institute, was received from Professor Colin Grant, chair, British Council Education Advisory Group and Trustee, Council for At Risk Academics.

Mr. Memon stated: ‘I feel honoured to have been nominated onto the Advisory board of QMGPI, and I have accepted the responsibility with pride and a deep-rooted commitment to the goals of QMGPI.” “I will try my best to contribute so that its benefits could trickle dawn to the members of English Speaking Union of Pakistan (ESUP) in particular and the people of Pakistan in general.” He is usually invited to many events organised by the ESUP in Pakistan and abroad and is feted for his purpose and devotion. He is also applauded for the efforts he put in for eradicating polio from Pakistan and remains the focal person of international efforts undertaken in this respect.
Memon is the first elected vice president of the ESU International, besides being patron-in-chief of the ESUP.

“The nominations group was convened last week and I am quite delighted to convey to you its unanimous support for your addition to the QMGPI Advisory Board. I do understand that life is busy and that you have multiple commitments but would be delighted if you would accept our invitation to join us,” Professor Colin Grant, who is also vice principal (International) of the Queen Mary University of London, communicated.
The Advisory Board of the QMGPI is headed by Professor Subacchi, a visiting professor at the University of Bologna, while its other members include Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Visweswaran Navaratnam, Martin Uden, Professor Dr. Jan Wouters, Poppy Jaman and Professor Dr. Rajani Naidoo.

The QMGPI takes Queen Mary’s world-class research and helps to translate this expertise into positive social and practical dividends by addressing key global problems across a range of policy areas from global health to technology and from housing to human mobility. It is known to have strong governance in public health, diplomacy, innovation, communities and mental health. TW


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