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About OPEN Silicon Valley

The Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs is a global network of entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals, which consists of chapters all around the world in 15 cities ranging from Silicon Valley, New York, London, and Islamabad. We are the chapter based in Silicon Valley where many of the newest trends in technology are created and have a strong community that encourages entrepreneurship. OPEN provides a platform for entrepreneurs, investors and professionals to network, collaborate, and mentor each other in developing businesses and the laying the foundation of entrepreneurship in various fields. OPEN has established itself as the premier and most reputable brand in helping countless professionals showcase their brilliant businesses to investors and create many successful entrepreneurial endeavors for over 24 years.


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Meet the Leadership Team

Our dedicated volunteers helping build a stronger community

Adeel Rasheed

Co-head of Marketing

Adeel helps other teams. Create plan that will be used and executed by other teams (events, social media, membership outreach, develop marketing campaigns for different teams)

Amer Haider


Ajmal Mahmood

Head of Membership

Ajmal helps members by increasing the size of the network

Alisha Junaid

Head of Youth Board - Forums,
President - OPEN SV Youth Rising Stars

Areeba Yasin

Head of Spring Forum,
President - OPEN SV Young Professionals

Areeba helps members by creating a networking and learning space

Arif Shamim

Breakfast Mentor

Arif helps members by creating networking opportunities

Asima Khokhar

General Secretary & Governance Officer

Asima helps the org by governance of board and corporate setup

Emman Haider

Head of Spring Forum

Emman helps members by creating a networking and learning space

Fahad Ibrar

Head of Web Content and Maintenance Team

Fahad helps org communicate with the world. helps other teams promote their events

Farhan Younas

Head of Trusted Partner Network (TPN)

Farhan helps members by offering access to each other in a structured manner for more opportunities

Farrukh Jilani

Head of Photography & Videography

Farrukh helps other teams. Onsite photos, videos

Haris Farooq

Head of Brand Identity

Haris helps other teams. One stop shop for brand rules, assets, colors, messages. Works closely with Marketing

Imran Qureshi

Head of Program Administration

Imran reviews plans for clear measurables, time based goals, tasks, that HR can follow up

Junaid Aziz

Head of Marketing

Junaid helps other teams. Create plan that will be used and executed by other teams (events, social media, membership outreach, develop marketing campaigns for different teams)

Laika Kayani

Head of Sponsorships

Laika helps members by raising funding that fuels teh org.

Mahdi Shahab

Head of Calendar

Mahdi helps members view all events online in a calendar format across various platforms; description for the Head of Calendar

Mediha Ali

Legal Counsel

Mediha helps the org by ensuring we are legally compliant

Mobashar Yazdani


Mobashar helps the org and other teams by managing accounting and finance for budget and tax

Nadia Khan

Head of Sports Events

Nadia helps members by offering managed sporting events

Naiel Chaudry

Head of Youth Board - Forums

Naveed Sherwani

Head US - Pakistan Liaison

Naveed helps members by promoting programs with Pakistan.

Nazia Chandio

Head of Registration

Nazia helps other teams. One stop shop for offloading event registration

Omar Rahman

Head of Member Research and Analytics Team

Omar helps other teams. Pure analytics. For e.g. member locations, titles, companies, experience, industry etc. Data used by membership team, sponsors, marketing

Rafae Bhatti

Head of Programming Team

Rafae helps members by coordinating events across the year. Other teams execute different events

Rehmat Kharal

Head of Career Development

Rehmat helps members find jobs, career enhancement

Saadia Khan

Head of Non - Profit Awareness

Saadia helps members know about orgs and orgs get exposure in community

Shehram Jamal

AI Transformation Officer

Shehram helps other teams use AI to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Umar Rafi

Head of Success Stories

Umar helps members by inspiring stories about Pakistanis working together. Success is defined as working together

Usman Tariq

Head of Global Programs

Usman helps members by promoting events from global partners. Creates, promotes joint programs with global partners

Zohaib Akmal

Head of Networking Team

Zohaib helps members by creating networking events

Upcoming Events


2024thu23mayAll DayAI Governance(All Day: thursday)

2024fri24may7:00 amfri5:45 pmOPEN SV at TechCon SoCal 20247:00 am - 5:45 pm Legacy Resorts San Diego, 875 Hotel Circle S

2024sun26may8:30 amsun12:00 pmHiking8:30 am - 12:00 pm Stanford Dish Loop Trail


2024sat01jun8:30 amsat5:30 pmIgnite: A Women's Empowerment ConferenceOPEN Silicon Valley Women's Forum 20248:30 am - 5:30 pm Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View

2024thu06junAll Dayfri07(Under Planning) OPEN SV promoting Invest in Pakistan Conference - III(All Day) New York, USA

2024fri07jun6:00 pmfri9:30 pm(Under Planning) Entrepreneurship 101 Series: Recent Trends of Start-ups and Venture Capital Investments6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

2024sun09junAll Day(Under Planning) Emerging Technologies Meetup(All Day: sunday)

2024sun09junAll Day(Under Planning) Meetup: Leadership and Personal Development(All Day: sunday)

2024sun30junAll DayManaging Careers in Uncertain Times(All Day: sunday)

I extend a warm welcome to all of you in the OPEN Silicon Valley community. OPEN, as a dynamic and expansive global network of entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals, boasts an impressive presence with 15 chapters worldwide, including our distinguished Silicon Valley Chapter.

Our mission at OPEN is creating and nurturing a vibrant platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals can forge meaningful connections, engage in enriching mentorship, and collaboratively pave the way for innovation across various sectors.

At its essence, OPEN SV thrives as a volunteer-led organization. Our team of passionate volunteers, drawn from the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem and the wider global community, exemplifies dedication and commitment. Their tireless efforts and devotion are the driving forces behind our organization's ability to reach and surpass our annual milestones. To each of our volunteers, thanks for your invaluable time and effort, which have been instrumental in cementing OPEN's success and bringing pride to our organization.

In my role as President, I am wholeheartedly committed to elevating OPEN Silicon Valley to unprecedented levels of achievement. My vision is centered on expanding the reach and impact of OPEN's mission, fostering a synergistic relationship between Pakistan and Silicon Valley that benefits all. I am dedicated to empowering our members and volunteers to emerge as thought leaders and mentors, guiding and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and professionals on their path to success and growth.

I warmly invite each one of you to embark on this transformative journey with me. Together, we can elevate OPEN SV beyond just a professional network and shape it into a vibrant community where every member feels relevant, embraced, valued, and inspired. As we look ahead, we eagerly anticipate your engagement and collaboration. Whether you choose to volunteer, connect, learn, or contribute in any capacity, remember that your involvement is the key to our collective success. Together, let's embark on this exciting journey of growth, innovation, and shared achievement.

- Amer Haider, President, OPEN Silicon Valley

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