Textile Circular Economy
Federal Minister of Climate Change / Special Assistant to Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Climate Change
Mr. Aslam is honorarily serving as the elected
Global Vice President of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). He has previously chaired the flagship “Green Growth initiative” for the KPK in Pakistan – which included the mass a forestation “Billion Tree Tsunami” project.
High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Holds Master’s degree in Economics as well as Master’s degree in International Relations and International Economics from John Hopkins University, USA. Joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1986. Held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Missions abroad.
Received the Order of Independence Award from the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
He is married and has three children. His wife Ms. Leena Salim Moazzam was also a career diplomat
Deputy High Commissioner of Great Britain & Trade Director for Pakistan based in Karachi.
He is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the 1980s. He has had postings to Malaysia, Russia, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Greece. More recently he has been Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai and Deputy Ambassador in Kabul. He has also spent a period on sabbatical from the foreign service gaining experience in the private sector.
Several of Mike’s roles have focused on international security, regional politics and supporting bilateral trade & investment priorities.
TEVTA is leading on skills training in Punjab. Their mission is to enhance global competitiveness in Punjab, through a quality and productive workforce by developing demand-driven, standardized, dynamic, and integrated technical education and vocational training service.
Dr Tanveer Hussain is a professor in the Department of Textile Engineering and Vice-Chancellor of National Textile University, Faisalabad Pakistan. He is working as a mentor in this workshop. His fields of expertise are “Functional Textiles; Textile Expert Systems; Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour; application of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic in Textiles”. Prof. Hussain brings relevant stakeholders in the Textile sector ranging from Textile Businesses and local government representatives. Prof. Hussain will lead the Source and produce with renewables such as Materials and Energy theme.
Chief Execution Officer
Mujeebullah is the CEO of iTextiles®️ and with a passion to create value in textiles globally through performance and sustainability, he has been leading it since 2006. Prior to this, he has over 20 years of management and leadership experience and has worked in leading multinationals like DuPont®️ and Invista™️.
He is a board member of National Textiles University and NED Textiles department. He is also a keen contributor to society through various causes like Patient Behbood Society, Deaf Reach and the likes.
Owing to his firm belief in innovation and entrepreneurship, has been superbly managing and expanding his horizons in not only the trading business but also several other businesses as well, such as Alpha Green, ITT Global and AG Trading.
Mr. Ashfaq is Executive Director at Klash Clothing. He is working competitively in the retail sector to further grow client-tel base. He is keen to further enhance and develop the family run business in the sustainable textile manufacturing field. He is enthusiastic about new products and always looking for new challenges.
Jawwad Darr is chairman of UPSIGN
He is professor of Materials Chemistry at UCL. He is also the vice-dean for Enterprise for the MAPS faculty. His research group (CMTG – Clean Materials Technology Group), focuses on developing new materials for energy and related applications. Currently, this includes developing battery materials. >170 publications, h index 37.
Dr. Zaffar is an Associate Professor at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS. He is part of LUMS Energy Optimization Committee and is working on establishing a research base at SSE in the area of Power Electronics, Smart Grids and Renewable Energy. His current areas of interest include dc/dc converters for Solar PV applications, dc/ac inverters for grid-tie distributed energy sources and VFDs for industrial, off-grid and automotive applications. He has also worked with PEPCo and various Distribution Companies in Pakistan to propose solutions for Power Distribution management and smart solutions for load management.
Vice president sales at Interloop, Pakistan
Ms Zaidi has accomplished senior marketing experience in Textile sector. Her skills encompassing strategic planning, qualitative & quantitative research, interactive marketing & creative development. She has lead media planning & buying and visual merchandising.
She has greater depth of knowledge of Pakistan Textile sector and the challenges faced by climate change.
University of Cambridge
Dr Barford is Prince of Wales Fellow in Pathways to a Circular Economy, supported by Unilever.
She is a social and economic Geographer. She is currently researching how work and livelihoods intersect with environmental problems and solutions. Her main focus is on informal work in circular systems in lower- and middle-income countries. She also studies how the crises of climate change and COVID-19 intersect with young people’s livelihoods in Uganda, Nepal and Indonesia.
She is leading on a youth employment project in collaboration with colleagues from Cambridge and from the International NGO Restless Development. This is supported by funding from the ESRC and University of Cambridge.
Dr Luiza Campos is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at University College London, UK. She is also acting as a mentor in this workshop. Dr Campos’s research interest lies within water and sanitation treatment technologies with a particular interest in designing, testing, implementing technologies and tools to reduce environmental pollution and enhance human health and wellbeing. She has extensive experience in international collaboration and interdisciplinary projects. Dr Campos will be sharing her previous experiences from Researcher Links/Newton Fund Workshops on Water, Sanitation and Energy Nexus, and an Institutional Links/Newton Fund research project on Water-WasteEnergy-Food nexus between Brazil and UK. Dr. Campos will lead Women empowerment in TEXONOMY.
John Crawford is Professor in Strategy and Technology Management and a theoretical biologist with a research focus on systems approaches. He has active programmes of research on the integrated behaviour of the soil-plant-microbe system, food system optimisation; and in the application of AI in systems biology including tissue- and organ-level modelling of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Professor Crawford was previously Science Director at Rothamsted Research in the UK and Complex Systems programme lead in the executive team for the University of Sydney’s $0.5B Charles Perkins Centre, linking sustainable agriculture, food, diet and health. He was the Academic Champion for the UKRI’s successful bid to the UK Government for the £90M Industry Strategy Challenge “Transforming Food Production” programme and remains on the Steering Board. He is also current Chair of BBSRC’s Committee B.
Dr. Mohsin is a Chairman in the Department of Textile Engineering at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Faisalabad Campus, Pakistan. He is a Charted Colourist from Society of Dyers and Colourist (SDC), UK. He has established the department of textile engineering at UET Lahore, FSD Campus. He is also the leader of “Textile Sustainability Research Group”. His research areas are textile recycling, conversion of waste into value added textile, developing water and energy efficient textile machines and process development, chemical free textile wastewater treatment, sustainable textile processing, dyeing with natural dyes, bio cross-linkers, eco-friendly oil and water repellents, nontoxic fire retardants and bio antiviral finishes. He has developed and licensed textile recycling and textile biotechnologies to the textile industry. He is currently working on a number of sustainable projects with the textile industry. He would help TEXONOMY in connectivity, identifying and developing textile sustainable and recycling-based solutions
Professor Satheesh Krishnamurthy is also a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM) and Chair of Energy Technology, at the School of Engineering and Innovation, STEM at The Open University. His research is focused on commercializing low cost commercial viable nanomaterials, devices for energy harvesting and storage.
Prof. Krishnamurthy is one of the leading scientists on Smart innovative system for recycling wastewater and creating closed loops in textile manufacturing industrial processes, 8.2M Euro Eu horizon2020 program.
Innovation lead Rothamsted & Deputy chair UPSIGN
Khalid is Innovation Lead Rothamsted Research which is the oldest Agri research institute in the world. He is leading Environment Futures Impact Lab-multi partners including the University of Exeter, Met Office, University of Plymouth.
He is involved in developing new solutions to food security, sustainability, use of digital agriculture including IoT and data visualization to address the climate change emergency. He is leading on Net Zero Emissions Challenge. Khalid has a Ph.D. from Gottingen University.