Omar Farooqui

Omar is an entrepreneur, investor, and a startup enthusiast. He is the Founder & President of Coded Minds. Wanting to disrupt the education industry from ground up not just through pedagogy but also price through his vision of merging public and private education as one so he created Coded Minds. Omar is a careered finance professional in a previous life spanning two decades. His two previous ventures were Green Sands Equity out of San Francisco and previously CapInvest (latterly CI Holdings) which was a joint initiative with the asset management arm of United Overseas Bank Singapore. He was also on the Mutual Funds Board of Saudi Fransi Capital for several years. His corporate life was split between Algebra Capital, Deutsche Bank & NCB Capital out of Saudi Arabia. An avid tennis player he invests and ventures through his investment vehicle Five Rivers Holdings.

Founder & President
Coded Minds Global


John Kao

John has been called "Mr. Creativity" and "A Serial Innovator" by The Economist. He is a thought leader, practitioner and advisor, who has played a leading role in the fields of innovation and business creativity for over 30 years. He taught at Harvard Business School for 14 years and also served as visiting faculty at the MIT Media Lab at Stanford. John's belief in the capacities of young people led him to launch EdgeMakers, a learning experience focused on innovative thinking.

Senior Advisor, Coded Minds Global
Founder - EdgeMakers by Coded Minds


Amna Khaishgi

Amna has spent over two decades in media and communications and left her mark in the various avatars - as a reporter, news producer, and filmmaker. As a journalist, she has written some path-breaking stories and exclusive interviews. As a filmmaker, she made a hat-trick of appearances at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival along with other leading international film festivals. She is also running an international theatre group in the UAE. Amna's leap of faith has led to another exciting journey with Coded Minds.

President and CEO
South Asia


Momina Sheikh

Momina has graduated from The University of Manchester with a BA (Hons). Before joining the Coded Minds Team, she was part of the Investment Banking sector for two years. A strong believer in serving communities Momina is a go-getter, "no matter how near or distant the destination maybe…"

Business Analyst &
Student Relations Liaison


Fabeha Nasir

Fabeha is an enthusiastic graphic designer and social media executive who believes in following her dreams. Masquerading as just another ordinary girl, she often takes ideas to another level. She loves exploring and can solve advertising problems with her creativity.

Media Manager


Mahnoor Kazi

Mahnoor is a digital media designer with a grasp on creating art content for the digital world audience. She understands the importance of deadlines and knows the lifecycle of creating outstanding content "starting from strategy till content approvals from the brands."

Media Manager


Taha Yasin

Taha Yasin has been working in the education sector for over four years. He has several years of experience in marketing, event management, and fundraising. Forever a student of Business Management, Taha wants to democratize education in the country. "Together we can make a difference," is his motto.

Project Manager


Rohma Anwer

Rohma is an educator with a passion. As a Computer Science graduate and a creative addict, she believes in passion and curiosity as the two traits most reflecting her as an individual. From high school, she was determined to teach and make a difference in people's lives through education.

Academic Coordinator &
Staff Teacher


Alizay Malik

Alizay is a passionate graphic designer and junior social media executive. She has a playful illustration style and her work reflects her dedication and creativity.

Assistant Manager - Media

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