Waqar is Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Nestlé Pakistan & Afghanistan. He is responsible for leading institutional networking and multi-stakeholders engagement for public policy and business advocacy with the government, multilaterals, media and non-profits by building alliances for winning partnerships. He is also leading sustainability (Creating Shared Value) agenda to deliver UNSDGs by engaging communities and partners in the value chain.
Prior joining Nestlé, he worked as a Private Sector Specialist at the World Bank and was a Summer Scholar at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Waqar has also worked as CEO-TheNetwork for Consumer Protection, Executive Director-SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex business organization of SAARC and was on consulting assignments with International Chamber of Commerce, Euro Chambers and Commonwealth Business Council.
He has a proven leadership and years of professional experience in areas of strategic management & crisis communication, public policy advocacy, action-oriented research and managing public affairs with focus on multi-stakeholders’ engagement, building alliance and partnerships for reputational management. Waqar is a Columbia University, New York graduate in MPA–Economic Policy Management (2010), and also held prestigious Chevening Fellowship (2008) in Responsible Business, University of Nottingham, UK.