Aqeel Karim Dhedhi
Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi is the Chairman of the AKD Group; one of the largest business groups in Pakistan with diversified interests such as Stock Brokerage & Investment Banking; Asset Management; Oil & Gas Exploration; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Port Operations, Real Estate Development, etc.
The AKD Group
is one of the two business groups that have been awarded permission by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
to establish Real Estate Management Trust
(REIT) in Pakistan.
Mr. Dhedhi is an active social worker and philanthropist who plays a dynamic role in the social betterment of the society by donating to educational ventures, healthcare projects and for the general uplift of the underprivileged.
philanthropic support includes providing financial aid to students aspiring for higher education in Pakistan and abroad and also to many disadvantaged families.
time to many not-for-profit institutions as Trustee and Member of Board of Directors like: The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital; The Indus Hospital; World Memon Organization; the Resource Development Committee
of the Aga Khan University Hospital; etc.
Mr. Dhedhi was awarded the "Sitara-e-Esaar" by the President of Pakistan for his services during the devastating earthquake that hit the northern areas of Pakistan in October 2005.
He has also been awarded honorary PhD (Honoris Cause) degrees by Biztek Institute of Higher Education and the Indus Institute of Higher Education.