Mrs Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri
Chairperson, Beaconhouse Group
It is hard to imagine that Beaconhouse
had its beginnings in a small nursery set up by Mrs Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri
Now one of the largest school systems in the world, with a presence in 9 countries, Beaconhouse
has spearheaded the introduction of a progressive, broad-based approach to education and the concept of global citizens, besides making a significant contribution to the transformation of private education in Pakistan.
has also played a pivotal role in women's empowerment in the country.
Sixty-two per cent of Beaconhouse employees are women, with a very high percentage in upper management.
places great emphasis on the professional development of teachers and has its own very successful teacher training programme set up in collaboration with leading UK universities.
Mrs Kasuri has served on the Boards of many government and non-government organisations.
Actively involved in a number of non-profit and charity organisations, she
received the 'Sitara-e-Eisaar' from the Government of Pakistan in 2006 for her
philanthropic and humanitarian contributions.
She is currently also Chairperson of Pakistan's first liberal arts university, the non-profit Beaconhouse National University.
In September 2012, Mrs Kasuri
received the Woman Power 100 award in London.