Ghias Khan represents Engro Corporation at the Nest I/O’s Disrupt 021 Conference

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir)  Ghias Khan, President & CEO of Engro Corporation, one of Pakistan’s biggest conglomerates, shared his practical experiences and insights on working as both an entrepreneur and a corporate professional, on Day 2 of Nest I/O’s 021 Disrupt Conference.

Ghias shared his personal journey and the challenges that he confronted with investors, mentors and influencers, and peers. He also discussed the meaningfulness related to having an entrepreneurial spirit. He said about the topic, “It is my earnest hope that the Pakistani youth, which comprises the nation’s future, develops an entrepreneurial spirit in every aspect of life. Own a business in Pakistan, but also own the roads, own the public spaces, own your behavior, own your efforts, own it all and you’ll never want to make half-baked attempts at anything, and you will take the country forward. Being an entrepreneur is about taking ownership, which means risks – but the sense of pride connected with having something you truly own is unmatchable.”

The idea behind 021 Disrupt is to introduce young entrepreneurs to issues of global relevance and broadcast to the world the talent, potential, and passion that lies within the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan.

What makes 021 Disrupt different from all other conferences is the fact that it provides all its attendees an opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the entrepreneurship culture, engage in conversations of global relevance, and address challenges emerging worldwide.

President P@SHA and Founder of The Nest I/O, Jehan Ara, commented “We did not expect 021Disrupt to be as successful as it turned out to be. The best thing that came out of 021Disrupt this year was that it forced the global entrepreneurial community to recognize and embrace the talent that lies within Pakistan. The conference did not only promote the startup ecosystem of Pakistan but also pulled in VC’s from around the world and got them interested in Pakistani startups.”.

Ghias Khan, with his entrepreneurial outlook and strong business acumen, believes that performance is directly linked to culture at the workplace. He encourages an entrepreneurial mindset across all Engro companies and empowerment that is required to innovate and contribute towards the larger goal of a better Pakistan.