The Exceptional Powersoft19 Team

The confidence and trust that Powersoft19’s clients put in our company is an outcome of untiring efforts of our team members. The vision of Powersoft19’s leadership is to make team members own the company as their own. We believe that the true passion of work comes from within rather than by tempting a person with only monetary gains. The self-respect and satisfaction we feel in accomplishing a worthwhile task fuels our passion for the work.
Conflicts are inevitable in a team, but we turn conflicts into contests of differing points of views through which only the best ideas survive. This mind-set to risk the individual glory for team performance is what makes this organization a family.

Following are the brief descriptions of our core team members with this visionary approach:

Ahmad Hassan Zaidi

In his 20+ years of experience in the global software development industry, Ahmad Hassan has successfully delivered many large-scale projects as a producer and consultant for clients such as Citigroup, GMAC, Boston University, Zurich Scudder, and Primerica to name a few. Ahmad’s professional goal is to deliver complete solutions to clients starting from initial concepts of the project through software requirements, high level system design, and all the way to deployment and client acceptance/signoffs. His most recent interests involve creating adaptable GUIs for cloud-based enterprise collaborative apps that meet the changing business requirements and provide high impact web experience through scalable rich media Interfaces.

Ali Khan Sherwani

Ali for the last 13 years has been a key member of Powersoft19 team. He has done Master’s in Computer Science and is a PIQC certified ISO internal auditor. His eye for detail and excellence in managing everything from the big picture to specific project facts has made him a strong leader for the Quality Assurance Department at Powersoft19. Ali has been brilliantly leading his department to assist our clients through quality induction and dynamic scheduling of resources to achieve outstanding deliveries. His administrative attributes have empowered him to coach QA team leads, engineers and testers in multiple technology areas. Using his analytical approach towards large-scale projects, his teams skillfully addressed software quality issues for our clients around the world. He has global experience of delivering safety critical solutions that ensure European and North American regulatory standards compliance in various industries. He specializes in managing offshore enterprise project management, QC, and configuration management.

Asif Rehmat

Asif brings more than 12 years of experience in multiple disciplines of engineering, project management and product development to the company. Asif’s knowledge of managing offshore engineering projects has been an asset to Powersoft19. His expertise lies in bridging the technical, communication and cultural gaps in the global and offshore teams. He has been involved in the success of various safety critical projects from inception to delivery. He has managed firmware, hardware and desktop application projects at Powersoft19.
Asif had been a faculty member of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.
He has been involved in the development of solder-paste inspection systems, 3D algorithms for contact-less height measurement, image processing algorithm development, embedded solutions, optics, and desktop applications.

Asim Rehmat

Dr. Asim Rehmat has industry experience of more than 13 years with strong business and technical acumen. He holds a Ph.D. and MS with specialization in Automation and Artificial Intelligence respectively.
He has diverse experience in multiple disciplines including Electrical, Mechanical, Power and Embedded Systems along with Enterprise Applications and Web Technologies. He has also developed a state-of-the-art Automated Testing Framework that is being used for last 10 years to develop End-to-End Automated Test and Inspection Systems in various Safety-Critical applications in Mining, Rail, Material Handling, Smart Grid and Oil & Gas sectors.
Asim is also a faculty member and a respected Project Advisor at University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. His passion and creativity in his field has helped him to develop innovative methodologies. His teaching expertise includes Embedded Systems, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Control Systems, Industrial Automation and CNC machines. He has the distinction of winning numerous awards for his projects, including a special award for developing the first Humanoid Robot in Pakistan.

Ateeque Ahmad

Ateeque is a science graduate and comes with more than 15 years of diverse IT experience. His areas of expertise are project management, M2M, web application development, computer networks and communication. He managed projects for many local and US-based companies. More recently, he has been involved with providing scalable and reliable M2M solutions to the US-based clients. He has many premium Microsoft certifications.

Faaiz Rahim Khan

Faaiz is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and did his MBA from University of California at Berkeley.
Faaiz has over 20 years of experience in Textiles, Agriculture and Construction.
He is a founding director of Powersoft19. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Data Agro Limited, a leader in the hybrid corn development and Delinking of cotton seed. He also heads Kescon Engineering, developing real estate projects. Faaiz is an avid polo enthusiast.

Faisal Masood

Faisal, an Electrical Engineer brings more than 11 years of System Design & Development experience to the company. He has been involved in the successful delivery of multiple projects. He is a domain expert of requirements analysis and interpretation, layout of firmware design, requirements traceability, MISRA C compliance, firmware complexity analysis, and test coverage analysis. His successful projects include Remote Control Locomotive (RCL) Feature Additions, Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics for RCL Systems, Train Dynamics Simulations, Yard Automation and New Product Development for North American Railroad Market. Faisal has worked on Machine Vision Systems, Motion Control Systems, Multi-channel Data Acquisition Systems, Asset Tracking and Management Systems, Reconfigurable Computing and Hardware Logic Design.

Hasan Akbar

Over the last two decades, Hasan has built a reputation for commitment to the pursuit of revolutionary ideas to change the way the offshore IT industry operates. Whether as a strategist, investor or in his role as an engineer, Hasan has applied his talent and passion for identifying and capitalizing on new frontiers, whether it is in communications, digital media, or his personal passion in nurturing the young talented engineers into world class professionals with “Human Touch”. He was one of the pioneers of offshore IT projects during the 1990’s – the era of “Y2K Phobia” and the birth of “Dotcoms”. “After all, it is all about People” © is the philosophy that Hasan really believes in and has made the driving force behind this organization. Hasan holds BS and MS degree in Computer Science from New York University.

Dr. Kaleem Ahmad

Dr. Kaleem Ahmad comes with 15+ years of experience in industrial automation and cellular communication systems. Currently, he is based in Munich, where he is a renowned expert in system integration of communication technologies. Dr. Kaleem is a valued Powersoft19 family member who provides technology consultancy for enabling our complex projects in the fields of automation and standard-compliant industrial solutions development. Dr. Kaleem has earned his doctoral degree in wireless communications from the University of Duisburg Essen, Germany and has authored several publications in international journals and conferences. He has worked on several standard technologies for industrial automation systems, some of which are: IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11 based WLAN, IEEE 802.15.1 based Bluetooth and WISA (Wireless Interface for Sensors and Actuators), IEEE 802.15.4 based ZigBee and WirelessHART, IEEE 802.16 based WiMAX, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSAN), SPI, UART, I2C, ISA100.11a and CAN. He has also worked on many non-standard proprietary wireless technologies for industrial systems. In cellular industry he has been involved in both UE as well as base station side on several 3gpp based technologies such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA/HSPA+, and LTE.

Marianne Tanguy

Marianne is a graduate of HEC School of Management in Paris and University of California at Berkeley as well as ESADE in Barcelona within HEC International Management Program. Marianne is based in Paris and she is leading Powersoft19’s software technology business development and marketing ventures in Europe. She has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Sector (retail banking and insurance) in global organizations like Citi, HSBC, Alico/AIG, Aviva and Zurich Group Insurance as well as a management consultant with Bossard Consultants / Gemini Consulting. She is an expert in Wealth Management, retail distribution networks management, sales effectiveness, bank distribution, restructuring and international business development as well as in identifying and outsourcing software technology needs. She enjoys skiing, jogging and travelling.

Mohsin Naseer

Mohsin has over 15 years of experience in IT Industry with a proven track record of delivering multiple successful projects. He holds Master’s degree in Electronics and Business Administration. He has worked for multinationals like Philips Semiconductors USA and LAN-WAN Technologies, Australia. He has been involved in creating DO178 B Level A processes for delivering safety critical embedded systems, managing offshore software development teams according to those processes while ensuring that all necessary documentation for regulatory authorities are properly created and communicated. His areas of expertise are Managing Offshore Software Development Teams, Safety Critical System Development Processes, IP Study, and Managing People Expectations. While at Powersof19 he has delivered multiple projects such as Remote-Control Locomotive Systems Development for North American Railroads, Train Dynamics Simulator and Trainers, Intellectual Property Study for Train Control Systems, Patent Writing, and Remote Monitoring.
His areas of interest are Intellectual Property Studies, Patents, Commercial Licensing of Software Products, Cloud Computing and Marketing on Web. He is an ardent literature fan and loves to spend his free time reading books. He is a proud father of three, conflict resolution among his kids takes his ample free time and requires all his management expertise.

Muhammad Abubukr

Abubukr has completed his BS from Punjab University, and MS from Hamdard University, Pakistan. He has more than twelve years of experience in the Information Technology business and has held various high-level positions in software engineering. He has successfully delivered several enterprise-level projects as a consultant to clients in US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Abubukr is an IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer, Object Oriented Analyst & Designer (Sun Microsystems/Oracle certified), and a Certified Java Programmer (Brainbench). He has proven ability at management and technical level with experience of providing input into both technical and business strategies. He has experience in multiple industries and business domains. His specialties include development of Team Leads, Process Improvement/Change Management, People Management and Team Motivation, and delivering mission-critical business software solutions using cutting edge tools/technologies like Java, J2EE, SOA, Spring, Hibernate, C-Sharp, Web Services, Oracle, Linux etc.

Muhammad Ahmad

Mr. Ahmad has over ten years of extensive experience of working in an offshore model. He has worked in Pakistan, Singapore, Germany and USA on various mission critical projects. Before joining Powersoft19, he worked for a German based company “Evygo GmbH”, a mobile commerce solution provider. At Evygo, he was responsible for the design of a framework for “Evygo Extra” and “Evygo Intra” (Products of Evygo). He worked for a Singapore based company “Abacus International” a leader in providing traveling solutions where he played an important role in designing and development of Kris Flyer (a frequent Flier System) for Singapore airlines and loyalty system for Dragon Airlines. In Pakistan, he worked for Sphinx Software where he designed and developed the Web Dimensions product for US healthcare industry for First Report of Injury of Workers. It supports different requirements for all 50 US states. His areas of expertise are software project management and component-based designing. He possesses a unique blend of drive and objectivity and is on his way to make Powersoft19 the most productive and prominent software house in Pakistan. He played the role of project manager on several projects. Mr. Ahmad holds BS in Computer Sciences from FAST Institute of Computer Science and a Masters’s degree in business administration from IBA, Pakistan.

Sajid Anjum

Sajid started his career 15 years ago. Till today he has successfully delivered multiple software solutions for enterprise applications and embedded systems. The key to Sajid’s success is his strong leadership skills, excellent ability to motivate and develop individuals, his forward-thinking attitude, strong communication skills and extensive experience in safety-critical systems. His areas of experience include software development, product integration and project management for distributed energy management systems and wireless remote-control systems. His specialties include development of Team Leads, Process Improvement/Change Management, People Management and Team Motivation, and delivering mission-critical business software solutions using cutting edge tools/technologies like Java, J2EE, SOA, Spring, Hibernate, C-Sharp, Web Services, Oracle, Linux etc.

Shaukat Mahmood

Shaukat Mahmood is an IT professional with over 35 years of diversified experience. He has more than 17 years of experience in Oracle E-Business. He is Certified by Oracle Corporation on Release 12. He is also an Oracle Financial Subject-Mater-Expert and ERP Software Selection, expert for implementation and upgrade. He holds a BS in Mathematics & Computer Science and MS in Information Systems from University of Illinois, USA. He has worked for clients in the Financial Institutions, Electronic Manufacturing, Steel Making, and Oil and Gas industries in the USA, Mexico, Qatar, and UAE. His professional experience includes managing the Corporate Application and Support team responsible for 24/7 operation of organizations supported by Oracle ERP: Financials, HRMS, Cost Management, iProcurement, eAM, iStore, iSupplier, Inventory, and Manufacturing powered by multiple servers and protected by state-of-the-art security. His experience spans over all aspects of software development, implementation, IT management, and administration. He has participated and managed about 11 end-to-end implementations, upgrades, and migration from mainframe legacy systems.
Shaukat Mahmood is leading Powersoft19’s ERP division and marketing ventures in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. He is a business-savvy IT professional with strong leadership and hands on technical expertise. His financial, resource management, presentation, negotiation, and technical process re-engineering expertise are an asset for Powersoft19.

Sofia Safi

Sofia is one of the founding members and senior executives at Powersoft19. She leads our business relationship building efforts throughout the USA. Her entrepreneurial spirit and social networking expertise enable us in forging valuable business alliances for Powersoft19. Her influence in the market has been vital in establishing many strategic partnerships for the company in the region. She has a keen eye for spotting business opportunities and an intuitive skill of realizing those opportunities as a win-win proposition for all stakeholders. She started her career with IBM Atlanta and since then has gathered numerous accomplishments as an executive and entrepreneur. Her globally diversified profile includes experience as a business founder in sectors such as Information Technology, Biotechnology, Real Estate Investment, and Natural Products. In 1994, she founded CMA Consulting, a multimillion-dollar IT consulting company. The company’s vision is to connect corporations with skilled resources around the globe. CMA Consulting’s clients include IBM, Coca Cola, Suntrust, Equifax, Ga Pacific, NY Railroad, and many medium and small companies. Her other notable business ventures include:

  • Buckhead Realty Investment Group, a commercial and investment real estate company
  • Dr. Hanz natural supplement, a unique superior quality natural product that is currently marketed in USA and Africa
  • Rob and Hood, a collaboration platform partnering non-profit with for profit resources

Dr. Shaiq A. Haq

Dr. Shaiq did his PhD from University of Nottingham, UK, MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA and BS Engineering from Pakistan. He has more than 31 years of experience in Management, Research, Development and Teaching in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Computer Science. He has more than 33 publications. Dr. Shaiq has worked as a Dean Faculty of Engineering, Wah Engineering College, The University of Wah. He was Chairman Mechatronics Engineering Department, Air University, Islamabad. He was Chairman, Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. Dr. Shaiq was the Dean of Hamdard University, Faisalabad- Campus. He was a member of the Chancellor’s Consultative Committee and Head of the sub-committee on Universities’ Database Computerization. He was a convener level expert of the Pakistan Engineering Council for the accreditation of Mechanical, Electronic & Mechatronics Engineering programs.
He is Ex-Member P&D Board, Planning and Development Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan. He is a Permanent Judge and ex-secretary of All Pakistan Software Competition & Exhibition. He held the prestigious positions, like the Deputy Chief Engineer (Grade-20) in KRL, Kahuta, Pakistan.

Tariq Hussain

Tariq has a MS degree in Advanced Information Technology from Southbank University, London, UK. He has over 20 years of IT industry experience helping customers transform their IT and business processes. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in managing large scale IT programs and leading delivery teams using industry standard methodologies, processes and tools. Furthermore, he has managed Global Resources and coordinated delivery efforts across multiple organizations using Global Solution Delivery Framework along with handling finances of large projects. Tariq has led the development and deployment teams to deliver solutions for a broad range of industries, including electronics, energy, healthcare, construction, engineering, fashion, and finance.
On the personal side, he has excellent communication and leadership skills with a reputation of delivering innovative and superior results by envisioning solutions with real business benefits. He has demonstrated ability to communicate enthusiasm and rationale to all levels of audience across the enterprise.

Vince Mazzurco

Vince has a BS in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University, USA and Computer Programming and Analysis Diploma, from Seneca College, Canada. He has over 25 years of experience in all areas of application development combined with a broad understanding of development methods, tools, CRM (Customer Relation Management) products and technology. He has knowledge in the following industries/clients: direct marketing, insurance, payroll, government industries, manufacturing, distribution, hardware volume products, inventory, telephony support, call centers, inquiry systems, Order Entry, Data Warehousing, Used Car Parts, Healthcare and back office item processing (check image capture). He provided and set technical direction for application development solutions, standards, process and tools. Vince possesses expertise in database managers (i.e. DB2 and IMS), transaction managers (i.e. CICS, IMS and TSO), Call Center Solutions for ROLM and LUCENT switches, and data modeling (Logical and Physical). He provided IT Consulting and delivered project plans for Y2K projects. He assisted in structuring the planning and architecture group of newly formed companies. He integrated and planned Call Center projects that addressed Telecommunications and Computer Telephony Integration. He also implemented and Customized Customer Management tools to increase productivity and efficiencies.
Vince has received numerous marketing excellence, special contribution, team contribution and client responsiveness awards.

Zeeshan Khan

Zeeshan is an experienced Project Manager with over 11 years of experience in managing software projects of various enormities. He has worked with leading manufacturing companies and top business organizations of USA, UK and Italy. Before joining Powersoft19, he worked at TEK’RIDGE as a Senior Software Engineer/Technical Team Lead in developing software for industrial automation and E-Commerce domain. He successfully delivered EN 50128 compliant safety critical solution for European railroad, “Real-time Quotation System” for Hilmangrant Motors Company, UK, and solutions like automated Production/Supply Chain System for Mehzu Textiles, Italy. His expertise includes Object Oriented Analysis and Component based Design, CSharp, Java, Java Beans, COM, DCOM, C/C++, XML, IIS, MTS and Rational Suite of Products.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Hamdard University.