LAHORE - The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) has elected Ibrahim Qureshi as its new president while Haroon Khawaja and Ayesha Hamid have been elected as chairman and general secretary respectively for 2015.

The new central executive committee members included Syed Nabeel Hashmi (founding chairman), Farooq Nasim, Rashid Mehr (founding president), Faisal Afredi, Imran Shaukat and Aamir Barry.

Ibrahim Qureshi is the renowned businessman and the CEO of Raffles, also heading the Pakistan Computer Association, and the Chairman for Standing Committee for Information Technology, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He remained involved in different task of government of Punjab and especially Chief Minister Punjab Office, assisting him in I.T Software Park and other technology related areas.

The newly-elected president said that the APBF is now a country-wide platform with international chapters providing forceful and effective representation of the business community.

Qureshi said that businessmen under the platform of APBF shall not only highlight issues pertaining to development of businesses but shall also participate in resolving the socio-economic issues confronting our country. “We shall provide solutions and, where required, assist in implementation of our recommendations” he said. “In addition to providing facilitation to individual businessmen, APBF shall follow a unique approach to strengthen the business community as a whole. It is these entrepreneurs who are the real builders of Pakistan’s economy, he said.”