Mentorship Coaching Session With Adnan Ahmed

OPEN DC Mentorship Coaching Session on Saturday April 18, 2015

Breakfast with Adnan Ahmed, OPEN DC CM and Founder and President of CNSI Inc.

Saturday - April 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location will be announced to the registered particpants

Cost: $ 15.00 Member/$ 25.00 Non Member
Limited to 15 seats


Fireside Chat with Mr. Qaisar Shareef

How to build a multinational business in an emerging market - from start up to $200 million in revenues

Saturday - April 11, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182

Cost: $ 5.00 Member/$ 10.00 Non Member
Click here to register


Qaisar is an accomplished senior executive with extensive General Management,
Marketing, and Brand Management experience at a Fortune 25 company in the
consumer goods industry. He set exemplary record in leading business roles in
US and international markets and accomplished at creating and articulating a
vision and energizing employees at all levels to achieve goals. Able to build top
notch teams, establish relationships and communicate effectively across all levels.
He is recognized for starting up and turning around stagnant businesses in tough 
markets.He will be sharing his experiences and learning from the very challenging
but successful, 10 years with P&G Pakistan. The company approached him to take
on the challenge of starting up the Pakistan business from scratch. In November
1990 Qaisar moved from Cincinnati to Karachi and embarked on what was going
to be a professional journey of a life time.

P&G Pakistan launched its first products in August 1991. Qaisar twice served as
country manager of the operation for a total of 10 years. When he left the
assignment in January 2011, the business was on track to deliver $200 million
in sales and P&G had just opened its second manufacturing plant near Karachi,
an investment of over $45 million.

Key Challenges

How to build a distribution infrastructure in a highly fractured retail market of
500,000 small stores ?

How to recruit and train an organization from local schools - no experienced
managers are hired in P&G?

How to develop marketing support industry in Pakistan that is critical to any
consumer goods business?

How to make sure all operations are conducted in strict compliance with
company's long standing principles of integrity and transparency, and in
full accordance with US law (FCPA)?

How to turn the P&G investment into a profitable venture?




Message from the President, Mr. Javed Qamer

 This will be a very busy year for us.   We will have an average of two events per month.  These events range from jobnetworking to get together of young professionals, executive briefingsand a rip roaring picnic.