Entrepreneurs Of Pakistan

Salim Ghauri-Founder and CEO of NetSol Technologies

Salim Ghauri

Salim Ghauri is a Pakistani entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of NetSol Technologies, a leading software development company in Pakistan. He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1965.

Ghauri started his career in the United States as a software engineer and worked for several technology companies before returning to Pakistan in the mid-1990s. In 1996, he founded NetSol Technologies, which initially provided software solutions to the leasing and finance industry in Pakistan.

Under Ghauri’s leadership, NetSol Technologies has grown into a global company with operations in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and Australia. The company provides software solutions to various industries, including finance, healthcare, and logistics.

Ghauri has received numerous awards and recognitions for his entrepreneurial achievements, including the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of Pakistan’s highest civilian honors, in recognition of his services to the software industry in Pakistan. In 2012, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the South Asian region.

Aside from his business ventures, Ghauri is also actively involved in philanthropic activities. He has established the Salim Ghauri Trust, which focuses on providing education and healthcare services to underprivileged communities in Pakistan.

Ghauri is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of Pakistan’s IT industry and has played an instrumental role in promoting the industry’s growth and development in the country. His entrepreneurial success and commitment to social causes have made him a well-respected figure in Pakistan’s business and social circles.