He aims to catalyze the next wave of tech-entrepreneurship in Pakistan, focusing on startups working on financial inclusion and solving large scale problems using technology. The group comprises more than 30 companies in its portfolio across e-commerce, fin-tech, edu-tech, insur-tech, health-tech, mobile television, retail, and renewable energy.
Before Planet N Venture, he had an illustrious banking career of 3 decades, working at management positions in major financial centers of the world including country head Citibank and founder/CEO of Tameer Bank. Furthermore, he sold Tameer Bank to Telenor which rebranded it to Easy Paisa which today has a customer base of tens of millions.
Additionally, Mr. Hussain has served on the advisory board of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Institute of Capital Markets (ICM). He is the chairperson of the Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN), mentor & advisor to Hult Prize Pakistan & TECH Pakistan, board member of PlanX, Trustee at Indus Foundation & Jinnah Institute, member of State Bank’s & SECP consultative groups. He is also leading the effort to implement Universal Standards of Social Performance Management (USSPM) across all PMN member banks and institutes.
He has been invited as speaker to various platforms including Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Johns Hopkins University. He was awarded the Global Leader Award in 2011 by C5 in Geneva.