Our team


Shuja Malik
Shuja Malik started volunteering with KEI in 2011 to pursue his belief in working towards a better society. He believes education is an important tool through which multi-
Suhail Rashid
Suhail Rashid grew up in Kashmir where he received his undergraduate degree at REC Srinagar, and currently lives in California where he graduated from the Berkeley Haas
Umar Sheikh
Umar Sheikh was raised in Kashmir, and studied Civil Engineering at the University of Pune. Although an engineering professional, Umar pours his passion for the arts and
Sheba Hafiz
Sheba Hafiz is an environmental engineer, currently working as a Senior Project Manager and Market Sector Leader at AECOM in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent
Yunis Fazili
Yunis Fazili is the co-founder and a Managing Partner at Terra Firma Logistics, a provider of transportation logistics and advisory services in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Riyaz Bashir
Riyaz Bashir is Professor of Medicine and Director of Vascular and Endovascular interventions at Temple university school of medicine in Philadelphia. He is an interventional

KEI Kashmir

Zubair Mir
Mir Zubair Rashid is a Social Activist and Patron of CAUSE NGO, working on Drug Abuse in Kashmir. He is currently working as a Counselor at Kashmir University. He has done
Prof. M A Sofi
M A Sofi is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at Kashmir University and is  also working as Adjunct Faculty at Central University of  Kashmir,
Shaida Andrabi
Shaida Andrabi is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Kashmir. Prior to that he was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Dana Farber Cancer
Aijaz Ahmad Mir
Aijaz Ahmad Mir graduated in Electronics and communications from REC, Srinagar in 1983 and M tech from IIT Delhi in 1987. He has worked at PME Project, Medina al Munawarra
Meraj u Din Pandit
Meraj u Din Pandit has done his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Srinagar. He is presently a Superintending Engineer in Industries and Commerce department of
Tajamul H Qadri
Tajamul H Qadri is a freelance writer who contributes to English dailies in the J&K, besides some internationally read blogs. He received his MBA from Andhra University,

Field Coordinators

Areeba Fatima
Areeba Fatima is a B.Tech graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from University Of Kashmir in 2015 and currently is working as a Program Officer at KEI Kashmir. She
Yasir Khanyari
Yasir Khanyari is a B.com Graduate from Kashmir University. He has worked as sales manager in Met Life J&K Bank and as an agency manager in Bajaj Allianz for three years
Gulzar Wani
Gulzar Wani has completed his post graduation in International Peace and Conflict Studies, and a postgraduate in Rural development . He has over 10 years experience

Interns & Volunteers

Ibtisaam Amin
Ibtisaam Amin is a high school senior who is passionate about the role education plays in shaping and uplifting our communities. Some of her other areas of interest are legal
Faisal Farooq
Faisal Farooq is currently the Principal Scientist in the Watson Health group of IBM Watson, where he works on AI based next generation healthcare technology improve patient
Amin Bhat
Amin Bhat is a senior business and information technology executive with international business experience and background in Information Technology, Sales and Marketing, HR
Rashid Bhat
Dr. Rashid Bhat was born in the valley of Kashmir, now lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, and works as an Internist at the Reliant Medical Group. Dr. Bhat has a Ph. D from AMU
Tahir Qazi
Tahir Qazi is the Chief Executive Officer of US based iQuasar LLC and India based Musky Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. These for-profit companies have a strong focus on
Sabra Bhat
Sabra Bhat is a young Kashmiri-American working in the international development sector. She graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in Anthropology and
Iram Nadroo
Iram Nadroo has a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard with a focus in Islamic Studies. She also has a BA in Religion and Classics, and a BS in Evolutionary Biology
Tabir Akhter
Tabir Akhter is currently pursuing a Master of Arts at New York University in Intellectual Property with a concentration in materiality and creative economies. She holds a BA
Arshed Mir
Arshed Mir works with iQuasar in its Professional Services division. He has a bachelors in science from University of Kashmir and a diploma in Arabic language and literature
Ashley Duff
Ashley is currently pursuing her BA in Documentry Film and Sociology of Poverty at Ohio University. She joined KEI as a mentorship leader for the scholarship candidates and
Elayne McCabe
Elayne McCabe is an ethnographic filmmaker from Salem, Massachusetts. Since 2008 she has spent twenty months living in Srinagar, Kashmir researching and filming her first
Javeed Ahmad Banday
Javeed Ahmad Banday a school lecturer by profession is posted at DIET Beerwah. He has completed M.Sc botany with M.ED and is also the recipient of best teacher national
Arshad Hussain Bhat
Dr. Arshad Hussain Bhat is Assistant Professor Botany in Government Degree College Shopian . He  is taking care of verification and outreach in KEI's Scholarship program
Pervez Maqbool Lone
Dr. Pervez  Maqbool Lone  a lecturer by profession is volunteering with KEI as a Volunteer District Coordinator for Baramulla. He lives at Merangund nowpora in
Parvaze Ahmad Mir
Parvaze Ahmad Mir is volunteering with KEI as a Volunteer District Coordinator for Kulgam. He is a teacher at Higher Secondary school  Yaripora. He has completed MSc in
Hanief Ahmad Bhat
Hanief Ahmad Bhat is volunteering with KEI in Pattan tehsil  of Baramulla, He has completed his BA, Bed. He was part of a youth group formed by Indo-Global Social
Mustaq Ahmad Dar
Mustaq Ahmad Dar is teaching at secondary level as master grade teacher. He has completed M.Sc., M.Phil, B.Ed with DOEACC 'A' Level . He has completed his
Mohammad Amin Bhat
Mohammad Amin Bhat teaches  in high secondary school boys at pampore  . He has completed his M.Sc and BEd. He is working as a Volunteer 
Hayat Manan
Hayat Manan is pursuing his MA in Mass Communication and Journalism form MERC Kashmir University . He has been volunteering with number of Non Governmental agencies like Indo

Team K.E.I.

We are fortunate to have benefited from the skills and energy of a great team of volunteers, coordinators, and interns.

As captured in our culture statement, we all commit to
1. Walk the talk
2. Listen patiently, challenge aggressively, and commit passionately
3. Question the status quo
4. Seize the initiative
5. Take complete ownership of what we are responsible for

Click here to read about the vision that motivates us.