Mr. Salim Ghauri is a renowned IT Entrepreneur recognized globally today. He is the founder and CEO of NetSol Technologies He is also the author of his book “Ghauri”. His Interest in IT over years of IT expertise developed at Saudi Arabia and Australia in his previous years urged an entrepreneurial thrust for his motivation.
NetSol achieved a global recognition as a leading supplier of IT software and solutions for finance and leasing; capturing over 90% percent of the Chinese Auto Leasing market. At present, the Honorary Consul of Australia for Punjab and in addition, he has chaired the Federal Government’s ICT Task Force. Salim Ghauri is a continuous Contributor to Planning Commission’s Vision 2025.
He has served as a Former Chairman of Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA). Salim Ghauri acted as the Former President of American Business Forum and he has also served as the President of TiE Lahore which is the biggest entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations in Silicon Valley dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship globally. Salim Ghauri is passionate about working hand in hand with the people of Pakistan to give back something to this nation in the IT and Business sector.
NetSole having worked with more than 200 Finance and leasing companies in over 30 countries with more than 1600 employees have truly set a remarkable benchmark for others and made Pakistan proud throughout the world.
1955, Bahawalpur Pakistan
Degree in Petroleum engineering from Romania
1979: Started his professional career with a job in Phillip Ericson and just after 6-7 months switched to Citi Bank, Riyadh for making a career in computers
1995: Founded NetSol Technologies
1999: Became the only Pakistani company trading on NASDAQ and eventually with few years also achieved CMMI level 5 certification which is with very small number of companies in the world. NetSol also achieved certifications like l ISO 9001 and ISO 27001.
2007: Win the prestigious Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) award for “Best Financial Industry Application” and listed some prominent recognition awards including the 8th Teradata National IT Excellence Award from Senator Raza Rabbani, Leader of the House in Senate.He also lifted the valuable FPCCI’s Best IT Export Performance Award 2007-2008 from the Prime Minister.