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Learn more about the Pakistan Agile Scrum Exchange and the founder, Zeshan

Welcome to PASE

PASE was established with one clear aim – to build a strong, productive, and supportive community of Agilists in Pakistan. Working with Agilists throughout the region, we arrange and deliver events, seminars, meet ups, and conferences, and also offer a range of training solutions and certifications that will allow countless organisations to embrace the benefits of Agile

The term ‘PASE’ has its origins in Bullfighting, referring to a manoeuver by a bullfighter using the capa or muleta to capture the attention of the bull and guide the course of its attack. This is somewhat reflective of the nature of the Pakistan Agile Scrum Exchange as we seek to use our knowledge and understanding of Agile and Scrum to capture the attention of organisations across Pakistan and help them use it to guide the course of its business activities.

So, whether you’re currently applying an Agile methodology or you’d like to find out more about how this approach can benefit your business, please get in touch or come along to one of our events, seminars, meet ups, or conferences in Pakistan.

Meet The Founder

PASE was founded by Zeshan Ilyas, a skilled, experienced, and passionate Agilist who has earned a strong reputation within the Agile community by actively participating in the global Agile gatherings and meetups. Zeshan firmly believes that making the decision to adopt Agile changed his life – challenging his approach to interaction and re-evaluating his approach to facilitating meetings.


Zeshan IlyasFounder

With over 17 years’ experience in Agile and Digital transformation projects, Zeshan specializes in Scrum, Kanban, and Agile Coaching.

With a firm focus on Agile and Scrum methodologies, Zeshan has worked within high profile organisations, including the Gulf International Bank, HSBC, Capgemini Financial Services, The Co-operative Bank, Esperto, Talk, Talk, and more.

Having worked within the Agile sector for many years, Zeshan identified a need for a community of Agilists in Pakistan, which would bring together professionals adopting an Agile or Scrum approach, help increase awareness of Agile, and also make Agile training and certification more accessible in Pakistan.

Passionate about the benefits of Agile and Scrum, Zeshan established PASE in order to support, assist, and inspire other Agilites across Pakistan


Khurram BhattiCo-Founder

Khurram’s work is about helping individuals, teams, and organizations to reach their goals by adapting new ways of thinking. He is an experienced Agile Coach, Facilitator, and Agile Trainer. His goal is to develop a healthy, collaborative and continuous improved culture where experimentation is encouraged and crafting a high focus is appreciated.

He has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry. He has worked in Pakistan and Sweden with startups, SMEs and Enterprises, industries spanning Telecom, Software Asset Management (SAM), Data Privacy, and Financial Services – with distributed and co-located Agile teams.

His philosophy, to build innovative software products, there is a need to focus and allocate time for building Team(s) as well.

Khurram is an ICAgile Authorized Instructor, Agile Trainer (CSM® and CSPO®), Certified Trainer for “Training from the Back of the Room” to design learning workshops course and ScrumAlliance’s CAL I and Certified Scrum Professionals® (CSP-SM).

He blogs at www.khurrambhatti.com


Nauman Majeed Advisory board member

Nauman Majeed is operating in ICT sector over the last three decades with hands on experience to transform any organization into an IT Enabled Organization where all business processes are automated in an integrated Systems environment based on SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite & other Applications. Nauman has been practicing his skills in various industries covering Energy, Oil & Gas, Chemical Manufacturing, Engineering, Retail, Textile, ISP, Tyre & Rubber Manufacturing, and Cement industries. Apart from private sector Nauman has served as an ICT leader with MNCs, USAID, World Bank and Government. Nauman has successfully delivered SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, eCommerce, ISP and various other ICT projects in Pakistan, Singapore & US. During the last two decades Nauman successfully headed ICT Department of well reputed organizations like Descon, Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group, USAID’s Private Sector Power Project, PPIB, CSD and converted these organizations into efficient IT enabled enterprises. Nauman has developed unique expertise in Organizational Change Management processes to ensure successful implementation of Software Solutions that hit every part of an organization making people to change the way they work and operate. Nauman Majeed, serving as CIO, has successfully delivered complex IT Projects covering Organizational Change Management and Efficiency Improvement with technology & automation including ERP Implementation Programs.


Syeda Mahrukh Raza

Syeda Mahrukh Raza is currently serving as a Business Analyst at Systems Limited. She has previously worked as a Project Manager where she led with an agile mindset. She specializes in building and leading scrum teams as a Scrum Master as well as in scaling the scrum. As a Microsoft certified professional, technological decisions come handy to her. During her free time, she loves to serve the community through business and motivational talks.


Asma ArshadTorch-Bearer

Employed at ClickChainInc as a Business Analyst for 4 years. Working as Scrum Master with the organization to help retain the agility of teams. Promoting Agile community to bring other Software industry leaders toward Agile paradigm.