Sarmad A. Ali is the Managing Director Marketing & Advertising Sales of Jang Group. He is responsible for marketing and advertising sales of print, electronic and online brands of the group. This included eight of the country’s leading print titles including Jang, and The News: and FM 101. Sarmad has over twenty years experience in marketing, advertising and media management. He has been associated with the Jang Group since 1994 when he joined the group as Executive Director of The News. In 1997 he took over as the Group’s Executive Director Marketing & Advertising Sales and was promoted as Managing Director in 2006. Prior to joining the Jang Group, Sarmad had been associated with some of the country’s leading advertising companies including IAL/Saatchi, where he worked as Director Client Services from 1987 to 1993. Described as of one of Pakistan’s marketing thought leaders, Sarmad has been thrice the President of Marketing Association of Pakistan. In 1999, he was awarded the coveted Marketing Excellence Award for his contribution in the field of Marketing. He is presently Prisident of the International Advertising Association’s Pakistan Chapter. He has previously served as Council Member of the Management Association of Pakistan and has also been on the Board of Director of the Asia Pacific Marketing Federation and the Executive Council of Market Research Society of Pakistan. He represents the Jang Group in the All Pakistan Newspapers Society. He has also served as member of the Prime Minister’s Task force on Privatization & Investment in 2003 and the Sindh IT Board from 2001-2003. Sarmad has also been on the Board of Governors of the Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P). Sarmad was responsible for setting up Pakistan’s first television audience measurement system in 1991. He has a master’s degree from Villanova University, Pa, USA. He served as Joint Secretary of APNS for the year 2007 2008 and 2009, as Secretary General 2010-2011-2011-2012-2015-2016 as President 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
Mr. Umer Mujib Shami is among the breed of young newspaper entrepreneurs who have recently joined the ranks of A.P.N.S. He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS). He had a distinguished educational career and also let the LUMS team to victory in World Business Games held in Georgia USA. He got his initial journalistic training in The News International and worked there as Commerce Reporter for one year before joining LUMS. He remained an avid reader and a regular contributor to different newspapers and periodicals on issue of national importance. He also worked in Jardine Fleming, a renowned Honk Kong based investment group for some time. He also briefly worked as editor of weekly "Zindagi" an influential political weekly after his graduation. Mr. Umer Mujib Shami assumed the responsibility of publisher and Managing Editor of Daily Pakistan on January 01, 1999. one of the largest national urdu newspaper. The Newspaper at that time was facing financial difficulties and was confronted by declining revenues in the face of ever increasing competition. However in the last seven years, the newspaper is put back on the road to growth and progress under his management. At present the newspaper is being published from five stations simultaneously and is among the most respected and trusted names in the Pakistani Journalism. He served as the Finance Secretary of APNS from April 2007 to March 2009. The Pakistan group of Publication is at present participating in a number of new venture in media and IT sector, under his management.
Syed Muhammad Munir Jilani born on 1st June, 1964 at Faisalabad. M.A Journalism with Roll of Honour, from Punjab University Lahore, Chief Editor Daily Paigham, Faisalabad, Lahore. He started his career in journalism in 1983 as Editor-in-Charge. Also worked with Mashriq and APP for some time in 1988 and then assumed the charge of Chief Editor Daily Paigham. He was Joint Secretary CPNE for the year 2005-2006. He is serving Executive Committee of the APNS for the last 15 years.
Syed Ali Hasan Naqvi is the General Manager Marketing at The DAWN Media Group, responsible for marketing DAWN, Pakistan’s leading English language daily. In addition to the newspaper he is also responsible for DAWN’s magazines, Herald and Aurora. A recent addition to his portfolio is dawn.com, the Group’s dynamic web portal. Naqvi has been associated with mainstream media in Pakistan for the last 20 years and has played a pivotal part in devising strategies over the eras to keep media, primarily print relevant to the advertiser. His association with print media has led him to hold important positions in its representative organisation the All Pakistan Newspaper Association, where he is currently serving as Finance Secretary. He is also Honorary Secretary of the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) and a Council Member at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs.
Naqvi has been instrumental in introducing Country and Industry Trade Reports to DAWN’s repertoire. To conceive these highly successful reports that have become reference documents for trade and commerce, Naqvi has globe trotted visiting countries like Japan, Korea, Singapore, UK, USA, Germany, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Malaysia etc. Naqvi heads a team of marketing professionals and is responsible for an annual budget of approximately $2.5 million. Naqvi who holds a degree in business administration and a Master in Political Science, as well as an M. Phil, and is an avid reader, indulging in topics that range from religion to politics to management and philosophy. Naqvi also regularly teaches management students at one of Karachi’s leading business school in a bid to train future professionals.