Farooq Nazir

Farooq Nazir

Karachi, Pakistan


  • EMEA

Farooq Nazir has successfully brought teams together around complex business challenges for 20+ years. As an international executive and board member, his leadership career has been marked by strong returns on both financial and people investments.  After graduating from University, Farooq worked with Pricewaterhouse and Ernst & Young until he was hired by Unilever, where he embarked on a management career that included executive roles across three continents, culminating with management roles for Unilever in the Levant region and later Canada.

While at Unilever, Farooq learned from various business challenges, from start-up leadership to mergers and restructuring to shutting down an operating business function. After Unilever, Farooq joined Tetley GB in London and took up board responsibility for the company’s joint venture in Pakistan. Over the years, he has continued to develop a portfolio of board roles, offering his strategic, financial, and risk management expertise to international companies and family businesses in the region.

Farooq currently coaches Chairmen and CEO’s in the Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan. He has worked as a coach in Insead’s Leadership Development Academy for Ülker Turkey. Most of Farooq’s coaching experience has been with the C-Suite executives.


  • PCC, International Coach Federation
  • Unilever’s Leadership for Growth Programme


  • Graduate Diploma in Executive and Organizational Coaching, University of Texas Management School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with Honours), University of Karachi with subsidiary subjects Mathematics and Statistics

Practice Areas

  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Planning