ABDUL SAMAD KHAN
Founder & CEO, Youth Impact
A cancer survivor, Khan has dedicated his second life to help young people discover and maximize their potential. Co-founder of wilderness based corporate leadership trainings in Pakistan and also founded ‘Markhor’, Pakistan’s 1st wilderness based youth leadership conference held annually. He has conducted youth leadership trainings in the mountains, oceans, deserts and snows of US, UK, Malaysia, Australia and Pakistan. Samad is also a contributing author in ‘Adventure Programming and Travel for 21st Century’ a text book on outdoor leadership trainings published in USA.
Currently, he is heading Youth Impact Pakistan – a not for profit organization that aims to initiate and sustain a positive social change through youth leadership development. Youth Impact has trained more than 20,000 youth in less than 4 years and has won ‘Best Social Start Up’ Award in StartUps Expo 2015.
Samad has corporate leadership training experience of more than 15 years, and he has trained executives from all leading MNCs and Pakistani organizations. His expertise in corporate training is centered around leadership development and building teams.