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Owais Afridi

Once a prolific TV news-anchor and host, Owais is currently applying his engineering and management skills on the world’s 2nd largest oil-producing onshore field located in Iraq. In past life, he hosted the national network PTV’s daily business news bulletin, numerous other shows for international satellite networks including CNBC Asia and Zee and was one of the launch faces of Geo English. He has been a reporter, producer and voice-over artist for many documentaries covering a wide range of social areas and issues, including health, education, minorities, culture and women empowerment, in addition to his normal beats of business and current affairs. He is an ardent enthusiast of International Relations and Geopolitical Strategy, and an active member of Chatham House London, he is currently pursuing a post-grad in Global Diplomacy from SOAS, London.