Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed
Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed is the Founder and Co-Director of the Social Innovation Lab,which hosts Pakistan's first social enterprise incubator called ‘The Hatchery’. The SIL functions as a hub for Social Innovation in Pakistan and beyond, with a unique Community Engagement wing that combines sustainable development with concepts such as human centered design and appropriate technology. Combining this with Consultancy and Research wings, SIL serves as a one-of-kind bridge between academia and the field. SIL has now expanded operations globally and also launched a joint-venture company with its partner, UpEffect, in London called 'InnHive'.
Maryam is also a founding partner at 'Daftarkhwan', a unique co-working and community space in the heart of Lahore that brings together innovators and change makers under the same roof. She also previously co-founded ‘Literaty Pakistan', a magazine and platform aimed at cultural revival by bringing Pakistani youth towards social enterprise; was a Pakistan Fellow with Acumen, a global impact investment fund with operations in Africa, Latin America and Asia; and serves as the Vice Secretary-General of the International Muslim Jewish Conference, a Vienna-based not-for-profit that brings together young Muslim and Jewish leaders from all over the world to create a more tolerant, harmonious world. Maryam holds B.A & LL.B. degrees from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and an LL.M. degree with a specialisation in International Law from the University of California, Berkeley.