According to a press release issued by the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), Junaid W Zuberi has been appointed as CEO by the Board of Directors of the academy, assuming office on November 1.
The post of CEO became vacant following the promotion of founder-president of Napa and chief executive Zia Mohyeddin to the position of president emeritus. The statement read, “National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) Karachi is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Junaid W Zuberi as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Zuberi brings an exceptional combination of experience in the management and corporate sector with long-abiding association with culture, music, performing arts and heritage conservation and promotion both in Karachi and Toronto.”
On previously held positions, the statement read that Zuberi has “actively remained associated with Tehzeeb Foundation, Citizens Foundation, Tehrik-e-Niswan, Sampurna and Karachi Relief Trust in voluntary capacity”
Zuberi graduated from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) with an MBA in 1994, with the statement elaborating further on his vision for Napa, “He is passionate about supporting the growth and development of performing arts and nurturing an environment where art and artists are respected and valued. He advocates education and training of performing arts in Pakistan in sync with international standards. Mr Zuberi enjoys writing and blogs occasionally. He has a keen interest in music, poetry and history.”
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