Adnan Shaikh

Chief Executive Officer
E-mail: Adnan.Shaikh@
Brief info

Adnan Shaikh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Activator Consulting and its global operations. He is responsible for managing the company’s affairs and all aspects of the company’s strategy, team and operations. Adnan is the primary decision and policy-maker setting the tone for the company’s values, ethics and culture. He leads the company in its mission to deliver the best client results in the management consulting industry.

Adnan has a long and successful record of helping companies with strategy and other general management challenges. Over the course of nearly 20 years of professional experience, he has served in a variety of leadership roles and has particular depth working with various companies particularly FMCGs, pharmaceutical, media and technology and draws upon a variety of cross-industry experience as well.

Adnan believes to deliver Activator’s commitment in helping its clients to get operationally efficient and activating their growth potential. He is a proven leader, with deep expertise in developing strong client relationships, a passion for building outstanding client teams and a disciplined focus on operations and execution.

Prior to joining Activator Consulting, Adnan has worked with two largest global communication group in a leadership role for more than a decade. He was the CEO of Z2C Pakistan and Group CFO for Brainchild Communications (Starcom Mediavest Group) Pakistan, an affiliate of Publicis Worldwide. He has also served as CFO for GroupM Pakistan, a fully owned subsidiary of WPP Worldwide.

Adnan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost and Management Accountant from Pakistan and is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP). He has also attained certifications in information systems audit and internal audit like CISA and CIA from The Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA), USA and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), USA. He is also a fellow member of The Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA).