Cluster General Manager, Avari Hotel
Qasim Jafri is a hotelier with 35 years of industry experience with renowned hotel chains in Europe, Middle East, Canada, and Pakistan, including Hilton International, Marriot International, and Pearl Continental. He is currently serving as Cluster General Manager Avari Hotel Lahore, Avari Xpress Gulberg and Avari Xpress Faisalabad. He has also served as General Manager of various 5-star hotels around the world and Director Hospitality Division of Orient Group, CEO Imperium Hospitality, and COO of Nishat Hotels and Properties. A Cornell University alumnus, Jafri attended hospitality schools in Europe and Asia. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Development Corporation, the steering committee of the World Bank funded programme of tourism uplift in Punjab, member Foreign Minster’s Core Group on Cultural Diplomacy and member Advisory Council of Lahore and Taxila Museums. He is also President of the Board of Governors of Goethe-Institut, Lahore and a member of the Board of Directors of Dabistan e Iqbal, Faiz Foundation, ‘Joy of Urdu’ and life member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.