Waqar Mirza – Prosperity Equation Founder
Waqar has been in the business management and marketing sector for over 30 years having worked in the corporate sector with companies such as British Telecom, where he held a number of senior marketing positions. He then moved to Midland Bank group financial services product development. This was before the take over by HSBC.
Waqar then spent a numbers of years in voluntary work and was member of the BBC Advisory Council, which looked at the output of the BBC representing the South East region. He then spent a number of years as trustee and director of the Women Royal Voluntary Services (WRVS) where he had the honour and privilege to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who is the President of the charity. He has worked with amongst others, with the Graham Layton Trust in marketing and raising funds for this eye charity. He has also served as governor in a primary school in Kent, England, where he looked at special needs.
He has developed various business of his own, and the ups and downs of business have been a great learning exercise for him. He ran a marketing agency and an Internet business that was sold off. He wrote for various business journals and had a business radio show in the Gulf. He has consulted across the world on business development. He then went to work in the Gulf and spent time with Bayt Al Mal investment bank, a private equity firm and more recently he was an Advisor to the Board at United Investment Bank in the DIFC Dubai. Has been engaged in the Gulf in private equity for the last 6 years. He has just returned from the Gulf where he set up McQueen’s Education and Training Institute in Dubai. He describes him self as a passionate creative guy who cares about humanity and whose marketing, banking and charity work needs to be put to greater use.