Mahrukh Mahmood, Program Manager Markhor ’15

Program Manager Markhor


Pakistan’s only certified student leader from USA’s Magna Publications, Mahrukh Mahmood could be termed as the master of all trades right from being a rock-climbing champion to setting an example of youth leader!

Having lost her father at an early age, Mahrukh has grown accustomed to overcoming hindrances and firmly believes that there’s always some light at the end of the tunnel. She has always maintained the right balance between academics and extra-curricular activities! From getting shortlisted in the Top 50 students giving Matric exams that made her eligible for full scholarship to being declared as the ‘Athlete of the Year’ whilst in Punjab College of Information and Technology, she has worked tirelessly to reach this day!

In 2015, she participated in Pakistan’s only wilderness-based youth leadership conference Markhor. After the completion of the conference, she was called for an interview by the CEO of ‘Youth Impact’ who then made her the first female and youngest Program Manager of Markhor for its 2016 edition. In addition to all this, she is a passionate adventurer whose remarkable exploits have led her to winning accolades in more than 6 rock and wall climbing competitions across the country.

Last year, she was given the honor of being the only representative from whole Asia who participated in National Conference on Student Leadership held in USA. On this occasion, she also received the lamp of “Achieving the Legacy Slam’ from Mr. Jeff Dess out of the 250 participants and also gave an inspirational speech that portrayed the positive side of Pakistan.

Currently, in addition to being the mentor of Markhor’s 2017 Edition, Mahrukh is working as the Project Coordinator for CPEC’s Youth Development Programs. Through this project her goal is to equip young people so that they are rightly positioned for the economic boom that will come with CPEC. She really wants to mobilize and give worthwhile opportunities to our upcoming youth that comprise almost 60% of our population. In the next couple of years, she not only sees herself working in the management of a multinational firm but also fulfilling her passion for student leadership by rendering services as a corporate trainer as well.

Hamza Waseem, Science Editor
Muhammad Haseeb Aslam, Student High Achiever