30-N Block, Model Town Extension, Lahore.
74, Westwood Colony, Opposite Metro Cash & Carry, Near Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore.
197-A, Iqbal Avenue, Near Shaukat Khanum, Lahore.
Outstanding Leadership Team
Osman, an electrical engineer by training decided to follow his passion for solving problems and thus began a 25-year career of entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2005, he co-founded a US based online textbook rental and student hub Chegg, which made it easier for students to afford textbooks throughout college. His work at Chegg propelled him to be awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young California Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009. He has also been recognized as Forbes Impact 15 for 2012 and as Inc.’s Immigrant Edge: 9 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs.
In 2010, he co-founded Kno, Inc., another groundbreaking technology company in digital education. Today, he is the CEO of Convo Corporation, an Enterprise Social Collaboration Platform being used by some of the best companies in the world.
Osman combined this passion for entrepreneurship and education when he decided to open a next generation school system in Pakistan along with Dr. Shazia Khan. After studying Pakistan’s education landscape, they found a clear need for delivering a quality education experience at an extremely affordable fee. After much deliberation (for many it was shockingly fast) the SOAR STEM School (“S3”) system was founded in January 2nd 2019.
He is also actively involved as a board member at ChildLife Foundation which is bringing critical health care and intervention to millions of the youngest and neediest children in Pakistan through a network of urgent care clinics.
Dr. Shazia Iqbal Khan
Dr. Shazia Iqbal Khan is an educational leader with deep knowledge and experience in organizational development, instructional management, and IB curricula. She began her career as a Medical Doctor graduating from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore but realized early on that she wanted to pursue a career in education. She began her journey from Lahore Grammar School (LGS) in 1999. Later she joined Salamat International Campus for Advanced Studies (SICAS) and advancing through different roles of increasing responsibilities became the Principal in 2001.
In 2006 she rejoined LGS as Principal of a Cambridge branch. As an educational leader leading by excellence, innovation and trust, she was tasked with setting up an IB School for LGS in 2012 and oversaw the accreditation process run by the IB (International Baccalaureate) Organization.
Through her contribution to Education in general and IB in particular, she demonstrated excellence in instructional management & organizational development, and became Chairperson of the Association of IB World Schools in Pakistan, where she cultivated knowledge enhancement and promoted understanding and support of the IB curriculum in Pakistan. Throughout her twenty-year career in education, she has maintained a strong focus on creating the best possible learning environment by spending time training teachers in the most current methods, along with adopting effective, innovative ideas in integrated and online learning.
She sees SOAR STEM Schools as the perfect culmination of her desire to create a next-generation school for the youth of Pakistan, a school that is a progressive, dynamic and student centered. Where its students differentiate themselves by becoming leaders through academic heights, critical thinking and holistic development, serving as a source of collective wisdom and cutting-edge knowledge not only within their communities but the world at large.