Muhammad Javed Afridi also was known as Javed Lala is a young, dynamic, high flier and powerhouse of energy was born in Bara Tehsil Khyber Agency (FATA) on 14th August 1985.
Javed Afridi is also one of the most loved people across Pakistan due to his passion for sports and development in KPK Province.
He studied Edwardes College the oldest higher education institution in Peshawar and then qualified in global management from London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He joined Haier as Marketing Manager in 2005, and his dedication to his company nurtured him enough that he became Chief Executive Officer at Haier Pakistan in 2008. It is one of the largest companies in Pakistan’s home appliances market, regarding sales and revenues generated.
Haier Pakistan is one of the major sponsors of Pakistan Cricket and has sponsored many cricket tournaments under Afridi’s supervision including Haier Super 8 T20 Cup and Pakistan Super League
In Dec 2015 he won the franchise license to hold a cricket franchise in PSL “Peshawar Zalmi” for US$16,000,000 (equivalent to 1848240000.00Pkr in 2018) for a ten-year period.
Jan 2016, he also registered Zalmi Foundation to bring back smiles to the poor ones. Peshawar Zalmi has announced Zalmi school league under the roof of Zalmi Foundation. The initiative is aimed to promote cricket on the grass root level in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Feb 2016, in the 1st Edition of PSL Mr. Javed Afridi, took 150 APS students to Dubai to watch PSL for free. In June 2016, Mr. Afridi arranged a talent hunt Program in KPK to bring out the talent from backward areas.
In Feb 2017, Peshawar Zalmi became the champions of PSL2 and it was only Mr. Afridi who brought International Players to Pakistan after a long era of 9 Years. In 2017 Peshawar Zalmi signed a MoU with UN.
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Mr. Javed Afridi is also a proud owner of Benoni Zalmi a franchise of T20 Global League in South Africa.
And in a joint venture with JW SEZ group he owned an E-Commerce Site (jochaho.pk) whose 1st-day orders crossed 300mn. He is also CEO of Ruba Manufacturing Pakistan.
On 05-12-2016 Mr. Afridi won Business Man of the Year award for his outstanding achievements. Haier is also awarded a Gold Medal for nation’s leading state of the art manufacturing facility with a rated capacity of 3 million units per year of home appliances.
Author: Zaraq Shahzad Rasool
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