With over three decades of experience in the industry, Rukhsana Asghar has been at the forefront in the field of Human Resources. She is one of the leading Human Resource professionals and has earned vast experience in senior human resource positions with top multinational companies such as; Unilever, Citibank and UBL. She has diversified her expertise in management consulting experience in the local corporate, multinational and public sectors.

Rukhsana Asghar has a number of ground-breaking HR initiatives to her credit including taking the lead to introducing the concept of elevating the Human Resource functions to the position of equal business partner, along with equal responsibilities & accountability for overall business results. Furthermore, she initiated third party staffing into commercial banking to help control headcount & staffing costs.

Rukhsana has grown Fulcrum, an ISO 9001-2008 certified company into a leading Human Resources Organization within and outside Pakistan. She has a proven ability for implementation of large-scale projects pertaining to an array of Human Resource disciplines including Strategic Planning & Implementation of best practices, Organizational Restructuring, Training & Development, Outsourcing & Executive Search. The spectrum of clients that she has worked with totals to over 350+ organizations across all sectors which, are managed by over 100 locations across Pakistan and middle east.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Citibank Global Assignment (HR Team Challenge),
    Part of the 12-member team selected from 101 countries for analysis of HR functions, recommendations implemented globally across Citibank
  • Coordinated Margaret Thatcher’s (Ex-Prime Minister of the UK) four-day visit to Pakistan
  • Chairperson, selection & recruitment committee of State Bank of Pakistan
  • Member of the Board of Governor Pakistan Society of Training and Development
  • President of South Asian Management Professional Forum
  • Restructuring of Parliament Secretariat of Pakistan (Senate and National Assembly) Lead Consultant for Bearing Point Inc. on a UNDP project, which included the proposed organization structure, manpower strategy HR policies, standard operating procedures & competency-based training need analysis and job descriptions. Presentation made to Chairman Senate, Speaker of the National Assembly and Committee separately, project appreciated and was approved
  • On the Board of Al Shaheer Corporation for the last 6 years (from 2013 – 2019)
  • On the Board of The Kidney Centre for the last 4 years (from 2016 – till 2020)
  • An essential part of the Career Council Board of IoBM (ongoing))

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bank of Pakistan HR Committee
  • Chairperson for State Bank Recruitment Committee
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) USA
  • Career Council Committee of Institute of Business Management
  • Management Association of Pakistan-MAP
  • Human Resource Managers Forum
  • Pakistan Society of Human Resource Managers-PSHRM
  • Institute of Mind Sciences