Mr. Salim Ghauri is the founder of NetSol Technologies (previously Network Solutions) and the visionary force behind the company. He is now the CEO and Director of NetSol Technologies Ltd. (the Company's center of technological excellence located in Pakistan listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE: NETSOL) and also oversees the company's business in the Asia Pacific Region. Salim Ghauri is recognized as a leading IT icon of Pakistan. He received his BS degree in Computers Science from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. Before establishing NetSol Technologies Ltd., he was a successful IT consultant in Australia. His last assignment was with BHP Steel in Sydney. Prior to moving to Australia, he resided in Saudi Arabia, where he started his IT career at Citibank, Riyadh in 1979. Mr. Ghauri is credited with setting up the first IT-based training institute and a software house in Damam, Saudi Arabia. In 2007, Mr. Ghauri was appointed as an Honorary Consul for Australia-Punjab Region.