Waqas Hussain is a performance consultant and facilitator at Funverks. He has a strong passion to connect individuals with their inner-selves to embrace behaviors and personal development goals. He has worked as part of, and managing diverse teams in telecommunication and textile retail that has helped him gain invaluable skills in the capacity building of frontline & middle managers.
At Funverks, he further expanded his L&OD skills by engaging in upskilling of a large number of individuals from diverse industries. With over eight years of experience in different sectors including retail, utilities and customer services, he has worked with leading organizations in the domains of retail management, recruitment, account management, and sales.
His ability to gel in with people from all walks of life, and passion for peoples’ growth led him into the field of learning and development. His learning and development career started with training junior colleagues in organizations he worked for, eventually taking up jobs with fair scope of training. Waqas’ L&OD experience comes from his training assignments for 3 Mobile (UK), Fauji Foods Limited (Pakistan), AkzoNobel (Pakistan), TPL Holdings (Pakistan), Reckitt Benckiser (Pakistan), British Council (Pakistan), Higher Education Commission Pakistan, USAID, Coca-Cola Içecek (Pakistan), Getz Pharma (Pakistan), HUBCO (Pakistan), S&P Global (Pakistan), Silk Bank (Pakistan), BASF (Pakistan), and consulting assignments for Somewhere Hospitality Group (UAE), Ghulam Faruque Group (Pakistan), Shirazi Investments (Pakistan), PharmEvo (Sri Lanka), Shan Foods (Pakistan), Oman Broadband (Oman) and Lion Brewery (SriLanka).
He gained his education from Pakistan & UK while his experience comes from working with reputable organizations in Pakistan, UK, UAE and SriLanka - working with individuals from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. He firmly believes in giving back to the society and has been associated with Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie and Injaaz Pakistan. He always seeks opportunities to be associated with civic and social causes and lives by the mantra “treat others as you wish to be treated”.
A reader and aviation enthusiast, he likes to keep himself surrounded by books in free time. He also takes great interest in aviation based TV shows. He currently resides in Pakistan and frequently travels for work.