Kashif Shahzada is a consultant, researcher and trainer with a specialism in Islam and marketing and the founder of Natmark Pvt Ltd. He has extensive experience of working with diverse customers and also an interest and specialism in working with Islamic communities and organisations. He has direct experience of establishing, maintaining and developing community partnerships on behalf of public organisations and a track record of successful delivery of communication and engagement campaigns. He frequently writes and speaks on Islam and Muslims and provides consultancy and training to organisations wishing to engage with Muslim consumers.
He is based in Karachi, Pakistan.
Kashif was born in Karachi in 1974, where he was educated at Habib Public School, DJ Science College, and Government College of Commerce & Economics. He then attended Birmingham City University, UK, where he gained the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Post graduate Diploma in Marketing. After completing continuous professional development, he was awarded the Chartered Marketer status by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
After completing his education, Kashif worked in various social marketing roles in the UK and managed diversity and social cohesion programmes working for Professor Chris Mullard, at Focus Consultancy. In 2007, he returned to Pakistan and started Natmark.
He has delivered assignments on behalf of the Learning & Skills Council; Department for Education & Skills; Department of Health; British Army; National Blood Service; Arts Council of England; The Home Office; European Union and National Ecumenical Agency For Further Education and many more.
BUILDING BRIDGES, BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
While in the United Kingdom, he has held interfaith roles as Muslim Development Officer at LSC Faiths in Further Education Development Programme; Programme Resources Development Coordinator at the International Association of Religious Freedom, Oxford, and Muslim contributing member of Birmingham Council of Faiths.