Meet Dilawar Syed (CEO Yonja Media Group)



VEnue : NetSol Technologies Ltd., Lahore on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11 pm

Here is an opportunity for you all to meet Mr. Dilawar Syed (CEO Yonja Media Group) a leading emerging markets social media company from USA. He is in Lahore for just 2 days and we have tried to get some time from him for our TiE Members. Mr. Syed’s recent visit to Pakistan is an effort of the US Department of State to promote Entrepreneurship in Pakistan. We believe exchange of ideas with TIE members would be highly beneficial.

  • Profile of Mr. Dilawar Syed:

Dilawar is President and CEO of Yonja Media Group, a leading emerging markets social media company. Founded in 2003, Istanbul and Silicon Valley-based Yonja Media Group operates major social networking, recruiting, mobile and local commerce brands. Yonja Media Group is backed by Tiger Global Management.
Prior to joining Yonja Media, Dilawar was at Yahoo! where he was head of strategy and operations for Yahoo’s Platform Division. Earlier, Dilawar spent several years in leadership roles in the enterprise software industry. At SAP Dilawar launched the company’s customer relationship management solution; and at Siebel Systems Dilawar grew Siebel’s integration platform to a multi-million dollar business globally. Dilawar started his career at Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young in the firms’ financial services, energy and communication industry practices.

Dilawar has played a leadership role in a broad range of civic efforts globally. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Dilawar to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The Commission advises the President on public policy concerning the Asian American community including education, entrepreneurship, civil rights and environment. Dilawar chairs the Commission’s Economic Growth Committee and drives engagement with the AAPI entrepreneur community across the U.S. In his role as Commissioner, Dilawar has engaged entrepreneurs and small businesses on policy initiatives including access to capital, patent reform, open data and Health IT, skilled workers immigration and public-private partnerships. In 2008, Gov. Howard Dean appointed Dilawar National Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s South Asian Leadership Council.

Dilawar is Board member of OPEN Silicon Valley, a South Asian American entrepreneurship non-profit. In 2009, Dilawar co-founded American Pakistan Foundation, a diaspora-led developmental organization, which, was launched by the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. He advises Dosti, Atlantic Council’s initiative connecting aspiring entrepreneurs in South Asia. Dilawar was a member of U.S. State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Delegation to Turkey in 2012.

Dilawar holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • How to Register?


  1. Kindly fill the form by going to the following link:

(You have to fill the form even if you are a member to confirm your seat as we have limited sitting capacity)

The event is free to attend for: 
Charter Members
TiE Associate Members
TiE Students Members 
TiE4Youth Club Student Members
Non-Members will have to pay Rs.2000/- not later then Friday, 5th July 2013, 12:00 PM.
Payment Instructions.

Option 1
Cheque (Kindly mention your name, organization, contact number & reason at the back of the cheque for reference)
Please send us the payment through cheque drawn in the favor of “The Indus Entrepreneurs Lahore Chapter” at the below mentioned address:
Saira Ahmad (Salim Ghauri’s Office)
TiE – Lahore
NetSol Technologies Ltd
NetSol IT Village
Lahore Ring Road, Ghazi Road Interchange
Lahore, Cantt

Option 2
By bank direct deposit: (Intimate us by sending a scanned copy of the deposit slip by email for confirmation at
Bank Account Details
Bank Name: MCB Bank Limited
Address: 317-Z, DHA Branch, Commercial Zone, Lahore
Swift Code: MUCBPKKA
Branch Code: 1388
Account Number: 0076-8325-8100-1105
Account Title: The Indus Entrepreneur – Lahore Chapter

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