Dr. Ammara Farooq Malik is a Global Strategy Consultant, corporate and impact lawyer, international social entrepreneur, international development and policy expert with more than 24 years of professional experience across various multidisciplinary sectors such as business strategy, academia, corporate law, impact entrepreneurship, international development and gender. She is Founder & CEO of Seplaa Consultants Canada Inc. (Canada), SEPLAA Foundation & Think Tank and Principal Attorney at AFMalik Law (Pakistan).
Through Seplaa Consultants Canada Inc., Dr. Malik provides business strategic advisory and growth solutions to global businesses to move towards sustainable business models for impact in climate change, economic empowerment and gender diversity. She also provides technical expertise to universities, governments and INGOs.
As Founder Principal Attorney of AFMalik Law- Attorneys & International Development Consultants, she is also the first social enterprise and impact lawyer of Pakistan focusing on ESG (Environment, Social & Governance).
She has spoken as a legal and social enterprise expert at international conferences at New York, Singapore, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Iraq and Nepal at institutions and organizations such as New York University, ICIMOD, Asian Development Bank Urban Development Resilience Accelerator, UNESCO, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network’s Climate Change Adaptation Forum, UNEP, USAID and the Hollings Centre for International Development.
She attended the 4 months’ Canadian Business Accelerator of the Vancouver based Spring Activator Inc. from 2022- 2023 and is now geared towards taking Seplaa to greater heights in North America through Seplaa Canada.
Specialties: Advising Impact Businesses/ Startups; Corporate, Impact Laws, Intellectual Property Laws & Business Immigration, Climate Change Adaptation, Gender & Policy Analysis.
Thriving in Diversity: Dr. Malik grew up in the UAE where she learnt Arabic and French for eight years. She moved back with her family to Pakistan when she was 14 years old. Since then, she has lived in Pakistan, Italy and the UK and has basic language proficiency in Italian apart from having full proficiency in English, Urdu and Punjabi. She has travelled to over 15 countries and has worked on projects, initiatives and assignments through Seplaa in 13 countries. She gets support from her husband and three daughters for her work life balance. Dr. Malik believes in diversity, embraces new cultures with enthusiasm and creates an inclusive and welcoming culture for others to be able to join Seplaa Canada!