Mr. Shoaib Playing Chess
Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh is a Pakistani Business Magnate, an IT Revolutionist and a Media Mogul.
He is the founder and CEO of world’s leading IT company, Axact; He is also the Founder and CEO of BOL Media Group.
He founded Axact in 1997 and transformed it from a one room office to Pakistan’s only company with net worth of $20 billion and three times larger than any private sector company of Pakistan in just 15 years.
He also founded BOL; World #1 Media Group with 680+ channels, profiles and pages in 16 languages worldwide. It has 50+ million subscribers, 10+ Billion views and world's largest media infrastructure. BOL is the only media group in the world where 2 Presidents & 1 Prime Minister of Pakistan did their own regular News Shows, Gen. Parvez Musharraf (Sab se Pehle Pakistan), Asif Ali Zardari (Pakistan Khappay) & Imran Khan (Naya Pakistan).
Mr. Shaikh believes in winning and caring. He likes to win at everything he does and at the same time he cares for the people of Pakistan by contributing 65% of all his revenues towards the Socio Economic Development of Pakistan through AAKH Trust.
Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh was born in Karachi, Pakistan. His father, Bashir Ahmed Shaikh, was a lawyer by profession and the Principal of the Islamia Law College. He also served as the Vice President of Sindh High Court Bar Association.
Mr. Shaikh did his MBA with a gold medal from the prestigious Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in 1997.
Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh is married to Ayesha Shaikh and has two daughters and a son.
He believes his family, friends, employees and other stakeholders to be his support system.
Shaikh excelled in everything he did, be it his business or his passion. Shaikh pursued his interests in swimming and chess; where he is the title holder for 1992 Sindh swimming championship (Breast Stroke) and 1996 IBA Chess Challenge.
Additionally he also takes interest in Architecture; where he is the main architect behind the mega project like Axact House, GalAxact, BOL Media Group HQ and other grand projects.
Mr. Shaikh had an innate art of entrepreneurship. He was involved with different investment ideas and business concepts. From his earnings with lucrative business opportunities, he was able to modify the lifestyle of his family; shifting from a one room house to a luxurious house in the posh area of DHA in Karachi before the inception of Axact.
Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh founded Axact in 1997 and transformed it from a one room office to Pakistan’s only company worth $20 billion and three times larger than any private sector company of Pakistan in just 15 years.
Today, Axact has a global presence across 6 continents, 120 countries and 1,300 cities with more than 45,000 Employees and Associates.
Axact’s 10 diverse Business Units offer more than 23 world class products to some of the most prestigious clients worldwide. Axact has more than 2 billion users worldwide and a strong customer base of 40 million across the world.
Axact contributed USD 355 Million out of 432 Million of the total IT exports of Pakistan in 2014, alone. This amounts to 82% of the total IT exports of Pakistan in 2014 as per EE-1 form reported to State Bank of Pakistan.
Later, Axact moved all of its Business operations abroad leaving only minimum presence in Pakistan. Today, Axact is the largest IT Exporter of other countries with global Sales of USD 7 Billion. Axact is stronger than ever as a global business entity and soon it will surpass USD 13 Billion/Annum in Global Sales.LEARN MORE ABOUT AXACT
BOL is envisioned and created by it’s founder and CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh.
BOL Media Group is world #1 with 680+ channels, profiles and pages in 16 languages worldwide. It has 50+ million subscribers, 10+ Billion views and world largest media infrastructure.
BOL is the only media group in the world where 2 Presidents & 1 Prime Minister of Pakistan did their own regular News Shows, Gen. Parvez Musharraf (Sab se Pehle Pakistan), Asif Ali Zardari (Pakistan Khappay) & Imran Khan (Naya Pakistan).
Interviews of ambassadors of various countries also appear regularly on Bol News. The sitting chief ministers of every province also appeared on Bol News on a focused program “Meray Soobay Ka Wazir-e-Aala” in which they gave updates about the ongoing developments in their provinces and talked about challenges.
BOL has brought a revolution in Pakistan’s media industry by establishing world’s largest media infrastructure that includes 33+ top notch broadcasting studios furnished with ultramodern technology.
It is the only mainstream Media group of Pakistan which started its transmissions in all the major regional languages -- Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi and Punjabi and strategically important international languages -- English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and French.LEARN MORE ABOUT BOL
Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh has a reputation of one of the most generous business magnates of Pakistan.
He majorly contributes to betterment of society by deploying a self-sustaining welfare model, where 65% of business earnings goes directly to his own welfare trust. He himself makes sure that the funds are being utilized for the betterment of 4 major sectors; Education, Food & Shelter, Healthcare and Judicial Assistance. These trust are self-sustaining and do not depend on external donations.
Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh is the chairman and founder of Aik Allah Kaafi Hai Trust. The trust aims to work for the betterment of basic facilities nationwide in terms of provision of quality Education, adequate amenities of Food & Shelter with proper Healthcare and Judicial services. Mr Shaikh vision is to make Pakistan #1 Country in world by 2036.
AAKH Trust aims to educate more than 10 million children to shape the lives of the Pakistani youth by building world-class schools throughout Pakistan.
Students will be provided the best lodging, while studying with the most modern and high-tech educational gadgets, with 3 meals and a snack per day, amongst many other world-class indoor and outdoor facilities, such as horse riding, swimming, indoor gaming areas, basketball courts, and a lot more.
The School opening got delayed due to the controversy created by rival media group against Axact and Bol. The school will now open in 2022.LEARN MORE ABOUT AAKH TRUST
Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh is also responsible for founding Bashir Shaikh Memorial trust with the principal objective of perpetuating and honoring Bashir Shaikh's (his father) memory by working for the continuous welfare of the lawyers and the legal fraternity of Pakistan.
The trust is providing free membership to the members of legal fraternity of Pakistan which will make them eligible to receive the benefits offered by the trust.
A life insurance coverage policy worth up to Rs.1,000,000 at no cost.
Mobilization of jobs for the legal community in the local and international markets.
An exclusive office facility that lawyers can utilize to meet their clients, undertake thorough study of a case and carry out official correspondence.LEARN MORE ABOUT BSMT
In 2013, BOL was announced to set a benchmark of excellence in the media industry, and received unprecedented fame even prior to its launch. Pakistan’s Biggest Marketing Campaign was launched and BOL received more than 100,000 application in a single week.
Chairman and CEO of the Bol Media Group and leading IT Company, Axact, Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh has launched a trust, which plans to provide free education to at least 10 million Pakistani children.
The first school under the ‘Aik Allah Kafi Hai Trust (AAKHT) will be launched in 2022, a spokesman of the Trust said on Friday.