Chairman & Founder
Current Designation & CEC Focus Areas. Mobin is the Co-Founder Chairman of the Global Trade Partnerships – the international network for impact investments and social enterprise collaborations. The CEC is focused on building international public-private partnerships to alleviate poverty. It drives capital access, distribution, innovation, SMEs growth and industry expertise in multiple sectors including; Finance, Trading, Infrastructure, Energy, Cement, Steel, Mining, Engineering, Industrial Parks, Real Estate, Smart Cities, Agriculture, Textile, Logistics, Technology, Healthcare, Tourism, Media, Communications, Fashion Designing, Education, Skills Development and MSMEs & SMEs.
Experience & Travel. He brings 40+ years of professional experience and has delivered as a technocrat, industrialist and philanthropist with a remarkable series of achievements. His entrepreneurial journey is a continuation of the century-old industrial family business. He extended the legacy of hierarchy and established multiple industrial manufacturing units of engineering and textile in Pakistan. His current vision is based on accumulated exposure of travelling as an entrepreneur across entire world continents, visiting 70 + states and operating with royal dynasties, parliamentarians, diplomats, central banks leadership, leading entrepreneurs, industrialists, military generals and academicians.
Family Industrial Background. He seeks inspiration from the consequence of the subcontinent partition into India and Pakistan in 1947, which forced his grandparents to migrate from India to settle in Karachi, Pakistan. The entrepreneurial resilience enabled his family to establish the first automobile industry in Pakistan with the name of Nico Motor Parts, specializing in engine reconditioning through the US and Italian modern technology and with the capacity to grind the largest marine ships crankshafts. Mobin joined the legacy of entrepreneurship in 1977 after graduating as an engineer to work with his teacher – his father.
Own Industrial Background. He started from basic shop floor operations and gradually moved into building technology-led businesses specializing in low-cost design, special-purpose machines, jigs, fixtures and manufacturing transfer lines. He established the first indigenous SME manufacturing facility spread across 300,000 sq ft area to produce camshafts, engine valves, and gaskets and excelled towards producing 35 per cent of tractor components for Fiat assembly lines. He is also the pioneer in introducing the first-ever Rapier Shuttleless looms in Pakistan.
Published Reports, Invited Speaker & Advisories. He has published several reports on self-sustaining micro cities, industrial parks and low-cost housing as vehicles and growth enablers for trade, entrepreneurship and jobs creation in marginalized communities which are severely affected by poverty and regularly invited as speakers to share insights on social development. As a business leader, he understands that accomplishments are a result of getting people to work as a team. He has dedicated his life to helping SMEs and advising African and Asian developing countries governments on job creation and trade strategy to alleviate poverty.
Future Vision at Commonwealth Club. He now looks forward to initiating global sustainable projects aimed at inclusivity and empowering marginalized communities with skills and enabling them with the power of SMEs to create jobs and end poverty. He wants to realize these goals by leading and promoting the commonwealth entrepreneurial club connecting 5K+ highly successful entrepreneurs from across 54 commonwealth nations to open up new markets, facilitate trade, enhance regional connectivity and
exclusively invest in setting up industrial parks, smart cities, low-cost housing and vocational skills centres to develop requisite human capital all aimed at poverty alleviation on mutually rewarding, business-friendly and commercially viable projects.
Family, Golf & Book. An avid golfer who is blessed with a loving family, he is also documenting his vision and strategies in writing a new book, “ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH SKILL DEVELOPMENT”.
Mobin Rafiq Old Memories Since 1977
Mobin Rafiq with his Legend Father and his teacher