MEET OUr Advisory Board

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

Mr. Farooq Edhi


I have been working in the field of education for more than a decade now, I started back in 2009. Currently, I am operating 9 campuses of schools in Karachi which include seven campuses of The Smart Schools, one campus of The Learning Circle International School and one campus of Leads International School. In addition to that I have two campuses of The Smart Colleges.  These campuses are mainly located in two areas of Karachi (Nazimabad and F.B Area). Initially, I opened the Learning Circle International School in 2009. Later on I was the first individual to take The Smart School franchises in Pakistan in 2012. I have the exclusive rights of whole areas of Nazimabad and F.B Area. I am the only franchisee who is authorized to open The Smart School campuses in these areas. Moreover, I acquired The Leads International School in 2014. Furthermore, I have set my vision to have 25 campuses in Karachi by the year 2025.  

All these schools and colleges campuses are managed by a centralized facility (Head Office). The Head Office provides support and guidance in every aspects of the functioning of these campuses.  Quality assurance in all aspects of school functioning is one of the prime objectives of Head Office. There are various departments at Head Office like administrative, academics, accounts, maintenance, marketing and procurement etc. The Head Office team comprises of thorough professionals who have a proven track record of excellence. Through this team we have successfully marketed and transformed the acquired schools. I ensure that we constantly renew and refine our practices by keeping up with the best international practices. Therefore; I attend international educational and management fairs, like BETT and CEBIT, along with some of my key team members to incorporate these international standards in our systems.  

I am the first educational leader in Pakistan who realized the potential of Whole-School Improvement Model of The Leader in Me (LIM) an internationally renowned organization. Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators-that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. I am continuously engaged with this leadership program and have attended international training programs myself along with some of our staff members. All staff members of our Head Office and schools have received intense training and are now leading the parents and students effectively.