Team & Contact

Dr. Niels Hegewisch

Country Director

Niels Hegewisch studied History, Political Science and Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn, Greifswald and Vilnius. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Greifswald where he also worked as a Research Assistant from 2007 until 2015. In 2015 he joined FES as a Program Manager in the Regional Office for Northern Germany in Hamburg. From 2017 to 2021 he was the FES Resident Director in Mongolia. Since 2022 he is the Country Director of FES Pakistan.

Abdullah Dayo

Programme Advisor

Abdullah Dayo, is a strong advocate of social justice and democracy, currently working as Program Advisor at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Pakistan office. In this context, he is responsible for Social Justice, Economy, Governance and Democracy projects. He has studied political economy development and foreign policy analysis at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany. Previously, he has worked with UNICEF, Oxfam, World Vision International and on different projects led by European Commission in Pakistan

Sidra Saeed

Programme Advisor

Sidra Saeed has done M.Phil from Quaid-i-Azam University. Since 2011, she has been working as Programme Advisor FES Pakistan on various projects aiming at strengthening democracy through media reforms, empowering local governance system, promoting peace and tolerance among youth, civic education and engagement and supremacy of the constitution of Pakistan. Apart from that, she is the Gender Coordinator at Asia regional level for FES Pakistan office. Also, she is the communication focal point for FES Pakistan office at its regional level. Additionally, she has been the in-charge of the internships at office.

Hamayoun Khan

Programme Advisor

Mr. Hamayoun Khan is working as Programme Advisor  since 2020. Previously has served at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) from 2005- 2010 as a Research fellow at China Study Centre and East Asia. He has also served with the Australian High Commission Islamabad as Media and Political officer and has taught at the National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan for 10 years. He holds Masters and MPhil degrees in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, and is a graduate of the ‘Executive Course’ from Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, USA, (2008

Qurat-ul-ain Zahid

Head of Finance and Accounts

Head of Finance & Accounts is responsible for finance in FES Pakistan Office, including partner monitoring.

Living in present and enjoying the beauty of all the challenges of my life.

Sadia Farooq

Manager Finance and Programme Administration

Manager Finance and Programme Administration has the overall responsibility for making logistic and administrative arrangements for the preparation and implementation of the FES Pakistan Office national activities, also to interact with partner organizations for administrative and accounting questions during the implementation and finalization of partner projects.

As I always believe in teamwork, being in FES since last 12 years, I really enjoy the teamwork here.

Shoukat Ali

Manager Logistics and Office Administration

Manager Logistics and OfficeAdministration is primarily responsible for the management of FES Pakistan administration which includes enhancement of office infrastructure, office security, printing of FES Publications and public relation material.  He is also responsible for liaison with regional FES Offices and FES Head Office to facilitate in conduction regional and international conference.

Faisal Rashid

IT & Administration Assistant

Tariq Mehmood

Office Assistant and Driver

Responsible for driving and maintaining office car. Assist administrative staff in wide range of duties.

Salamat Masih

Office Helper

Monitoring the use of equipment and supplies within the office. Dealing with queries or requests from the visitors and employees. Coordinating the maintenance and repair of office equipment. Collecting and distributing couriers or parcels among employees and opening and sorting emails.

Razzaq Sharif

Office Helper and Cleaner

Makes sure the office is properly neat and clean and also performs the duties of Office Helper.

Jonas Andreae

Pakistan Office

P.O. Box 1289
Islamabad, Pakistan

+92 51 2803391-4

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