About Us

Our motivation comes from real experience

On his seventh birthday, our Founder, Hamza was diagnosed with typhoid due to unsafe water in his village in rural Pakistan. He was among the lucky ones who survived.

Hamza pledged to take action. He won a Davis Projects for Peace grant in 2014 while studying at Williams College, USA and created a solar-powered water filtration solution for his own village so no one from his village would fall sick from water, ever again.

Meet Our Global Management Team


We are close-knit team of dedicated entrepreneurs, bankers, doctors, lawyers, designers, and students united in our effort to fight water scarcity in under-resourced communities across the world. The team spans 4 countries with 75+ Sustainability Ambassadors in the world over, including Pakistan, US and Malaysia and more. Our highly selective team is selected on annual rotational basis and our competitive program includes hands-on research and survey training sessions and covers basics of statistical analysis, helping train the next generation of student leaders whilst we serve communities across Pakistan and continue to expand our reach.

Please reach out to our team at connect@bondheshams.org or by using the Join Our Team button to the right.

Hamza Farrukh, London
Founder & President (UK)
Nohshad Shah, London
Chief Strategy Advisor (UK)
Sana Ibrahim, London
General Secretary (UK)
Clare O' Brien, New York
General Secretary (USA)
Mike Scala, Los Angeles
Global Strategic Partnerships Advisor (USA)
Sachal Abbas, Virginia
Design, Social Media and Web Manager (USA)
Shayan Haider, Rawalpindi
Head of Research & Development (Pakistan)
James Juma, Yei City
Solar Engineering Team Lead (South Sudan)
Joseph Edward Lukadi, Yei City
Impact Evaluation Team Lead (South Sudan)
Chetan Singhal, New York
Senior Advisor & Growth Consultant (USA)

Meet Our Advisors

Our advisors include business leaders, academics, lawyers and public servants brought together by their passion to help serve our environment and be at the forefront of the Bondh E Shams fight for clean water. Our advisors share our vision for a world where clean water is a right and not a privilege.

Please reach out to our team at connect@bondheshams.org or by using the Join Our Team button to the right.

Nohshad Shah
is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Earned a Master's degree in Finance and Accounting from The London School of Economics. Noshad is also a member of our Global Management Team.
Elizabeth B. Robinson
is on the Board of Directors of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Russell Reynolds Associates and Chairperson of the Williams College Trustee Board.
Faryar Shirzad
serves on the US President’s Council on Foreign Relations and as the Chief of Staff for EMEA at Goldman Sachs. He was former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs for the White House.
David Love
is an Economics Professor at Williams College and formerly a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Board.
Sarah Jacobson
Environmental and Behavioural Economist at Williams College and completed her PhD in Economics at Georgia State University and her BSc in Engineering at Harvey Mudd College.
Marco Branca
is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. He runs Southern Europe Sales for Ficc and Equities and is Co-Head of Interest Rates Products Sales in EMEA.
Mehreen Saeed
Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public & Non-profit Management & Policy from New York University’s (NYU) Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and works for New York City Mayor’s Office.

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