A law graduate from the University of Sindh, Syed Jawaid Iqbal is President / CEO of CMC (Pvt) Ltd, an exclusive affiliate of Ketchum, New York, USA. He was the President of South Asian Media Association (SAMA), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is the Founder/Chairman of South Asia Forum, a body that hosts Seminars and Conferences to discuss regional issues in the global perspective.
He was Chairman, Board of Governors of Central Institute of Arts Crafts (CIAC) at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, for three consecutive terms of three years each. He is Member, Board of Directors of NAPA (National Academy of Performing Arts) and is Founding Member of the Advertising Association of Pakistan (AAP).
He founded a private sector think tank ‘Moderates’ in 2003, with a view to strengthening tolerance, interfaith harmony and democracy. He received the prestige ‘Genesis Award’ from the Ark Trust Inc. a national non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He has hosted and moderated a number of programmes on radio and television on business, current affairs and social issues and has also interviewed numerous prominent political, social and business personalities for radio and television.