IWEC Awardee: Shaheen Afishan

Pakistan

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Managing Director

M/s. Summit International

Shaheen Afishan is born in Sialkot, Pakistan on April 25, 1970, but a native of Gujranwala Pakistan, because her parents roots are from here. Shaheen Afishan is an outstanding business woman, she is the first woman in Pakistan who is in a Combat Clothing & Accessories industry. The second child of three siblings of Shamin Ahmed a Rubber Chemist in Lahore, Pakistan. Her young brother is also in the same field of business but based in Australia. They belong to a prominent family in Gujranwala, Pakistan. She has started her business from 3000$ loan from her father and the business has been growing steadily over the years. Now her export is 70% from starting.

She is doing business without bank loan and famous for her good quality.

Shaheen Afishan success come from her determination coupled with hard work. She believes that determination & assertiveness makes a business succeed. She been in this field for 10 years now & as a woman is not easy for her because she is dealing with man apparel & very much opposite to her personality.

Shaheen is holding two companies, the Summit International which manufactures Combat Clothing & Accessories & Euro Star which manufactures trouser, shirt & caps bags. Her Business partners are from Germany, UK, & Italy.

She believes:

"Don’t be afraid to take risks!!! If you’re confident about yourself and your work then stick with it and stay true to what you really want to do. If you’re not extremely happy in your current work situation, then it’s time to re-evaluate and do what you really have a passion for. "