Management

Bilal Musharaf

Chief Executive Officer

Bilal is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in education and finance. He has held senior leadership positions in renowned education companies, driving growth and expanding business opportunities.

Most recently, Bilal was the VP Partnerships at Noon Academy, an online private tutoring platform with a 20 million user base in the Middle East and South Asia. Previously, he served as the VP for Global Strategy and Business Development at Edmodo, a learning management system with over 100 million users from 194 countries. He has also been the Dean of Translations for Khan Academy and the VP Development for GEMS-Americas.

Bilal is a Localization Advocate for Khan Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University and a BS in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also an alumnus of Cadet College, Hasan Abdal.

Bilal's expertise in education, finance, and business development, combined with his passion for innovation, has been instrumental in the formation of ERA. He is a results-oriented CEO who inspires excellence and cultivates strong, long-lasting relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

Bee Gul

Chief Management Officer

Bee Gul brings a powerful combination of creativity and leadership to ERA. For over a decade, she's been a force in Pakistani entertainment. As an accomplished screenwriter and filmmaker, Bee Gul has written for some of the country's most popular Urdu television shows, films, and theater plays.

Her work is known for tackling complex social issues and portraying characters in a realistic way. This talent has earned her critical acclaim. Bee Gul's work extends beyond entertainment. She holds a Master's degree in English literature and is a faculty member at the prestigious National College of Arts Lahore.

At ERA, she played a key role in the successful localization of 5,000 of Khan Academy's STEM and finance videos into Urdu. This project highlights Bee Gul's expertise in language, ability to craft compelling narratives, and manage decentralized teams successfully. Her skills in content production and storytelling are a valuable asset to all of ERA's endeavors. Bee Gul's unique background and proven talents make her a driving force at ERA.

Imran Butt

Chief Financial Officer

Imran has amassed over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial industry. He possesses strong technical and analytical skills, having demonstrated excellence in various aspects of business management such as Operations, Leadership, Controls, and Strategy, making him an outstanding expert in the field.

He began his career at Ernst & Young and subsequently held various senior roles at local and multinational banks and financial institutions, including Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, Head of Internal Controls, Risk Head, and Head of Business Planning, Strategy, & Analytics at First International Investment Bank, Bank Al-Habib, NIB Bank, and Samba Bank.

Throughout his career, Imran has regularly interacted with leading international funding agencies and financial institutions, including the International Financial Corporation, World Bank; American Express, USA; Temasek, Singapore; Fullerton Financial Holding, Singapore and Samba Financial Group, Saudi Arabia. He is also serving as the CEO of Pakistan Corporate Restructuring Company Limited.

Imran is a graduate of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. ERA greatly values Imran's experience in crucial areas such as financial planning, risk management, and working with funding agencies and financial institutions. His expertise plays an essential role in helping the company achieve its financial objectives while simultaneously creating a positive impact on society.

Shahbaz Jamote

Chief Operating Officer

Shahbaz Jamote is a career entrepreneur with a rich multiregional experience across Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and the GCC, specializes in telecom services, mobile payments, and communications platforms. Senior executive with verifiable year-after- year success achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives within start-up, turnaround, and challenging environments. Extensive experience with highly engineered systems, which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple markets and industries; highly successful in building relationships and delivering on customer commitments.

Multiregional leadership experience in the Mobile Value Added Services industry; involved in diverse projects such as Digital Content Management, Applications Development, Mobile Banking and Payments and Social Networks. He brings over 2 decades of experience directly managing and scaling operations, fund raising and strategic planning for complex, tech driven initiatives.