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Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

President

Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, operates at the frontier of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). She is frequently invited to contribute at ground-breaking events such TED, Davos, World Economic Forum, One Young World and Skoll.

Comfortably straddling the worlds of business and activism, she has the ear of business and access to one of the world’s largest community of CEOs to shape a society where everyone is free to be fully themselves.

Caroline has a unique ability to bring together the intersection of head and heart. Whether she is being interviewed or working as a panellist or speaker at an event, she moves people to accept themselves and others, make positive changes, realise their own value, and be vulnerable and authentic.

Her passion and drive are rooted in a very unique personal story of trying to fit in with a secret. As a former management consultant and daughter of a successful entrepreneur, Caroline recognised the power of business to make change happen. Today her work is catalysing business leaders to take full ownership of their inclusion agenda and to shed the constraints that stop inclusion from becoming a reality.

Babar Qureshi

Dr Muhammad Babar Qureshi

Vice President

Dr Muhammad Babar Qureshi’s career has been dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by vision impairment and blindness around the world. His commitment to advocating and working for inclusive, equitable and integrated eye care services for everyone has resulted in significant progress and positive change.

He was born Pakistan and then moved with his family to Nigeria, where he was educated and where he graduated as a medical doctor. He did his Residency in Ophthalmology in Nigeria and Austria, followed by his Master’s in Community Eye Health in London. After working as an ophthalmologist in Nigeria for eight years, he moved back to Pakistan where he was the Secretary of the National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness, the Secretary of the National Trachoma Task Force and the Director of Academics and Research for the Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology. He was also the Executive Director of the Comprehensive Health and Education Forum International in Pakistan for seven years.

In 1997 he became a Medical Advisor for CBM and is currently the CBM Director of Inclusive Eye Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases and is based in Cambridge, UK. In addition, he is Chair of the Eastern Mediterranean Region Alliance for Trachoma Control and the Trachoma Expert Committee. Recently, he became a member of the Ophthalmology Foundation Board.

He has received much recognition, both nationally and internationally, for services in the prevention of blindness, including the Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Al Saud Award, the President of Pakistan Noval Christy Award, the Champalimaud Vision Award and the IAPB Vision Excellence Award.