Suniya Qureshi


Suniya Qureshi

Senior Strategy Advisor at the International Unit G20


Suniya Qureshi is Senior Strategy Advisor at the International Unit G20 of the Department for Work Pensions and works across UK government departments on social protection and human rights. Suniya has worked avidly for a range of UK based Pakistani charities including Learning for Life, SOS Children’s Villages and DIL UK. This passion has inspired her to work for the Pakistani community alongside her day job for over a decade. She was recruited by the British Pakistan Foundation in June 2011, to spearhead their platform and create an effective institution, building strategic partnerships, effective social development investment and branding Pakistan in a positive and vibrant manner. The end game for our success would be that BPF represents all charitable concerns within the UK who wish to invest in philanthropy in Pakistan. Through collaboration Suniya aims to create a hub of development innovation for health, education and wealth creation. She ran the foundation for two years growing it into a credible Diaspora platform. She is also an Advisor to the Pakistan Chapter of the Qismat Foundation, an Executive Trustee to UKMAP and a Trustee for Learning for Life.

In her spare time, she also writes for the Huffington Post, written and produced ‘Post Card from Jinnah’ and ‘Call me Kafir’ and has recently produced her sixth play ‘Mumtaz’. She co-founded a community based theatre group in 2010: Our next Ludoo venture is called ‘Symbiosis’…a project working with prisoners in HMP an developing theatrical production around ‘man monologues’.