LAHORE: Renowned hotelier with thirty-five years of industry experience, Mr. Qasim Jafri, has taken charge of Avari Hotel Lahore, Avari Xpress Gulberg, and Avari Xpress Faisalabad as the Cluster General Manager. A Cornell University Alumni who speaks five languages, Mr. Jafri also attended hotel schools in Europe and Asia.
He is a seasoned professional who has worked with known hotel chains in Europe, Middle East, Canada, and Pakistan, namely; Hilton International, Marriot International, Pearl Continental, and Avari Hotels International. He was General Manager of various 5-star hotels around the world and also Director Hospitality Division of Orient Group, CEO Imperium Hospitality, and COO of Nishat Hotels and Properties. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Development Corporation PTDC, on the steering committee of the World Bank-funded program of Tourism uplift in Punjab, Member Foreign Minster’s Core Group on Cultural Diplomacy, and Member advisory council of Lahore and Taxila Museums.
Mr. Jafri is a man of multiple passions like preservation and promotion of poetry, literature, music, environment, and heritage. He is also President of the Board of Governors of Goethe Institute Lahore and a member of the Board of Directors of Dabistan e Iqbal, Faiz Foundation, Joy of Urdu’ and a life member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.