Behind Bykea

Bykea is a hyper-local marketplace running on a network of motorcycles. We are a group of hard workers growing to become experts of the transport, logistics, and financial industry. We thrive to build a company which will leave behind an impact and a legacy in Pakistan.

People behind Bykea

Core Team

Team 1
Muneeb Maayr
Founder
Muneeb Maayr is the Founder of Bykea, the largest network of motorbikes serving on-demand transport, logistics and payment services in Pakistan. Muneeb graduated from the University of Virginia to work in investment banking at Bear Stearns in New York City right after college. He then led a 600 person back office for SNL Financial in Islamabad, a business acquired by Standard & Poors. Prior to Bykea, Muneeb was Co-Founder and CEO at Daraz.pk, Pakistan's leading ecommerce platform, acquired by Alibaba Group.
Team 2
Rafiq Malik
Chief Operating Officer
Rafiq is a founding member and COO at Bykea - Pakistan’s largest network of motorbikes serving transport, logistics, and payment services. With an extensive experience of 8 years in the Trucking and Logistics Industry within the Canadian market, he returned to Pakistan in 2012 to lead the Operations of TNT Express - the 4th largest Courier Aggregator in the world at the time; acquired by FedEx in 2016. He is an alumnus of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is passionate about finding solutions for the constantly evolving MaaS sector. Rafiq has been the transforming and enabling force at Bykea.
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Abdul Mannan
Chief Information Officer
A critical part of Bykea’s founding team, Mannan is now leading the Payments, Growth, and Partnerships business at Bykea. He was, previously, working on developing Tech and Growth teams. Before joining Bykea, he spent 4 years at Daraz - a giant E-commerce platform acquired by Alibaba. He has also worked on technology solutions for multiple tech startups in Europe and the US.
Team 3
Baset Chaudhry
Chief Financial Officer
Baset brings over a decade of international experience in financial planning and management to Pakistan. Before Bykea, Baset was the Vice President at Baltoro. He has also been part of esteemed organizations like Morgan Stanley, GF Capital and Barclays in New York. Baset graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, CT in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. As CFO, Baset oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, investor relations, internal audit and tax functions at Bykea.
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Saad Kamal Shamsi
Financial Controller
Saad is leading the Financial domain of Bykea. He is a strategic and resourceful finance professional with exceptional leadership skills and diverse experience in Financial Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Venture Capital, and Private Equity across the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Pakistan, and the United States. He has a master’s degree in Professional Accountancy from the University of London and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Strategy from the Alliance Manchester Business School, England.
Team 3
Shamsa Khoja
Head of Marketing
Shamsa is a seasoned marketing leader with extensive working experience in Pakistan as well as internationally. Over the span of her career she has worked in prestigious organizations like Standard Chartered Pakistan and UAE, Honeybee Tech Ventures UAE, ACCA Pakistan, foodpanda and Bank Alfalah. In addition to this, she is also the Co-Founder of Bogo Pakistan - a discount based marketing mobile application. At Bykea, Shamsa heads brand strategy & management, marketing analytics & customer retention.
Team 3
Malik Ahmad Waheed
Head of Product
Ahmad has extensive experience in managing and scaling digital products in fin-tech, telecom and social media domains. He has previously been part of Easypaisa, Jazz & Telenor Pakistan where he has worked on Easypaisa App, Jazz World, VEON and My Telenor App. Bringing a diverse set of expertise in product management, growth hacking and analytics, he joined Bykea as the Head of Product.
Team 4
Abbas Shahid
Head of People Strategy
Abbas is the Head of People Strategy, focusing on organizational structure, culture, and growth. Before Bykea, he launched and led the Moto category at Uber Technologies Inc. across Pakistan and East Africa and also developed the growth strategies for the overall low-cost portfolio. He was also associated with OMD New York - a global media communications agency - where he managed Marketing Analytics for multiple accounts including Pepsi, Starbucks, and Lipton. He was awarded a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing, with a specialization in Analytics, from New York University. Abbas is transforming the People’s function and bringing in innovative and inclusive approaches to the human side of the business.
Team 7
Muhammad Usman Chaudhary
VP Network Expansion – North
Usman is leading the Mobility & City Operations for Bykea. He brings with him 14 years of extensive experience, primarily in the field of Telecom and Technology Operations. He comes with a multidimensional exposure of handling mainstream commercial operations, business expansions, customer experience, and financial services operations. Before joining Bykea, Usman has worked at key management positions in Telenor Pakistan, MTBC, and Graana.com. Usman loves to engage with the team, empower them and build a culture of openness, trust, and performance.
Team 6
Fawad Uz Zafar Khan
VP Network Expansion - South
Fawad is an intellectual and motivated leader with over 17 years of experience in managing sales and cross functional projects from conception to reality. He previously worked with Warid Telecom-Abu Dhabi Group as the National Head of Corporate Business and Enterprise Solutions. Bringing in a diverse set of expertise in Information Technology and Sales coupled with data driven decision making and visionary mindset, Fawad joined Bykea as Vice President Network Expansion of the South region to maximize Bykea's reach for it to become the first choice of customers.
Team 6
Jonas Eichhorst
Board Member
Jonas, the Board Member at Bykea, has over 10 years of diversified experience in helping build businesses, products, and teams across various industries, geographies, and organizational sizes. As CEO of Silicon Straits, he helped build it into a multi-million dollar business before exiting in early 2017. He is also currently working as a Board Member with a digital bank in Vietnam and as a Technology Advisor for 7-Eleven Vietnam.
Team 6
Faraz Punjani
Head of Business Intelligence
Faraz leads the Business Analytics and Intelligence domain at Bykea. He is the key person in building data products, data marts, engines, predictive models, and algorithms. Over the span of his career, he has worked as a Data Scientist in Connection-US - a Fortune 1000 Company and has built AI for contact centers of multinational telecom giants like Vodafone Spain, America Movil Brazil, Vodacom Africa, and Afiniti. He is a winner of Google's Machine Learning Competition. Faraz has played a crucial part in transforming Bykea into a truly data-driven organization.
Team 6
Ali Muzaffar
Director of Engineering
Ali is an amateur baker, magician, and blogger. Despite his many hobbies, Ali has managed to forge an Engineering career lasting over 18 years. In this time, Ali has helped build several start-ups all over the Asia-Pacific region which are currently valued at more than $3 Billion. An alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis and BCG Digital Ventures, Ali is a charismatic character who makes leadership look effortless. His charm and cult of personality are only trumped by his awesome t-shirt collection, which we didn't let him wear for the picture above. He believes in the power of young people to change the world and to this day counts himself as being part of the 4 to 9-year-old age group.
Team 6
Ali Taufiq
Head of Launches
Ali is looking after non-ride-hailing operations. He brings with him 10 years of diversified experience ranging from Investment Banking, Sales, and Operations. He has more than 5 years of experience related to startups and was first introduced to startups while working with Careem. Ali loves to build businesses, teams, and talent from scratch and help them reach their optimum potential.
Team 6
Mudassar Nazar
Director of Engineering
Mudassar is leading the Payments and Commerce domain at Bykea. He has over 15 years of professional experience in the IT industry both in Pakistan and the United States. He was previously working as the Director of Engineering at Yotascale - a California-based startup and scaled it to generate multi-million annual revenue. He is a strong proponent of formal learning and was rewarded with a Fulbright Scholarship. He has a master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University USA and a master’s degree in Computer Sciences from LUMS. Mudassar brings an international perspective to business matters.
Team 6
Sameer Salehin
Head of Customers Experience
Sameer is a thorough and resourceful Customer Relationship Management professional with over 15 years of leadership experience in the local and international industry. He specializes in crafting CRM and Customer Engagement skillfully to create a culture that delivers extraordinary customer experiences. Sameer, previously, worked as the Head of Customer Services at Daraz - Pakistan's leading E-commerce platform. His list of accolades at Bykea includes creating Bykea's Franchise Program, Pakistan’s first Crowdsourced Call Center, Work-From-Home Call Center Platform, and Missed-call Services.
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The vision of Bykea is to create opportunities for average Pakistani’s to offer their services and to connect with their communities to create communication, business opportunities, and service opportunities. Bykea is the platform that connects everyone together.

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