Mr. Zia Chishti

Designation: 
CEO, The Resource Group

Mr. Chishti is the founding Chairman and CEO of The Resource Group, the largest offshore-controlled business process outsourcing company in the world. With over $200 million in revenues and over 5000 employees, The Resource Group is Pakistan's most prominent growth company. At the Resource Group, Mr. Chishti has raised over $100 million in capital, including an initial public offering on the Karachi Stock Exchange. Prior to founding The Resource Group, Mr. Chishti was the founding Chairman and CEO of Align Technology, a silicon-valley based medical device company. Mr. Chishti led the development of Align Technology from a two-person startup to over $70 million in revenues, over 1000 employees, and a NASDAQ initial public offering that resulted in a market capitalization of over $1 billion. At Align Technology, Mr. Chishti raised over $250 million in capital and pioneered Align's process of locating its operations offshore, resulting in over 700 employees in Pakistan. Prior to founding Align Technology, Mr. Chishti worked at Morgan Stanley & Company in their investment banking division and McKinsey & Company as a consultant. Mr. Chishti is a graduate of Columbia University where he received his BA degree in Computer Science and Economics and of Stanford University, where he received his MBA degree.