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Prince confers ‘Order of British Empire’ on Faraz Khan for bolstering ties

Faraz Khan’s journey from advocacy to royal recognition is a tale of dedication, sustainability, and fostering global connections

Pakistan’s entrepreneur Faraz Khan, chief executive of SpectrEco — a technology, data and advisory firm, has been conferred with the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Prince William at Windsor Castle for his role in fostering Pakistan’s ties with the United Kingdom.

Faraz Khan, a visiting professor at St Mary’s University in UK, leads a team of European, British and US experts for the sustainable transition of hospitality, real estate and infrastructure sectors, leveraging innovative data and tech solutions and deep sectoral knowledge, across regulatory jurisdictions.

On X, SpectrEco announced Faraz Khan’s naming as a winner of the Order of the British Empire. “Our CEO Faraz Khan receives an MBE at Windsor Castle for his unwavering dedication to strengthening UK-Pakistan relations in climate, sustainability, and enterprise. He is known for his over two decades of advocacy for poverty alleviation, diversity, and sustainable impact.”

The Member of the British Empire (MBE) is order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organizations, and public service outside the civil service, which have a long-term, significant impact. The honor is awarded twice a year — on New Year’s Day and on the monarch’s official birthday.

Faraz Khan is on the advisory board of the Lincoln Business School and the OIC-affiliated Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture among many others. His global influence extends far beyond entrepreneurship, leaving an indelible mark on education and business. With over 25 years of experience, he is a multi-stakeholder investment and impact specialist, author, and public speaker.

Prince confers ‘Order of British Empire’ on Faraz Khan for bolstering ties
Prince William confers ‘Order of British Empire’ on Faraz Khan

Photographs shared by SpectrEco captured Faraz Khan in conversation with Prince William at Windsor Castle. These images not only showcase a meeting of minds but also underscore the global significance of Faraz Khan’s endeavors. His journey from advocacy to royal recognition is a tale of dedication, sustainability, and fostering global connections.

He has co-authoured social enterprise legislation and is actively working with the government on policy development and legislation that will create an environment conducive for social enterprises in Pakistan. He is founder of the Social, Entrepreneurship & Equity Development (SEED) ventures which is an investment and impact development organization.

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