Entrepreneur | Advisor
Faraan A. Irfan is the Founder & CEO of Saarey Records, the founder of Faraan Irfan Consultants & Advisors, Joint secretary of the All Pakistan Music Conference and club leader for Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Pakistan.
Saarey Records is a UAE based record label that is the first to specialize in Pakistani classical music. It has launched a subscription based music streaming app by the name of Saarey Music that is available worldwide and offers exclusive, ad-free content that cannot be found anywhere else. Faraan Irfan Consultants & Advisors is a management consultancy and risk advisory practice that has provided services to a wide range of industries and sectors including to Deloitte Middle East. He provides advisory services to boards and CEO and has helped turnaround a multi-million dollar company as the Consultant CEO.
As a way to give back to society, he provides coaching to promising young talent in helping them to reach new heights of excellence. Faraan also volunteers as the Joint Secretary of the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) – an organization founded in 1959 dedicated to the promotion of Pakistani Classical Music with more than 150 classical artists performing on its stage every year.
Faraan is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and in organizations, a promoter of Pakistani Classical Music, a dedicated coach and a keen sportsman. An avid golfer and a competitive sportsman, he was ranked #1 in under 18 swimming in Pakistan In 2000, broke 20 of 27 records at his school and ranked #42 in the World Universities Games held in Daegu, South Korea in 2003. He ranked #7 at the VOLVO World Golf Challenge held in Shanghai, China in 2015. The job that takes most of his time is being personal butler and driver to his 4 year old son.
Faraan is a Global MBA from London Business School-UK, Columbia Business School-USA and Hong Kong University-Hong Kong. He is 1 of only 32 people who were a part of the 2017-2019 cohort and the 1st Pakistani to be a part of this program. In the 2018 QS rankings, the program was ranked World #1 in its category.