|Designation:||Dedicated Team Lead|
|Education:||Masters in Information Technology|
|Time with Allshore:||A Year and a Half|
Asif N. is known as a fun guy who loves to help others. Caitlyn, one of our Client Relations Managers, told us: “I’ve really enjoyed working with Asif! He is a very hard worker, and helps his fellow co-workers when needed. He always seems to have a plan for his day, and gets everything he needs to done. He is very polite and fun to talk too!”
Ahmed L., the Lahore Branch Manager, had this to say about his time with Asif: “Asif N. is one of the most fun loving guys we have. He loves to participate in our sporting events and is always willing to help. He has an innate gift to learn and improve quickly. He is simply great at what he does and he is very reliable as a friend.”
We decided to have a chat with Asif to learn more about him.
What first got you interested in IT?
I came to this field accidently. I became interested in this field by watching one of my cousins who was studying computer science in those days. I originally never thought I’d be in this field.
What did you think you would end up doing instead?
I thought I would end up doing Electrical Engineering instead of IT, since I had an interest in it when I was younger.
So how long have you been in IT?
I did my Bachelor in Computer Science from 2000 to 2004 and then Masters from 2004 to 2006, both from the University of Punjab. During my Masters, I was lucky enough to get the chance to work in the software house of Punjab University, which really helped me to develop my career skills.
What has your favorite thing been about working with Allshore/Datum?
It’s been amazing here. I have really enjoyed my time, and there is a very friendly atmosphere. This company gives you the opportunity to learn new technical skills, improve your communication, and most importantly it makes you a punctual person. I really love some of the policies, one of them being that you don’t have to work extra after hours. No one forces you to do that, which happened to me in my previous company.
What is one thing you’ve learned during your time with the company?
I would say I’ve become punctual in real life as well, along with learning technical skills.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love to play video games, and now a days I’m in love with FIFA. We have a FIFA tournament in our company right now. I play cricket and table tennis. We started tournament a couple of days back.
So, tell me about your family.
I have two brothers and two sisters. My parents live in my hometown of Bhakkar which is a five hour drive from Lahore. I live in Lahore with my wife and little 14 month old daughter.
That’s wonderful! Do you get to see your parents very often?
Yes, I usually see them after a few months or on holidays like Eid. Sometimes they come to see us at our home.
What do you, your wife, and daughter like to do in your free time? Any special weekend activities you do together?
Nothing special since we’re usually busy with house hold tasks on weekends. Whenever we get free time, we love to watch movies and drama series or go out to dinner. I spend most of my time by playing with my daughter, because I get very little time on other days since we work the night shift.
Where are your favorite places to go out to eat? Any favorite foods?
I love mutton. My favorite foods are mutton karahi and Mutton pulao. We most of the time like to go in Namak Restaurant which is famous for mutton food.
Have you traveled much?
Not really, most of the time I visit my hometown. I would love to go to Mecca to perform the Hajj pilgrimage with my parents, wife, and daughter.
Since Asif already has a short name, he unfortunately hasn’t been given any nicknames in his life. Asif likes the colors black and white, and The Fast and The Furious movies. His favorite quote is “Compromise for your dream, but never compromise your dream.”