Shakil and I have been colleagues and friends for over seven years. For the first couple of years, my firm was sub-contracted to provide support services to the NGO where he was the CFO. During this early period, I was very impressed with Shakil’s honesty, integrity and especially with his extensive knowledge across a wide range of financial and compliance issues that are contractually and managerially required in every effective development program. After that direct link ended he and I remained friends, discussing and collaborating on a number of development projects. More recently I have truly admired seeing the coalescence of Shakil’s ideas, initiative, and enthusiasm which have culminated with the launch of Uproot. Shakil is a man of vision, a true humanitarian and a privilege to be friends with.



Peter G. Roberts

Executive Director, FLAG International

Former Executive Director, (VEGA)


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