Muhammad Faiz Kidwai. Rotary International Director 2022-2024
Muhammad Faiz Kidwai, a prominent member of the Rotary Club of Karachi Karsaz in Pakistan, holds the position of Chair at CG Global, a prestigious firm specializing in architecture, engineering, urban design, real estate development, and hospitality. With a degree in architecture from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Kidwai’s expertise extends to socially responsive architecture, including master plans for urban housing projects and large-scale city planning initiatives. His commitment to the field led him to receive a research fellowship in conservation from the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University, where he focused on Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kidwai’s journey with Rotary began in 1980 when he joined Rotaract, a Rotary-sponsored service club for young adults. In 1987, he officially became a member of Rotary and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Rotary Club of Karachi Karsaz in 1993. A defining moment in his life occurred during the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986, where he survived a violent attack. This experience solidified his dedication to humanitarian causes, and he committed himself to Rotary’s mission of making a positive impact on humanity.
Passionate about polio eradication, Kidwai has been actively involved in Rotary’s efforts in Pakistan since their inception. He has also taken on significant initiatives in response to the devastating 2022 floods, launching a “smart villages” project focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. With a vision to transform affected communities through various interventions, including shelter, water and sanitation, alternative energy, healthcare, education, tree planting, and economic infrastructure, Kidwai aims to uplift those impacted by the floods.
As the founder and chair of the Rotary Pakistan Literacy Mission, Kidwai is dedicated to achieving total literacy and promoting quality education throughout the country. He has also been deeply involved in supporting Afghan refugees in Pakistan, working on projects that address poverty, hunger, and the empowerment of Afghan girls and women.
Kidwai’s contributions to Rotary have not gone unnoticed. He has received prestigious awards, including the Service Above Self Award, The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. Alongside his wife, Uzma, Kidwai is recognized as a Major Donor, showcasing their unwavering commitment to Rotary’s mission and impact.