Founder and CEO, Switch
Danielle is one of Pakistan’s leading young technology entrepreneurs, working on projects that impact over 15 million cellphone users in the country. Her initiatives are bringing health solutions to adolescent girls, linking jobseekers with industry, and empowering women across all socio-economic strata. Before she started Switch-ITC, a multifaceted value added services (VAS) company, she was an integral part of Pakistan’s most successful startups and led brand campaigns for large companies.
A self-starter and a multi-talented professional, Danielle is uniquely placed as the only woman CEO in the VAS industry. A communicative technology enthusiast, she has a keen focus on mobile product development and its potential for social change. An electrical engineer by training and a product development guru by trade, Danielle has received international grants and worked with tech gurus to scale and sharpen her business acumen. She tweets at @DaniSharaf.
Jill Wilson, Jam City