Our Team
Danial Noorani

Danial Noorani

Founder (Chicago)
Danial Noorani founded TCF-USA in May 2002 and served as President till 2008. Danial was appointed as the CEO and managed the organization in that capacity till March 2015.

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Danial also served
as a member of the Board and past President of ‘Apna Ghar’ (Our Home), a twenty five year old domestic violence agency in Chicago. Danial worked at AT&T for 26 years, where he took a leading role in the efforts to introduce competition in the Telecommunications industry. He co-chaired the Illinois Commerce Commission workshop that set the national guidelines for competition in local phone service. Danial represented AT&T at the FCC and several state utility commissions.
Danial has an MBA from Western Illinois University and a Bachelor degree in commerce and economics from the University of Karachi. Danial and his wife Karen have three children and live in Roselle, Illinois.

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Uneza Akhtar

Uneza Akhtar

Director Administration (Chicago)
Uneza Akhtar joined TCF-USA in June 2006 and manages its operations, including donor and project management, facilitating fundraising efforts for US chapters, and working

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with volunteers on the Marketing Committee. Uneza was editor for The Review, a weekly magazinefor Dawn, Pakistan’s leading newspaper where she led a staff team and supervised an internship program for six years. She has also served for three years as Development Grants Associate for Apna Ghar in Chicago, a domestic violence agency, and as editor and researcher for a development and design firm.
Uneza is from Mumbai, India, and went to Elphinstone College. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature from the University of Bombay. She is deeply interested in human rights issues and the arts.

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