riazSuccessful communities across the world have one thing in common: the existence of lasting and self sustaining institutions that are platforms for connectivity, learning and collaboration within and across generations. OPEN provides one such platform for the Pakistani American and diaspora communities around the world. OPEN Global provides the potential for global reach.The key to its future development and success is the participation of community leaders in opportunities presented by event like the retreat in August in Monterey, California.

It is with that conviction that I will be there, and it is with that conviction that I invite you all to join Dilawar and other OPEN charter members there. The success of this event depends on your participation.

Riaz Siddiqi, Founder and Managing Partner, Denham Capital; Charter Member, OPEN Houston