About Our Team

Dr. Mansoor Hashmi


Dr. Hashmi is the Managing Director at HCS and a renowned consulting engineer. He has vast experience in planning, design, development, and construction management of mega water sector projects. His expertise in irrigation and drainage, floods, watershed management, GIS and remote sensing, hydrometry, and integrated water resource management plays a vital role in our vision, strategy and approach to projects.

A Ph.D. from Colorado State University, he has multiple awards & scientific publications to his name. He’s also a member of American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, ASCE, AWRA, and PEC.

Ghazi Alam


Co-founder and Director at Hydra Consulting Services, Mr. Alam leads the firm’s strategy; and is responsible for conceptualizing and architecting our overall solutions for clients, vision and business development. Broad professional experience in water, energy, agricultural, environmental, education, and technology sectors, and a multidisciplinary education in natural resources, economics, and technology.

Mr. Alam holds a Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Economics from Cornell University. He is an advisor to several government and private sector organizations on issues related to water, agriculture, and energy policy. His research interests include optimal control theory, systems modelling, technology, knowledge management, and education.

Dr. Taimoor Akhtar

Director, Water Practice

Co-Founder & Director, Water Practice, Dr. Akhtar is an expert in systems modelling; network optimization, stochastic hydrology, resource optimization and multicriteria decision analysis. Currently on sabbatical as a post-doctoral researcher at the National University of Singapore, Dr. Akhtar remains an active member and contributor to our operations.

Dr. Akhtar holds a Master’s in Operations Research and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and a bachelor’s in Computer Science from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Zubair Ali

Director, Technology Practice

Mr Ali. is the chief architect of the Hydra K-Platfrom (TM) and looks after all technology components of our projects.  With a background in electrical engineering, and technology consulting across diverse technology disciplines and industries, and equipped with ITIL, COBIT and CMMI expertise, Mr. Ali comes to us with a fantastic track-record in successful delivery on highly complex technology projects around the world.

Dr. Andrej Savitskiy

Senior Scientist

As Senior Scientist, Dr. Savitskiy is the brains behind our proprietary models for the nexus. With a Ph.D. in Hydrology and Hydraulics, his unique qualification and 38 years of focused experience in the water sector has allowed him to master the understanding of hydrological processes and their interactions with natural and built systems in supporting sustainable development.

Dr. Savitskiy holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and a diploma in Engineering, Hydrology from Tashkent State University.

Dr. Bahaudin A. Hashmi

Consulting Director, Algorithms, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Hashmi brings his unique research in the fields of spatial-temporal modeling, pattern formation, threshold kinetics and reaction-diffusion models to Hydra.  With an uncanny knack for being able to describe almost any phenomenon in mathematical terms, Dr. Hashmi is our primary go-to for all systems modeling at Hydra.

Bahaudin has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Colorado State University and an M.Sc. in Mathematics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Valuable Support

Committed to serving all our clients to the best of our ability. We ensure that our solutions deliver value to your projects at all times.

Innovative Ideas

Creating robust, flexible and innovative solutions that are tailor made for our clients business needs.

Advanced Technology

Using state-of-the-art advanced technologies, our experts delve into resources that have the latest, best, and most accurate results to solutions.

Clear Communication

We guarantee transparency and reliability to build trust amongst all our clients and partners alike.