Syed Bilal Mahmood is a dynamic businessman and Managing Director of Contour Software. Bilal started his career at a Markham ON based company and decided to pursue his MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York U.
In January 2007, Bilal joined Constellation Software Inc. a few months after it went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. After being involved in various roles at Constallation, Bilal started to experiment within the organization, with the concept of working with offshore technical personnel based in Pakistan, with the ultimate goal of setting up an offshore resource centre. After a series of pilot projects through 2009, the acquisition of a UK-based PLC enabled Constellation’s entry to Pakistan.
Bilal moved to Karachi in 2010, to setup Contour Software (PVT) LTD, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. What started with 12 employees around 9 years ago, is now a 575-employee unit, with offices in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad, and is set to add another 100-150 skilled jobs in Pakistan over the rest of 2019. Contour is expanding its facilities in Pakistan this year, in order to allow for growth to at least 1,000 employees.
With Constellation’s global growth as the wind in their sails, Contour is set to continue to grow over the years Under Bilal’s leadership, enabling revenue growth as well as greater bottom line results for Canadian shareholders, thus achieving a mutually beneficial trade relationship for both Canada and Pakistan.