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Board of Directors
Ms. Roohi R. Khan
Ms. Roohi R. Khan is an MBA from IBA, Karachi. She completed her B.A. (Economics & Mathematics) from Punjab University. She has over 36 years of experience in various banking segments like Development Banking, Lease Financing, Housing Finance, SME Financing, Islamic Banking, Investment Banking etc. She has about 20 years of experience at senior management level, as well as Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer and Director on the Boards of various Financial Institutions having dealt with policy making, strategic planning and systems refinement, implementation of control functions, revamping / restructuring and mergers. She has dealt with international lending Institutions like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank and other multilateral lenders. She represented NDFC for successful negotiation, of credit line to financial sector, from Asian Development Bank.
Ms. Khan has served on the Boards of Asian Leasing, Lahore Stock Exchange, International Housing Finance Limited, Mashreq Bank (now Samba Bank), PICIC etc. She was also the Chairperson of an Investment Bank before it was merged with a local commercial Bank. She has also served at senior management level in various organizations. She has been Group Head, Textiles, in National Development Finance Corporation, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Leasing, Chief Operating Officer of Trust Investment Bank and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited(ZTBL). She had also been acting President of ZTBL during 2011 / 2012 when she was instrumental in bringing about many changes with positive impact on its profitability.
She has constantly devoted time over the past 30 years to various social sector institutions working for the betterment of downtrodden and deprived strata of the society and is an advocate of improving the fate of the deprived mainly by catering to the basic right to health, education and equal opportunity to all.
Ali Javaid Hamdani
Managing Director / CEO
Mr. Abrar Ahmed Mirza
Mr. Abrar Ahmed Mirza is Director of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. He is a career civil servant who has been associated with important Government positions at Federal and Provincial levels, from time to time. He holds over 25 years of extensive experience in Public Administration, Finance, Accounting and Audit. He is currently serving as Joint Secretary (A/CA) in Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division), Government of Pakistan. He has previously worked as Director General Hajj, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Joint Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, Additional Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab, and District Coordination Officer in Hafizabad, Sheikhupura, and Muzaffargarh.
Mr. Mirza being an experienced person has thorough knowledge of the applicable laws, regulations, legal environment, administrative affairs etc. Mr. Mirza did his M. Phil and M.Sc. from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. During his career, he has attended numerous trainings from reputed national and international institutions including International Monetary Fund, National School of Public Policy, and LUMS.
Mr. Ahmad Aqeel
Mr. Ahmad Aqeel is a business professional and a qualified lawyer with over 15 years of diverse experience in Oil & Gas, Petroleum, Power and Financial Sectors, with a longstanding record of serving as a Director on the Boards of Public Listed/Unlisted Companies.
Currently serving as a Director on the Board of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), a Director on the Board of National Investment Trust Limited (NITL), an Independent Director on the Board of Nishat Power Limited (NPL).
Credited with setting up & successfully managing retail business in collaboration with Total Parco Pakistan Limited for more than fifteen years. As Managing Partner founded & setup the private business venture with Total Parco the second largest Oil Marketing Company (OMC) in Pakistan.
A Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) and enrolled at the database of the SECP as a Certified Independent Director. Attendedvarious local and international workshops, skills training programs and seminars.
A member of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Lahore Gymkhana Club.
Mr. Ali Tahir
Mr. Ali Tahir has a rich and varied experience of working in the public, private and development sectors in a career spanning over thirty years.
As an officer of the premier Pakistan Administrative Service, he worked as an administrator in initial years of service in far flung subdivisions of Qalat and Mastung in Balochistan, and then in Lahore, the urban heartland of Punjab. His key senior level assignments have included Secretary to Government of the Punjab, in Planning & Development, Finance, Excise & Taxation, Agriculture, Cooperatives, Management and Professional Development departments and also, Additional Chief Secretary.
From, 2016 to 2020, Mr. Tahir was Pakistan’s Economic and Trade Minister in Washington D.C. In this diplomatic role, he closely interacted with IFIs, multilateral organizations, think tanks, US government agencies, businesses, trade bodies and chambers. He chaired International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), an inter-governmental organization, for one year.
Mr. Tahir worked in the corporate sector prior to joining the Civil Service and in the development sector on secondment from service for a number of years. Currently, he is posted as Additional Finance Secretary, Government of Pakistan. He also represents the government on various corporate boards. Mr. Tahir’s versatile background has equipped him with the ability to appreciate and synthesize cross-cutting perspectives and ideas.
Mr. Tahir holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the Oxford University and MA (Economics) from the University of Manchester, UK which he obtained as a Britannia Chevening Scholar. He also contributes to national newspapers from time to time.
Mr. Manzoor Ahmed
Mr. Manzoor Ahmed is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of National Investment Trust Limited (NIT). As COO, he has been successfully managing the operations and investment portfolio worth Rs.81 bn. approx. He has experience of over 30 years of the Mutual Fund industry and has been placed at many key positions within NIT that includes capital market operations, investments, research and liaising with the regulatory authorities. He is M.B.A. and also holds D.A.I.B.P. He has also been the Council Member of The Institute of Bankers Pakistan. Presently, he is pursuing Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level III.
Mr. Ahmed has vast experience of serving on the Boards of various top ranking companies of Pakistan belonging to the diverse sectors of economy. Mr. Ahmed has also attended various training courses organized by Institutions of international repute like London Business School (LBS) UK, Institute of Directors, London and Financial Markets World, New York (USA).
Currently, he represents NIT as Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of many leading national and multinational companies of Pakistan. Mr. Ahmed is also a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. Mr. Manzoor Ahmed is also member of the Defence Authority Country and Golf Club – Karachi.
Mr. Mohammad Haroon
Mr. Mohammad Haroon brings with him over two and half decades of diverse experience in two of the most dynamic and vibrant industries, i.e., Oil and Telecommunications.
A Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, currently, he is serving as an Independent Director on the Boards of two prestigious Listed Companies:
1. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (Ministry of Energy – Petroleum Division),
2. Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (Attock Group of Companies).
Earlier, he had a long prolific association with the “Attock Group”, a fully integrated Group of Companies covering all segments of Oil and Gas industry from exploration, production and refining to marketing of a wide range of petroleum products.
He has extensive experience in the "downstream" sector of the oil industry. He has the honor of being one of the primary members of the team that established “Attock Petroleum Limited”, which is, currently, one of the largest OMCs in Pakistan. Apart from heading important departments, he was also a member of its core "Management Committee".
Mr. Haroon was also involved in a number of marketing and customer care related initiatives for a Telecom giant in Pakistan.
During his professional career, he gained rich experience in Retail Network (Development/Sales), Human Resource, Administration, Business Development, Customer Care and Joint Ventures. He has worked in challenging, diverse, multi-cultural environments, gaining considerable exposure to both corporate environment and regional set-ups at a senior level.
Mr. Haroon likes spending time with his family, going off-road and exploring the mountainous North of Pakistan to enjoy its matchless beauty. He takes keen interest in community services and is a member of the "Lions Club International" and "Rotary International Club".
He has done Masters in Business Administration and attended a number of management courses in Pakistan and abroad.
Mr. Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui
Mr. Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui is an officer of Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS) who joined the Civil Service in 1990. Before joining as Secretary Commerce, he has remained posted as Secretary, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Infrastructure Development Company. Besides, he held various positions at Federal, Provincial and Divisional/District administration levels.
He earned his Masters degree from London School of Economics, UK. He is a Britannia Chevening Scholar and also a lead International fellow in the field of sustainable development. Further to this, he has been particularly associated with economic, financial and structural reforms initiatives at various levels. During the span of his service, he has widely travelled and represented Pakistan at various international forums.
Dr. Sohail Khan
Dr. Sohail Khan is a corporate Strategy, Oil and Gas business development management consultant with record of achievement in planning, development and growth of oil & gas industry. A highly motivated individual with successful working experience in Oil & Gas and service industries across the world. He has a solid track record working for Total (E&P) providing corporate strategy, improving the development of business by deploying oil and gas processes and implementing & coordinating efficiency improvement techniques with Affiliate management teams across the operations in Total (E&P) U.K, and Qatar. His entrepreneurial spirit and relationship building skills have allowed hin to achieve career growth and a special talent for transmitting strategy into action and achievement. As a change management consultant; successfully secured contracts directly and through consultancy organizations. Contracts fulfilled across U.K according to the client requirements and International standards. He worked as a Management consultant and Training Development Manager responsible for implementing Focused Operational Improvement (FOI) programmes within Exploration and Production to implement and improve processes across the Affiliate. He was also responsible for determining competency requirements for all functions and staff, against the competency standards, and successfully delivered the annual training plan, within budget and on time. He has extensive experience of policy formation, development and execution of IT strategy to support operation by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cloud Computing to optimize production, efficiency and improve business processes across the operation. Working for I.P.S.G (U.K) he has managed I.T projects exceeding £10 Million budget, including software development, business process reengineering, processes development, implementation, audit, managing multiple departments and compliance with ISO and European standards. He has valuable company turnaround experience, having used leading management tools and techniques such as Lean Process, Change Management, Outsourcing strategies, I.T Project Management methodologies, Kanban, SDLC, PRINCE 2, PMP, E-business, JDE, ERP and BPM to bring companies from loss to profit and improved the growth in small duration of time. He has a PHD Doctor of Philosophy (Portugal), MBA, MSc and M.A from England which gives me unique skills and advanced subject knowledge how to promote, market an organization to achieve its strategic goals.
Syed Akhtar Ali
Syed Akhtar Ali is an eminent energy expert and consultant. His last appointment was as Member Energy, Planning Commission and earlier one as CEO of Karachi Pipe Mill (KPM), a public sector enterprise. He has held other senior management appointments in Pakistan’s public and private sector companies. He has B.E. & M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and was Research Fellow at Harvard University in Energy Policy. He is currently on the Board of ISGS and member Think Tank Petroleum Division. He was earlier on the Board of SSGC, PPIB and AEDB. His expertise and experience has been in the area of Energy Policy Planning, Energy economics, pricing and tariff; Energy projects development; Power plants, pipelines and Renewable Energy; Environment, sustainability and conservation; Climate Change issues; Project development, monitoring and evaluation. He has taught Energy Management at Institute of Business Management. He has written a number of books on Pakistan’s energy issues.