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
A visionary executive and transformational leader with foresight and imagination with 30 years experience. Ali J. Hamdani has an impressive history of surpassing ambitious business goals, and creating revolutionary technical and industrial solutions that appeal to companies from all industries. He has a proven record of positioning organizations for success, spurring billion-dollar sales growth, leading global initiatives, and demonstrating a profound dedication to client satisfaction. In addition, he has a robust personal/professional network of contacts through multinational energy and industrial firms.
Ali J. Hamdani headed the Middle East Region, sat on the Board of Directors, and served as Managing Director at Linde Healthcare Middle East LLC, a subsidiary of The Linde Group globally.
For the preceding 21 years, Ali J. Hamdani ascended the ranks at Siemens AG, ultimately holding the roles of CEO, Managing Director, and Board Member of operations in Karachi, Pakistan. Building the new oil and gas headquarters in Abu Dhabi from the ground up, he led Siemens AG's first attempt to move their headquarters out of Germany.
For Siemens Saudi Arabia, Ali J. Hamdani built a technology center to share best practices, optimize global competitiveness, and open new project opportunities. This led to winning the company’s first major order for INDX software. He directed and supported another $1 billion order after winning the largest steel project with the Hadeed for Steel Rolling and Direct Reduction Plant for Siemens Voest Alpine Austria. In addition, he improved automation technologies for the Saudi Aramco East West Pipeline and implemented failsafe technologies for 1200 wellhead shutdown systems at Saudi Aramco Oil and Gas Wells.
Mr. Ali Hamdani has an Executive Master of Business Administration from Babson College, and an Electrical / Electronic Engineering Degree from the University of Engineering and Technology.
Mr. Afan Aziz
Mr. Afan Aziz holds a BSC with First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) for KPK province, and has also served as the President of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and as Vice Chairman of APTMA (All Pakistan Textile Mills Association) Professionally he is an entrepreneur with over 18 years experience in managing Industrial and development enterprises in the field of Textiles, FMCG and Real Estate Development.
Mr. Aziz has also served on the boards of institutions including National Textile University Faisalabad, Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar amongst others. To keep abreast with a fast changing global trade environment he has attended various courses in notable universities around the world. An Avid reader Mr. Aziz has organized seminars and published studies and papers on various facets related to Economic matters pertaining to the country.
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. Attended various local and international workshops, skills training programs and seminars.
A member of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Lahore Gymkhana Club.
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 Haroon-ur-Rafique
Mr. Haroon Rafique is currently serving as Additional Secretary Policy, Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division). He holds a diversified experience of more than 25 years at local, provincial and Federal levels. His areas of interests are policy making and implementation, governance, HRM, Project Management & evaluation. He worked at different positions in the public sector as Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Secretary to the provincial government in the areas of health, education, agriculture development planning, governance, forest, tourism and transportation sectors, among others. His last assignment was at the PM office as Joint Secretary He also had the experience of working for UNDP & ADB and had exposure of working with DFID, World Bank, WHO & UNICEF and other donors.
In academics he has completed his PhD related to social policy and governance. He also has post graduate degrees in Economics, Development Studies, Law and Civil Engineering. Besides, he has done a diploma in Project Management and international human rights law. He was also awarded international fellowships at Central European University, Hungary and Utah University USA for research. He was also awarded Ausaid and Fulbright Scholarships. He has contributed to various policy and research papers at local and international level as well. He earned many distinctions and merits scholarships during the course of his studies. He has extensively travelled abroad in connection with his official business / studies.
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 R. Khan
Dr. Sohail R. Khan is a top performing corporate strategy, Oil and Gas business development management consultant, with record of achievement in planning, development and growth of oil & gas industry. He is a highly motivated individual with successful international working experience of more than 15 years in Oil & Gas and service industries across U.K, UAE and Qatar. 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 (upstream and downstream), and implementing & coordinating efficiency improvement techniques with Affiliate management teams across the operations in Total (E&P). Working as a change management consultant for Total (E&P), successfully design and implemented FOI (Field Operational Improvement) change management program on time within budget of £10 Million. The purpose of Field Operational Improvement program was to reshape Total Petroleum (E&P) from business unit centric to enterprise, effective and mature shared service IT organization that can support priorities of the entire operations. Successfully designed and implemented oil production reporting processes, competency management systems, integrated logistics & procurement systems, 12-24 month planning and budgeting processes with the engagement of multiple stakeholders to define a strategic direction and enhance business development. He was also responsible for determining competency requirements for all functions and staff, against the competency standards, and successfully delivered the annual training plan that caters the needs of Operation, Engineering and HSE disciplines within budget and on time. Dr. Sohail R. Khan 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. He has vast experience working with IBM Watson Data Platform which provides strategic value to an organization by analyzing vast amount of ‘dark’ data to improve operational and business decisions. 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 vast experience in managing multiple projects concurrently, programs with various project streams, on budget, within scope and quality in line with PMBOK best practices of PMI. Dr Sohail Khan has valuable company turnaround experience having used leading management tools and techniques such as Lean methodology, RACI, Kanban, PRINCE 2, PMP, ERP, JDE and BPM to bring companies from loss to profit. Dr. Sohail R. Khan has earned his PhD Degree in Management & Technology followed by MBA (Master in Business Administration) from University of Central Lancashire U.K. He has MSc (Distributed Networks & Security System) from University of Hertfordshire U.K and M.A in Strategic Leadership from University of Wolverhampton U.K. He possess various industrial certifications in Management, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Ethical Hacking and Corporate IT Governance Framework from University of Maryland, University of Georgia, Google, Cisco and Cybrary Education USA. He has several publications in international journals in the Field of Corporate IT Strategy & Governance Framework, Management Challenges, Cyber Warfare, Cloud Computing, and Service Level Framework. He is a keen sportsman and love to play cricket and football.
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.
Syed Zakria Ali Shah
Syed Zakria Ali Shah, a Civil Engineer by profession has over 27 years of experience working in the private, public and development sector. He is currently serving as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division). He joined the Office Management Group of Pakistan Civil Services in 1998 and has served in various capacities in a number of institutions and ministries, including President Secretariat, Establishment division, Economic Affairs Division, Embassy of Pakistan, Morocco, FATA Development Authority, USAID etc. Earlier, he served as the first Chief Executive Officer of China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPEC-A), Director General President Secretariat, Joint Secretary (Discipline &Litigation), Establishment Division, Deputy Secretary (United Nation) Economic Affairs Division, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Pakistan Morocco, General Manager Planning & Development, initially as Manager Monitoring & Evaluation, in FATA Development Authority, District Administrator Afghan Refugees at Dir, KPK and various other government offices. He also worked as Team Leader (Infrastructure) with USAID for two years under the $150 million FATA Livelihood Development Program. He did Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineer from NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar in 1993. Being a Civil Engineer, he worked as Project Director at various national importance projects like Extension of Northern Bypass up to Indus Highway including Construction of Interchange at Chamkani at Peshawar end of Islamabad Peshawar Motorway M-1, Rehabilitation of Existing Carriageway of Indus Highway from Rajanpur to DG Khan, Construction of full clover leaf Interchange at Faizabad, Islamabad, Islamabad Airport runway strengthening and extension project etc.
Mr. Yusuf Khan
Mr. Yusuf Khan belongs to Pakistan Administrative Service. In his career of thirty-three years, he has worked at the sub-district, district, provincial and federal levels. His key assignments in the field of public-sector financial management have been Finance Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Finance Secretary to the Government of AJ&K and Joint Secretary (External Finance) at Finance Division. His last assignment with the Government of Pakistan was Secretary, BISP, where he was responsible for the roll out of several key Ehsaas initiatives. Earlier, as Director General, Tobacco Control, he worked towards the successful introduction of the “pictorial health warning” on cigarette packs in Pakistan. Mr. Khan has led eleven development projects related to various socio-economic sectors. He has served as Deputy Commissioner in the province of KP and has lived and worked in former-FATA as Assistant Political Agent and Political Agent for five years. In 1996, he won the Britannia ‘Premier Award’, which is given to individuals possessing high academic credentials and the potential to contribute towards improvement of life in their country. Yusuf Khan studied for his MPhil in Development Studies, at the University of Cambridge, UK. He speaks nine languages and is an avid painter and calligrapher.