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Hussain Dawood

Founding Chairman, Board of Governors,
Karachi School of Business & Leadership

Hussain Dawood is a Pakistani industrialist and ardent philanthropist. He chairs an array of profit and not-for-profit ventures namely Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. the group’s flagship holding arm with investments in foods and energy, Engro Corporation Ltd., the largest Independent Power Producer in Pakistan; Karachi Education Initiative, which funds the graduate management school Karachi School of Business & Leadership, and The Dawood Foundation, with its legacy of establishing various education and health institutions across the country.

His social responsibilities include Memberships of the World Economic Forum and its Global Agenda Councils of Anti-Corruption and Education. He was conferred the award “Ufficiale Ordine Al merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the Republic of Italy. Hussain Dawood holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, and is a graduate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University, UK.


Hasan Irfan Khan

Member Board of Trustees
Asifa-lrfan Foundation

Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan is an advocate admitted to practice before the hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan and has been practicing corporate, commercial and Intellectual Property law since 1993. He is an internationally acclaimed lawyer and is legal adviser to a number of ‘Fortune 100’ and ‘Fortune 500’ Companies in Pakistan. He is member of the Board of Governors, World Wildlife Fund (WWF Pakistan) and Chair, Human Resource Committee since June 2008, and Member Executive Committee since April 2010. Mr. Khan has been a member of the Board of Management, Punjab Institute of Cardiology for over 7 years; his last term ending June 2011. He is the Managing Trustee of the Irfan Family foundation, "Asifa-Irfan Foundation" which focuses on health, education, poverty alleviation, protection and conservation of the environment.

Mr. Khan has authored and co-authored key chapters for numerous legal publications of International repute. He has drafted proposed laws in the public health, pharmaceuticals and the agriculture sectors as well as Intellectual Property laws. He is also one of the five co-authors of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2000. He is a member of Patent Advisory Committee of Higher Education Commission, and has also been a member of numerous law related advisory committees to the Government of Pakistan.

Mr. Khan was visiting faculty at LUMS and the Punjab University Law College and has lectured at NIPA, Pakistan Staff College, Foreign Trade Institute and the Federal Judicial Academy Islamabad. Mr. Khan has delivered presentations and lectures at innumerable international and local conferences. He is member of the Lahore High Court and Supreme Court Bar Associations and many international associations such as INTA, ITMA, CPA, APAA, AIPPI, IBA, Law Asia.


Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman

Director and Chair, HR & Academic Committee
President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has 843 publications in organic chemistry including 663 research publications, 18 patents, 103 books and 59 chapters in books.

Prof. Rahman was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (London) (2006). He won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999). He has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by Cambridge University (1987), Coventry University (2007), Bradford University (2010), Asian Institute of Technology (2010) and many other universities. He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, UK (2007).

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman was the Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000 – 2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002) and Chairman (Federal Minister) of the Higher Education Commission (2002-2008). Successive Governments of Pakistan have conferred four civil awards: Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (1983), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1998), and the highest national civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz (2002). Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman was conferred the TWAS (Italy) Prize for Institution Building (2009) and the Austrian government conferred its high civil award (Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande" (2007) for bringing about revolutionary changes in higher education in Pakistan.

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman is the Coordinator General of COMSTECH, (OIC Ministerial Committee comprising 57 OIC Ministers of Science & Technology). He is President of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences.


Munawar Alam Siddiqui

Director, KEI
Director and Chair, Infrastructure Committee
Chairman, J.S Investments Limited

Mr. Siddiqui retired as an Air Commodore from the Pakistan Air Force in 2003. His last post was as the Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Administration) at Pakistan Air Force Headquarters. For his meritorious services to the PAF, he was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military).

He was commissioned in the GD(P) Branch of the Pakistan Air Force in 1974. He is a qualified flying instructor and has flown over 8000 hours on different aircraft including C-130, Boeing-707 and Dassault Falcon 20. He has served as a VVIP and Presidential pilot during his tenure of service and has held various key Command and Staff appointments in the PAF. He served as Director of Air Transport at Air Headquarters from 1996 to 1998 and commanded an operational air force base with over 8,500 personnel from 2000 to 2002.

Mr. Siddiqui holds an M. Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, an M. Sc. in Strategic Studies from Karachi University, a B. Sc. (Honours) in War Studies from Karachi University and B. Sc. Avionics from Peshawar University. He is also an alumna of the National Defence College.

He is Chairman JS Investment Limited and JS Air (Pvt) Limited and serves as Director on the board of Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, Hum TV Network Limited, Karachi Education Initiative, Karigar Training Institute and Fakhr-e-Imdad Foundation.


Muhammad Ali Tabba

Director, KEI
CEO, Lucky Cement Limited

Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba is the Chief Executive of Lucky Cement Limited, Pakistan’s largest producer and leading exporter of quality cement. Lucky Cement is a part of the Yunus Brothers Group in Pakistan with diversified interests in textiles, energy, cement and other construction related sectors.

Mr. Tabba is widely recognised and venerated for his role in reforming and exponentially growing different companies of the group. Due to his extensive engagement in many community welfare projects, he has received numerous recognitions and awards.

The most notable among the several awards he has received for his social interventions includes the distinction of Young Global Leader awarded by World Economic Forum (WEF) acknowledging his professional accomplishments, distinguished leadership and commitment to shaping a better future.

Mr. Tabba also sits on the Board of Governors at various universities, institutions and foundations. Along with this, he is spearheading the Group’s own Aziz Tabba Foundation with welfare projects in the field of education, health, housing and other social needs.

He adheres largely to the philosophy of compassion left behind by his father Mr. Abdul Razzak Tabba – an eminent industrialist himself, by carrying forward and further expanding his philanthropic initiatives.


Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque

Vice Chancellor, NED University of Engineering & Technology
Director/CEO, National Fertilizer Corporation, Ministry of Industries

Dr. Haque has over 35 years of varied and versatile work experience and has served at responsible positions at national and international level in the field of Engineering and Technology, and Education. Dr. Haque has been associated with National Fertilizer Corporation, Ministry of Industries as Director/CEO, since December 2006; his last term ending March 2013. He worked as Managing Director with National Education Foundation, Ministry of Education for nearly 10 years.

Dr. Haque is a Professor and has served as the Dean at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology for 18 months and as a full Professor at NED University of Engineering & Technology for 10 years. Dr. Haque served as Asst. Director at Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, UK, for 3 years, as a postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Surrey, England, UK, for 3.5 years, & as a Research Assistant at University of Manchester for 2 years.

Dr. Haque holds two gold medals for his outstanding performances in research earning him the MOULTON GOLD MEDAL, ICheme, UK, 1993 and Presidential Award “IZAZ-E-FAZEELAT”, Pakistan, 1994. Dr. Haque was also recognised as an International Scientist of the year in 2001, IBC, Cambridge, UK. His name is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, USA, 1997.


Professor Abuzar Wajidi

(Meritorious Professor)
Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi

Professor Wajidi has been an Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi. He has held several other positions which include: Dean Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration, Dean Faculty of Arts, Dean Faculty of Education & Chairman Department of Public Administration, at the University of Karachi. He has a teaching experience of 38 years, and has produced 30 PhDs and 3 M.Phil.s.

Professor Wajidi is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Managers, Pakistan, Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, and his name has been inscribed on the Wall of Honour, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. He is President, Pakistan Chapter, Association on Employment Principles and Practices (AEPP), New York, US. He is also a Member, Journal of the Council of Employees Responsibilities and Right (CERR), AEPP, New York, US.

Professor Wajidi is, at present, a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Karachi. He specializes in the areas of Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Personnel Management, Comparative Public Administration, and International HRM.


Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi

Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice Abbasi started legal practice as a Taxation & Corporate Laws Consultant in the year 1988 in the chambers of his illustrious father Professor Masood Ahmed Abbasi Advocate, one of the pioneers on tax side, whose law firm was established in 1949 under the name and style of M/S Abbasi & Company Advocates.

He was appointed as Legal Advisor to Income Tax Department, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Government of Pakistan in 2000. He was also appointed as Advocate on Penals of Custom Central Excise & Sales Tax Department, Government of Pakistan, Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan and House building Finance Cooperation, Government of Pakistan.

Justice Abbasi remained an Honorary Law Reporter of Pakistan Legal Decisions (P.I.D) and Pakistan Tax Decisions (P.T.D) until his elevation to High Court of Sindh. He has contributed several articles and research papers on Taxation Laws which were all published in Law Journals i.e. Taxation, P.T.D & English Daily Dawn. He was elected as Member Managing Committee of Sindh High Court Bar Association Karachi for the years 1998/1999 & 1999/2000. Also, he was elected as (un-opposed) Honorary Joint Secretary of Sindh High Court Bar Association Karachi for 2001/2002.


Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho

Additional Chief Secretary Education & Literacy Department, Government of Pakistan

Dr. Pechuho had been CFO Civil Aviation Authority, Government of Pakistan from 2011 to 2012. He has been OSD, Government of Pakistan Establishment Division from the year 2010-2011. Prior to that, he has been Secretary Finance Department & Secretary Works & Services, Government of Sindh. From 2004 to 2007, he held the position of Director, Export Supply Management (ESM) Export Promotion Bureau, Karachi, Government of Pakistan.

Dr. Pechuho holds an MBA degree from American University in Dubai, UAE and is an M.B.B.S from Chandka Medical College Larkana, Sindh Pakistan. He was Deputy Director (IT), Export Promotion Bureau, Karachi, Government of Pakistan, Establishment Division, Islamabad. Prior to that, he has been Deputy Secretary Finance Department, Government of Sindh.


Syed Shabbar Zaidi

Director and Chair, Audit Committee
A. F. Ferguson & Company

Mr. Syed Shabbar Zaidi, a Chartered Accountant by profession and partner, A.F. Ferguson and Co. has a distinguished record of achievements to his credit.

He was Past President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and South Asian Federation of Accountants and former Chairman, Professional Standard and Technical Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.

His current responsibilities include being Chairman of the Taxation Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan; Member, Developing Nations Committee of International Federation of Accountants; Member, Central Audit Committee of Board of State Bank of Pakistan; Senior Member of the Task Force for Reform of Tax Administration (2000); Advisor, Corporate Rehabilitation Committee of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, and Trustee, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).


Muneer Kamal


Muneer Kamal’s diverse corporate governance experience includes having previously served as Chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange, Chairman of National Bank of Pakistan, Trustee of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Director of Engro Corporation, Director of New Horizon Exploration & Production Ltd., Director of Government Holdings Private Ltd., and Vice Chairman of KASB Group.

Muneer Kamal’s career in banking & financial services sector spanning over 35 years started with Citibank Pakistan where he served in various local and international positions, including Head of Country Public Sector & Financial Institutions. Subsequently, Muneer Kamal went on to executive roles, appointed in President/ CEO roles at Faysal Bank Ltd, Union Bank Ltd. and KASB Bank Limited, successively. He currently serves as a member of the board at Dawood Hercules Corporation.

An advisor to the Dawood Hercules Group, Muneer Kamal’s current area of responsibility is to develop the next generation of business leaders, in his role as CEO of Karachi Education Initiative, which funds the graduate management school Karachi School of Business & Leadership.

Mr. Kamal has an MBA degree from the University of Karachi.