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Board Of Directors

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.


Mueen Afzal

Ex-Secretary General
Finance & Economic Affairs,
Government of Pakistan

Mr. Mueen Afzal graduated with honours from the Punjab University before acquiring his M.A in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from Oxford University in 1963.

A highly respected member of the Civil Service of Pakistan since 1964, he served as Secretary Finance in the Government of Pakistan (1996-1998) and also in the provinces of Punjab (1984-1986) and Balochistan (1981-1984). He also served as Secretary Health in Islamabad from 1995 to 1996.

Mr. Afzal held the post of Secretary General, Finance and Economic Affairs, in the Federal Government from 1999 to 2002, and was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2002 in recognition of his distinguished public service.

He is, at present, Chairman of the Pakistan Tobacco Company and a distinguished Member on the Boards of ICI Pakistan, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy and the Beaconhouse National University.


Atif Bajwa

President and CEO, Bank Alfalah

Atif Bajwa has mostly been associated with the financial services industry. During his over 30- year career, he has worked in a diverse range of roles both within and outside Pakistan.

He began his career with Citibank in 1982 and assumed various roles with the Bank for 11 years across Karachi, Lahore, New York and Bahrain. Thereafter, he joined ABN AMRO Bank in Pakistan and served as its Country Manager for three years.

In 1998 he was transferred to Singapore to run ABN AMRO’s Asia Pacific consumer banking business followed by a stint at the headquarters in Amsterdam.

During his time in Europe, he had the opportunity to rejoin Citibank and look after the Bank’s Corporate and Consumer businesses for the Central and Eastern Europe region for the next 4-5 years.

Post that, he assumed a two year position in Dubai at Mashreq Bank after which he returned to Pakistan in 2007 as President of MCB, one of the five big banks in the country.

In 2011, Atif joined the Abu Dhabi Group as President of Bank Alfalah and President of the Abu Dhabi Group for Pakistan.


Sabrina Dawood

Director, KEI
Director, Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd

Mrs. Sabrina Dawood is currently the CEO of The Dawood Foundation & Public School and Director of Engro Foods Limited, prior to which she has been working in various companies of the Dawood Hercules Group, such as Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited and Dawood Lawrencepur Limited in marketing, corporate communications, administration and CSR. She holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology from University College London and a BA from London School of Economics in Anthropology & Law.


Arif Habib

Director, KEI
Director and Chair, Finance & Fundraising Committee
CEO, Arif Habib Corporation Limited

Mr. Arif Habib is currently the Chief Executive of Arif Habib Corporation Limited. He is also the Chairman of Pakarab Fertilizers Limited, Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited, and Arif Habib DMCC Dubai. He also serves as a Director in various companies including Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company Limited. He was appointed to AHCL’s Board on September 21, 2013.

Mr. Arif Habib remained the elected President/Chairman of Karachi Stock Exchange for six times in the past and was a Founding Member and Chairman of the Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited. He has served as a Member of the Privatization Commission, Board of Investment, Tariff Reforms Commission and Securities & Exchange Ordinance Review Committee. Over the years he has been nominated on the Board of Directors of a number of companies by the Government of Pakistan.

Mr. Habib participates significantly in welfare activities of different organizations. To quote a few, he remains one of the trustees of Fatimid Foundation and Memon Health & Education Foundation as well as the director of Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy and Karachi Education Initiative.

Corporate Responsibilities: As Chairman: Pakarab Fertilizers Limited | Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited | Javedan Corporation Limited | Arif Habib Foundation | Pakistan Private Equity Management Limited | Arif Habib DMCC | Real Estate Modaraba Management Company Limited | Sachal Energy Development (Pvt.) Limited.

As Director: Pakistan Engineering Company Limited | Aisha Steel Mills Limited | Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited | Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy |International Complex Projects Limited

As Honorary Trustee/Director: Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association | Fatimid Foundation | Karachi Education Initiative


Zia Ijaz

Director, KEI
SEVP / Group Executive, Retail Bank, UBL
Director, UBL Fund Managers Limited

Mr. Zia Ijaz is currently associated with United Bank Limited (UBL) as Senior Executive Vice President, Group Executive, Retail Bank. He is looking after Retail, Commercial and Consumer Business, Branch Banking Operations and Home Remittance Functions. Prior to joining UBL, Mr. Ijaz was with Allied Bank for 12 years where he held the positions of Senior Executive Vice President / Group Chief Commercial and Retail Banking, Group Chief, Operations and CFO .He had also worked as Financial Controller with Riyadh Bank, Saudi Arabia and as CFO with Askari Bank Ltd. Mr. Ijaz is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.


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.


Mohammad Naeem Mukhtar

Chairman, Allied Bank Limited
Chief Executive Officer, Ibrahim Fibres Limited

Mr. M. Naeem Mukhtar is currently the Chairman of Board of Directors, Allied Bank Limited. He completed his MBA in Finance from Cardiff Business School U.K, and did his Post Graduate diploma in Textiles and Chartered Textile Engineering (CText ATI) from The Textile Institute, U.K. He has over 27 years of extensive experience in banking, finance and industry. Besides holding the position of Chairman Allied Bank Limited, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of M/s Ibrahim Fibres Limited, Director, M/s Ibrahim Agencies (Pvt.) Limited and Member Board of Governors of National Management Foundation, the parent body of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).


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.


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.