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  • Syed Muhammad Ali Gardezi (Federal Secretary Aviation & Acting Chairman - PIA)
    • Mr Muhammad Ali Gardezi, Federal Secretary Aviation Division is a nominated Director on PIA Board since July 3, 2013 and is presently Acting Chairman since August 6, 2013. Mr Gardezi is a Civil Servant and has held different positions including Commercial Secretary in Hungary; Commissioner Sibi; Principal Secretary to Governor Balochistan; Director Finance of Multan Development Authority; Managing Director of PSIC, Federal Secretary Labor Division; Commissioner Multan Division; Chairman National Highway Authority; and, Secretary Ministry of Climate Change. He is also serving as Chairman of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, and PIA Investment Limited as well as its subsidiaries
    • Mr Ghiasuddin Ahmed
      • Mr Ghiasuddin Ahmed is a nominated Director since September, 2013. Mr Ahmed holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature; Master’s in Public Administration (Public Enterprises) from International Institute of Public Administration Paris (IIAP); Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Punjab; and a Diploma on Project Appraisal and Management from Harvard Institute, United States of America. During his career as a civil servant, he held senior positions in the provincial and federal Government including Federal Secretary Establishment Division as well as Planning & Development Division. He has served as Member as well as Vice Chairman/Acting Chairman of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA). Mr Ahmed has participated in a number of national and international conferences and workshops. He has also served as Member Board of KESC and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Mr Ahmed is presently serving as Chairman Board of Directors of Islamabad Electric Supply Company. He is Member of Board’s Brand & Advertisement Committee.
      • Malik Nazir Ahmed
        • Malik Nazir Ahmed is an elected Director since March, 2008. He has been re-elected as Director effective April 2011. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from Punjab University. Malik Ahmed is a renowned Businessman and is presently CEO of Nam International (Pvt.) Ltd, Namco Associates (Pvt) Ltd, and Executive Director of Wire Manufacturing Industries Ltd. (WMIL). Malik Ahmed has attended various courses in Business and Administration from Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry of which WMIL is a Corporate Member. He actively participates in welfare activities. He has attended many business forums and trade exhibitions within and outside Pakistan. He is Member of Board’s Audit Committee, Board’s Human Resource and Remuneration Committee and Board’s Brand & Advertisement Committee.
        • Syed Yawar Ali
          • Syed Yawar Ali is a nominated Director since September, 2013. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Management Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a ‘Certified Director’ from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) in collaboration with IFC (the World Bank Group). He had participated in different conferences, seminars and workshops on aviation held nationally and internationally. Syed Yawar Ali joined the family business, Packages Limited and then became Managing Director of Milk Pak Ltd. He is presently serving as Chairman of Nestlé Pakistan Limited; Wazir Ali Industries Limited and remained Chairman of Pakistan Dairy Association. He is serving as a Member on the Board of State Bank of Pakistan, Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan and Lahore Electric Supply Company. Currently he is Vice-President of the India-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is heading a committee to ‘Promote Trade with India.’ He is Chairman of Board’s Brand & Advertisement Committee and Member of Board’s Information Technology Steering Committee.
          • Mr Atif Aslam Bajwa
            • Mr Atif Aslam Bajwa is a nominated Director since September, 2013. MrBajwa is a graduate from Columbia University, New York, USA. He is a seasoned banker and has 30 years of diverse national and international banking experience. Presently, he is working as President & Chief Executive Officer of Bank Alfalah Limited. He started his career in 1982 with Citibank, Karachi, and worked on various senior level positions. MrBajwa has worked for ABN AMRO Bank in Pakistan, Singapore and Amsterdam. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MCB Bank Limited, Pakistan, the 4th largest Bank in Pakistan as well as Soneri Bank Limited, Pakistan, as President & Chief Executive Officer. He has also served as President of Abu Dhabi Group. He is Chairman of Board’s Audit Committee and Member of Board’s Finance Committee and Board’s Information Technology Steering Committee.
            • Mr Miftah Ismail
              • Mr Miftah Ismail is a nominated Director since September, 2013, He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA; Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management; and, Doctorate in Public Finance and Political Economy from The Wharton School, University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has served as President of Rotary Club of Karachi Sunset Millennium, President of Institute of Business Administration and Chairman of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade. He has worked as Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan; Economist in International Monitory Fund, Washington DC; Chairman of Punjab Board of Investment; Sui Southren Gas Compnay Limited; Delmare Foods (Pvt) Ltd; Director of Flexipack Films (Pvt) Ltd; President of Board of Trustees, Karachi American School; Member, Advisory Committee, Institute of Business Administration; and, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ismail Industries Ltd. He is Chairman of PIA Board’s Human Resource & Remuneration Committee and Member of Board’s Finance Committee and Board’s Information Technology Steering Committee.
              • Dr Waqar Masood Khan     (Federal Secretary Finance)
                • Dr Waqar Masood Khan is Federal Secretary Finance and nominated Director since July, 2013. He holds Ph.D Degree in Economics and Masters in Arts in Political Economy from Boston University Massachusetts, USA and also Masters in Arts. in Economics and L.L.B from University of Karachi. Dr. Khan has held several prestigious positions in the Federal Government including Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Secretary Finance Division, Secretary Economic Affairs Division and Secretary, Textile Industry. He also has the experience of teaching micro as well asmacro economics at Boston University Massachusetts, USA as Assistant Professor. Apart from having several institutional and personal publications at his credit, he has served on the Boards of primes national and international institutions including Islamic Development Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, and Pak-Oman Investment Company etc. Presently, he is serving as Federal Secretary, Finance Division. He is Chairman of Board’s Finance Committee.
                • Mr Muhammad Azam Saigol
                  • Mr Muhammad Azam Saigol is a nominated Director since September, 2013. He holds Bachelor’s (Hons) Degree in Arts from Oxford University, UK. MrSaigol is an industrialist and has interests in textile, electronics/electrical, international trading automobile, energy and banking industries. MrSaigol is presently serving as Chief Executive of Kohinoor Industries Limited and Kohinoor Power Company Limited. He is also serving on the Boards of Pak Elecktron Limited and Saritow Spinning Mills Limited. He is Chairman of Board’s Information Technology Steering Committee and Member of Board’s Finance Committee.
                  • Mr Yousaf Waqar
                    • Mr Yousaf Waqar is an elected Director since April, 2011. He has done BBA from Lahore School of Economics. He is a ‘Certified Director’ from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) in collaboration with IFC (the World Bank Group). He is a well-known business man and is presently looking after his family business, namely Diamond Group of Industries. Mr Waqar has extensively travelled to many countries of the world. He is the CEO of Eagle Industries (Pvt) Limited and is Director and partner of six other companies. Mr Waqar is an active member of Entrepreneurs Organization of Pakistan. He is very active in supporting the social sector organizations working for the development of education and health care. His passion is to serve the nation by generating new resources of employment through producing environment friendly products. He is Member of Board’s Audit Committee and Board’s Human Resource & Remuneration Committee.
                    • Mr Younus M. Khan(Secretary-PIA)
                      • Mr Younus M. Khan is the 18th Corporate Secretary of PIA. Besides a Master of Business Administration, he also hold Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He is a ‘Certified Director’ from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) in collaboration with IFC (the World Bank Group). During his career at Pakistan International Airlines he had the opportunity of working at various technical and managerial positions including the key positions like Special Assistant to Managing Director and Principal PIA Training Center. He had participated in different conferences, seminars and workshops on aviation held in Pakistan and around the World. Mr Khan is ex-officio member of CSR Committee, and ex-officio Secretary of Board’s Audit Committee, Board’s Human Resource & Remuneration Committee, Board’s Finance Committee, Board’s Brand & Advertisement Committee and Board’s Information Technology Steering Committee of the Board. He is also Chairman of Women's Protection Committee of PIA.