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About PIA - Board of Directors

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Mr Muhammad Irfan Elahi
Federal Secretary Aviation Division & Chairman-PIA

Sqn. Ldr (Retd) Muhammad Irfan Elahi, who is a nominated Director since November 2015, is presently serving as Chairman-PIA effective February 4, 2016. He began his illustrious career joining Pakistan Air Force as a fighter pilot from 1978 to 1991. He joined Civil Service of Pakistan in 1991 and served at different posts in the Provinces of Balochistan and Punjab. Starting as Assistant Commissioner Chaman and Quetta, he remained posted as Deputy Commissioner Pishin, Political Agent of Chagai and Killa Saifullah. In 1998 he was posted in Punjab and served as Deputy Commissioner Sialkot, DCO Rawalpindi, Director Food, Director General Relief Department Punjab, Secretary of Food, Irrigation and Livestock & Dairy Development Departments of Punjab. His last assignment was Chairman Planning & Development Punjab. In November 2015 he took over as Additional Secretary Incharge of Aviation Division. Academically, Mr Elahi is Masters in Public Administration and has a LLB Degree from Punjab University. Possessing a wealth of experience in Administration, Change Management, Human Resource Management and Development Planning, he is also Chairman of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and PIA Investment Limited. He is also member of PIA Board's Human Resource & Remuneration Committee.

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Mr Ghiasuddin Ahmed
Member, PIA Board of Directors

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 Chairman of PIA Board's Human Resource & Remuneration Committee and Member of PIA Board's Audit Committee, and PIA Board's Customer Services Committee.

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Malik Nazir Ahmed
Member, PIA Board of Directors

Malik Nazir Ahmed is an elected Director since March, 2008. He is re-elected twice as Director effective April 2011 and May 2014 respectively. 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 PIA Board's Audit Committee, PIA Board's Human Resource and Remuneration Committee, PIA Board's Customer Services Committee, PIA Board's Information Technology Steering Committee and PIA Board's Fleet Management Committee.

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Syed Yawar Ali
Member, PIA Board of Directors

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 Nestle 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 was on the Board of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation twice from June, 1991 to March 05, 1993 and June 26, 1997 to January 20, 2000, respectively. He is Chairman of PIA Board's Customer Services Committee and Member of PIA Board's Information technology Steering Committee, and PIA Board's Fleet Management Committee.

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Mr Atif Aslam Bajwa
Member, PIA Board of Directors

Mr Atif Aslam Bajwa is a nominated Director since September, 2013. Mr Bajwa 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. Mr Bajwa 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 PIA Board's Audit Committee and Member of PIA Board's Finance Committee, and PIA Board's Fleet Management Committee. He is also on Board of PIA Investment Limited.

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Mr Muhammad Arif Habib
Member, PIA Board of Directors

Mr Muhammad Arif Habib is a nominated Director since January, 2015. He holds Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and He is fellow Member of chartered Secretaries and Managers. He is presently working as Chief Executive of Arif Habib Corporation Limited. He is also the Chairman of Pakarab Fertilizers Limited, Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited, Arif Habib DMCC Dubai, Sachal Energy Development (Pvt.) Limited, and Arif Habib Consultancy (Pvt.) Limited. Mr Habib also serves as a Director in Pakistan Engineering Company Limited, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, International Complex Projects Limited, and Aisha Steel Mills Limited. Mr Habib is also Honorary Trustee / Director in Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association, Fatimid Foundation, and Karachi Education Initiative. 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 with significant dedication 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 a director of Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy and Karachi Education Initiative. He was on the Board of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation from July 03, 2013 to August 01, 2013. He is Co-Chairman of Board's Finance Committee.

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Mr Aslam Khaliq
Federal Secretary Finance & Member , PIA Board of Directors

Mr Aslam Khaliq is a nominated Director since February, 2014. Besides CHAL Foundation and The Hunar Foundation (Not for Profit- NGO's) Chairmanship Mr Aslam Khaliq is also presently serving as Chairman Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan. He has been former Chairman and Advisor of Pakistan Tobacco Company where he worked for over 40 years. Furthermore, He has also served on the Boards of OGDCL, National Data Base & Registration Authority (NADRA), Intellectual Property Rights Organization (IPO-Pakistan), Pakistan Atomic Energy Bio Sciences (Pvt.) Limited & Islamabad Stock Exchange, JS Global Capital Limited. Besides being Honorary Consulate General for Bulgaria, he is on the Board of Governors of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) since 2003. He was on the Board of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation as Acting Chairman from July 3, 2013 to August 05, 2013. He is Chairman of PIA Board's Fleet Management Committee and Member of PIA Board's Human Resource & Remuneration Committee, and PIA Board's Customer Services Committee. He is also on Board of PIA Investment Limited.

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Dr. Waqar Masood Khan
Federal Secretary Finance & Member , PIA Board of Directors

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 PIA Board's Finance Committee.

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Mr Muhammad Azam Saigol
Member, PIA Board of Directors

Mr Muhammad Azam Saigol is a nominated Director since September, 2013. He holds Bachelor's (Hons) Degree in Arts from Oxford University, UK. Mr Saigol is an industrialist and has interests in textile, electronics/electrical, international trading automobile, energy and banking industries. Mr Saigol 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 PIA Board's Information Technology Steering Committee and Member of PIA Board's Audit Committee, PIA Board's Human Resource & Remuneration Committee, and PIA Board's Finance Committee.

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Mr Yousaf Waqar
Member, PIA Board of Directors

Mr Yousaf Waqar is an elected Director since April, 2011. He has been re-elected as Director effective May 2014. 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 Information Technology Steering Committee.

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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. He has served as Chairman of Women's Protection Committee of PIA from July 2012 to December, 2015. 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 Customer Services Committee, Board's Information Technology Steering Committee and Board's Fleet Management Committee of the Board.