Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik
Chief Executive Officer
Air Marshal Arshad Malik is a nominated Director since October 17, 2018. He was elected as acting CEO on October 26, 2018 and was appointed regular CEO w.e.f. April 26, 2019 as per PSC Guidelines 2015. Before joining PIA, Air Marshal Malik was Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS), of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). During his career in PAF, he has flown various trainer and fighter aircraft; and, commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing, an operational air base and a regional air command. He has also overseen and coordinated the development, manufacturing of JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft, induction of transport aircraft like IL-78 and C-130. He has led sale of JF-17 aircraft and Super Mashak aircraft. Air Marshal Malik has served as Board Chairman of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra. His staff appointments include Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Director Operations Project, Director Operational Requirement and Development, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (OR&D), Chief Project Director JF-17, and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel) at Air Headquarters. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College, National Defence University and Air Command and Staff College, United States of America. In recognition of his meritorious services, he had been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military). Air Marshal Malik is ex-officio Chairman of PIA subsidiaries viz PIA Investments Ltd and Skyrooms (Pvt.) Ltd. He is Member of Board Finance Committee, Board HR & Compensation Committee, Board Procurement Committee as well as Board COE Committee. Air Marshal Malik is Member CAA Board. He is also Chairman Al-Shifa Trust – the flagship CSR setup of PIACL.
Dr. Syed Pervaiz Abbas
Secretary Economic Affairs Division
Dr Syed Pervaiz Abbas, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, is a nominated Director since December 2, 2019.
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Mr. Atif Aslam Bajwa
Mr. Atif Aslam Bajwa is a nominated Director since June 7, 2017. Mr. Bajwa is a graduate from Columbia University, New York, USA. He is a seasoned banker and has over 30 years of diverse national and international banking experience. 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, Soneri Bank Limited as well as Bank Alfalah Limited. He has also served as President of Abu Dhabi Group. He has previously served PIACL as one of its First Directors. Mr. Bajwa is on the Board of PIA Investments Limited. He is Chairman of PIACL Board Audit Committee and Member of Board Finance Committee.
Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch
Secretary Finance Division
Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch, Secretary Finance Division, is a nominated Director on PIACL Board since May 24, 2019. He holds MSc. Degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from London School of Economics, UK. He is a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch joined Civil Service of Pakistan in 1985. He has vast professional experience in senior management positions in diversified fields such as public sector management, administration, financial, judicial, health, insurance and planning etc. Prior to his current assignment, Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch has served as Secretary Cabinet Division and Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He remained Federal Secretary Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination. He has also served as Chairman of Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Pakistan. He also held the position of Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan. Mr Naveed Kamran Baloch has extensively attended local and international professional training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences. He is Ex-officio Chairman of PIACL Board Finance Committee.
Mr. Farrukh H Khan
Mr. Farrukh H Khan is a nominated Director since June 7, 2017. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the UK. He has also done BA (Hons.) in Economics and Finance from the University of Manchester. He is Senior Director Business Development of Acumen, and has been a member of Management Committee of the firm. With over 25 years of senior management and Board level experience, Mr. Khan was the Founding Partner and CEO of BMA Capital Management Limited. He has an excellent network and knowledge of business in Middle East and South Asia. He has previously served as President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Pakistan Chapter; and also served on boards of few other public and private sector organizations. He has worked with American Express Bank in Pakistan and Deloitte in London. He was selected by Euromoney as one of the top 50 global financial leaders, below age of 40 years. His philanthropic interests include children’s health and education. He is Member of PIACL Board Audit Committee as well as HR & Compensation Committee.
Mr. Tariq Kirmani
Mr. Tariq Kirmani is a nominated Director since June 7, 2017. He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration. He started his career with a multinational oil company (Caltex – later Chevron Pakistan) in 1969. He worked for 7 years in the United States (US), United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Australia in senior management positions in Marketing, Operations and Finance. In 1991, Mr. Kirmani became the first Pakistani to be elected as a Director of the company. In April 1999, he joined Pakistan State Oil (PSO) as Deputy Managing Director and went on to become the Managing Director in July 2001. The Government of Pakistan (GoP) appointed Mr. Kirmani as Chairman & CEO, Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC) in April 2005 where he served for 2 years. Mr. Kirmani has previously served on a number of Boards of multinational and public sector companies which included Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL), Pakistan State Cement Corporation (PSCC), Pakistan Telecommunications Limited (PTCL), Pakistan Private Infrastructure Board (PPIB), Board of Governors LUMS and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). Currently, he is serving as Chairman of United Bank Limited Fund Managers, National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM) and Punjab Energy Holding Company (Pvt.) Ltd. (PEHCL). He is also serving as a Director on the Board of Professional Education Foundation (PEF), Family Education Services Foundation (FESF) and serving as an Advisor to the Board of Gas & Oil Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. (GO). He is Chairman of PIACL Board HR & Compensation Committee and Member of Board Audit Committee as well as COE Committee.
Mr. Navaid H. Malik
Mr. Navaid H. Malik is a nominated Director since June 7, 2017. He had obtained his Bachelors Degree from FC College, Lahore and did varied courses in Hotel Management and Aviation Management from USA. Mr. Malik has an extensive Senior Management experience in airline catering and hospitality industry. He remained President of renowned Maxim’s de Paris of France. He has a vast experience in airline industry with PanAm, Air Malta, Caledonian Airlines, Emirates Airlines and Singapore International Airlines (SIA) where he has also served on the Board. He also served as nominee Director SIA holding company. He is the Principal Advisor to one of the largest investment and asset management companies in the Middle East. Mr. Malik has been Adviser on Tourism to Government of Pakistan. He is on the Advisory Committee of International Hotel Association (IHA); as well as International Associate of American Hotel & Motel Association (AH&MA). He has served as a Council Member of World Tourism Organization (WTO); Committee Member of International Hospitality and Leisure Association (IHLA). He keenly takes part in communal and philanthropic activities. He is Chairman of PIACL Board COE Committee and Member of Board Finance Committee as well as HR & Compensation Committee.
Mr Haque Nawaz
Mr Haque Nawaz is a nominated Director since November 20, 2017. He holds Masters degree in Business Administration as well as in Chemistry. He is a retired civil servant and has held various positions in Pakistan Audit Department, Finance Division, as well as in the international organizations. His last assignment was Acting Auditor General of Pakistan. Before that, he served as Additional Secretary Finance. Mr Haque Nawaz also served in Pakistan Military Accounts Department and in Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Chief Accounts Officer and Director Foreign Audit. He served the United Nations on secondment in UN Peacekeeping Mission at Kosovo. As UN staff member, he worked as Regional Finance Officer, Municipal Administrator and Program Management Officer. Mr Haque Nawaz has represented the Federal Government / Finance Division on the Boards of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Civil Aviation Authority, Overseas Pakistani Foundation, Pak-Libya Holding Company and Pakistan State Oil Company Limited. He has travelled extensively and has attended several training programs, seminars and professional courses besides conducting audit of Pakistan’s Missions abroad. He is Member of PIACL Board Audit Committee, Finance Committee as well as Procurement Committee.
Mr Hassan Nasir Jamy
Secretary Aviation Division
Mr. Hassan Nasir Jamy is a member of Pakistan's Civil Services and a nominated Director of PIACL Board since December 2,2019. He holds MBA from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad in 1987. Later on he also completed his MA in Rural Development from University of Sussex, UK (1995-96) and the Hubert H.Humphrey Fellowship Program in (Public Policy) from the University of North Carolina, USA (2003-04). He has more than 30 years of work experience in administraton and project management in a variety of core disciplines in the public sector. Exposure in policy planning and implementation, local governance structures and reforms, service delivery mechanisms and establishment of performance evauation systems are some of his areas of strength. Beore joining the Aviation Division in December,2019 he worked as the Secretary, Climate Change Division and in the Petroleum and water & Power Divisions in Various capacities.He has also served Government of the Punjab as Secretary, Local Government and Pakistan Administrative Service.
Mr. Aslam R Khan
Mr Aslam R Khan is a nominated Director since February 04, 2020. He is a corporate aviation veteran with over three decades of multi-faceted airline experience. He started his career with Lufthansa and then moved to PIACL. In the National Carrier, he held senior positions both in Pakistan and abroad. He has held the important position of Managing Director of PIACL. He has also served as the Managing Director of PIA Investments Limited for fourteen years, with the achievement of 700 million US Dollars successful turnaround of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, transforming it into a highly profitable asset. A keen sportsman and an avid Golfer, he was the President of Sindh Golf Association and Vice President of Pakistan Golf Federation. Mr. Aslam R. Khan is also the recipient of the Italian civil award “CAVALIERE”. He is Member of PIACL Board Procurement Committee.