Mr Atif Aslam Bajwa

Mr Atif Aslam Bajwa is a nominated Director since October 20, 2020. Mr Bajwa is currently Chief Executive Officer of Bank Alfalah. Mr Bajwa received his education at Columbia University, New York. He has an extensive international career spanning 38 years of the executive leadership role in banking and of multiple Board and public interest positions. Having started his professional journey by joining Citibank in 1982, he has since held numerous senior positions in large local and multiple national banks, which include President/CEO of Bank Alfalah, ABN AMRO Bank, MCB Bank Limited and Soneri Bank Limited, Regional Head for City group for Central and Eastern Europe, Head of Consumer Banking for ABN AMRO’s Asia Pacific region and Country Manager for ABN AMRO Pakistan.

Mr Bajwa has been active in business, social and public interest areas and has led key advocacy institutions to impact economic and social sectors. In this regard, he has served as Chairman of Pakistan Business Council (PBC) and the President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICC). He has served as Director of various private and public sector companies. Mr Bajwa also serves on the Board of PIA Investments Limited. He is Chairman Board Audit Committee (BAC).



Mr Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh 
Additional Secretary Finance Division

Mr Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, Additional Secretary (Incharge,) Finance Division, is a nominated Director on PIACL Board since December 6, 2021. Mr Hamed earned his MBA from IBA Karachi and MSc Development Studies from School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), United Kingdom, on Chevening Scholarship. He was awarded Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in 2013.

Mr Hamed is a PAS officer from 20th CTP. He has more than 29 years of experience of working in a broad range of organizations both within the public sector as well as outside. Mr Hamed has served in three provinces (Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab) and Federal Government in various positions. He has extensive experience of working in the realm of public finance. His last assignment was Secretary, Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Government of Pakistan.

Mr HamedYaqoob Sheikh has also served at key positions in the provincial hierarchy both at the provincial level as well as in the field including Chairman Planning and Development, Secretary Finance, Commissioner Bahawalpur, Secretary Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab, Special Secretary Finance, Chief Economist at Planning & Development Department, etc. In his assignment as Finance Secretary Punjab, he saw through transitions of elected governments as well as local government system.

He has worked with international development partners as advisor and consultant in the realm of policy and governance reforms especially relating to public finance. He headed DFID/UKaid funded governance reform program titled Sub–National Governance Program in Punjab under which, support was provided to Punjab Government for transition to new local government system, PFM reforms besides running an innovation fund to test several service delivery models.





Mr Zahid F Ebrahim


Mr Zahid F Ebrahim is a nominated Director since Oct 20, 2020. Mr Zahid F. Ebrahim is a Senior Partner at the law firm of FGE Ebrahim Hosain. He holds a master's degree in International Law from the Prestigious Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts and Harvard University where he was the Henry L. Cabot Scholar. He is also a graduate of the S.M. Law College, University of Karachi and Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He is on the panel of arbitrators for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hainan International Arbitration Court. He has also served as the Additional Attorney General of Pakistan and taught law courses at the IBA and the S.M. Law College. Mr Ebrahim also serves as Director/Trustee at the Kidney Foundation, the Akram Foundation and the Quaid-e-Azam Aligarh Scholarship Trust. He is Chairman PIACL Board HR and Compensation Committee (BHRCC).




Mr Syed Muhammad Ali Gardezi


Syed Muhammad Ali Gardezi is a nominated Director since Oct 20, 2020. He is retired from Pakistan Army as Captain, and also from Pakistan Administrative Services as Federal Secretary in 2016. He served in three provinces namely Sindh, Baluchistan and Punjab apart from serving abroad as Commercial Secretary in Embassy of Pakistan Budapest. He served for ten years in Sindh with his last appointment being Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur. In Punjab, he remained on various appointments including MD Punjab Small Industries, Secretary Labour and Commissioner Multan. In Baluchistan, he remained as Commissioner Sibi Division and Principal Secretary to Governor Baluchistan. While serving in Federal Government, he remained Secretary of three ministries namely Climate Change, Aviation Division and IPC. He also remained Chairman of National Highway Authority, PIA, Civil Aviation Board and PIA-IL. He did several training courses within the country and abroad including Human Resource Development in the USA and Executive Leadership Development Program at Harvard University USA. He is a member of the Board Procurement Committee (BPC).




Mr Shoukat Ali
Secretary Aviation Division

Mr Shoukat Ali Secretary Aviation Division is a nominated Director on PIACL Board since December 04, 2020. Mr Shoukat Ali is a civil servant and has held a range of administrative positions in different locations. Prior to his appointment as Secretary Aviation Division, he held the position of Additional Chief Secretary Punjab.




Mr Navaid H. Malik

Mr Navaid H. Malik is an elected and independent Director since November 28, 2020. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from FC College, Lahore and did varied courses in Hotel Management and Aviation Management from the USA. Mr Malik has extensive Senior Management experience in Airline Catering and in the Hospitality industry. He remained President of the renowned Maxim de Paris of France. He has vast experience in the Airline industry and has done stints with Pan-Am, Air Malta, Caledonian Airlines, Emirates Airline and Singapore International Airlines, where he has also served on the Boards of its Joint Ventures. He was a Principal Advisor to one of the largest investment and Asset Management Companies in the Middle East. Mr Malik has served as Advisor for Tourism to the Government of Pakistan. He was on the Advisory Committee of the International Hotel Association (IHA) as well as an International Associate of the American Hotel and Motel Association (AH&MA). He has served as a council member of the World Tourism Organization (WTO); Committee member of the International Hospitality and Leisure Association (IHLA). He keenly takes part in communal philanthropic activities.




Mr Aslam R Khan


Mr Aslam R Khan is a nominated Director PIACL Board since October 20, 2020. Earlier he remained Chairman PIACL Board. 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 held the important positions of Managing Director of PIA and Chairman PIACL Board. He was also the Managing Director of PIA Investments Limited for fourteen years, with the achievement of 700 million 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 the Sindh Golf Association and Vice President of the Pakistan Golf Federation. Mr Aslam R. Khan is also the recipient of the Italian civil award “CAVALIERE”.




AVM Muhammad Amir Hayat

Chief Executive Officer






Dr Kazim Naiz

Secretary, Economic Affairs Division

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