Secretary Economic Affairs Division

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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 Yusuf Khan
Secretary Finance Division
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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”.




Air Marshal Arshad Malik

Chief Executive Officer

Air Marshal Arshad Malik is a nominated Director since October 20, 2020. He was elected as acting CEO on October 26, 2018, and appointed as Chief Executive Officer PIACL on 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 and manufacturing of JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft, induction of transport aircraft like IL-78 and C-130. He has led the 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 Defense 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. Air Marshal Malik is Member CAA Board. He is also Chairman Al-Shifa Trust – the flagship CSR setup of PIACL. He is a member of the Board Procurement Committee (BPC) and the Board HR & Compensation Committee (BHRCC).


Dr Zeelaf Munir

Dr Zeelaf Munir is a nominated Director since Oct 20, 2020. Dr Zeelaf is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM), the largest Biscuit Manufacturing and Distribution Company of Pakistan. She is trained as a Physician and Management professional with 20 years of leadership and administrative experience. Dr Zeelaf Munir continues to find ways to power English Biscuit Manufacturers to the next level, whether it is the company’s flagship brands or her proclivity for setting and achieving exciting and new goals for the organization and her team. Dr Munir’s dynamism, work ethic and personality shine through every aspect of her career. She is a member of the Board HR and Compensation Committee (BHRCC) and Board Audit Committee (BAC).