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).

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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.

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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).

 

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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).

 

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Capt. Saif Anjum (Retd)
Secretary Aviation Division

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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”.

 

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AVM Muhammad Amir Hayat

Chief Executive Officer
Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Amir Hayat was commissioned in the Engineering Branch of Pakistan Air Force in 1990. Graduated as an Aerospace Engineer from PAF Academy, Risalpur, he holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and also holds Master’s degree in National Security and War Studies from the prestigious National Defence University. During his illustrious career spanning over 03 decades, he has served in PAF at various levels of aviation engineering and management. His diplomatic experience includes appointment as Technical Attaché to Beijing, China.  He has also commanded an Engine MRO and held the portfolio of Managing Director, Aircraft Rebuild Factory, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex. Following his notable contributions to PAF, he was subsequently deputed to PIACL. His rich and vast experience has gained him a deep insight of the military as well as commercial aviation industry. In recognition of his outstanding services, he was also awarded the coveted Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

 

Dr Kazim Naiz

Secretary, Economic Affairs Division

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Mr Khalid Mahmood

Mr. Khalid Mahmood is a nominated Director since December 28, 2022. Educated at Government Central Model School and Government College Lahore, Mr. Khalid Mahmood holds Master's degrees in History (Gold Medalist) and Political Science. He obtained a law degree from the Punjab University Lahore and later did his L.L.M. from Harvard Law School, U.S.A.

After qualifying the CSS exam in 1967, Mr. Khalid Mahmood was placed in the Tax Group and retired as a Secretary to the Government of Pakistan in 2005. He held a number of important positions in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and other Federal Government agencies such as Secretary (FBR), Commissioner of Income/Wealth Tax, Member Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Member Finance, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Director, Kot Adu Power Company (KAPCO), Director Finance, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Director General, Civil Services Academy, and Principal, Pakistan Administrative Staff College (renamed NSPP), Lahore. His last appointment while in Government service was Chairman, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab. On the basis of his extensive and varied experience, he was sworn in as the 5th Ombudsman for the Province of Punjab on December 8th, 2008 and served in that capacity for the next four years.

His keen interest in sports particularly cricket, provided Mr. Khalid Mahmood opportunities to serve Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in various capacities: Honorary Secretary (1975-1976), Member PCB Council (1988-94), Manager of
Pakistan Cricket Team touring England, South Africa and the West Indies (1992-
1993) and as Chairman PCB (1998-1999).

Mr. Khalid Mahmood is also a writer and a columnist. His report on "Corporatization and Restructuring of WAPDA depicts the valuable experience gained by him while serving in WAPDA. Similarly, after visiting England as Manager of Pakistan Cricket Team, his publication "Eye of the Storm" was well received by the general public particularly cricket lovers in Pakistan. He contributed regular columns for daily Nawa-i-Waqt Lahore and later in Daily Dunya.

Currently, he is Chairman Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Trust, a non-political, sociocultural, educational and literary society, working to bring to light the legacy and works of Maulana Zafar Ali Khan in the fields of journalism, educational, poetry, politics and also his contribution in making of Pakistan.

 

 

 

Ms Parveen Agha

Ms Parveen Agha is a nominated Director Since December 28, 2022. She Joined Civil Service of Pakistan 9th Common Training Programme (CTP) in 1981. Ms Parveen Agha served in various positions in the Office of the Auditor General of Pakistan as well as in the Punjab Government on deputation. She retired as Federal Secretary Railways in 2018 after putting in 37 years of Government service.
Academically joined service after post graduation in Applied Psychology from University of Punjab in 1979 -1980.
Her enviable services record as a Financial Manager; she was selected in 1991 under Commonwealth Technical Programme and proceeded on secondment to the Ministry of Finance Government of Mozambique Africa. Attended long/short courses in Financial Administration in Pakistan and abroad including Harvard University Boston Massachusetts and Princeton University USA.
Ms Parveen Agha served as Member Punjab Public Services Commission from 2018-2021. She is currently serving as member on the Board of Punjab Health Initiative Management Company (PHIMC) and member Board of Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences Government of Punjab.