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Mr. Mohsin Khalid
Mr. Mohsin Khalid is the Managing Director of Ittehad Steel Ltd, a large conglomerate with interests in Steel, Private Power, Logistics, Automobiles and the hospitality Industry. He is a former President of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, being the youngest elected President in the nations' history. Mr. Khalid has been a member of the IESCO Board since 2001. He has also been a Director on the Governing Board of the Islamabad Stock Exchange. He is Chair of FBR's Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, and been a Member of HEC National Curriculum Development Committee and FBR's Income Tax Advisory Committee.
Mr. Khalid has had various speaking engagements at Wilton Park, the FNST International Academy of Leadership and the Frasier Institute focusing on entrepreneurship and corporate leadership in developing economies.
Mr. Mohsin Khalid holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston University and is a graduate of the National Defence University's National Security Workshop. Being the longest serving Director of BOD –IESCO, his nomination on IESCO Board of Directors was again made by Government of Pakistan in February – 2011.
Malik Muhammad Yousaf Awan
Mr. Muhammad Yousaf Awan is working as Chief Executive Officer Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) since May, 2013. He is a graduate electrical engineer from U.E.T, Lahore and joined WAPDA in January, 1976. He has on his credit a diversified experience of working in distribution companies of MEPCO and IESCO. He has vast experience of working as Deputy Manager (Operation) and Deputy Manager (Construction) stretched over a period of (20) years. He has been holding very important positions such as Project Director (Construction), superintending Engineer (E) Rawalpindi Circle, Manager (Planning and Engineer) and Project Director GSC, IESCO. During service he attained additional qualification of Ex. MBA (Project Management) from PRESTON University in 2003-04. He played very important role in planning and execution of 6th STG projects of IESCO, as a result of which IESCO was pioneer amongst the DISCO's in execution of STG projects at its own during 2006-07, at a time when Grid System Construction directorates were not attached with the COs. Consequently a badly needed Grid Station for Rawalpindi constructed at Satellite Town became the first Grid Station ever constructed by any company on "Turn Key Project" basis through its indigenous resources. Similarly with the addition of two more Grid Station at Chakri and Kallar Syedan constructed by GSC directorate departmentally under his supervision during 2008, IESCO got rid of load shedding due to system constraints in both the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Mr. Amjad Ali Khan
Mr. Amjad Ali Khan, an officer of the District Management Group in BS-22, assumed the charge of the office of Federal Secretary Ministry of Privatisation on January 16, 2012. Prior to this he has served as Federal Secretary in the Ministries of Inter Provincial Coordination, Wafaqi Mohtasib and Overseas Pakistanis.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Punjab University Lahore as well as a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.
Amjad has also worked as Executive Director National Vocational & Technical Education Commission P.M Secretariat, Director General of the Civil Services Academy, Lahore and Board of Investment, Secretary Home & Tribal affairs and Education Departments, Balochistan and Managing Director Sarhad Tourism Corporation. Further, over the past three decades he has served on numerous field and secretariat assignments in the Federal and Provincial governments.
In the discharge of his official functions, he has had occasions to participate in a number of international and local Conferences/ Workshops Seminars etc.
Mr. Asjad Imtiaz Ali
Mr. Asjad Imtiaz Ali is currently serving as Chief Engineering Advisor/Chairman Federal Flood Commission since January 24, 2011. He also holds positions of following International and National bodies:
- Chairman, Pakistan National Committee on Irrigation & Drainage (PANCID).
- Chairman, Pakistan National Committee on Large Dams (PANCOLD).
- Chairman, Dams Safety Council.
He has been the Member Technical for the year 2010-2011 and Chief Engineer (Floods) during the period 2003-2010. He has extensive experience of affiliations with all projects related to irrigation, drainage, dams, flood control, and power and rendering technical advice to the Ministry of Water and Power.
He has extensive knowledge of maintaining liaison and interaction with international organizations regarding various matters related to Ministry of Water & Power. Besides he has vast experience of dealing with:
a) Projects related to flood works, planning and management of all donors aided and Government of Pakistan funded flood related projects.
b) Technical and Financial Scrutiny of all flood related projects including Monitoring/supervision of the scheme during execution.
One of the areas where emphasis has been given is the flood warning and disaster relief related activities for the entire country. Coordination among various Provincial and Federal Government Department, Line Agencies regarding floods also falls within the purview of this work. Coordination with lending/donor agencies i.e. World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JBIC and bilated aid agencies has also been the major part of outstanding career of Mr. Asjad. He has also attended various training/courses at USA and Pakistan.
He is a Civil Engineer by profession and holds BS. Civil Engineering, (Degree) M.E.T.U., Ankara (Turkey) and specialization in Water Resources, Construction Management (Germany). His nomination on IESCO Board of Directors was made by Government of Pakistan in February – 2011.
Mr. Arshad Mirza
Mr. Arshad Mirza is currently serving as Additional Secretary in Ministry of Water & Power, Government of Pakistan. He is supervising the administrative, financial and technical matters of the Ministry in its allied departments. Mr. Arshad Mirza is also a Chief Executive Officer /Director BOD, Power Holding Pvt. Limited (PHPL) and is Director on the Board of National Engineering Services of Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (NESPAK), National power Construction Company (NPCC),Sukkhar Electric Supply Company (SEPCO), State Engineering Corporation (SEC) and Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Company.
Mr. Arshad Mirza served as Additional Deputy Commissioner in three Districts (Jhelum Gujranwala & Rawalpindi), Staff Officer to Chief SecretaryPunjab, Deputy Commissioner Jhelum. He served on the senior positions in Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa as Secretary Health and C&W, Prime Minister Secretariat, Ministry of Finance & Revenue, Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan. He also served as Director General Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Director General Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation.
During the service career, Mr. Arshad Mirza attended various in country training courses/workshops and abroad as well as USA, UK, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Philippine etc.
His nomination as IESCO Board of Director was made by Government of Pakistan on August 13, 2012.
Mr. Farid Rehman
Mr. Farid Rahman is a Member of the National Economic Council. He also a member of the Board of Directors/ Board of Governors of a number of Public and private organizations, involved in public welfare and socio-economic development. These include: The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute for Science and Technology, (GIK), Society for the Promotion of Engineering Science and Technology In Pakistan ( SOPREST), Mahbub Haq Centre for Human Development,(HDC), Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE), National Oversight Disaster Management Council (NODMC).
Mr. Rahman has been a Senior Adviser to the United Nations Organization and the World Bank in Pakistan, advising on social and development issues. In the aftermath of the Earthquake of October 2005, he was especially assigned by the UN to advise the Chairman ERRA in setting up the new organization and helping in policy formulation and managing donor relations. Mr. Farid Rahman was formerly the Minister for Finance, Planning and Development and Local Government, in the Government of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan. In this capacity he supervised the formulation and implementation of the Provincial Reform Programme, whilst building the provinces economic and infrastructure base, resource base and improving fiscal responsibility. In his capacity as Minister for Local Government , Mr Rahman implemented the new System of Local Government in the Province focusing on fiscal devolution and decentralized decision making.
Mr. Rahman served the United Nations' for 24 years, in several senior positions with a distinguished record of service. Mr. Rahman headed UNICEF operations as Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa and supervised UNICEF assistance, in 16 country offices covering the Islamic World. In this capacity he worked closely with the Organization Of Islamic Conference, (OIC), League of Arab States, The Islamic Development Bank, international institutions and Regional Councils of Ministers.
As Representative for China & Mongolia, he managed UNICEF's major Country Programmes of assistance, making contributions to China's national development, particularly in social sectors and development of backward regions. In Sudan, he lead the UNICEF's largest disaster relief operations in Africa, especially, launched as "Operation Life Line Sudan", to combat Sudan's worst famine in recent history. After Sudan's default on its IMF and WB obligations, he negotiated a special debt relief package for the country with international donors.
As Representative to Sri Lanka, he assisted the government in developing a strategy to combat poverty and in expanding services to the population displaced by the Mahaveli Ganga Irrigation project and to tea and rubber plantation workers. He also supervised the pioneering study on the impact of structural adjustment on the poor which contributed to UN's global discourse with the IMF and the
W on "Adjustment with a Human Face".
While at UN Headquarters in New York, he was Director of the Planning and Evaluation Office , with responsibilities for planning and oversight of UNICEF global programmes.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr Rahman was member of the Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) , and served the Government of Pakistan in various capacities including Director of West Pakistan's Rural Work's Programme, Addl. Secretary Planning Dept, NWFP and Assistant Commissioner Hangu..
Mr. Rahman, was awarded The Order of the Two Niles (High civil award) by the President of Sudan. He also received Meritorious Commendations for his services from the Governments of China and Mongolia. Mr. Rahman holds postgraduate Degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) He has a Law Degree and Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Peshawar. He is a Fellow of the Special Programme for Urban and Regional Studies at MIT.
Lt. Gen (R) Muhammad Asghar
Rector, National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad
The career of Engineer Muhammad Asghar (Lt. Gen. ®) spans over 38 years of active military service, planning and administration of higher education, infrastructural development, and managerial/organizational positions. He possesses the experience necessary both to develop and administer programmes that are progressive, sustainable and result oriented, across military and civilian domains. His academic qualifications include:-
- Masters in War Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University.
- Masters in Military Art and Science, USA.
- Bachelor in Civil Engineering.
- Diploma in Mapping, Charting and Geodesy from Defence Mapping School, USA.
- Diploma in Arabic Language from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.
He has attended various seminars/workshops, some of which include:-
- Global Forum on 'Leadership in Global Finance: The Emerging Islamic Horizon" INCEIF, at Malaysia.
- Pak – US symposium "Common Security and the Global War on Terrorism" at NDU, Pakistan.
- Senior Executive Course on Transnational Threat at Asia – pacific Centre for strategic Studies, Hawaii, USA.
- Pakistan Engineering Council's Seminar on "Emerging Trends in Engineering Education (CETEE)".
- NUST's International Conferences on "Machine Vision".
- 'HONET' at Dubai.
- International Conference on Psycho-trauma.
He has translated following book from Urdu to English:-
- Vision for Seekers of the Truth", by Syed Muhammad Zauqi.
He has been awarded with following Academic/Professional honours:-
- Gold Medal in Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
- Distinguished Allied Graduate in Mapping, Charting and geodesy Officers Course at Defence Mapping School, USA. • Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military). Special Assignment
- Restructuring/reorganization of Pakistan Army that covered right-sizing of the Army, HR development and employment issues, reorganization of combat and combat support units/formations and improving command/control structure and logistic support system.
His nomination on IESCO Board of Directors was made by Government of Pakistan in February – 2011.
Mr. Tariq Sadiq
Mr. Sheikh Tariq Sadiq is the Chief Executive Sihala Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd, Sector I/9, Islamabad and Managing Director of Puthwar Industries (Pvt) Ltd. Being a renowned Businessman and venerable Industrialist he was elected as the President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Islamabad for the year 2004. He is also a Life Member of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry. He holds a Master Degree in Economics (1972). He has extensive experience of affiliation with the various Industries. He is an active member of various Trade organizations and is a former Chairman of Pakistan Flour Mills Association. He was nominated on the IESCO Board of Directors as Member in June, 2005 and subsequently selected as Chairman Board of Directors IESCO and held the said position till November -2010. Now his nomination on IESCO BoD was again made by Government of Pakistan in February-2011.
Mr. Zafar Bakhtawari
Mr. Zafar Bakhtawari is well known businessman and Founder Chairman of D-Watson Group of Pharmacies. He is the president of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a Board member of Islamabad Electric Supply Company.
Dr. Sania Nishtar
Sania Nishtar is the founder and president of the NGO think tank, Heartfile, which today is the most powerful health policy voice in Pakistan and is recognized as a model for replication in other developing countries. Her areas of interests are health systems, global health, broader issues of governance and public private relationships.
In Pakistan her pioneering work in the health sector has inspired new initiatives and has shaped policies on health reform and non communicable diseases. She is also the founder of Pakistan's Health Policy Forum and provides support to many agencies in an advisory role. She additionally sits on many governing boards and is a visiting faculty to many educational institutions. Within Pakistan, she is also a voice to catalyze change at the broader governance level as a columnist in Pakistan's largest English newspaper.
Internationally, Sania Nishtar's scope of work has several dimensions. She is a member of many Expert Working Groups and Task Forces of the World Health Organization and is currently a member of the board of the International Union for Health Promotion and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health and many other international initiatives. She has formerly been on several international Boards, and has chaired several global campaigns and programs. She has also been an advisor to WHO on numerous occasions, has published over 100 journal articles and is the author of 6 books. Her book on Health Reform entitled 'Choked Pipes' will be released by Oxford University Press in February 2010.
She speaks to audiences around the world and has been extensively published in and quoted in the media. Sania Nishtar is the recipient of Pakistan's Sitara-e-Imtiaz (presidential honour), the European Societies Population Science Award, 16 gold medals and many accolades of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge and the American Biographical Center. Sania Nishtar holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and a Ph.D from Kings College, London.
Mr. Manzar Khurshid Shaikh
Mr. Manzar Khurshid Shaikh is the CEO of Ciros Enterprises & Hyundai Sowan Motors. Mr. Manzar Khurshid belongs to an old business family having a history since 1898. He graduated in 1984 & joined the family business in 1985. From 1996 to 2002 he remained Partner in the firm “Ciros Enterprise” & was heading Sales & Marketing, Administration & Finance Departments.
In 2003 he became CEO of Ciros Enterprises & Hyundai Sowan Motors & from 2004 to 2010 remained Director in City Associates.
Mr. Manzar Khurshid remained the President of the Rawalpindi District & Rawalpindi Division Squash Associations between 1989 to 1993.
He remained Executive Committee Member of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1998 to 2001 & 2003 to 2005. He is Chairman Standing Committee on Cantt Affairs since 2009. He is a member of the Rawalpindi Golf Club & Islamabad Club. He is on the BoM of the TEVTA & RDA.
Mr. Manzar was elected President of RCCI for the year 2012-13. Mr. Manzar Khurshid Shaikh was nominated on the Board of IESCO by the Government of Pakistan in Oct 2012.
Mr. Muhammad Khalid Qureshi
Mr. Muhammad Khalid Qureshi is a member of Islamabad Chamber and Commerce & industry. He has been the Chief Coordinator of C.B.R Employees Cooperative Housing Society Islamabad from 2004 to 2008 and also remained Project Director of same organization. Currently he is performing as Director General of C.B.R Employees Cooperative Housing Society Islamabad since 2011. As prominent businessman of Islamabad he possesses ample knowledge of current affairs, administration and social activities. As regard his social activities he is also General Secretary, Wafaqi Anjuman–e-Shehryan, Islamabad. His nomination on IESCO Board of Directors was made by Government of Pakistan in February – 2011.
Mr. Muhammad Naeem Aslam
Company Secretary IESCO
Mr. Naeem is a fellow member of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan and the Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan. He has more than 19 years experience in finance, corporate laws and regulations, public offering of shares, secretarial practices, compliance and corporate governance.
Before joining IESCO he served as Director Corporate Services & Company Secretary of Emaar Pakistan Group, Company Secretary with Saif Group of Companies, Assistant Company Secretary with Oil & Gas Development Company Limited and Vice President & Company Secretary with Asset Investment Bank Limited.