Zafar Iqbal Sobani brings with him over thirty eight years’ experience of working in the manufacturing, power sector and audit profession in Pakistan and in the Middle East.
He obtained qualification of Chartered Accountancy and Cost & Management Accountancy in the early eighties from Pakistan. He worked with A.F. Ferguson (PWC) in Pakistan and Ernst and Young, Saudi Arabia.
His experience includes working in the power sector of the Country since 2007 heading Hubco Pakistan and Liberty Power Tech. He has rich exposure to the power sector industry in the country along with strong relationship with all the major stake holders in power sector of the Country.
His worked with Pakistan Oxygen Limited (now Linde Pakistan) a MNC company as well as large local groups which includes, Lakson Group and House of Habib in the areas of finance, arranging project funding for large size projects, treasury, costing, supply chain, real estate management, marketing and general management.
He has been the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) the self-regulator of accounting profession in the country and served actively in council and regional committee in various capacities. He also remained Chairman of Quality Control Board for nine years and was entrusted with the objective of overseeing the quality of audit assurance work in Pakistan.
He also remained member of the managing committees of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is currently a Board member of Privatization Commission since January 2014 and is actively contributing in the Privatization transactions carried in last two and a half year and currently divestments of PSEs including DISCOs and GENCOs.
In addition to Privatization Commission he is currently serving as Board member of
Primus Pakistan – Asset management company of Pakistan Brunei
IT Minds – a subsidiary of Central Depository Company
Currently he is engaged in the finance, business and power sector consultancy.
He is a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance as well as certification as a trainer of Corporate Governance by IFC.