M. Abdul Aleem

M. Abdul Aleem
October 15, 2015 Najia Ansari

A Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a Fellow Cost and Management Accountant (FCMA). Mr. Aleem has worked for 20 years in senior positions with Engro Pakistan and Esso Singapore. Thereafter, he has worked for another 14 years with British American Tobacco Group UK, (BAT) in Pakistan and overseas. For over ten years Mr Aleem served as the Chief Executive Officer of BAT operations in Cambodia, Mauritius and Indian Ocean. Since 2004, Mr Aleem has served in very senior positions with large Government Corporations in Pakistan. His last assignment was as the Managing Director, Pakistan State Oil Limited. Currently, he is the Chief Executive and Secretary General of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr Aleem also serves on the Board of Directors of Meezan Bank Ltd, Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd and Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and is the Chairman of Faysal Asset Management Company. 20. Mohammad Shoaib Mr. Mohammad Shoaib CFA is the Chief Executive Officer of Al Meezan Investment Management Limited, the largest Shariah compliant asset management company in Pakistan. He has 23 years experience of managing investment portfolios. Al Meezan Investments is currently managing Rs. 40 billion (US$450 million) under nine mutual / pension funds and discretionary client portfolios. It has got a complete range of investment products in the risk return spectrum from very low risk products like Sovereign Fund, Cash Fund to high risk Equity Funds. He completed his MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in 1988 and has taught several courses at IBA including Security Analysis and other finance / accounting courses at IBA. He has the distinction of completing his CFA charter in 1999. He was the founder and first President of CFA Association of Pakistan. CFAAP is the representative body of CFA charter holders in Pakistan. The CFA Association of Pakistan (CFAAP) was setup by him in Pakistan in the year May 2002. Mohammad Shoaib is currently Presidents’ Council Representative of (PCR) for Asia Pacific Region serving 16 societies in AP region and representative offices in China. Due to his contribution to the mission of CFA Institute, CFA Magazine listed him as 2006 as “MOST INFLUENTIAL” CFA Charter Holder. Mohammad Shoaib has served on many organizations in volunteer capacity besides being a volunteer member for many CFA Institute committees including Asia Pacific Advocacy Committee, Corporate Governance Task Force, and Level II Evaluation Panels. He has also been a CFA exam grader since 2004. He has served in the past as a non-member nominee director of SEC in Pakistan on the Board of Karachi Stock Exchange. He is currently a board member of Institute of Capital Markets in Pakistan set up by CFA Pakistan in collaboration with SEC in Pakistan. In a volunteer capacity, he is also Vice Chairman of Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan and a director on the Board of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance. He has participated in various seminars, conferences and workshops across the globe during his 23 year career in managing investments. During the last 9 years of his career, he has focused exclusively on managing Shariah Compliant or Islamic portfolios. He has been a speaker / panelist at various conferences on the subject of Islamic Asset Management in Middle Eastern and Far Eastern countries. He has also been featured in CFA Magazine with reference to his contribution to Islamic asset management, corporate governance and volunteer leadership. 21. Mr. Parvez Ghias Parvez Ghias is Chief Executive Officer at Indus Motor Company Ltd., since December 2005. The company is a joint venture between House of Habib of Pakistan and Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan and is engaged in manufacture and marketing of Toyota brand vehicles. Prior to joining Indus Motor Parvez Ghias was Vice President, CFO and Director at Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd., a leading fertilizer producer with investments in bulk chemical terminal, PVC resin manufacturing, industrial automation/controls and food businesses. He joined Engro formerly an Exxon Corporation affiliate in 1980 and undertook various assignments in Information Systems, Controllers and Human Resources functions, including overseas assignments with Exxon Chemical at Hong Kong and Canada. At the time of the employee buyout of the Company from Exxon Corporation in 1991, Parvez Ghias was the Human Resources Manager of the company and facilitated the transaction for the employees that enabled them to seek ownership of the company stock. Prior to joining Exxon, he worked for Unilever plc., in Middle East between 1974-1980. Parvez Ghias serves as an independent director on the boards of Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan and Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited and is the member of the OICCI Management Committee. He is also serving on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. Parvez Ghias is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants from England & Wales and member of several faculties of the Institute and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Statistics. Parvez Ghias takes keen interest in sports and plays golf. 22. Mr. Arjumand Minai Over 35 years of varied experience in the UK and Pakistan with major MNCs in Manufacturing, Banking and Service industry. Major areas of experience include General Management & Governance, Finance & Accounting, Audit, Corporate Planning, H.R. management, I.T. Management, Administration, Legal Affairs and as Company Secretary. Key leadership competencies include Customer Focus, Team Building & Talent Management, Productivity Enhancement and Change Management, Integration, Negotiating and Communication skills. Major Achievements Include turning around a loss making leasing company to declare a profit of over USD 1.9 million in two years, while raising the level of corporate governance; mentored & developed young talent throughout the career; redeployed branch banking resources through productivity benchmarking which translated into yearly saving of USD 1.0 million; brought down, by almost 50%, the cost base of a mid-sized bank over a period of 3 years; set up & managed cross functional teams to ensure seamless service quality and reduce customer service time by over 50%; managed project execution including ERP implementation, Pharmaceutical Plant financing, launch of new products, sale of business division; introduction / implementation of major changes in corporate culture; negotiating major raw material supply contracts and settlement of thorny labour union agreements. 23. Ms. Yusra Gilani Yusra A. Gilani is a Barrister and Legal Counsel/Company Secretary for Acumen Pakistan, a not-forprofit company that invests in businesses that are serving low-income markets. Prior to joining Acumen in 2007, she worked as a Senior Associate with Mandviwalla & Zafar. Yusra Gilani holds a BA Honors in Economics and Politics from SOAS (University of London), a CPE from BPP Law School, a BVC from Inns Court School of Law and is a member of the Honorable Society of Lincolns Inn. 24. Mr. Jawwad Shekha Jawwad Shekha is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG). He is a Partner at Shekha & Mufti, Chartered Accountants, which is an independent member firm of Moore Stephens International. Prior to forming Shekha & Mufti in 2003, he remained associated for nine years with Ernst & Young, one of the “Big Four” accounting and advisory firms. Jawwad has a rich experience of auditing local and multinational organizations in manufacturing, financial, services and Not for Profit sectors. This also includes Special Audits outsourced by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, the Federal Board of Revenue and Ernst & Young International and Internal Audits outsourced by public listed companies. He has also been part of the due diligence and valuation teams engaged in acquisition transactions in the pharmaceutical, energy and telecom sectors. Besides auditing, Jawwad is involved in various spheres of corporate law services revolving around formation of entities and related investment advisory, corporate law consulting and managing secretarial compliances. He has also worked on Corporate Governance organizations like PICG, ICAP and Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). 25. Mr. Waqar Malik Mr. Malik is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School and INSEAD. His corporate and business experience spans over 30 years across three continents. A specialist in Strategy, Corporate / Business leadership and Board Governance, his professional experience includes managing and leading businesses in the petrochemicals, consumer and the life sciences industry. Outside his career, he has actively contributed to the development of Pakistan both in Public and the Private sector. He had an illustrious career spanning over 27 years with Fortune 500 companies. His career with the ICI Plc group based in the UK and then Akzo Nobel in the Netherlands provided opportunity to work in Europe and the Americas. In Pakistan he was the Country Head of ICI Plc’s operations in Pakistan, the largest foreign investment in the chemical sector at the time. For over 10 years he served as the Chief Executive Officer of ICI Pakistan Limited and also the CEO and Chairman of Lotte Pakistan Limited (formerly Pakistan PTA Limited). Mr. Malik moved on from ICI Pakistan Limited in December 2012, post divestment of majority shareholding of the foreign sponsor in ICI Pakistan Limited to a local group. He has vast experience in managing functional teams as well as leading large and complex manufacturing based operations and M&A activities in the emerging markets. Mr. Waqar Malik joined the Board of Pakistan Petroleum Limited on 16 September 2014, and is also the Chairman of the Board since then. He is a member of the Company’s Board Operations and Finance Committee and Human Resource Committee. His other engagements have been / are as member of the Board of State Bank of Pakistan, Chairman Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Member Board of OGDCL, Karachi Port Trust, IGI Insurance Limited, Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited and Chairman Noesis (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Malik has also been the past President of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Management Association of Pakistan, Director Pakistan Business Council, Trustee Board of Lahore University of Management Sciences, The Duke of Edinburgh Trust and the Indus Valley School of Art. He is active in philanthropic activities; he is a trustee of I-care Pakistan. He was awarded the Prince of Wales medal for his contribution as a Trustee of the Prince of Wales Pakistan Recovery Fund, (subsidiary of the British Asian trust). 26. Mr. Ali A. Aga Ali Aga has over 30 years of experience in General Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations in multinational companies like ICI, Akzo Nobel and Hoechst. Till recently he was working as Executive Director and Vice President of ICI Pakistan and also served as Chief Executive of ICI Pakistan during the transition period of change of its ownership from Akzo Nobel Netherlands to the YB Group in Pakistan. Ali has also worked as General Manager Human Resource for the ICI Group in Pakistan and has been an active member of the Executive Councils of Pakistan Society for Training and Development (PSTD) and Pakistan Society of HR Managers (PHRSM). He has been a Director on the Boards of ICI Pakistan Ltd, ICI Power Gen Ltd, Akzo Nobel Pakistan Ltd and Pakistan PTA Ltd and has a thorough understanding of complex strategic issues at the Board level as well as the key characteristics and competencies required for senior roles in a company. With degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration, he has also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and has expertise in diverse industries including Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Power & Energy, Agriculture, Consumer Durables and Electronics. He is a Certified Director of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and is also actively involved in Management Training and Development, and is the Vice Chairman of the Lahore Chapter of Management Association of Pakistan. Ali has recently joined a Global Consulting firm, Ward Howell International as Managing Partner Middle East and South Asia and is also a member of the global panel of International Advisers for the group in the Leadership Consultancy and Business Advisory practice. He can be contacted at ali.aga@wardhowell.ae. 27. Mr. Faheem Sardar CEO Askari Securities Ltd Faheem Sardar is currently the CEO of Askari Securities Ltd. He was responsible for its restructuring in 2010 and its new dynamics. He has worked extensively in the capital market ranging from regulating, to forensics, to business development. Prior to this, he was the GM & Chief Operating Officer of the Lahore Stock Exchange. He has also worked with Saudi Pak Investment Co Ltd in Corporate Finance and Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan in Stock Market Surveillance. He is the author of the books “CEO at 34” and “The New Finance Construct” and various articles on the capital market, the economy and societal aspects. His books are part of the National Library Collection of Pakistan. He has been engaged with universities in teaching advanced finance and managerial concepts through courses, discussions, seminars and mentoring sessions. He currently appears on TV programs to discuss economics, markets, political economy and societal aspects. He has travelled extensively internationally and speaks German in addition to English and Urdu.

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