Zafar Iqbal Sobani brings with him over 40 years’ of experience of working in the manufacturing, power sector and audit profession in Pakistan and in the Middle East.
Currently he is engaged in the finance, business and power sector consultancy and he is also a business entrepreneur. He is serving as a Board Member of Privatization Commission since January 2014 and has actively contributed in the Privatization transactions carried during this period which included spade work on PSE and Energy sector. In addition, he is on the Board of TRG (Pakistan) Limited, Primus Leasing Limited – subsidiary of Brunei Investment Company Limited, IT Minds – a subsidiary of Central Depository Company AGP Pakistan Limited. Fauji Cement Limited and Hardon Solar – Developer of Solar solutions. He is also a Chairman of ICAP Audit Committee.
During his career, he worked for two years with House of Habib between 2013 and 2015 in the areas of New Project Development and Real Estate Management. He has rich exposure to the power sector industry in the country along with strong relationship with all the major stake holders. His experience includes leading the power sector of the Country as CEO of Hubco Pakistan with three IPP based power project between 2011 and 2013 and CEO of Liberty Power Tech 200 MW IPP based power project between 2008 and 2011.
Majority of his career was spent with Century Paper & Board, a part of Lakson Group, between 1990 and 2008 in the areas of finance, arranging project funding for large size projects treasury, costing and supply chain. In addition was responsible for overall coordination of the Finance Department of the group. He also worked with Pakistan Oxygen Limited between 1985 and 1990 in the core finance functions.
He has been the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) 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 was the Sponsor Director of Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance in year 2004 and 2005 and has Certification as a trainer of Corporate Governance by IFC.
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.