President, PBS Founder and Chief Advisor of A. Qadir & Company
Mr. Abdul Qadir Memon is a Founder and Chief Advisor of A. Qadir & Company (Taxation and Corporate Laws Consultants), which was established in 1980. Currently he is serving as Patron Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA), Director State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, Director Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan and Member Advisory Committees: Federal Tax Ombudsman, Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Federal Board of Revenue’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He is a Fellow of Institute of Taxation and Management of Pakistan and he is a commerce graduation from University of Karachi. Mr. Memon is also a Certified Director under the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Code of Corporate Governance, 2012. He has also serrved as President of PTBA, President Karachi Tax Bar Association, President Memon Professional Forum, National President of Junior Chamber International- Pakistan , SECP Nominee Director on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange [Formerly KSE], Chairman, National Clearing Company of Pakistan, Director Institute of Corporate Governance; Member Tax/Revenue Advisory Council, Revenue Division, Ministry of Finance, Pakistan; Member Competion Commission of Pakistan Consultative Group;. He is contributing his time and energy as President Executive Committee of the Patients’ Behbud Society for AKUH, Trustee Memon Health and Education Foundation and Health and Nutrition Development Society.
Vice President, PBS
Mr Pervez is Vice President of the Executive Committee of The Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital. He is a successful and renowned businessman and has been an active member of PBS since 2008. Mr Pervez has promoted Pakistan in various export initiatives in leather and textiles. He is an active investor in the stock market. Mr Pervez was also appointed as the Justice of Peace for the Karachi Division by the Government of Sindh. He has recently been awarded an Honoris Causa Doctorate by the University of Management and Technology, Lahore in recognition of his years of philanthropic services to various charitable organisations.
Senior Advisor to VP Health Services, Aga Khan University
Mr Khan has been a member of PBS since its establishment. A former President of PBS, He is also the Coordinator, Continuous Quality Improvement at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi, Pakistan. Mr Khan did his BA from Peshawar University and holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Chartered Accountant by training.
Chairman and Director, Asiatic Public Relations Network (Pvt.) Ltd
Mr Rammal is the Chairman and Director of Asiatic Public Relations Network (Pvt.) Ltd., one of the leading PR firms in Pakistan associated with Hill + Knowlton Strategies Worldwide (a WPP Group company). Mr Rammal is one of the founding members, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital (PBS) and Board Member of National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). He is also a trustee of the Foundation for Museum of Modern Art (FOMMA) and a member of the Board of Governors of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Islamabad. Furthermore, Mr Rammal is a Member, Board of Governors of Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture (IVSA).
Retired Country Managing Partner and CEO of Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder (Ernst & Young - Pakistan)
Ebrahim Sidat is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has recently retired as the Country Managing Partner and CEO of Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder (Ernst & Young - Pakistan), a position he has held for over 40 years since inception of the firm. Mr Sidat was twice elected as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and served its Council from 1975 to 1993. He is the former President of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) and has also served as a member of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Board of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). The first Code of Corporate Governance (CCG) in Pakistan was formulated in 2002 under his chairmanship. He chaired another task force in 2012 of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) resulting in the revised CCG 2012. Mr Sidat has been a member of the Shariah Board of the State Bank of Pakistan for over a decade. He has also served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Commission on Higher Education, appointed by the President of Pakistan. Mr Sidat is one of the founding members of the Patients’ Behbud Society for AKUH and has led the exercise of developing the constitution and by-laws of the Society.
Mr Zulfiqar Paracha works with a family business that specialises in construction and commodities exports. The business operates from both Karachi and Islamabad. Mr Paracha completed his graduation from Karachi. He is committed to humanitarian and philanthropic work: he has served with the Lions Club for 25 years and joined the Rotary Club of Pakistan a year ago. Mr Paracha became a member of the Executive Committee of The Patients' Behbud Society for AKUH in 2017.
Director at Burque Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd,
Dr Muhammad Yahya Chawla completed his medical degree (MBBS) in 1987. He currently works as a Director at Burque Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd, a sales management and distribution company for consumer brands. Dr Chawla became a member of the Executive Committee of The Patients' Behbud Society for AKUH in 2017.
Mr. Ahmad is a corporate banker with almost three decades of corporate and investment banking experience. He currently runs an Islamic Financial institution that is acknowledged as the clear thought leader in its space. He also holds the distinction of providing key feedback to the regulator on legislation and regulations. Apart from recognition from various bodies such as the Management association of Pakistan, he has also been featured amongst the top 100 CEOs of Pakistan. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Mr. Ahmad is a former Chairman of the NBFI and Modaraba Association of Pakistan and a Vice President of the Asian Financial Services Association.
Chairman of ICAP Audit Committee.
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 listed companyTRG (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 both listed companies 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. during the tenure with Hubco was Chairman of Laraib the first IPP in Private sector and the COD of the project was completed 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 of ICAP 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.
Chief Executive Officer of Al Meezan Investment Management Limited,
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 over 28 years of experience in managing investment portfolios. He is an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi of 1988 and has also taught in his alma mater, several courses ranging Security Analysis to Finance & Accounting.He got his CFA charter in 1999 and later founded the CFA Association of Pakistan in May 2002 with 40 members. He was the first President of the CFA Association of Pakistan (CFAAP) and during his leadership CFAAP achieved several milestones including the “Innovation Award” in 2006 and the “Strategic Planning Award” in 2008 from the CFA Institute.
Director, University Advancement, Aga Khan University
Dr. Ali Faisal holds a Ph.D. in Education Science from the USA and MBA in Management Sciences from Pakistan. Dr. Faisal has over 20 years of experience working within higher education/health care in North America. Currently serving as Honorary Secretary of the Executive Committee of the The Patients’ Behbud Society for the AKUH.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Aga Khan University
Dr Sharmeen Akram is an alumna of AKU Medical College and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Consultant eye surgeon with special interest in cornea and cataract at the Aga Khan University. Her sub-speciality is Refractive eye surgery and she is the first female refractive surgeon in Pakistan with formal training from University of Sydney. She is the Executive member of Corneal Transplant Board at AKU, Executive member of Woman in Ophthalmology, Pakistan and Founding Executive member of Association of Woman in Surgery, Pakistan. She is actively engaged in teaching / education, is a mentor for medical students and her other focus is to promote and mentor young female eye surgeons. As a dedicated philanthropist and an Executive Member of The Patients’ Behbud Society for AKUH, she is actively engaged in promoting and supporting the corneal transplant program for the needy patients at AKUH.
Mr. Sheikh Perwez Ahmed’s career began nearly five decades ago and his association with Feroze 1888 is from the beginning as he was among the founding members of the company. Over the span of his professional service he has proven his expertise in strategically leading the business with a strong acumen in finance, sales, marketing and general management. Mr. Perwez is very active is the textile community to date and has represented the company in various associations & forums over the years.
Chief Advancement Officer, University Advancement, Aga Khan University
Zahra Somani has been appointed as the Chief Advancement Officer for Aga Khan University, effective April 3, 2023. Zahra is a thoughtful leader with a background that spans both business and non-profit leadership. She currently serves as the President of the Aga Khan Council for Edmonton and has previously led national fundraising efforts for the Aga Council for Canada as a Member for Resource Mobilization. She also holds the position of Past Chair at the Edmonton Community Foundation, an organization responsible for managing over $700 million in endowments that support charitable causes. With extensive governance and fundraising experience, she has chaired the board of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and Norquest College's capital campaign. Furthermore, she has served on the University of Alberta's Board of Governors. Currently, Zahra is a partner at Pirani Group. She is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and the University of Alberta Business Advisory Council. Additionally, she holds the ICD.D designation, the highest designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2022, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of her service to Canadians.
Ms. Saima Haider is a trained pharmacist from St Johns University, New York. After a career spanning 14 years in pharmacy, Saima has aligned her efforts towards a passion she cares for deeply, Philanthropy.Saima is currently involved with several charitable causes. One of her pursuits is Pehla Qadam, her family run charitable cause focusing on treating children with clubfoot. The cause has so far treated over 2,000 children affected with this condition.In addition to her volunteer work, Saima is also a supportive wife to her husband, Dr Adil Haider, Dean AKU Medical College. She helps him with various administrative tasks and assists with fundraising efforts to support the students, and patients at the Aga Khan University Hospital.Saima is an active school mom to her and Adil’s 4 children, and is heavily involved volunteering at their school for events and fundraisers. She also remains committed to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of pharmacy through online classes and seminars.