Chairman PBS, Senior Advisor to VP Health Services, Aga Khan University
Currently the Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital, Mr Khan has been a member of PBS since its establishment. 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.
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.
Director, Resource Development, Aga Khan University
Sheikh Ali Hussain has been associated with the Aga Khan University (AKU) since 2012. He is the Director of Resource Development and is responsible for raising funds for various initiatives of AKU Pakistan. Mr Hussain was appointed the Honourary Secretary of the Patients' Behbud Society for AKUH in April 2016.
Mr Hussain received his early education at Aitchison College. He completed the MBA programme from LUMS. Mr Hussain is a Chevening Scholar and completed a MA Education degree from Durham University UK.
Mr Hussain has been associated with the higher education and health sectors of Pakistan for more than sixteen years. He has been associated with several high impact community development programmes and continues to provide advice to multiple non-profit institutions.
Chief Executive Officer, Siddiqsons Energy
Mr A Rahim Rafi completed his undergraduate degree in Finance, after which he studied business strategy at London Business School.
He has been associated with the Siddiqsons Group of Companies since 2008 and is currently acting in the capacity of CEO, Siddiqsons Energy.
Mr A Rahim Rafi has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital (PBS) since 2013.
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.
Director of Al-Karam Towel Industry
Mr Rehan Chawla is currently serving as the Director of Al-Karam Towel Industry – one of the largest towel exporters in the country. He is also Senior Vice President of the Pak-China Club – a forum to strengthen the diplomacy and business ties between Pakistan and China. He has studied commerce and has three decades of experience with private businesses.
Mr Chawla joined the Executive Committee of The Patients' Behbud Society for AKUH in 2017.
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.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital
Dr Aneela Darbar is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. She is the first US trained female neurosurgeon of Pakistan. She graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan and then completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in neurosciences, followed by neurosurgery residency training at State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse. She has worked with famous neurosurgeons, conducted cutting edge research and taught students within and outside Pakistan. She has been globally recognised for her medical and humanitarian work: she received the teaching and humanitarian award at SUNY Syracuse and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Dow Graduate Association of North America; she is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Walter Dandy Neurosurgical society and American Association of Neurosurgeons; she also pioneered the Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) chapter within the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons (PSNS) and is an avid speaker at local and national conferences on women empowerment. She spends her spare time volunteering at charity clinics for the poor and underserved people of Karachi.
Chief of Commercial Union Life Assurance Co. (Pakistan) Ltd.
Moin Fudda is former Chief of Commercial Union Life Assurance Co. (Pakistan) Ltd. (now renamed New Jubilee Life Insurance Co. Ltd.). An MBA (1979) in Insurance and Risk Management from St. Jones University (formerly The College of Insurance), New York, his portfolio includes being the Managing Director of the Karachi Stock Exchange, former President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) and former President of the Management Association of Pakistan. Mr Fudda was conferred with “Sitara-e-Imtiaz”, the highest civil award, by the President of Pakistan in 2006. He became a member of the Executive Committee of The Patients’ Behbud Society for AKUH in 2017.
Manager, Legal Affairs, Aga Khan University
Fizza graduated from the University of Sussex, UK in 1999 with an LLB (Hons) degree and was called to the Bar in 2000. She worked in private practice before joined the University as Manager, Legal Affairs in 2011. She is responsible for providing legal advice and opinions on a various matters to many AKU departments including finance research and taxation. Her main responsibilities include assisting the Director, Legal Affairs in the preparation and drafting of legal opinions, agreements and other documents including the drafting and reviewing of clinical trial agreements. Fizza has also been appointed Manager, Industry linkages by the AKU Office of Research and Graduate Studies. She has assisted the Research Office in drafting the University’s Policy on Intellectual Property. She is also a member of the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan.