Board of Directors

Lt Gen Anwar Ali Hyder, HI(M), (Retd)

With nearly four decades of distinguished military service, Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder (Retired) brings consummate skill and experience in planning, organization and administration to his present assignment. Throughout his distinguished career he held prestigious positions in various command, staff and instructional roles, culminating in the position of Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Army Staff as Adjutant General of Pakistan Army. A role in which he provided leadership and spearheaded several important welfare initiatives and large-scale commercial projects at the Army and national level, including strategizing the development and growth of Fauji Foundation Companies and serving as the Chairman of Army Welfare Trust.

His extensive experience in Pakistan Army includes noteworthy contributions in planning and development of Defence Housing Authorities (DHAs) all over the country and supervising development and management of countrywide mega housing projects such as Askari Housing Colonies.

He also had the distinctive opportunity of making contributions in the academic domain as President National Defence University and as member of the Board of Governors of NUST, NUMS and NUTECH.

Transitioning seamlessly into civilian leadership role, Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder (Retired) assumed the chairmanship of Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority (NAPHDA) and played an important role in the interim Federal Cabinet as the Caretaker Minister for Defence and Defence Production. He also served as a member of the Apex Committee of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), where he made multifaceted contributions to national economic growth initiatives and in the process remained engaged with several public and private sector entities and multinational organizations.

His strategic prowess and commitment to excellence is complimented by his professional and academic qualifications, which include Masters in Strategic Studies from United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania and MSc in War Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad. His dedication to duty and meritorious services in Pakistan Army were duly recognized through conferment of the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and the prestigious Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) by the President of Pakistan.

Maj Gen Tariq Qaddus, HI(M), (Retd).

Major General Tariq Qaddus, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) was commissioned in an Infantry Regiment and later joined the Intelligence Corps. The General officer had an illustrious career during which he gained extensive experience in administration, management and intelligence both at home and abroad in very testing and demanding environment.

He is a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, National Defence University Pakistan, National Defence University Washington DC USA, Defence Intelligence Agency University USA and Joint Intelligence School UK. He is also an Alumni of Kings College London and University of Chicago, USA. He also holds Masters Degrees in War and Strategic Studies and International Counter Terrorism from College of International security affairs, NDU Washington DC, USA.

The General Officer served on very important assignments and contributed extensively at national level in formulation of polices and implementation of relevant strategies. The General Officer has served on a variety of Command and Staff appointments during his career that provided him with rich experience of handling very sensitive operational and administrative issues.

The General officer is extensively travelled and enjoys golfing, hiking, swimming and reading.

Maj Gen Zafar Ul Haq (Retd)

Major General Zafar ul Haq, HI (M) (Retd), embarked on his illustrious military career in 1986, by joining the esteemed Frontier Force Regiment. Throughout his extensive service, he acquired invaluable experience in various command, staff, and instructional appointments.

Major General Zafar ul Haq (Retd) noteworthy career extends beyond the borders of his homeland, he served as a United Nations Military Observer in Bosnia during 199495 and also held the position of Training Officer in the United Nations in Italy and New York from 2007-2010, further demonstrating his international experience and adaptability.

Within the ranks of the Pakistan Army, Major General Zafar ul Haq (Retd) fulfilled critical roles, including serving as the Director of Military Intelligence, commanding two Infantry Brigades, he held the prestigious position of General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division, demonstrating his aptitude for leadership and professionalism.

In his most recent assignment, he served as the Director General of the Airports Security Force, where he played a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and security of the most extensively used boarders of Pakistan. Currently, he brings his expertise to the Fauji Foundation Head Office, assuming the position of Director HR and Administration since 24 February 2023, where he has already started contributing towards the organization’s mission with professionalism and dedication.

Beyond his military accomplishments, Major General Zafar ul Haq (Retd) has excelled in various individual pursuits. Renowned for his exceptional marksmanship skills, he has won numerous medals and has actively participated in many international shooting competitions. He also has a singular honour of being National Champion in five different shooting disciplines at different times of his career. Moreover, he also has passion for variety of outdoor activities, including golf, hiking, and hunting.

Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi

Mr Kazmi is a fellow chartered accountant with over 35 years of experience in a diverse range of sectoral and functional strata within national and regional economies. The key areas of his specialization are fiscal policy and macroeconomic research, greenfield and brownfield projects, strategic collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, outliers in accounting and finance, strategic level audit and assurance and tax reforms and strategic level advisory.

Mr Kazmi served KPMG for 35 years; last 25 years as a partner. As a partner he interacted with the leadership in almost every industry, understanding their vision, their insights, and most importantly on their business strategies. His rigorous exposure to a diverse range of sectors and projects, enabled him to conceive and culminate strategic value additions for his clients, pertaining to public and private sector organizations. He successfully implemented a comprehensive service delivery framework that ensures quality assured service provision to KPMG’s clients, and a cross-functional integration with the advisory and taxation services that allowed a robust and comprehensive service delivery package to the clients.

As an auditor and an advisor, Mr Kazmi successfully delivered his promise of providing best-in-class and integrity driven services. With his career progression, he branched into macroeconomic research with a focus on contributing towards fiscal and regulatory policies of Pakistan. He almost single handedly established advisory practice of KPMG in Islamabad about 2 decades ago which today arguably is the go to advisory in Islamabad. This initiative covered financial projections, feasibilities, information memorandums, internal audit assessments, HR assessments, manuals for processes and controls, valuations, and development advisory which included an assessment of the Punjab and Sindh governments.

Mr. Bakhtiyar Kazmi has served on a number of diverse forums / boards in the Private Sector, Public Sector & Civil Society Organization. As a thinker, he actively spreads his thoughts and ideas through his articles on national economics, business and taxation mattes and issues, regularly published in reputable dailies. Mr Kazmi is an avid golfer and currently hold the position of captain of Islamabad golf club.

Brig Irfan Khan (Retd) T Bt

Brig Irfan was commissioned in Pakistan Army in 1993 having graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. He had a distinguished career of 30 years and served on various command, staff and instructional appointments. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta, Higher Military Academy Damascus and National Defence University Islamabad, besides attending various professional courses abroad.

He Joined Fauji Group as Company Secretary, Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited on April 01, 2023 and then appointed as Secretary Committee of Administration, Fauji Foundation on 17 Jan 2024.

He also holds certification of Director’s Training Program from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) along with numerous short courses on Management, HR, ESG, Disaster / Conflict Management and Leadership.

In Pakistan Army; has served on various command, staff and instructional assignments. Also received secondment for UN Mission ‘Congo’ in 2003. Has served over prestigious posts and assignments in Pakistan Army including but not limited to command of Infantry Brigade, Director Plan, Joint Staff Headquarters and Director Welfare & Rehabilitation, General Headquarters Rawalpindi.

In recognition of his meritorious service, he was awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat (TBt).

Mudassir Amin Butt

Mudassir is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

During his international professional career spanning 30 years he has worked in the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Singapore and Australia. He has led Cargill's Asia Pacific US Gaap Technical Accounting team and has had extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisition related due diligence and post- acquisition integration and post-acquisition evaluations. He also led the implementation of Cargill's global consolidation system.

He is currently the Finance Director of Cargill Australia Limited and leads the Financial Controllership for Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain businesses in Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Pakistan. This includes Oilseeds crush as well as trading of Grains and Oilseeds both physical and commodity futures. He has acted as the Controller for the Australian Wheat Board's Commodity Hedge Pool Fund and was the Chairman of the Commodity and FX risk committee. He has valuable experience as the Compliance Manager for the Australian Financial Services License offering retail derivative products.

Mudassir follows cricket and enjoys bush walking.

Muhammad Salman

Mr. Muhammad Salman is currently leading growth initiatives in South and Southeast Asia region at Cargill. As Business Development Manager, he is responsible for driving growth, expanding market presence, and forging strategic partnerships by leveraging market insights to advance Cargill strategic objectives. Before Joining Cargill, Mr. Salman served Maxim Holding (BV) for 14 years, where he established ruminant and aqua nutrition businesses across diverse markets. He was responsible for building businesses from ground up in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Kenya. During his time at Maxim, he successfully negotiated exclusive contracts to partner with Global leaders in Animal Nutrition & Genetics to bring best-in-the-class products to Farmers across Pakistan and Kenya. He embarked on his professional journey 22 years ago in the field of international sales, serving customers across United States and European Union.

His early career provided him with solid foundation in cross-cultural communication and relationship building. Mr. Salman holds Finance and Banking Degree from Lahore School of Economics and MSc Management from UWIC, UK

Ghouse Akbar

Mr. Ghouse Akbar is a business leader in Pakistan who is chairman & CEO of Akbar Group of Companies. He is also Member Board of Investment and Chairman - Chief Minister's Task Force on Lahore. He is also the Honorary Consul of Spain and Chief Executive of Princely Jets Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Ghouse Akbar has successfully introduced various international brands in Pakistan including McDonald's, Nike, Princeton Review, UPS and Amadeus. He also owns GSA's of several major International Airlines in Pakistan including Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines and Austrian Airlines. He also received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz from Pakistan's President Musharraf in 2004 for being the highest tax payer, the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed on a civilian and a Sitara-e-Essar in 2006. He is a graduate in Economics and Political Science from Brown University, USA with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from INSEAD.

Nadir Shah

Mr. Syed Nadir Shah has been involved in an advisory capacity on multiple ventures with established business houses of Pakistan. His background is diverse and covers equities, commodities and infrastructure development. Presently Mr. Shah is currently serving as a Director of PIL, Asia Petroleum Limited & TPL Direct Insurance. Mr. Shah is a graduate in Economics & Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Farid Malik, CFA

Mr. Farid Malik has over 25 years of diversified experience and has worked on a number of infrastructure development, project finance, corporate finance, capital markets regulatory administrative and operational assignments both in Pakistan and abroad. He is a CFA charter-holder and a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Mr. Malik has served as the Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director of LSE Financial Services Limited (formerly Lahore Stock Exchange Limited) and has also worked with Tomen Power (Singapore) Pte. Limited and The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. During his various assignments, he has had extensive exposure to green-field project based equity investments, limited recourse debt financing facilities, cross border project financing facilities including export credit agencies and multilateral lending agencies financing facilities, risk allocation & management techniques including hedging through derivative instruments, due diligence methodologies, portfolio management, equity and fixed income valuations, financial analysis, asset securitization and capital market operations and regulations.

He is currently also on the Board of National Bank of Pakistan and has also served on the Board of Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited. He is a Certified Director from Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Mr. Malik has also previously served on the Boards of the Privatization Commission, the Gujranwala Electric Power Company Limited and the Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited. He has also attended a large number of international and local management courses, seminars and workshops conducted by world renowned providers.