Aliuddin Ansari is a business executive and former president of Engro Corporation since May 2012. He is a graduate of the Institute of Business Administration with a specialization in finance and investments.
Aliuddin Ansari is a business executive and former president of Engro Corporation since May 2012. He is a graduate of the Institute of Business Administration with a specialization in finance and investments. He started his career as an investment manager at the Bank of America in London. Prior to joining Engro, he worked as the chief executive officer Pakistan and later as chief executive officer for Emerging Europe for Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia. In 2006 he partnered with an oil and gas company to form Dewan Drilling, Pakistan’s first independent drilling company. Mr. Ansari is a member of the board of directors of Engro Corporation Limited and the Chairman of Engro Corporation’s subsidiaries along with being a member of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Dewan Drilling Limited, Pakistan Chemical and Energy Sector Skill Development Company and Pakistan Business Council. He has chaired a number of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) committees and has also served on the boards of the Karachi Stock Exchange, Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited, Hubco, Lucky Cement and Al Meezan Investment Management amongst others.
Dr. Daanish Mustafa is a reader in politics and environment at the department of geography at King’s College, London. His core research interests are at the intersection of water resources, environmental hazards and development geography. He also maintains a side research interest in critical geographies of violence and terror. His research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida, Department for International Development (DFID), Belmont Forum, and International Development Research Center (IDRC). His research and publications have focused on the effects of social power dynamics on water and its other dimensions. His research is geographically diverse covering Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Belize, United States and Jordan. Pakistan, however, has been the main focus of his research efforts. He has published extensively in major scholarly journals and was the 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at King’s College, London’s School of Social Science and Public Policy.
Khalid Mohtadullah is a former member WAPDA. He is a civil engineer by training with vast experience in water resources policy, strategy, institutional development, planning, project preparation, research, implementation and management.
Khalid Mohtadullah is a former member WAPDA. He is a civil engineer by training with vast experience in water resources policy, strategy, institutional development, planning, project preparation, research, implementation and management. He possesses advanced degree and diploma in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School, in the U.S. respectively. He retired as the managing director and member of WAPDA and remained director of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and later its deputy director general. He has served as the executive secretary of Global Water Partnership (GWP) in Stockholm, in Sweden. He has worked mostly in multidisciplinary environments to incorporate economic, social and environmental considerations in water resources management, and combines the experience of working in the government, semi-government and with international organizations including the UN system in Pakistan and abroad. Until recently he served as the country director IWMI, in Pakistan. He is also a senior advisor to GWP and ICIMOD and a special advisor to IWMI. He also sits on several boards of development organizations.
Dr. Salman Shah served as Pakistan’s finance minister in 2004-2008, a period of extensive economic reform and changes. His tenure was significant for the development of the private sector, large foreign direct investment flows into the country and a successful return to international capital markets with the issuance of global depositary receipts, Eurobonds and Islamic Sukookbonds. He was a member of numerous committees at major national financial institutions such as the State Bank of Pakistan, the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the National Institute of Banking and Finance among others. As the finance minister, he has negotiated with international finance institutions, investment banks, foreign investment houses, hedge funds, rating agencies and multinational corporate investors besides other national governments and major trading partners. He has a doctorate in finance from Indiana University, U.S. and has also taught at the University of Toronto, Indiana University and the University of Michigan.
Dr. Sarosh H. Lodi is dean, Civil Engineering & Architecture, at the NED University of Engineering and Technology (Karachi). He has a Ph.D. from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He has also served as registrar, NED University and has been actively involved in academic, research and academic administration activities. He has also served as a member of many national committees including Council for Works and Housing Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, National Highway Council, Pakistan Building Code – Seismic Provisions Committee, Pakistan Engineering Council, Traffic Management Board, Seismic Hazard Assessment of Pakistan, Pakistan Engineering Council, Task Force for Implementation of Energy Building Code of Pakistan, and co-chair of Hisaar Foundation’s Universities for Water Network. He has over 90 international publications. He has helped manage planning, development and execution of earthquake simulation laboratory and advanced structural engineering laboratory in addition to managing numerous small development projects for the department and the NED University. He is also the co-chair of the Universities for Water Network established in conjunction with Hisaar Foundation.
Seema Taher Khan is a media specialist and co-founded Interflow Communication with her husband in 1983. Ms. Khan has created a large number of campaigns for leading national and multinational brands. She has also produced and directed over 300 commercials and documentaries. In 2005, she moved to jointly head Airwaves Media as CEO of TVOne, Newsone and Waseb TV. While managing the operations of the three channels, Ms. Khan has been instrumental in producing and directing a variety of political talk shows, reports, documentaries, popular drama serials and stage shows. Ms. Khan is also actively involved in welfare projects. She sits on the executive board of Fatimid Foundation, Think Tank of Hisaar Foundation and has been the head of the Women in Media forum as well as the Cancer Society. Ms. Khan is also a member of the executive committee of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, patron-in-chief of Daachi Foundation and is involved in numerous gender equity programmes.
Simi Kamal is Senior Group Head Grants Operations at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, where she oversees several grant-making donor-funded programs across many sectors. She is the Founder of Hisaar Foundation and served three terms as Chairperson of the Board of Governors in its early years. She remains closely associated with Hisaar Foundation, chairs its Academic Committee and convenes the Hisaar Foundation Think Tank on the Rational Use of Water. She also co-chairs the University for Water Network. A geographer from the University of Cambridge, she has over 35 years of experience in the water, environment, women development and social development sectors. She has founded, chaired and managed several non-profit and for-profit organizations and networks in Pakistan, served as Chief of Party of the USAID-supported Gender Equity Program of Aurat Foundation for six years, and been a consultant to Pakistani government departments, UN agencies, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and numerous international development organizations. She has traveled to 50 countries and authored over 450 research reports, consulting reports, papers, manuals, articles and book chapters. She has served on many boards, task forces and committees in Pakistan and abroad, including the National Commission on the Status of women, the South Asia Technical Advisory committee and the global Technical Committee of the Stockholm-based Global Water Partnership. She is the recipient of many awards, nationally and internationally, including Global Water Partnership award.
Zohair Ashir is a management specialist. He is a senior partner with the firm Grant Thornton Consulting and heads its People & Culture and Social Policy practice. He has over 30 years of professional experience in strategy management, and institutional development. He has been associated with organizations in the United States, the Middle East and Pakistan. He has served as advisor with the World Bank, USAID, ADB, JICA, SBP and many other organizations. He served in senior management capacity with Aga Khan University Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital and Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company. Mr. Ashir is the chair of the board of Hisaar Foundation in a voluntary capacity and continues to be associated with many boards and associations. He completed his post-graduation in hospital management from the University of Minnesota and BBA from the University of Memphis. He spends his leisure time listening to music, playing sports, travelling and working with civic bodies.