Board of Trustees

Mr. Aasim A. Siddiqui
Founder Trustee, Organization for Social Development Initiatives

Mr. Siddiqui has actively developed various transport, logistics and sustainability development projects in Pakistan during the last 02 decades. He is currently the Group Managing Director of Marine Group of Companies, which is the biggest and most diversified business entity in the shipping, logistics and cargo handling industry of Pakistan. Mr. Siddiqui has played a vital role in the development and financial structuring of the following large infrastructure projects; Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), the only public listed container terminal of Pakistan, which is now operating as a part of ICTSI terminals; Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT), the first modern coal/cement terminal which is also a public listed company on the Pakistan Stock Exchange and Pakistan Intermodal Ltd. (PIL), Pakistan’s first private freight train operator connecting the ports with the inland container depots through rail-road linkages.

Besides the expansion of his family business, Mr. Siddiqui has also initiated sustainability development projects like Organization for Social Development Initiatives (OSDI), an NGO which is focusing on poverty alleviation through sustainable development in the rural areas of Pakistan; since 2009. Manzil Pakistan, a think tank NGO dedicated to work on developing and advocating Public Policy that contributes to the growth and development of Pakistan (2012). The Rabia Azim Trust, formed as a CSR project in 1995 aiming to promote quality education by adopting running government schools and supporting vulnerable private schools۔.

Mr. Sharique Siddiqui

Mr. Sharique is the CEO of Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (“PIBT”). PIBT is Pakistan’s first bulk terminal for handling cement, clinker and coal. He joined Marine Group of Companies in 1997 and was involved in various Group Ventures. He served as Project Director and Chief Operating Officer at Pakistan International Container Terminal from 2002 till 2012 and was in-charge of the container terminal’s project planning, coordination and implementation. He led the team for the bidding for PIBT terminal and was instrumental in negotiations with PQA for the same project. He also served as CEO of Marine International Container Terminal and headed the implementation of the project which comprises of an Inland Container Depot in Lahore with direct Railways connectivity for operating dedicated freight trains between Karachi and Lahore. He did his Bachelors and Masters of Arts in Economics from Tufts University, Boston, USA.

Mr. Numan Nabi Ahmed
CEO, The Brand Partnership (Pvt.) Ltd.

Holding a Commerce degree from Karachi and having studied Advertising & Communications Management at USA, Numan Nabi Ahmed, is a well-known name in the advertising and media circles of Pakistan. He today, leads one of the largest Communications Group in the country; with a proven track record in building strategies for branding, advertising, media planning, sports, marketing, ad sales, events management and television productions. Mr. Nabi has remarkably turned around businesses and set new trends in the world of Integrated Marketing Communications within the country. He has many firsts to his credit. Numan N. Ahmed is a familiar face as a speaker and television host. He serves on the Board of Zindagi Trust and OSDI, as well as being a founding member of the Friends of the Cardiac Surgery.

Mr. Jawaid Iqbal
President & CEO, CMC (Pvt.) Ltd.

Holding a Law degree from the University of karachi, Syed Jawaid Iqbal is President & CEO of CMC (Pvt) Ltd - an exclusive affiliate of Ketchum, New York, USA. He has hosted and moderated a number of programs on radio and television on business, current affairs and social issues and has also interviewed numerous prominent political, social and business personalities for radio and television. Jawaid Iqbal was the President of South Asian Media Association (SAMA), based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is the Founder/Chairman of South Asia Forum, a body that hosts Seminars and Conferences to discuss regional issues in the global perspective. He was Chairman, Board of Governors of Central Institute of Arts Crafts (CIAC) at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, for three consecutive terms of three years each. He is Member, Board of Directors of NAPA (National Academy of Performing Arts) and is Founding Member of the Advertising Association of Pakistan (AAP). He founded a private sector think tank - “Society for Global Moderation” (SGM), in 2003, with a view to strengthen tolerance, interfaith harmony and democracy. He received the prestige "Genesis Award" from the Ark Trust Inc. a national non-profit organization based in LA, California, USA.

Brig (Rtd.) Ghulam Muhammad Mohatarem
Security Analyst and Consultant

Having a distinguished career, spanning 33 years in the Army, Brig (Retd) Mohatarem, has held main stream jobs of commanding Tanks and Mechanized troops, apart from holding senior positions in the Military Intelligence, key operational staff appointments. He was an Instructor in the Military Academy. He served as the Chief United Nations Military Observer based in Sarajevo during the War in Bosnia Herzegovina. He has diplomatic exposure as Pakistan’s Defense Attaché in Bangladesh and Myanmar for four years. After retirement from the Army, he served as the Home Secretary to the Government of Sindh. Presently, he is working as a Security Analyst and Consultant. He is an elected President of PECHS and is also on the Governing Body of DHA Residents Society. Brig (Retd) Mohatarem has attended two specialized training courses on Counter Terrorism in the United States and one in ‘Negotiations and Conflict Resolution' under UN aegis in Switzerland. He holds a Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies and an MBA.

Lt Gen Syed Parwez Shahid (R)
(Rtd.) Corps Commander

Commissioned in the Pakistan Army as an Infantry Officer in October 1969,with top honors including the coveted Sword of Honor, President’s Gold Medal and Norman Gold Medal. Syed Parwez Shahid has served in various command, staff and instructional appointments. He has served as Director General Joint Staff Headquarters and Commanded a Corps. Is a graduate of Staff College Quetta, National Defense College Islamabad, US Army Infantry School and US Army Staff College. General Shahid has attended Executive Courses at Harvard and Stanford Universities (USA). He retired as Corps Commander in April 2005. From June 2005 to May 2008 he served as CEO of The Citizens Foundation (TCF), an NGO providing quality education to the less privileged in Pakistan. In 2010, he was appointed as the first MD of Zulfikarabad Development Authority in Sindh Government, established to build a new city. He was the first CEO of Rotary Literacy Initiative in Pakistan. Currently he is adviser with a leading Infrastructure and Engineering Consultancy Company, Osmani & Company.

Ali Raza Siddiqui

Mr. Siddiqui is a Partner at JS Private Equity. Previously, he was an Executive Director at JS Investments Limited. Before joining JS Investments Limited, he was Assistant Vice President at AIM Investments in Houston, a wholly-owned subsidiary of INVESCO (formerly known as AMVESCAP Plc). At AIM, Mr. Siddiqui was part of a 5-person team responsible for the management of over USD 60 billion in fixed income assets. He holds Directorships at Jahangir Siddiqui & Co. Ltd., EFU General Insurance Limited, EFU Life Assurance Limited, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited, Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, EFU Services (Private) Limited and Fakhr-e- Imdad Foundation. Moreover, he is a Trustee & Chairman at Future Trust and is a Trustee at Manzil Pakistan. Mr. Siddiqui holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University with double majors in Economics and Government.

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