Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui

Mr. Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui, a retired civil servant (CSP of 1965 batch), holds an M.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in English Literature from Sindh University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (USA). During his career in the civil service, Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui held some key positions including Director General (DG) Excise & Taxation and DG Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority, Secretary Industries, Secretary Public Health Engineering, Additional Chief Secretary (Local Govt.) and Chief Secretary Sindh. In addition to being a senior board member of PPHI, Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui is currently Chairman Saiban-Action Research for Shelter which has developed housing projects for low-income groups popularly known as Khuda-ki-Basti. He also works for ‘Orangi Charitable Trust’ and other notable NGOs.

Dr Nighat Shah

Dr. Nighat Shah holds an MBBS, MCPS, FCPS and MRCOG (UK). She is currently working as a consultant gynecologist at Agha Khan University Hospital where she teaches and trains undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also a senior consultant at the Sindh Institute of Reproductive Medicine and visiting faculty at Ziauddin Hospital. Dr. Nighat Shah has more than twenty years of clinical experience of saving mothers/ neonates and improving mothers’ health. She also worked in Murshid Hospital, located in an underprivileged area of Karachi, where she helped in saving lives of high risk pregnant women.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Syed Masoud Ali Naqvi

Mr. Masoud Ali Naqvi is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). He was the Senior Partner of KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. till December 31, 2014 and thereafter served as Advisor of its Board from January 2015 to December 2017. 

He has served as President of the ICAP for two terms and as Member of its Council and Committees for Review of Code of Corporate Governance 2002. 

Mr. Naqvi is currently acting as Chairman of Tax Reforms Commission of Pakistan since September 2014 and Member of Tax Reforms Implementation Committee of FBR since January 2016. 

He was the President of Management Association of Pakistan and Pak-American Cultural Centre as well as the Member of various Government Committees. He has also held honorary positions at various NGOs and welfare organizations such as Baitul Sukoon, Talent Inducement & Placement Society and other community projects and trusts. 

Mr. Naqvi has contributed articles in professional journals, conducted training sessions on Corporate Governance, delivered key-note addresses and conducted seminars presentations and TV talk-shows on subjects of economy and tax reforms. 

In addition to being an independent director of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX), Mr. Naqvi has been nominated by the Board as the Chairman of Audit Committee and as member of Regulatory Affairs Committee, Nomination Committee and IT Procurement Committee. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dr Nadeem Rizvi

Dr Nadeem Rizvi is one of the top cardiologists in Pakistan. Aside from being highly qualified, the sheer volume of his work has earned him a reputation as one of the best interventional cardiologists. To date he has done more than 15,000 diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and 5,000 coronary interventions, over 100 Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomies, 150 peripheral interventions and 100 permanent pacemaker insertions.
He is certified in CT angiography (to visualize arterial and venous vessels throughout the body) from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, in Nuclear Cardiology from NICVD, in Coronary Angioplasty or the Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), a minimally invasive procedure to open up blocked coronary arteries, and the adult echocardiography from the British Society of Echocardiography. Part of his specialist training is in nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, valvular, congenital and coronary interventions.
Dr Nadeem Rizvi has worked in the UK and in Pakistan. He was a clinical research fellow in cardiology and honorary registrar at Ealing and Hammersmith Hospitals Trusts, London. He was involved in a large research project titled, “Premature coronary arterial disease in British Asians” at Ealing Hospital. He has worked as a consultant cardiologist at Barnsley District Hospital, and he trained at the East Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Macclesfield, UK in non-invasive and invasive (pacemaker implantation and right heart studies) implantation, cardiac biopsies and interventional coronary procedures.
He is a member of the British Society of Echocardiography, a founding member of the Pakistan Society of interventional Cardiology, a member of the Pakistan Cardiac Society, a member of the Civil Aviation Medical Board and an examiner for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. He has been the editor of the Pakistan Heart Journal’s interventional section since 2012. He has taught, lectured and been an examiner for post-graduate trainees and residents. He has supervised the non-invasive cardiac lab (ECG, ETT, Holter, Transthoracic and Trans-esophageal echocardiography).

Dr Farheen Ali

Dr. Farheen Ali received her medical degree from the DOW University of Health Sciences in Karachi. She then went on to the US to complete her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston (a University of Illinois affiliated program) and subsequently her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the joint University of Chicago/University of Illinois Infectious Diseases Program. Dr. Farheen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 
Returning to Pakistan, Dr. Farheen joined Liaquat National Hospital as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases from 2003 to 2007, and then joined the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi where she left as Assistant Professor in 2014. 
She is currently with GSK Pakistan, where she is the Area Medical Expert for the region. She is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan and has several publications in peer reviewed journals. She is also an Examiner at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan.  

Tariq Ikram

Mr. Tariq Ikram was most recently the President of the Textile Institute of Pakistan, a prestigious educational institution, specializing in a wide spectrum of Textile and Apparel education. He has a wide academic back ground covering Sciences, English literature, British and American Histories, International Relations and Business Management, achieved both within and outside Pakistan. His professional training covers almost every aspect of business management. His experience covers management of MNCs both within Pakistan and the Middle East, South Asia, Levant and North African countries at the levels of Chief Executive, Chairman and Regional head. During his Chief- executive ship the business achieved a compound growth in 20.75 percent per annum in revenue for over 17 years and almost same in cash terms. He has served as a Minister of State in the government of Pakistan for 8 years ending May 2008. He was responsible for exports of Pakistan as the CE of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. Exports grew from US$ 7.8 Bn to over US$ 19 Bn during this period. Amongst various other recognitions, he was awarded Sitara i Imtiaz (SI) for his services by the President of Pakistan and twice awarded Gold Medals by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan and the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan. He was twice recognized for his services by the President of Pakistan Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf in his book ‘In the Line of fire’. His professional contributions include Presidentships of the Overseas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Management Association of Pakistan, Marketing Association of Pakistan. He is the Founder President of Pakistan Research Society and the Pakistan Advertisers Society of Pakistan. He has served as a Director on various Public and private sector businesses such as Karachi Electric Supply Corporation, Pakistan Petroleum, Reckitt Benckiser, Atlantis Pakistan, Robinsons Foods B’desh Reckitt and Colman Nigeria and Egypt. He has been a guest speaker trainer at various local and international, in both public and private sector, fora. His innovations include the first ever Retail Audit and ICT Based Field Sales Management process in the FMCG industry in Pakistan, first ever structured initiative to minimize trade mark infringement and presented this process at the WIPO Geneva seminar held in Pakistan Mr. Ikram is married with 3 children and is resident of Karachi Pakistan.

Ebrahim Qassim

Mr. Ebrahim Qassim joined the Board of Directors of National Foods Limited in 2000. He served at a British Pharmaceutical Company in Pakistan for 3 years at different capacities finally as Country manager. Later Mr. Ebrahim Qassim set up his own distribution business by the name of Premier Distributors in 1971, which has now a well-established network throughout Pakistan.
He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange in the year 2000. Presently, he is on the Board of Directors of English Biscuits Private Limited, Coronet Foods Private Limited and is also the Chairman of Shield Corporation Limited.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Ebrahim Qassim has also been part of the National Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Marketing Association of Pakistan (MAP) in the past.